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nytimes.com

The next phase calls for animals to be assigned 15-digit numbers and given tags, either individually or, in the case of animals that are sold in lots, like pigs and poultry, collectively, according to the agency’s user guide for the system. Electroni

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AP

After more than eight years in prison, a frail and dying Dr. Jack Kevorkian will be paroled in June with a promise that he won't assist in any more suicides, a prison spokesman said.

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Wired

Jackson acknowledges some discomfort over the decision to give information to the feds without legal process -- a move that could save e-gold from further law enforcement aggression, while tarnishing its libertarian sheen. His lawyers aren

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LA Times

In what appears to be one of the largest computer security breaches ever at an American university, one or more hackers have gained access to a UCLA database containing personal information on about 800,000 of the university's current and former

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AlterNet

The government is tracking your transactions to help find terror suspects -- a move that makes about as much sense as assigning guilt based on Google keyword searches.

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Pioneer Press(Minn)

Customers of St.Paul-based Western Bank will soon have to jump through a few extra hoops to log into their accounts online. In addition to their standard username and password, customers at the bank will be instructed to choose a picture

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RFID Guardian

The RFID Guardian Project is a collaboative project focused upon providing security and privacy in a Radio Frequency Identification(RFID) systems.

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BBC

Drivers who get stopped by the police could have their fingerprints taken at the roadside, under a new plan to help officers check people's identities. A hand-held device being tested is linked to a database of 6.5m prints.

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ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union announced the filing of five friend-of-the-court briefs in support of its successful challenge to the National Security Agency's illegal domestic spying program, which the government has appealed.

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Sacramento Bee

Sacramento peace protesters were targeted by a widespread domestic spying operation in which the Pentagon monitored anti-war groups across the country, newly released government documents show.

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AP

The NSA is not required to release details about its secret wiretapping program, a federal judge said Monday. The People of the American Way Foundation, a liberal advocacy group, sued to obtain records under the FOIA. The group sought to find out h

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Claire Wolfe(Scarmig)

Several years ago word got round that the US government was going to put an RFID chip into a passport. Privacy advocates rallied and ranted about the insecurity of the techology, the lack of standards, the foibles of technological advance, and the m

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nytimes.com

Social mapping on cellphones is not all that new; it's just the next stage in social networking. With G.P.S.equipped cell phones, the Beacon Buddy will allow automatic cellphone location updates.

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AP

IBM Corp. hopes to capitalize on the enormous growth in video surveillance by selling technology from its research labs that performs real-time analysis on footage captured by security cameras in stores and sensitive locales.

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Red Tape Chronicles

US privacy protections rank among the worst in the democratic world, a London-based privacy organization said Wednesday. Privacy International ranked 36 nations around the globe, including all European Union nations and other major

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Yahoo Tech News

Well that didn't take long. It's been roughly a whole month since the US has been issuing passports with RFID chips in them, and already they've been hacked. In theory, at least. The hack was released late last week and is now making t

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Wired

The story seems simple enough. An outside privacy and security advisory committee to the Dept of Homeland Security penned a tough report concluding the government should not use chips that can be read remotely in ID documents. But

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NY Times

They call it the "Johnny Carson attack," for this comic pose as a psychic divining the contents of an envelope. Tom Heydt-Benjamin tapped an envelope against a black plastic box connected to his computer. Within moments,

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In the name of "fighting terrorism" the Bush administration appears to have succeeded in convincing Congress that to succeed in the "Global War on Terror," the Fourth Amendment must not only yield, but be destroyed.

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Wired

(Stu Krone warned us at the Summit last November.) Here's a list of reasons to get rid of your hell phone. Yeah, it might be a little inconvient, but what's more important, inconvienece, or one's privacy.

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