Archives for December 2002
||IRISH AUTHORITIES TO GET GREATLY EXPANDED ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION|
A new bill would require service providers in Ireland to retain logs of their customers' activities for up to four years, according to The Irish Times. The information could include data on a person's physical location moment-by-moment, as broadcast by certain 3G mobile phones commonly carried in Europe.
||PHOTOGRAPHER ARRESTED FOR TAKING PICTURES OF VICE PRESIDENT'S HOTEL|
An amateur photographer named Mike Maginnis was arrested on Tuesday in his home city of Denver - for simply taking pictures of buildings in an area where Vice President Cheney was residing. Maginnis told his story on Wednesday's edition of Off The Hook.
||DECSS AUTHOR JON JOHANSEN PLEADS INNOCENT TO COMPUTER BREAK-IN|
Jon Johansen, author of the "DeCSS" computer program which removes the encryption from DVD video discs, has pleaded innocent in a Norwegian courtroom to charges relating to his role in the software.
||UPDATE ON THE MIKE MAGINNIS STORY|
2600 has received a tremendous amount of correspondence regarding the December 4th edition of "Off The Hook," and the news article that followed, in which Mike Maginnis told his story of harassment by the Secret Service.
||ELCOMSOFT FOUND INNOCENT IN DMCA CASE|
Elcomsoft, a Russian software company on trial in America for allegedly violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), was found not guilty by a jury in California on Tuesday.