2005

“Bush Secretly Lifted Some Limits on Spying in U.S. After 9/11, Officials Say.” A 10 page story in the New York Times opens: Months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without…

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The folks at the Alabama Credit Union were informed that 500 of their customers were among those whose payment card information was stolen in the Sam’s Club breach. They took a conservative approach and reissued the cards for all 500 customers, and also informed them of the breach. As we’ve commented on previously, information concerning…

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From the press release: SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — silex technology america, Inc. and TROY Group, Inc. signed a definitive agreement effective today stating that silex technology america will acquire the Wireless & Connectivity Solution Business of TROY Group, Inc. […] “We are pleased to announce this transaction as we believe that the…

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Fingerprint scanning devices often use basic technology, such as an optical camera that take pictures of fingerprints which are then “read” by a computer. In order to assess how vulnerable the scanners are to spoofing, Schuckers and her research team made casts from live fingers using dental materials and used Play-Doh to create molds. They…

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Last week, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a speech in which she made apparently definitive statements about our policies towards torture. See Jack Balkin, “Rice: ‘U.S. Personnel’ Don’t Enage in Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment ”Wherever They Are.’” Then be sure to see Marty Lederman’s follow-up, “Condi Rice’s ‘No Torture” Pledge: Don’t Believe the…

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