Category Archives: Government Oversight

The REAL Price of “Free”

So many people want to get something for nothing. They don’t want to pay for Netflix, or pay for their movies, or some other such digital product. They say that it’s a victimless crime and doesn’t harm the content/product owner any. While that’s debatable, there’s now a a serious example of why getting shit for free is not a good idea, unless it was supposed to be free in the first place.

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Fifth Amendment Violated – Suspect Jailed Without Sentence for Not Giving Up Password

This is utter bullshit. We have the protection of the Fifth Amendment that prevents our government to force a testimony that incriminates oneself, or to be jailed or punished without due process of law.

And yet, that’s EXACTLY what’s happening here.  Continue reading Fifth Amendment Violated – Suspect Jailed Without Sentence for Not Giving Up Password

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No Government-Mandated Decryption

So it appears the federal government, supposedly under the purview of the Obama administration, won’t seek to create a law to force back doors into encryption.

But that’s not the entire story. You still need to be cognizant of your communications, and here’s where it gets tricky. Continue reading No Government-Mandated Decryption

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6.5M Social Security Numbers Probably Being Misused

So it was recently discovered that approximately 6.5 Million social security numbers were still active. But they belonged to an interesting demographic: people 112-years or older. In other words, over 99% of the people belonging to these numbers are certainly dead by now.

Original Article: The 6.5 Million Social Security Numbers That Shouldn’t Exist. Continue reading 6.5M Social Security Numbers Probably Being Misused

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