Monday, May 20, 2013

Cell phone users 'have no legitimate expectation of privacy' - judge

Turn off your mobile phone and remove the battery whenever you wish the retain your fourth amendment rights.

Source: Russia Today

“Given the ubiquity and celebrity of geolocation technologies, an individual has no legitimate expectation of privacy in the prospective of a cellular telephone where that individual has failed to protect his privacy by taking the simple expedient of powering it off,” New York magistrate judge Gary Brown wrote. 

Sen. Warren demands to know why criminal bankers aren't being locked up

Source: The Raw Story

"I believe very strongly that if a regulator reveals itself to be unwilling to take large financial institutions all the way to trial — either because it is too timid or because it lacks resources — the regulator has a lot less leverage in settlement negotiations and will be forced to settle on terms that are much more favorable to the wrongdoer.

The consequence can be insufficient compensation to those who are harmed by illegal activity and inadequate deterrence of future violations. If large financial institutions can break the law and accumulate millions in profits and, if they get caught, settle by paying out of those profits, they do not have much incentive to follow the law."

--Sen Elizabeth Warren