The Unbearable Lightness of Being Digital -- Entries on 17th May 2006

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Digital


17th May 2006


Record labels sue XM over portable device

In yet another boneheaded move to sue their way to victory, the RIAA has now sued XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. When interviewed, a XM Satelilite representative explained that XM will defend the lawsuit and claims that the lawsuit is "a bargaining tactic".


George Orwell must be laughing his ass off right now.


Wiretap Whistle-Blower's Account
Apr, 07, 2006
What is the significance and why is it important to bring these facts to light?
Based on my understanding of the connections and equipment at issue, it appears the NSA is capable of conducting what amounts to vacuum-cleaner surveillance of all the data crossing the internet -- whether that be peoples' e-mail, web surfing or any other data.

The Ultimate Net Monitoring Tool
May, 17, 2006
"Anything that comes through (an internet protocol network), we can record," says Steve Bannerman, marketing vice president of Narus, a Mountain View, California, company. "We can reconstruct all of their e-mails along with attachments, see what web pages they clicked on, we can reconstruct their (voice over internet protocol) calls."

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