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IP addresses can be stored without users’ consent for cybercrime purposes, the ECJ rules

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on 19th October 2016 in case Patrick Breyer v. Federal Republic of Germany that IP addresses registered by an online media service provider when its website is consulted constitutes a personal data under EU data protection law. Read more...

Handy hints and tips for writers

This is a round-up of four articles consisting of useful tips and tools for writers  who use modern technology.

DA Takeaway October 2016

Mulgrew said, "Welcome to the nuthouse," by way of introduction. I'm not sure just how funny I find that. It's a tough job to represent people, but it's also a serious one. He could be right, but on the other hand maybe the craziest thing to do is go out and teach children. Show More Summary

China's Manufacturers Now Producing Copies Before Original Products Are Even Launched

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Techdirt has written a number of articles tracking how China is moving beyond its traditional counterfeit imitation culture to one of collaborative innovation, as exemplified by "gongkai". An article on the Quartz site provides a useful...Show More Summary

SAG-AFTRA Strikes the Video Game Industry

SAG-AFTRA has gone on strike against the video game industry. Just after midnight, the union ordered its members to stop working on games until the strike is over. Shortly before the clock struck midnight, a spokesman for the companies...Show More Summary

US Army admits defeat by saying liberation of Mosul will take at least a year

Trying to defeat people on the ground with air strikes does not work. Air strikes work against stationary targets like radar installations and apartment buildings, but not against moving targets like small groups of fighters. This was...Show More Summary

Seven Reasons Trump is Winning

While the media are already doing victory laps over what they want the public to believe is Hillary Clinton’s triumphal march to the White House, they are ignoring some uncomfortable facts that point to an opposite result. The after-action report will be so obvious that analysts will look back and ask themselves how they missed […]

FCC Approves Foreign Takeover of U.S. Broadcasters

...the FCC decided in a 5 to 0 vote to decree a new “rule” that effectively guts a law that protected Americans from foreign interests and their propaganda.

Podcast: “Changing the rules of discovery”

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

From the Federalist Society podcast series, Litigation Practice Group, in August: A “requester pays” amendment to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) would require that those seeking discovery pay for its costs, moving federal...Show More Summary

Bribe the FTO's!

So Don O'Neil (and the Department) screwed over the applicants for the FTO position recently.Now they're offering another FTO Exam in order to screw over a whole new list of people. But coppers aren't taking the bait this time - theShow More Summary

Don’t Forget Your Mail

I love the mail. I love checking my mailbox — a real mail box with a red flag — six days a week. Indeed I even have two mailboxes … and one is actually at a real post office! I treasure my copper mailbox key. I love to feel my way through the mail, regarding […]

It Seems Politicians Are In Trouble All Over For Privatising Health Information Management.

I spotted these articles just as the discussions over Telstra Health were coming to an end. It seems the Government of Ontario in Canada is having a look at maybe outsourcing e-Health.First we have this:Docs have 'grave concerns' about...Show More Summary

Confidential....Sort Of

This is a hilarious AdMin Fax message about the Department of Justice: The US Department of Justice has asked that we issue the following message to our members: "As part of our investigation of the Chicago Police Department, the Department of Justice will hold office hours on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 0930 to 1530. Show More Summary

Shots Fired, No Hits

There are still criminals out there, willing to kill police to get away: Two people were in custody Thursday morning after Chicago Police officers witnessed a shooting and exchanged gunfire with the suspects in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.Officers responding to an unrelated call at 2:40 a.m. Show More Summary

Only Cops Can Commit The Crime Of Home Invasion

News from Virginia: It was late on a Saturday night, and Elena DeRosa and her husband were watching TV in their southwest Roanoke County home. Suddenly their dog was going nuts. Seconds later the doorbell rang, and there was loud pounding on their front door — boom, boom, boom. Because nobody they know ever uses […]

The Pipes To Their Brain Must Be Blocked Too

Retail | Wauwatosa, WI, USA Categories: Bad Behavior Non-Dialogue Tags: Retail We told you they were closed, but you didn't listen. They then had the audacity to tell us that we weren't clear enough! (Read more...) The post The Pipes To Their Brain Must Be Blocked Too appeared first on Funny & Stupid Customer Stories - Not Always Right.

Reddit And The Autists Joins The Fight Against Hillary

Wynn Anderson writes via email with the following link about #Anonymous, Reddit and 4Chan joining forces with Wikileaks to unleash retribution on the Clinton campaign.  The web site prevents me from copying their post and pasting here.  It’s worth a look. This has been going on for some time, and this specific Reddit page isn’t the […]

Nathan Lane’s The News In Scott Rudin’s Star-Packed ‘Front Page’ Revival

There are a couple of ways to go in reviewing a new revival of The Front Page. One could bemoan the demise of hard copy and the glory days of tabloid journalism, not to mention of Broadway itself. One could wax Wiki about the celluloid...Show More Summary

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