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Archived News Thursday February 28th, 2013
Comcast Punishes BitTorrent Pirates With Browser Hijack posted 02/28/2013, 12:03 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Comcast revealed today how it will deal with customers who receive multiple warnings under the newly launched “six-strikes” anti-piracy system. After four alerts the ISP will “hijack” web-browsers of suspected serial pirates with a persistent pop-up notification, making it impossible to browse the Internet. The pop-up will disappear after the customer “resolves the issue” with a Customer Security Assurance professional.

Earlier this week when the six strikes system launched, little was known (officially) about the punishments ISPs were planning for persistent pirates.

Since then Verizon reinstated their copyright alerts section, revealing the mitigation measured that leaked last month. Today Comcast follows with a brief overview on how they will handle things.

In common with other ISPs, Comcast will start out with friendly alerts informing customers that their account has been used to share copyrighted material. After four warnings, repeated offenders will then enter the “mitigation phase” during which their service will be interrupted.

Comcast has chosen a browser “hijack,” making it impossible for customers to browse the Internet, but without interrupting VOIP and other essential services.

“If a consumer fails to respond to several Copyright Alerts, Comcast will place a persistent alert in any web browser under that account until the account holder contacts Comcast's Customer Security Assurance professionals to discuss and help resolve the matter,” Comcast writes.
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Supreme Court Effectively Says There's No Way To Challenge Warrantless Wiretapping posted 02/28/2013, 12:03 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
This probably won't come as a surprise to anyone, but the Supreme Court has completely shot down the ACLU (and some activists and journalists') attempt to invalidate the part of the FISA Amendments Act that "legalized" warrantless wiretapping. As we posted 02/28/2013, 12:03 AM (Kevin Carson)
[Category: Commentary]
Jill Lesser, head of the Center for Copyright Information (an intellectual property lobby  posing as an “educational” body), recently assured the public that “six strikes” provisions of an agreement between the music and motion picture industries and several major Internet Service Providers won’t adversely affect provision of free wireless Internet by public libraries, restaurants, coffee houses and other public gathering places.

Nonsense, responded the

California High School Principal Orders Student to Delete Video of Teacher Stealing posted 02/28/2013, 12:03 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A high school student in California who caught her gym teacher on video rummaging through student’s belongings, possibly stealing items, took the video to the principal in the hopes he would take action.

Linden High School Principal Richard Schmidig assured her he would investigate.

But then ordered her to delete the video.

Fortunately, Justine Betti
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 02/28/2013, 12:03 AM (
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Suspected dirty cops are under investigation in Texas and Alabama, a light-fingered (and well-connected) Philly cop gets suspended, a Texas cop gets in trouble for trying to set up the -ex, and an Indiana cop sells weed and guns to the wrong guy. Let's get to it:

In Dallas, two Dallas police officers are under criminal investigation after a judge determi
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New York's Seven Round Law Bans Most Firearms posted 02/28/2013, 12:03 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act that passed in January will effectively outlaw most firearms in the state. The law mandates a seven round maximum capacity for ammunition magazines and there are currently no manufacturers producing seven round magazines. According to the Democrat and Chronicle, no manufacturer plans to start making them.

"There was never a need for a (seven-round mag
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Howard Stern Interviews Alex Jones posted 02/28/2013, 12:02 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Resistance]

California: Remember the Taxes You Didn't Owe? Surprise! posted 02/28/2013, 12:02 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Economy]
California cannot chase business away fast enough, it seems: high taxes, cap-and-trade, voracious unions, bankrupt cities, and now retroactive taxation.

Shortly before the Christmas holidays and oh so quietly, the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) rescinded a tax break that dated back to 1993. The Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) exclusion allowed small businesses and investors who met certain conditions to exclude or to defer 50 percent of the profits of sold stock from t
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Homeland Security official resigns after release of illegal immigrants blamed on budget cuts posted 02/28/2013, 12:02 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: General]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department official in charge of the agency’s immigration enforcement and removal operations has resigned after hundreds of illegal immigrants were released from jails because of government spending cuts.
They do one good thing and the guy gets shoved out of his job! - Chris

St. Louis officer used excessive force, racial slurs in arrest, department says posted 02/28/2013, 12:02 AM (STLToday)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ST. LOUIS • Suspended St. Louis Patrolman Charles Proctor disgraced the department and should be fired for striking a man with a baton, choking him and slamming his head into the bumper of a squad car outside the Lumičre Place Casino last summer, a police department lawyer said Monday.

The lawyer, Jessica Liss, made the argument against Proctor on the first day of a disciplinary trial to decide if the officer should be reinstated.

Liss says Proctor used excessive fo
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3-D Printed Car Is as Strong as Steel, Half the Weight, and Nearing Production posted 02/28/2013, 12:02 AM (Wired)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Picture an assembly line not that isn’t made up of robotic arms spewing sparks to weld heavy steel, but a warehouse of plastic-spraying printers producing light, cheap and highly efficient automobiles.

If Jim Kor’s dream is realized, that’s exactly how the next generation of urban runabouts will be produced. His creation is called the Urbee 2 and it could revolutionize parts manufacturing while creating a cottage industry of small-batch automakers intent on challenging the status

West Sacramento Police officer in custody in sex assault, kidnap charges posted 02/28/2013, 12:01 AM (Sacto 9-1-1)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A West Sacramento police officer has been arrested for investigation of assault and kidnapping charges involving a half dozen women in the West Capitol Avenue area, the department announced today.

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