Congressmen Asks Firefox to Weaken Privacy


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LOL Although funny, blocking cookies isn’t good for digital advertising and would hurt creators of useful free apps. That is why I don’t block digital ads

‘While Congress can’t do anything to stop Mozilla, it can cajole and use its bully pulpit and make life tough for a nonprofit organization like Mozilla. Already, four GOP lawmakers, Reps. Mike Pompeo (Kan.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Walter Jones (N.C.) and Jeff Denham (Calif.), sent a letter to Mozilla urging it to commit to not blocking third-party cookies by default because it would favor large Web publishers to the detriment of smaller ones.

‘”The third-party cookies that Mozilla Firefox would block are what allow the U.S.-based Internet publishing industry to sustain original, free content on thousands of small business websites in every corner of America,” the four lawmakers wrote…’
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New Tech Challenge: Digital Forensics
Digging up clues and evidence of crime

‘One of the branches of digital forensic science is computer forensics, which deals with legal evidence that can be extracted from computers and digital storage media.

‘Evidence secured by practicing it has begun to be used in criminal law in the mid-1980s, and since then, the need for computer forensics and specialists that practice it has risen in concordance with the exponential escalation of computer and computer related crime…’
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Cellphones in Prisons to be Jammed
‘The trial of Australia first mobile jamming system in a NSW jail is expected to start as early as next month after the state’s Department of Corrective Services yesterday awarded two tenders for the project.

‘The proposal to clamp down on illegal use of mobile phones by prisoners in NSW jails first arose in 2009, after two mobile phones were discovered in a cell in Goulburn prison.

‘The NSW Department of Corrective Services tested mobile jamming equipment in 2001 and claimed that jamming signals could be contained and not affect areas surrounding the prison, as first feared…’
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Difference Between Digital and Electronic
How to Electronically Sign Documents Without Printing and Scanning Them

Digital signatures are something else entirely. A digital signature is cryptographically secure and verifies that someone with your private signing key (in other words, you) has seen the document and authorized it.

‘A digital signature is way more secure than a traditional ink signature or a signature image overlaid on top of a PDF document. But we won’t be using those here.

‘Why? The answer is simple — most people are expecting a document with a little scribble of ink on it. Send them a PDF file with a digital signature and they won’t know what to make of it. For many businesses, simply accepting signed documents by email rather than forcing you to fax them is a huge technological leap…’
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