1. Feds harrassing Independent Media

    brian on 2004.09.01
    at 12:18 am

    I try not to buy into the whole jack-booted thugs view of Federal Agents, but sometimes, they make that difficult.

    "The agents attempted to circumvent Indymedia by contacting Calyx [the ISP] by phone, originally without a warrant or subpoena, in order to obtain user connection logs regarding a particular post on an Indymedia site. The post in question is a repost by an anonymous person containing information that is already available all over the Internet, and publicly available in other forms." has plenty of info, including noting their representation by the ACLU and EFF. This is down right outrageous. Is Hoover running the FBI again?

    Posted in: Politics

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  2. Diebold Voting Can Be Rigged

    brian on 2004.08.31
    at 11:41 pm

    I don't know the veracity of the source, but it's such a stunning accusation, that it should be at least linked here. I can't say I have reason to doubt this. Why else would you not have a paper trail.

    Issue: Manipulation technique found in the Diebold central tabulator -- 1,000 of these systems are in place, and they count up to two million votes at a time.

    By entering a 2-digit code in a hidden location, a second set of votes is created. This set of votes can be changed, so that it no longer matches the correct votes. The voting system will then read the totals from the bogus vote set. It takes only seconds to change the votes, and to date not a single location in the U.S. has implemented security measures to fully mitigate the risks.

    This program is not "stupidity" or sloppiness. It was designed and tested over a series of a dozen version adjustments.

    Via Black Box Voting

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  3. New

    brian on 2004.08.31
    at 11:30 pm

    Congrats on the new website, Mozilla. They got awesome talent to build it, and it has come.

    Posted in: Web

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