Various recent news:
- “DNA McSpray to foil thieves – McDonalds to use new anti-theft spray,” The Sunday Telegraph, Jan. 8, 2012. The spray, developed and used in the UK, contains an “invisible, synthetic DNA solution” particular to each location using it. “It stays on clothing for up to six months and on skin for up to two weeks” and police can detect it using a UVA light.
- “Edmonton transit riders to be scanned for explosives,” Bill Mah, Edmonton Journal, Jan. 10, 2012.
“Who — If Anyone — Should Control The Internet?” Tom Gjelten, NPR, Jan. 12, 2012.
- “Viruses stole City College of S.F. data for years,” Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 13, 2012.
- “Canada To Reform Law Banning Election-Day Tweets,” Miranda Neubauer, Tech President, Jan. 13, 2012.
- Russian Ministry of Communications wants to lock each mobile phone to a specific SIM. Russia Today, Jan. 13, 2012.
- “TomTom cleared of data violation allegations,” Jamie Yap, ZDNet Asia, Jan. 13, 2012. “The company issued a statement on Thursday saying that it had been cooperating with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (CBP) in recent months to ensure it is fully compliant with privacy laws, and has since been found that sharing of data with third parties did not constitute a violation of Dutch privacy laws.”
- “Florida Cop Turns Off Dash Cam Before Beating Elderly Man With Dementia, Cop then charges man with battery on police officer,” Carlos Miller, Pixiq, Jan. 16, 2012.
- “WiFi signal with racist, anti-Semitic slur in Teaneck, NJ sparks police probe; signal came from rec center router,” Michael J. Feeney, NY Daily News, Jan. 18, 2012.
- “Judge Says Defendant’s Facebook Posts Didn’t Influence Her Sentencing Decision,” Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal, Jan. 19, 2012.
- “Oregon Ethics Board on lawyers, cloud computing,” Nicole Black, Sui Generis, Jan. 19, 2012.
- “Death sentence for Iranian programmer accused of developing software used by porn sites,” Nancy Messieh, The Next Web, Jan. 19, 2012.