15th > November > 2008 Archive
Judge: No cryptographic hash analysis without warrant
In a case that could have important implications for law enforcement investigations throughout the US, a federal judge has ruled that the cryptographic fingerprinting of suspects' hard drives constitutes a search for purposes of the Constitution.
Online identity card scheme aims to remove password headaches
Credit reference agency Equifax has launched an online identity card scheme that aims to reduce consumer security and password headaches.
Reg readers in Firefox 3 lovefest
Mozilla’s open-source Firefox browser accounts for 20 per cent of the worldwide browser market. So there’s no doubt Reg readers are outside the norm.
Brit couple divorce over Sadville infidelity
A British woman is divorcing her husband after catching his Second Life avatar having cybersex with other virtual women.
Endeavour launch heralds new dawn for piss-drinking
Space shuttle Endeavour safely blasted off from Kennedy Space Center this evening, delivering extra living space for the International Space Station and the promise of cold, refreshing recycled urine on tap.
When you sneeze, does Google tell the Feds?
When unveiling its search-data-driven Flu Trends modeler earlier this week, Google insisted it could never be used to identify the web habits of individual people. Flu Trends, the company said, uses nothing but "anonymized" data.