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Microsoft: 'Google's secret government meetings let it avoid import ban' - Report

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit which claims US Customs officials failed to block imports of Motorola Mobility phones after the agency's ear was bent by Google in a series of secret meetings. The lawsuit was filed on Friday, according to Bloomberg News, and accuses the US Customers and Border Protection (CBP) Agency of failing to …
Jack Clark, 12 Jul 2013

US and China make major bilateral anti-piracy bust

US and Chinese customs officials have joined together on a bilateral anti-piracy blitz that has seen over 240,000 fake electrical items confiscated. The combined operation came as a result of recent talks between the two countries in which they agreed to work together to stem the flood of pirated goods flowing from China – where …
Phil Muncaster, 01 Aug 2013
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Avnet fears possible $73m bill as US Customs probe deeper

Avnet has warned it may be liable to cough $73m for duties, interest or fines arising from a US Customs and Border Protection probe into unpaid import tax owed by the previously acquired Bell Microproducts operation. In an SEC filing, enterprise distie Avnet said this was a worst case scenario and it has actually set aside $10m …
Paul Kunert, 03 Jul 2012
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LinkedIn pulls Facebook-style stunt

LinkedIn has become the latest social networking site to decide that new features can be added and switched on by default, and users don’t have to be notified. The feature allows LinkedIn to use profile information like names and photos in third-party advertising, and seems to have been first noticed by blogger Steve Woodruff …
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ACLU challenges US laptop border searches

Privacy campaigners are continuing a legal challenge against random laptop border searches by US customs amid concerns there may be a racial bias in those delayed and inconvenienced by stop and search powers introduced as part of the war on terror. The ACLU also argues that searches of mobile phones by US border agents in the …
John Leyden, 16 Jan 2010
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US customs bust coke-smuggling 'submarine'

US Customs are feeling pretty pleased with themselves after busting a stealthy "semi-submerged smuggling vessel" packed with $352m of Bolivian marching powder. The coke-smuggling semi-sub. Photo: US Customs The unlikely craft was spotted on Sunday off the coast of Guatemala in the Eastern Pacif by a Florida-based US Customs …
Lester Haines, 24 Aug 2007
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US Secret Service tabletop training toytown goes virtual

You know the US Secret Service? Famously it isn't actually the secret service of the USA; that's the CIA. What the Secret Service mainly does is investigate financial and computer crimes, though it is much better known for providing bodyguards and security teams for the President, vice-president and other major US public figures …
Lewis Page, 16 Feb 2011
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US Border Patrol laughs off spyplane prang wristslap

The US border patrol will press ahead with plans to enlarge its fleet of unmanned surveillance aircraft, despite embarrassing revelations about the programme which have emerged following a crash last year. At the moment US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), operates two …
Lewis Page, 23 Oct 2007
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US gov cries foul on MPAA piracy claims

That massive amount of money that business groups such as the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) claim is being lost due to piracy and copyright infringement? Well, fuggedaboutit. Such is the conclusion of a 37-page report (pdf) by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), …
Rik Myslewski, 15 Apr 2010
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Giant US air travel data suck fails own privacy tests

A US Department of Homeland Security privacy report published earlier this month reveals that the DHS remains in violation of both US law and the DHS-EU agreement on the handling of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data. The report itself claims that the DHS is in compliance on both counts, but according to the Identity Project, it " …
John Lettice, 29 Dec 2008
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EFF and chums sue Feds over border laptop inspections

Two civil rights watchdogs today filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Homeland Security after a number of travellers complained that their laptops, mobile phones and other electronic devices had been excessively screened at border entry points. Internet watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation and civil liberty group …
Kelly Fiveash, 08 Feb 2008
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Your personal data just got permanently cached at the US border

Now that US customs agents have unfettered access to laptops and other electronic devices at borders, a coalition of travel groups, civil liberties advocates and technologists is calling on Congress to rein in the Department of Homeland Security's search and seizure practices. They're also providing practical advice on how to …
Dan Goodin, 01 May 2008
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DHS airport spooks stalk star hacker

Last weekend, as US-based security researcher Moxie Marlinspike snoozed during a layover at the Frankfurt Airport, he awoke to a scene straight out of a Franz Kafka novel. “Some dude shows up with a picture of me on his cell phone, and he's just looking through the crowd at the gate until he finds me,” Marlinspike told The …
Dan Goodin, 19 Nov 2010
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Erratic fleshies sabotage, wreck innocent flying robot

American air-safety authorities have issued a lengthy list of new recommendations regarding the operation of flying robots in US airspace, following the crash of a Predator drone on border-patrol duties last year. The wrecked sky-droid was a Predator B, a large high-flying turboprop with a 65-foot wingspan which is known as the …
Lewis Page, 18 Oct 2007
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Eye-o-Sauron™ poked out by Great Wall of America

American plans to erect a chain of all-seeing eyes atop tall towers to guard the Mexican border have been put on hold in favour of a more conventional fence or wall, according to reports. "The highest priority is to put out a system of physical fences and barriers that will keep people and vehicles from illegally crossing the U. …
Lewis Page, 10 Sep 2008
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US border patrol tests 98-foot networked radar towers

American border guards will soon deploy 98-foot-tall radar surveillance masts with built-in wireless networking in a bid to prevent the Land of the Free being overrun by huddled masses of Mexicans (and perhaps Canadians) intent on entering the US illegally and working hard for very little money. Boeing, prime contractor for the …
Lewis Page, 12 Apr 2007
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Feds implement mass passenger data trawl

Whenever the US government runs afoul of public opinion with some data-mining scheme threatening to invade the privacy of millions, it changes the name and then goes ahead as planned. We had the "Total Information Awareness" (TIA) federal scheme to mine official and commercial databases, which morphed into the MATRIX, an …
Thomas C Greene, 01 Dec 2006
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US Customs gets kill-droids for Caribbean

The US Customs service has announced plans to acquire a fleet of five tonne flying death droids, to supplement its already terrifying arsenal of all-seeing "Eye of Sauron" Wi-Fi radar towers, handheld puke rayguns, and airport mind-probes. Flight International reported on Saturday that the American bag-rummagers would acquire …
Lewis Page, 13 Aug 2007
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Parental software to detect Dutch illegal file sharing

Dutch anti piracy organisation BREIN is to release free parental software on 22 September, that will detect file sharing programs such as Kazaa or illegal media files on PCs. The software will not be able to remove those files - parents have to do this manually if they wish. BREIN says that the software is basically a public …
Jan Libbenga, 08 Sep 2005
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USA to ground all travellers until 'cleared'

No one will be permitted to board an aircraft or a marine vessel leaving or bound for the United States until cleared by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), under proposed regulations. Under current regs, the US requires airlines to transmit their manifests no later than …
Thomas C Greene, 06 Nov 2006
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Meng cops plea in CHIP-ICE 'ware espionage bust

An alphabet soup of federal plods claimed a first yesterday, as one-time Cupertino resident and former Chinese national Xiaodong Sheldon Meng copped a plea to illegally exporting military software. It was alleged that Meng, originally from Beijing, had worked for Quantum 3D, a technology house based in San Jose. He was employed …
Lewis Page, 03 Aug 2007
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DHS forgets to mention border WiFi spy tower bungle

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have been lambasted by Congressmen after apparently attempting to conceal technical problems and programme slippages. The DHS' Customs and Border Protection outfit (CBP) has a project called the Secure Border Initiative (SBI), with a network-enabled tech portion known as SBInet. …
Lewis Page, 26 Jun 2007
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US outlines privacy safeguards – and reveals plans to mine personal data

The US Government signalled some willingness this week to address concerns over citizens' privacy, but also launched a scheme which will analyse secret airline passenger risk profiles and keep them for 40 years. The US Government released guidelines which it says will protect the privacy of US citizens in an era of increasing …
OUT-LAW.COM, 07 Dec 2006
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EU rattles sabres over US use of airline passenger data

The wheels may be coming off the dubious deal cobbled together between the EU and the Department of Homeland Security to give US authorities access to airline data, in the shape of Passenger Name Records (PNRs). The US unilaterally announced that it would require this data on incoming flights earlier this year, and in response …
John Lettice, 08 Sep 2003
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“Leaked memo” claims Intel's vendor of choice rating slumped in Q3

Ginger group FACE Intel has published what it claims is an internal memo from CEO Craig Barrett to his staff worldwide. According to the memo, Barrett warned his staff against overspending on expenses claims but thanked them for increasing turnover and profit. At the same time, Barrett gave Intel staff an update on the progress …
Mike Magee, 25 Oct 1998
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Commission agrees US access to EU citizen personal data

The European Commission has struck a deal with the US Department of Homeland Security allowing the handing over of data on EU citizens travelling to the US by airlines. The US currently requires access to airlines' Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, while EU privacy law forbids its transfer to the US. After some amendments which …
John Lettice, 17 Dec 2003