Issues about allowing the government to have an access to private emails have spread out a few months ago since a lot of people really reacted and objected on this. Just this Tuesday, as a House panel quizzed the Department of Justice and Google experts, a law which regulates authorities’ access t email really drew some good deal of attention in Congress and because of this also, the Senate began to take on a bill that updates the rules.
As a citizen of this country, are you in favour of the idea of allowing the government to see all the private messages being sent to you by other people? I bet most of you disagree on this but once the law is already implemented, then I guess we already have nothing to do with this.
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act or commonly known as ECPA, passed in pre-Web 1986, does not require the government investigators to have a search warrant when requesting access to old emails and messages stored online, providing less protection for them than, say, letters stored in a desk drawer or even messages saved on a computer’s hard drive.
Through this law, the investigators will then be allowed to access the technical information about emails with a subpoena, which has a lower legal threshold than a warrant because it does not involve a judge, thus making it easier to obtain. The subpoena can also give access to emails that are more than 180 days old and sometimes newer emails if they are opened.
“There is no principled basis to treat email less than 180 days old differently than email more than 180 days old,” Elana Tyrangiel, the action assistant attorney general at the Justice Department, told the a House judiciary panel on Tuesday.”These 180-days, opened-unopened distinctions haven’t kept pace with the way the technology is used today,” she added.
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Kobe Bryant is one of the highly commended players every time Los Angeles Lakers wins a game on NBA. But during their latest game with the Sacramento Kings, LA Lakers proved that they can still manage to win even without Kobe Bryant.
Because of his sprained ankle and add it to his apparent case of the flu, Kobe Bryant wasn’t able to show up from the locker room of his team. However, during that night, the Lakers didn’t seem to miss him much while they rolled to another win in what’s turning into an awfully interesting second half of this season’s NBA Playoffs. Antawn Jamison scored 27 points for their team and Metta World also added 22 points, leading for Lakers to beat the Sacramento Kings with scores 113-102 last Sunday night. Their Sunday’s winnings made make up their sixth victory in seven games.
Because Kobe was missing in action, the Lakers’ coach Mike D’Antoni used just seven of his players, and Jamison and fellow reserve Steve Blake took charge during the second half of the game as the Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter, keeping their one-game lead over Utah for eighth place in the Western Conference and mowing within a half-game of Houston for seventh.
”We’re just not making any excuses,” Jamison said. ”We just looked ourselves in the mirror and said, ‘It’s up to us to turn this thing around.’ And I think we’ve been doing that since the All-Star break. We’re finally playing the way we’re capable of playing.” Let’s see if they can still go far with Kobe not around.
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This battle between Apple and Samsung surely won’t stop here because as the other company presents or launches a new model of their gadgets and phones with new features, the other company also brings out their own version of the gadget and brings it with same or better specs.
Recently, Samsung introduced their latest model of smartphone in the form of Samsung Galaxy S4 and it emerges to do battle on Apple’s Home Turf. Samsung electronics Co. launched its latest flagship phone, the one they call the Galaxy S4, as the South Korean titan challenges Apple Inc on its home turf.
The new smartphone is considered to be the first in the highly successful Galaxy S-series and it made its global debut on the United States soil just recently. This was unwrapped at Manhattan’s iconic Radio City Music Hall and the launching was held last Tuesday night. If you were able to witness the launching, you will clearly see how the industry watchers were dazzled by its features, setting a high bar for Apple to surpass. Try to see it for yourself.
Through this Galaxy S4, you will be able to stop and start videos depending on whether someone is looking at the screen. Aside from that, you can also flip between songs and photos by just the wave of a hand, and you can even record sound to run alongside snapped still pictures. However, other industry watchers said that the phone would not upturn an industry that lives and dies by innovation. See it for yourself.
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Tim Cook, Apple Inc’s Chief Executive Officer, was ordered to sit and testify in the e-books case being faced by the company a few months ago. The CEO of Apple Inc is being obliged to sit for a deposition in the U.S. Government’s Lawsuit against the company over the alleged price-fixing in the e-book market. This statement was ruled by the judge handling the case last Wednesday.
It was Judge Denise Cote of the United States in Manhattan who granted the request of the Justice Department to compel Cook to sit and testify for four in the lawsuit and this obligation of the company’s CEO caused an alarm.
The lawsuit was filed a few months ago, accusing Apple of conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. The government even made a debate regarding whether Cook most likely had relevant information about Apple’ entry into the e-books market. It was also said in the statement that Cook most likely had conversations related to e-books with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who dies in 2011.
Tim Cook must be prepared on this and he must definitely do good on all his court statement’s because the company’s reputation is already at stake.
In the meantime, in a teleconference, it was also cited there that the death of Steve Jobs is the main reason why this disposition was ordered. “Because of that loss, I think the government is entitled to take testimony from high-level executives within Apple about topics relevant to the government case,” as well as to counter Apple’s defense arguments, Cote said.
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On last Tuesday night’s game, we have seen a very crucial victory of the L.A Lakers as they led past the Orlando Magic with scores 106-97. This time, it was not just Kobe Bryant who made a good score for his team. It was Dwight Howard who made a great contribution in last Tuesday’s game of Lakers against Magic.
Surprisingly, Dwight Howard scored a season-high 39 points, and he even made 16 rebounds and was also sent to the free throw line 39 times for the entire game. Because of this and also for the effort of the rest of his team members, Los Angeles Lakers beat Orlando Magic last Tuesday.
It was actually Howard’s first return to Orlando since his drama-filled off season trade to the Lakers. He also endured a chorus of boos throughout, and even tied his own NBA record for free throw attempts. This game’s victory of the Lakers is already their fourth straight win and they are expecting more victories in their upcoming games.
Meanwhile, After a week of back-and-forth in the media following some perceived negative comments made about his former team during a television interview, Howard and Nelson spoke briefly just after the final buzzer and shook hands. It was such a scene. And even if boos rained down on the All-star center every time Howard touches the ball, still, he managed to make good shots and gain huge number of points at the end of the game. Howard was able to embrace the negative environment from the outset and was the main reason the Lakers had a 50-46 halftime lead.
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Research In Motion, the maker of the famous BlackBerry, announces its upcoming launching of its new touchscreen smartphone in The United States this coming March 22 and this is in cooperation with AT&T. I know most of you are already on your knees to run for a grab of this new BlackBerry smartphone, but it was also said that the release will still come several weeks after RIM launched the much-delayed devices elsewhere.
Just this Monday, AT&T said that the Z10 will be available for an affordable price of $199.99 and it is only going to have a two-year contract. The sales of the device will begin in UK and Canada shortly after RIM unveiled the phone in late January this year.
You will surely like this new BlackBerry phone because of its latest and newest features. The redesigned Blackberry is RIM’s attempt at a comeback, according to the company. The pioneering brand lost its cachet not long after the release of Apple’s iPhone last 2007. This release of iPhone reset consumers’ expectations for what a smartphone should do and it has absolutely made some noise even untilnow. But this new BlackBerry model will surely catch the interest of many.
RIM Chief Executive Thorsten Heins said previously he was disappointed the new BlackBerry would not be released in the U.S. until mid-March, but he said the U.S. and its phone carriers have a rigid testing system. So it’s just a few days for you to wait before you get hold of one of these BlackBerry phones.
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