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Alleged Incident Report Details Hack on Bitcoin Exchange …

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Jul 042015
 

Six employees of Bitstamp were targeted in a weeks-long phishing attempt leading up to the theft of roughly $5m in bitcoin in January, according to an unconfirmed incident report said to be drafted internally by the bitcoin exchange.

The confidential document, posted toRedditby a single-purpose account, offers an in-depth look into what is believed to be the inside story of the hack, which resulted in the loss of justunder 19,000 BTCearlier this year. Since then, the company has offered scant details on what took place behind the scenes, citing confidentiality regarding the investigation into the lost funds.

The reports findings are notable as they illustratethe risks facing bitcoin exchanges, includingsocial engineering attacks in which personal information is used to trick victims into providing a means of access to sensitive materials.

In the case of Bitstamp,those behind the attack used Skype and email to communicate with employees and attempt to distribute files containing malware by appealing to their personal histories and interests. Bitstamps system became compromised after systems administrator Luka Kodric downloaded a file that he believed had been sent by a representative for an organization that was seeking his membership.

The report, attributed to Bitstamp general counsel George Frost, explained:

On 11th December, as part of this offer, the attacker sent a number of attachments. One of these, UPE_application_form.doc, contained obfuscated malicious VBA script. When opened, this script ran automatically and pulled down a malicious file from IP address 185.31.209.145, thereby compromising the machine.

Ultimately, the attackers were able to access two servers containing the wallet.dat file for Bitstamps hot wallet and the passphrase for that file.

The information contained in the report is said to be sourced from a third-party investigation conducted by digital forensics firm Stroz Friedberg, as well as from investigators working for the US Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and UK-based cybercrime authorities.

As of the reports drafting, the investigation into the hack was still ongoing but an arrest was expected in the near future. The report alludes to an effort by investigators to create “a honey trap to lure [the attacker] into the UK in order to make an arrest.”

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Malaysia government seeks to strengthen Sedition Act

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Apr 082015
 

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s government plans to strengthen its Sedition Act, fresh after enacting an anti-terrorism law denounced by the opposition and rights groups as a threat to civil liberties.

Ittabled on Tuesday (Apr 7) amendments to the Sedition Act 1948 for its first reading in parliament.As with the Prevention of Terrorism Bill passed early Tuesday, the amendments to the Sedition Act have been slammed by human rights activists.

Prime Minister Najib Razak had once pledged to repeal the controversial law introduced during British colonial rule to curb dissent. But the government said increased harmful and malicious comments jeopardising Malaysian ideals such as racial and religious harmony contributed to the change of heart.

However critics said the amendments silence free speech and cannot be justified.”They’re using a nuclear bomb to kill a mosquito or a fly. It’s overdone. It’s a terrible, terrible piece of legislation, terrible amendments,” saidAmbiga Sreenevasan from the Movement to Abolish the Sedition Act and who is a former Bar Council president.

Under the amendments, comments on religion that could spark hostility would be an offence – one that would carry harsher penalties, including a compulsory jail term.

The government intends to remove subclauses that regulate criticisms of the government or the justice system. Still, many lawmakers are skeptical – even those from the ruling coalition.

Bung Moktar Radin is an MP from Sabah – where there has been talk of secession from Malaysia. He fears Sabahans will unwittingly be charged as Sedition Act amendments include a subclause criminalising this.

He said: “That’s why I asked the minister, ‘how about if the kampung (village) people put a statement on Facebook and they put ‘like’. Are those people also going to be ditangkap (arrested)?’ So, it’s no good. ”

But it’s now unclear if the amendment Bill can or should even be debated. Critics argue that amendments should not have been proposed in the first place because of an ongoing court challenge on the constitutionality of the Sedition Act.

Ambiga Sreenevasan said: “Subjudice is one thing. But it’s also totally disrespectful to the Federal Court. The Federal Court, the highest court in the land, is deciding whether it’s constitutional and you don’t care about that. You carry on and amend it. And of course it is a total waste of time, because if the Federal Court decides it is unconstitutional, the Act falls, the amendment falls.”

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Backlash against religious freedom laws helps gay rights in Indiana, Arkansas

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Apr 052015
 

What began 20 years ago as a bipartisan drive to protect the rights of people to follow their faith against an overbearing government erupted this week into a divisive dispute over gay rights and religious freedom.

And the fracture can be traced back to two recent moves by the Supreme Court that set up an unusual legal crosscurrent between liberals and conservatives.

By overturning a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, the court set in motion a string of rulings across the nation that voided state laws banning same-sex marriage. By this June, a majority of justices is widely expected to legalize gay marriage nationwide.

At the same time, the Supreme Court ruled in another case last year that the family owners of the Hobby Lobby craft-store chain had a religious-liberty right to refuse to offer contraception coverage for its employees.

So while the marriage ruling opened the door for expanded protections for gays and lesbians, the Hobby Lobby decision offered new tools for those opposed to such moves.

Conservatives applauded the 5-4 Hobby Lobby ruling, which was based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed by President Clinton in 1993. The law originally aimed to protect the Amish, Native Americans and others whose religious practices ran afoul of local or state laws says the “government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion.”

But the court’s conservative majority defined “person” to include profit-making companies. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speaking for the liberal dissenters, called it a “decision of startling breadth” that gives “commercial enterprises, including corporations” a right to ignore laws that conflict with their owners’ religious views.

Armed with the Hobby Lobby ruling and concerned that their statewide bans against same-sex marriage were in danger, conservative lawmakers in Indiana, Arkansas and other states adopted their own versions of the federal religious-freedom law.

Some conservatives hoped the 1993 law would protect religious-minded individuals and businesses from legal mandates on gay marriage that they said would violate their faith. The most commonly cited example was a religious baker who did not want to be forced to make a cake for a gay wedding.

Using the Hobby Lobby precedent, some states broadened the scope of the federal religious-liberty law which dealt with conflicts between the government and individuals and defined a protected person to include a business, company or corporation. That small change created a large concern.

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2 Federal Agents Charged with Stealing Bitcoin – Video

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Apr 022015
 



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DOJ: Federal Agents Stole Bitcoin During Silk Road Probe – Video

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Apr 012015
 



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ProTip Day 19 – Silk Road DEA Debacle – Video

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2 federal agents charged with stealing Bitcoin

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Apr 012015
 

Two federal agents who helped lead one of several investigations in the case allegedly decided they wanted some of the money for themselves, according to a new federal court documents.

The two now-former agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Secret Service are charged with wire fraud, money laundering and other offenses for allegedly stealing Bitcoin during the federal investigation of Silk Road, an underground illicit black market federal prosecutors shut down in 2013.

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The charges in a criminal complaint filed in San Francisco federal court paints a picture of corrupt federal agents trying to enrich themselves as they tried to bring down one of the Internet’s top cybercriminals.

The charges against the agents could end up causing complications for the government’s case against Ross Ulbricht, also known as “Dread Pirate Roberts”, the Silk Road founder. Ulbricht was found guilty last year of aiding drug trafficking with his site. He is awaiting sentencing. As a result of the case against Ulbricht and others, the federal government seized bitcoin that it said at the time was valued at more than $33 million.

The agents now facing charges led a Baltimore-based murder-for-hire case against Ulbricht, separate from the drugs-related charges on which he was found guilty. The murder-for-hire case remains pending. Prosecutors identified the agents as Carl Force, 46 years old, of Baltimore, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Shaun Bridges, 32, of Laurel, Maryland, a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service.

Force was a lead agent in the case and was the main investigator communicating with Ulbricht. Force is charged with wire fraud, theft of government property, money laundering and conflict of interest.

Bridges was the computer forensics expert on the case. He is charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

Force allegedly set up fake online personas and tried to extort money from Ulbricht, including once trying to get $250,000 from him in exchange for not providing information to federal investigators, the criminal complaint says.

Using the online persona “French Maid,” Force did succeed in getting $100,000 in Bitcoin from Ulbricht, which Force deposited in his personal accounts, the federal complaint says. He later used a series of Bitcoin and personal U.S. dollar transactions, including a $235,000 wire transfer to an account in Panama, to launder the stolen money, prosecutors allege in the complaint.

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2 former federal agents charged with stealing Bitcoin

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Mar 312015
 

Two federal agents who helped lead one of several investigations in the case allegedly decided they wanted some of the money for themselves, according to a new federal court documents.

The two now-former agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Secret Service are charged with wire fraud, money laundering and other offenses for allegedly stealing Bitcoin during the federal investigation of Silk Road, an underground illicit black market federal prosecutors shut down in 2013.

READ: 1 shot dead at Fort Meade

The charges in a criminal complaint filed in San Francisco federal court paints a picture of corrupt federal agents trying to enrich themselves as they tried to bring down one of the Internet’s top cybercriminals.

The charges against the agents could end up causing complications for the government’s case against Ross Ulbricht, also known as “Dread Pirate Roberts”, the Silk Road founder. Ulbricht was found guilty last year of aiding drug trafficking with his site. He is awaiting sentencing. As a result of the case against Ulbricht and others, the federal government seized bitcoin that it said at the time was valued at more than $33 million.

The agents now facing charges led a Baltimore-based murder-for-hire case against Ulbricht, separate from the drugs-related charges on which he was found guilty. The murder-for-hire case remains pending. Prosecutors identified the agents as Carl Force, 46 years old, of Baltimore, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Shaun Bridges, 32, of Laurel, Maryland, a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service.

Force was a lead agent in the case and was the main investigator communicating with Ulbricht. Force is charged with wire fraud, theft of government property, money laundering and conflict of interest.

Bridges was the computer forensics expert on the case. He is charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

Force allegedly set up fake online personas and tried to extort money from Ulbricht, including once trying to get $250,000 from him in exchange for not providing information to federal investigators, the criminal complaint says.

Using the online persona “French Maid,” Force did succeed in getting $100,000 in Bitcoin from Ulbricht, which Force deposited in his personal accounts, the federal complaint says. He later used a series of Bitcoin and personal U.S. dollar transactions, including a $235,000 wire transfer to an account in Panama, to launder the stolen money, prosecutors allege in the complaint.

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Agents charged with stealing Bitcoin

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Mar 312015
 

Two federal agents who helped lead one of several investigations in the case allegedly decided they wanted some of the money for themselves, according to a new federal court documents.

The two now-former agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Secret Service are charged with wire fraud, money laundering and other offenses for allegedly stealing Bitcoin during the federal investigation of Silk Road, an underground illicit black market federal prosecutors shut down in 2013.

READ: 1 shot dead at Fort Meade

The charges in a criminal complaint filed in San Francisco federal court paints a picture of corrupt federal agents trying to enrich themselves as they tried to bring down one of the Internet’s top cybercriminals.

The charges against the agents could end up causing complications for the government’s case against Ross Ulbricht, also known as “Dread Pirate Roberts”, the Silk Road founder. Ulbricht was found guilty last year of aiding drug trafficking with his site. He is awaiting sentencing. As a result of the case against Ulbricht and others, the federal government seized bitcoin that it said at the time was valued at more than $33 million.

The agents now facing charges led a Baltimore-based murder-for-hire case against Ulbricht, separate from the drugs-related charges on which he was found guilty. The murder-for-hire case remains pending. Prosecutors identified the agents as Carl Force, 46 years old, of Baltimore, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Shaun Bridges, 32, of Laurel, Maryland, a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service.

Force was a lead agent in the case and was the main investigator communicating with Ulbricht. Force is charged with wire fraud, theft of government property, money laundering and conflict of interest.

Bridges was the computer forensics expert on the case. He is charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

Force allegedly set up fake online personas and tried to extort money from Ulbricht, including once trying to get $250,000 from him in exchange for not providing information to federal investigators, the criminal complaint says.

Using the online persona “French Maid,” Force did succeed in getting $100,000 in Bitcoin from Ulbricht, which Force deposited in his personal accounts, the federal complaint says. He later used a series of Bitcoin and personal U.S. dollar transactions, including a $235,000 wire transfer to an account in Panama, to launder the stolen money, prosecutors allege in the complaint.

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Unpacking Indianas Religious Freedom Law

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Mar 312015
 

After a firestorm of criticism aimed at a new religious-freedom law,Indiana legislative leaders are heading back to the drawing boardto clarify the law so that it cant result in discrimination, including denial of services to gays and lesbians.

Supporters of gay rights have denounced the law, which sets a legal framework for people to challenge government laws that hinder their practice of religion. Some have argued that the law would allow businesses, like bakers and florists and others that cater to weddings, to decline to work with gays and lesbians.

Does the law as already passedmake it easier for businesses or individuals to discriminate against gays and lesbians?

Lets try to unpack this.

I. The Federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The Indiana law and similar laws adopted by 19 states are modeled on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a 1993 federal law introduced in the House by then Rep. Chuck Schumer and signed by then-President Bill Clinton.

The RFRA essentially said laws that substantially burden a persons exercise of religion shall not stand, unless the government can show that the burden is necessary in order to further a compelling governmental interest and that achieving that interest is done in the least restrictive way possible. That legal standard is known as strict scrutiny.

Legal experts say that the federal law was enacted in response to a1990 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court calledEmployment Division v. Smith. The court upheldOregons refusal to give unemployment benefits to two Native Americans fired from their jobs at a rehab clinic after it was found they had smoked peyote in a religious ceremony. In that case, the court did not apply strict scrutiny.

In other words, the original federal RFRA had little to do with gays and lesbians. It has more with shoring up protections for those less widely practiced religions whose unusual rituals, like smoking peyote during ceremonies, might otherwise be rendered illegal.

II. State Religious Freedom Restoration Acts

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Bitcoin to REPLACE the US DOLLAR? | Stephen Macaskill (Part 1) – Video

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Mar 272015
 



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Indiana Governor Signs State Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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Mar 272015
 

INDIANAPOLIS The governor of Indiana signed the state Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law on Thursday, resisting critics who asserted that the legislation would allow people of faith to discriminate against homosexuals.

Gov. Mike Pencesigned SB 101into law in a closed ceremony, with an estimated 70 t0 80 invited guests attending the event.

Today I signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, because I support the freedom of religion for every Hoosier of every faith, he said in a statement. The Constitution of the United States and the Indiana Constitution both provide strong recognition of the freedom of religion but today, many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action.

The bill mirrors the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law in the 1990s by then-President Bill Clinton. The legislation prohibits the government from substantially burden[ing] a persons exercise of religion, unless there is a compelling government interest and the least restrictive means is used in furthering the interest.

Pence noted that while the federal government provides religious freedom protections, some states do not.

Last year the Supreme Court of the United States upheld religious liberty in the Hobby Lobby case based on the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but that act does not apply to individual states or local government action, he said. In order to ensure that religious liberty is fully protected under Indiana law, this year our General Assembly joined those 30 states [who have passed local legislation] and the federal government to enshrine these principles in Indiana law, and I fully support that action.

States that have preceded Indiana in passing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act include Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois and Connecticut.

While some have stated that the bill will open the door for discrimination against homosexuals, Pence refuted such claims as the law mentions nothing about homosexuality or any particular issue at all.

This bill is not about discrimination, and if I thought it legalized discrimination in any way in Indiana, I would have vetoed it. In fact, it does not even apply to disputes between private parties unless government action is involved, he said. For more than twenty years, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act has never undermined our nations anti-discrimination laws, and it will not in Indiana.

Indiana is rightly celebrated for the hospitality, generosity, tolerance, and values of our people, and that will never change, Pence stated. Faith and religion are important values to millions of Hoosiers and with the passage of this legislation, we ensure that Indiana will continue to be a place where we respect freedom of religion and make certain that government action will always be subject to the highest level of scrutiny that respects the religious beliefs of every Hoosier of every faith.

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Indiana religious freedom act: Does it protect faithful or legalize prejudice? (+video)

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Mar 252015
 

New York Should religious owners of flower shops or wedding photographers or cakemakers have the right to refuse their services to gay couples? Can a religious anesthesiologist refuse to participate if a woman is about to undergo an abortion?

For many religious conservatives, the answer to these questions should be yes. And many are hoping new religious freedom restoration acts, loosely modeled on a federal law passed in 1993, can help carve out space in which they do not have to participate in matters against their religious consciences.

On Monday, Indiana became the latest state to pass such legislation. Indianas Republican-dominated House overwhelmingly passed the bill 63 to 31, mostly along party lines, following the states Senate approval of a slightly different version last month. Republican Gov. Mike Pence has promised to sign the bill into law.

Such legislation has engendered much controversy. Indeed, its one of the latest skirmishes in an expanding cultural and legal battle that often pits religious conservatives against the advocates of gay and lesbian rights and same-sex marriage, now the law in at least 36 states and the District of Columbia.

Over a decade ago, many liberal states, including Connecticut, Illinois, and Rhode Island, passed their own versions of the 22-year-old federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Overall, at least 19 states have passed similar bills, since the federal law does not apply to the states, the US Supreme Court ruled in 1997.

But since last year, the Supreme Courts Hobby Lobby decision has changed the bipartisan tenor of the law. The nations highest court used the federal religious freedom statute to rule that closely held corporations with religious objections to contraceptives were exempt from the Obamacare provision requiring their coverage. Since then, conservatives have seen state religious freedom laws as a means to combat the expanding definition of marriage, as well as other hot-button social issues.

If we truly are doing things unto the Lord, our business can be … a church or sanctuary, argued Indiana Republican Rep. Bruce Borders on the House floor Monday, bringing up the question of the anesthesiologist. People deserve protection in their businesses as well, not just on Sunday morning.

The Indiana bill, like existing state and federal laws, allows individual religious freedom to trump other laws if they impose a substantial burden on the free exercise of religion. Unless the government can demonstrate a compelling state interest and prove that a laws religious burdens were the least restrictive means of furthering that interest, religious freedom would prevail.

So far, state courts, including one in New Mexico, have rejected the religious conscience arguments for businesses refusing to serve gays and lesbians for religious reasons, ruling that nondiscrimination should hold sway in the public sphere. In 2013, the New Mexico Supreme Court said a photographer that refused to provide service for a gay couple violated the states human rights law, which included sexual orientation.

New Mexico, however, also has a Religious Freedom Restoration law on its books. But the states highest court ruled this statute did not apply in the case, since the government was not involved in the civil dispute.

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World Bank Whistleblower talks Bitcoin & End of the Federal Reserve System – Video

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UPDATE: Freedom Industries pleads guilty in court

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Mar 242015
 

UPDATE 5 p.m., March 23: Freedom Industries pleaded guilty in federal court March 23 to three environmental crimes, officials said.

The crimes are in connection with the Jan. 9, 2014 Elk River chemical spill of MCHM.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Freedom, which owned and operated the facility from which the chemical MCHM spilled into the river, pleaded guilty to negligent discharge of a pollutant, the unlawful discharge of refuse, and violating a permit condition.

According to U.S. District Court documents, the company also paid a criminal debt payment of $650 on March 23.

Sentencing of the company is scheduled for June 29, 2015.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Environmental Protection Agency – Criminal Investigation Division.

Original Story, 10 a.m., March 23 (From AP): Freedom Industries is set to answer to a pollution charge stemming from last year’s chemical spill into a river in Charleston, WV.

Two former Freedom owners and two lower-level employees pleaded guilty to a pollution charge last week and will be sentenced in June.

The spill of thousands of gallons of a coal-cleaning agent into the Elk River went into West Virginia American Water’s intake 2 miles downstream on Jan. 9, 2014. It prompted a tap water ban for 300,000 residents for days.

Another former Freedom owner, Dennis Farrell, and former President Gary Southern face trial later this year on charges related to the spill. In addition, Southern faces charges related to Freedom’s bankruptcy.

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Hudud applies only to Muslims: Kelantan MB

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Mar 192015
 

KOTA BHARU, March 18 (Bernama) — The Syariah Criminal Code II 1993 (Amendment 2015) which is better known as ‘Hudud’, tabled by the Kelantan state government at the State Legislative Assembly sitting today, only applies to Muslims.

Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob said it was among the four amendments made to the bill, that is, it only applies to normal (mukallaf) Muslims committing offences in Kelantan.

This compared with the previous law which gave a choice to non-Muslims to choose on the application of the law on them, he said when tabling the bill, here today.

Ahmad said the bill also amended Seksyen 15(2) of the Syariah Criminal Code (II) by adding the provision for the ‘takzir’ penalty for sodomy offences on the wife.

As well as the amendment in Section 46 by omitting provision 46(2) on ‘qarinah’ or adultery for women becoming pregnant without a husband, he said.

Ahmad said the fourth amendment on the qualification for judges, dismissal of a judge, emoluments and allowances for judges as well as the structure of the courts from the Supreme Court to the Federal Court and the changing of the name to the State Service Commission which had existed from the State Judicial Commission which had yet to exist.

State Assembly Speaker Datuk Abdullah Ya’kub had allocated two days until tomorrow for debate on the bill.

PAS has 31 seats in the Kelantan State Assembly, Barisan Nasional 12 seats and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) 1 seat.

He said the amendment also involved Section 46 which removed provision 46(2) on ‘qarinah’ or reasons for adultery for pregnant women without husband.

Ahmad said the fourth amendment was on the qualification of judges, expulsion of judges, emoluments and allowances for judges and the structure of the courts from the Supreme Court to the Federal Court and the change from State Services Commission which had existed to the State Judicial Commission which had yet to exist.

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Drew Clark: Threats to cloud computing require a solution from the 18th century

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Mar 092015
 

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution articulates the right of Americans sources of private informational documents to be secure “against unreasonable searches and seizures.” We need this principle to address threats to cloud computing.

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SALT LAKE CITY As a medium of expression that blossomed in popular consciousness in the late 1990s, the Internet is beginning to reach its adolescent years.

We’ve evolved from static Web pages to social networking to “cloud computing,” which means that personal documents aren’t stored on our computers and smartphones but on servers throughout the world.

And yet citizens’ security in their digital possessions has never been more threatened. Fortunately, there are two bills one co-sponsored by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the other co-sponsored by Utah Sen. Mike Lee that go a long way to restoring constitutional protections for Internet information.

It’s important at the outset to dispense the shibboleth that the Internet changes everything. What the Internet needs is a strong dose of 18th century legal wisdom, not words about “freedom of expression in the 21st century,” to quote the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission during last Thursday’s vote by the agency on network neutrality.

The Constitution says that we have the right to be secure in our “persons, houses, papers and effects.” We have the right to speak free from regulation by the government. There are some who say that the Internet has rewritten the laws of supply and demand, or changed common decency and morality, or altered the possibility of being free from police surveillance. They are mistaken.

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution articulates the right of Americans sources of private informational documents to be secure “against unreasonable searches and seizures.” This doesn’t prevent the government or the police from obtaining information upon probable cause or reasonable suspicion; it simply bars the issuance of general warrants.

On Feb. 4, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives introduced the Electronic Communications Privacy Amendments Act of 2015. The bill we are introducing today protects Americans digital privacy in their emails, and all the other files and photographs they store in the cloud,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, who has long been seeking to update this law that first passed in 1986.

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Second Amendment Fight D C Handgun Ban Federal Judge Rules It’s Unconstitutional Fox & Friend – Video

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Mar 062015
 



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Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV – 01/12/2014 (FULL EPISODE) – Video

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Mar 062015
 



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Money Mafia Deeply Concerned About Bitcoin Rise – Video

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Mar 052015
 



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