Well wrought thought piece on the use, and misuse, of prepaid cellular telephony hardware, the so-call Burner, and the effort to enforce regulations thereto. Entitled Burner Phones: Will Tightening Restrictions on Prepaid Cell Phones Solve Anything? Certainly today's Must Read post...
Apparently, the United States Supreme Court has been asked (via Petition) to weigh-in on the Department of Homeland Security's Standard Operating Procedure 303, originally developed by the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. My take on it - Not Going To Happen.
Presented for your consideration - a 1997 paper entitled The Use of Encrypted, Coded and Secret Communications is an "Ancient Liberty" Protected by the United States Constitution, published by the University of Virginia Journal of Law and Technology]*.
John Fraser III the author of this superlative screed (now an attorney in Washington, DC) presents his fascinating argument on encryption, and the 'ancient right' to utilize cryptographic artifacts in the course of communications, protected, of course, by our nations' Constitution. Today's Must Read.
via Grant Gross, writing at PC World, comes news of the United States Federal Communications Commission denial of submitted requests from a group of Cable and Telephony providers (the ususal suspects) to slow the implementation of the Commission's Net Neutrality rules. This, my fiends, is one commish we can all get behind (except, of course, the Cable, Telephony and their lobbyists).