Court Finds File Hashes Subject to Fourth Amendment Protection – Want to hash my hard drive? Come back with a warrant
Tom Corelis (Blog) – October 29, 2008 9:11 AM
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Want to hash my hard drive? Come back with a warrant
Federal agents seeking to generate MD5 hashes from files on a suspect’s hard drive must now obtain a warrant before doing so, says a Pennsylvania U.S. District Court, as such an act constitutes a government search protected by the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
The case in question, United States v.Robert Crist, involves accusations of child pornography and a warrantless search conducted against the defendant’s hard drive. In the case, a federal agent generated an MD5 hash – a unique numeric signature of a file – of every file and then compared them to a national child pornography database.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:17:33 PM · by pissant · 13 repliesRichmond Dispatch ^ | 10/29/08 | Tyler WhitneyA retired Army general said today at a news conference sponsored by the Republican Party of Virginia that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama isn’t qualified to be Commander-in-Chief of the United States because he couldn’t get top secret clearance. Jerry Curry said Obama’s past association with former anti-war radical William Ayers would prevent him from getting security clearance. Curry, who is an African-American, spoke at an ethnic outreach news conference at the Bell Tower in Capitol Square. If Barack Obama had been commander-in-chief of the forces in the Revolutionary War instead of George Washington “we’d still be a British colony,”…
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Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:34:24 PM by thinkingIsPresuppositional
An America where average citizens are not allowed to question their leaders—where if they do, other citizens will swarm them and invade their privacy to destroy them personally:
Smearing Joe the Plumber
An America where citizens are no longer safe to hold certain political views, or work for certain political causes, lest they be attacked by other citizens:
2 Charged With Assaulting GOP Campaign Workers
An America where a once-free media becomes a de facto state-run media, working for one political outlook insteadof reporting news:
Notorious Obamedia moments of 2008
An America where a media source that even tepidly challenges that outlook is implicitly threatened:
Obama on the Subject of Fox News: A Complaint or a Threat?
We’re headed towards a very bad place. A place where we must fear our government, our media, and our fellow citizens. A place where a quasi-messianic figure has thugs doing his bidding, both at his behest and spontaneously, out of religious devotion.
Suburban Journal ^ | 10/28/08 | Ann Garcia
Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:18:25 PM by pissant
I don’t believe in black helicopters and I’m sure Elvis is really dead, so I try to avoid topics embraced by the kook fringe.
When Sean Hannity did a piece on “Hannity’s America” questioning Barack Obama’s legal right to be president I was wary. Then I remembered that Hannity broke the Bill Ayres story a year and a half ago. It turns out (O’Reilly Factor 10/21) Sen. Obama really did know Bill Ayres was an unrepentant terrorist.
It’s time to revisit the nationality of Barack Obama. The senator’s paternal grandmother says she was present in the delivery room at his birth-in Kenya. At least that is the claim of Pennsylvania lawyer Philip J. Berg.
We can’t see his records from prep school, Occidental College, Columbia University or Harvard. What was his thesis? Who paid for his education at Harvard, since there is no record of student loans? There are even questions concerning where he was born. This is a fundamental and critical question. Was he born in Hawaii or Kenya? Did he become an Indonesian citizen? If so, he would have had to give up his U.S. citizenship. Was he then naturalized as a U.S. citizen when he returned to Hawaii from Indonesia? The documentation needs to be made public now. Certainly, security clearance requirements will require that the original documents be produced.
Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 8:59:48 AM by shortstop
In 2001, Barack Obama said he saw aspects of Nazi Germany in American society and government.
He also said the U.S. Constitution was fundamentally flawed.
And that he was disappointed that the Supreme Court had not ordered federally administered financial equality as part of the civil rights movement.
He also called for a political coalition to be formed that would force “redistributive” policies on the American people – using the power of government to equalize wealth across the society.
In 2008, that political coalition is about to take power.
It’s called Obama ’08.
Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 29, 2008 | ANDREW P NAPOLITANO
Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 5:49:12 AM by The Raven
In a radio interview in 2001, then-Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama noted — somewhat ruefully — that the same Supreme Court that ordered political and educational equality in the 1960s and 1970s did not bring about economic equality as well. Although Mr. Obama said he could come up with arguments for the constitutionality of such action, the plain meaning of the Constitution quite obviously prohibits it.