[svlug] umbunto-radical

Ron Jackson rjacksonhi at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 17 21:27:34 PDT 2009


State police seized an Ubunto disk and listed using
two operating systems as suspicious on the warrant.
I wish their was a way to check judicial ignorance. 
Smart people are in danger. I'm not speaking for 
myself of course. 

   From Eff.org

* A BOSTON COLLEGE STUDENT'S COMPUTER, CELL PHONE, AND
OTHER PROPERTY WERE SEIZED as part of an investigation into
who sent an e-mail to a school mailing list identifying
another student as gay. Not only is there no indication
that any crime was committed, the support for the search
warrant is at times laughable. Some of the supposedly
suspicious activities listed include: the student being
seen with "unknown laptop computers," which he "says" he
was fixing for other students; the student uses multiple
names to log on to his computer; and the student uses two
different operating systems, including one that is not the
"regular B.C. operating system" but instead has "a black
screen with white font which he uses prompt commands on."

During its March 30th search, police seized (among other
things) the student's computers, storage drives, cell
phone, iPod Touch, flash drives, digital camera, and Ubuntu
Linux CD. None of these items have been returned. His
personal documents and information are in the hands of the
state police, which continue to examine them without
probable cause, searching for evidence to support
unsupportable criminal allegations.

For the full blog post:
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/04/boston-college-prompt-commands-are-suspicious

For the press release:
http://www.eff.org/press/archives/2009/04/13


      
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