[svlug] Fwd: umbunto-radical

Jeff jeff.lists.nov.2006 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 07:17:01 PDT 2009

Meant to include the list.

Sending from my phone, so ill keep it short.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ron Jackson <rjacksonhi at yahoo.com>
> Date: April 18, 2009 12:21:26 AM PDT
> To: Jeff <jeff.lists.nov.2006 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [svlug] umbunto-radical
> Reply-To: rjacksonhi at yahoo.com

> I read all the court papers. The victim was having domestic issues  
> with the accused. It is not Federal yet, the copyright will be  
> Federal if they find something. Of course you can find copyright  
> violations on 99% percent of computers.
> This is good, I cut this out of a court filing
> "He [accuser] made some nonsensical statements asserting that using  
> two operating systems somehow would hide illegal activities, but he  
> was unable to identify by name either of the operating systems,  
> saying only that one was “regular” and the other was black and  
> white. The informant’s plain ignorance shows he has no basis of know 
> ledge for any of his claims of “hacking.”
> It is the "wild wild west" for civil rights in the digital age. I  
> hope I can increase my donation to EFF soon.
> --- On Fri, 4/17/09, Jeff <jeff.lists.nov.2006 at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Jeff <jeff.lists.nov.2006 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [svlug] umbunto-radical
> To: "rjacksonhi at yahoo.com" <rjacksonhi at yahoo.com>
> Date: Friday, April 17, 2009, 10:01 PM
> I saw that too, I'm wondering if the person being called gay  
> committed suicide or something... It would/should have to be pretty  
> serious for FBI to sieze all the equipment. I think the iPod would  
> be pretty irrelevant!
> I saw a fbi seminar and for business, they typically show up with no  
> notice and image the hard drives, leaving or returning original  
> equipment.
> Sending from my phone, so ill keep it short.
> Jeff
> On Apr 17, 2009, at 9:27 PM, Ron Jackson <rjacksonhi at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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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