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[ NNSquad ] Calif. Gov. Brown *vetoes* bill that would have protected against warrantless cell phone searches

Calif. Gov. Brown *vetoes* bill that would have protected against 
warrantless cell phone searches

http://j.mp/rqpUKy  (Wired)

    "Brown's veto message abdicated responsibility for protecting the
     rights of Californians and ignored calls from civil liberties groups
     and this publication to sign the bill - saying only that the issue is
     too complicated for him to make a decision about. He cites a recent
     California Supreme Court decision upholding the warrantless searches
     of people incident to an arrest. In his brief message, he also doesn't
     say whether it's a good idea or not."

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REF: Urgent Call for Privacy-Enhanced Mobile Data Storage and
Self-Destruct Mechanisms:

http://j.mp/gE1jUF (Lauren's Blog) [ January 5, 2011 ]

Fortunately, we do have the means at hand to restore some sense of
balance regarding the privacy of our personal, mobile data devices.

The powerful combination of local device storage, increasingly fast
"persistent" data connections, cloud-based data repositories,
high-grade encryption, and associated technologies, can provide the
foundation for an open-source framework to provide privacy-enhanced
mobile data storage and data "self-destruction" systems to help return
"search and seizure" closer to the concept that the Founding Fathers
had in mind.

So, I'm now making this urgent call for broad cooperation in the
development of open-source systems and environments that would include
at least the following initial attributes ...

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
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Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com