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Police use of warrantless GPS trackers declared unconstitutional

Lots, lots, LOTS of stories on this, so I’m going to link you the one at the New York Times and let you Google the rest.

I’m not a lawyer, so I’m not going to try to go into the detailed ramifications of this ruling, but it’s good to see Big Brother being kept from growing bigger.

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Keeping track of computer users by looking at their shoes

The problem with big, table-sized touchscreen computers is that they have an awful time telling who’s doing what – if you and someone else are both touching it and doing stuff at the same time, you’re likely to confuse the poor thing.  Which is why a couple of researchers developed a system to track people’s shoes.  While there are some problems with the system, and it’s still not 100% accurate at determining who’s doing what, it’s a very interesting take on how to solve that particular problem.

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