Tag Archives: Law/Crime

Diebold Confirms Dropping E-voting Suit

By | December 2, 2003

 Diebold, the electronic voting company and the subject of a recent Loose Wire column, have confirmed that they’ve decided not to sue folk who published leaked documents about the alleged security breaches of electronic voting.    AP reports (no URL available yet) that a Diebold spokesman promised in a conference call Monday with U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel and… Read More »

Update: Diebold Withdraws E-voting Suit?

By | November 27, 2003

 Further to my column about e-voting a few weeks back, Diebold, maker of electronic voting machines, has apparently withdrawn its suit against an ISP and some individuals for posting leaked company documents about some of the problems with their system. Stanford Law School reports that Diebold had filed papers with the court saying it ?has decided not to… Read More »

News: Segway’s First Hit And Run

By | November 27, 2003

 A Segway rider in San Francisco hit a 3-year-old girl while riding — illegally — on one of the city’s sidewalks, ABC reports. The man fled the scene (on his Segway).     The police says it expects to be able to quickly track down the suspect by contacting Segway, and obtaining a list of San Francisco Segway… Read More »

News: Tougher Sentences For Hackers?

By | October 3, 2003

 It’s about to get tougher for hackers and virus writers, or at least for those who get caught. TechNews.com  reports that those convicted will soon will face significantly harsher penalties under new guidelines which focus on the harm caused. Hackers, for example, will face up to a 25 percent increase in their sentences if they hijack e-mail accounts or… Read More »

Update: Another Blaster Suspect Arrested

By | September 27, 2003

 Another Blaster suspect has been arrested. Prosecutors refused to release any information about the suspect, not even the youth’s gender or home state, AP reported. The variant the juvenile allegedly created was known as “RPCSDBOT.”   No one yet knows who created the main version. Collectively, different versions of the virus-like worm, alternately called “LovSan” or “Blaster,” hit… Read More »