Posts Tagged ‘impersonation’

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Only fifteen years after the Patriot Act, the Associated Press finally had a wake-up call because FBI impersonated THEM!!!

AP: DOJ inspector general report ‘raises serious constitutional concerns’

I guess if FBI agents impersonated Reuters staff they wouldn’t have minded so much. But now this cuts into public trust of AP itself, and so they had to say something.

 

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Here’s How Law Enforcement Agencies Impersonate Your Friends

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I understand that these law enforcement officers will changes [sic] the password(s) to this account so that I will no longer have access to these accounts. My Internet online identity may be used by these law enforcement officers for any official purpose relating to an official investigation, including sending and receiving e-mail, making direct communications on systems such as ICQ or AOL instant messaging, and any other electronic communications. I have been advised of my right to refuse to allow the assumption of my identity. I give this consent freely and voluntarily.

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Towards the criminalization of personal satire and controversy in America

“It is, the brief goes on to assert, wrong to “jail the actor for causing a bruised ego or, at worst, diminished credibility as a scholar”; if Raphael Golb’s conviction stands, “virtually anyone who impersonates others on the Web for wholly innocuous reasons” can be unjustly arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated.”