The rules for how the Department of Justice tracks down criminals in the digital age are woefully arcane, but the DoJ's recent proposed changes to update those rules go way too far, using vague terms to grant sweeping remote search powers that would take a torrential horse piss on the Fourth Amendment.
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The world is changing. And things are changing at io9 and Gizmodo, too.
I'm always happy to back a crowdfunding campaign for great books, movies or music — but it would also be nice to back a time machine or a protection program for supernatural animals. That's where John Joseph Adams' anthology Help Fund My Robot Army comes in.
On August 18, 1982 the Beverly Hills Police Department took a rather unusual perp into custody: a robot called DC-2. The crime? Illegally distributing business cards and generally causing a commotion on North Beverly Drive. It was probably the first time a robot had ever been arrested.
Fred was responsible for my first novel being published by Bantam, although he had moved on by the time it fully went into the editing line (Sydny Weinberg was the editor of record.) Sad to see him passing on, and condolences to his family. Damn good run though!
Good thing I'm in Melbourne this month! Woot!
So you want to create your own Kinja blog! Here's how to do it.