Court victory legalizes 3D-printable gun blueprints | TechCrunch

A multi-year legal battle over the ability to distribute computer models of gun parts and replicate them in 3D printers has ended in defeat for government authorities who sought to prevent the practice. Cody Wilson, the gunmaker and free speech advocate behind the lawsuit, now intends to expand his operations, providing printable gun blueprints to all who desire them.

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Supreme Court Will Decide If Civil Forfeiture Is Unconstitutional, Violates The Eighth Amendment

For the first time in over 20 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will have the opportunity to review the constitutionality of civil forfeiture laws, which allow the government to confiscate cash, cars, and even homes. On Monday, the court granted a cert petition from Tyson Timbs, who was forced to forfeit his $40,000 Land Rover in civil court to the State of Indiana, after he pled guilty to selling less than $200 worth of drugs.

Source: Supreme Court Will Decide If Civil Forfeiture Is Unconstitutional, Violates The Eighth Amendment

Driver’s Licenses Go Digital – IEEE Spectrum

Will you have to have an ID to sit in an autonomous vehicle?

Digital driver’s licenses are coming to the United States, harnessing biometrics like facial recognition, fingerprints, and iris scanning for security. Iowa in 2019 plans to begin doling out the licenses state-wide, and Delaware, Virginia, Wyoming, and several other states have conducted small pilot studies of the technology.Photo: IdemiaRob Mikell

Source: Driver’s Licenses Go Digital – IEEE Spectrum

Intelligence officials fear China’s global ‘kidnapping’ program has reached America

Some U.S. intelligence officials fear that the Chinese government is conducting sophisticated “kidnapping” programs in the United States in order to spirit their nationals back to the mainland, where they face arrest and imprisonment on political and corruption charges.

Source: Intelligence officials fear China’s global ‘kidnapping’ program has reached America

BAD TRAFFIC: Sandvine’s PacketLogic Devices Used to Deploy Government Spyware in Turkey and Redirect Egyptian Users to Affiliate Ads?

This section describes how we obtained the first-ever packet captures (PCAPs) of nation-state spyware injection, and how we matched the characteristics of the spyware injection to Sandvine PacketLogic devices.

Source: BAD TRAFFIC: Sandvine’s PacketLogic Devices Used to Deploy Government Spyware in Turkey and Redirect Egyptian Users to Affiliate Ads?

EFF: Geek Squad has been working with the FBI for a decade

The FBI classifies the Geek Squad technicians who call in the reports as informants, but some of the documents in EFF’s possession suggest they sometimes do more than report something they find. One shows that the feds paid at least one tech $500, and it’s reportedly one of the payments involved in the child pornography case that compelled the EFF to file for a FOIA.

Source: EFF: Geek Squad has been working with the FBI for a decade