These are the things I've written that are tagged "crime"

Happy Jack Mulraney, the Joker of the 19th century.

From the indispensable blog of Jess Nevins: Still another Gopher of distinction was Happy Jack Mulraney, so called because he always appeared to be laughing. However, his smile was caused by a partial paralysis of the muscles of his face. In reality Happy Jack was a verjuiced person and very sensitive about his deformity; when […]

Senate Bill Would Make Leaks a Felony

If the government does it, it can’t be a crime: Legislation introduced in the Senate this week would broadly criminalize leaks of classified information.  The bill (S. 355) sponsored by Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) would make it a felony for a government employee or contractor who has authorized access to classified information to disclose such […]

CNet: Lost iPhone prototype spurs police probe

Silicon Valley police are investigating what appears to be a lost Apple iPhone prototype purchased by a gadget blog, a transaction that may have violated criminal laws, a law enforcement official told CNET on Friday. I believe the whole thing was a case of common theft and the sale of stolen goods. Looks like Apple […]

Bruce Schneier: Spy cameras won’t make us safer

I have long had a beef with the conventional wisdom that recording everyone all the time makes us safer: There are exceptions, of course, and proponents of cameras can always cherry-pick examples to bolster their argument. These success stories are what convince us; our brains are wired to respond more strongly to anecdotes than to […]

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