Some bouncers have been demanding people hand over their smartphones so they can check Facebook accounts, Newsbeat has been told.
It’s claimed that it is to make sure the person is who they say they are and isn’t using fake identification.
“If you’re not doing anything wrong you shouldn’t have a problem.”
While the Internet has been bristling with anger over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the Internet industry has been either silent or quietly supportive of the controversial bill. With one exception.
Late Tuesday, Mozilla’s Privacy and Public Policy lead sent me the following statement:
While we wholeheartedly support a more secure Internet, CISPA has a broad and alarming reach that goes far beyond Internet security. The bill infringes on our privacy, includes vague definitions of cybersecurity, and grants immunities to companies and government that are too broad around information misuse. We hope the Senate takes the time to fully and openly consider these issues with stakeholder input before moving forward with this legislation.
CISPA was introduced to the House in November with the intention of allowing more sharing of cybersecurity threat information between the private sector and the government, but has since been criticized for a provision that would also allow firms to share users’ private data with agencies like the National Security Agency or the Department of Homeland security without regard for any previous privacy laws.
Western Power was fined $60,000 for each of the three offences to which it pleaded guilty on Friday in Perth Magistrates Court.
The company’s contractors transposed wires while they were upgrading connections to houses in Bull Creek, Gooseberry Hill and Australind in February 2010.
Residents, including an 11-year-old boy, later felt electric shocks when they used taps and household appliances.
Someone in the art department at the Pittsburgh Tribune is either dense or clever. (Via Photoshop Disasters)