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Luca DiMatteo: 70-Year-Old Reputed Colombo Family Capo Collected on Extortion and Loanshark Payments While Getting Chemotherapy, Says Prosecutor

New York Daily News — Not even cancer can keep a mobster down when it comes to making an illegal buck.

A 70-year-old reputed Colombo capo was picking up extortion and loanshark payments from a victim in between his chemotherapy sessions, a federal prosecutor charged. 89 more words

Crime

'Butt-calls' aren't private if someone listens on the other end, Cincinnati court finds

(CNNMoney) — Your butt-call might have been inadvertent, but that doesn’t mean you can expect privacy when someone listens on the other end.

A Cincinnati federal appeals court has ruled in favor… 410 more words

News

via The Guardian Samuel Gibbs

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/23/google-eavesdropping-tool-installed-computers-without-permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations.

Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer. 563 more words

Surveillance

Fit@50 / week 17

Fit@50 / week 17
The more things change:

The last time I was in NYC was the early 1990’s working a wiretap for the DEA. My partner and I came up to join with the NYPD & DEA’s New York field office to track down criminals operating across country. 230 more words

FIT@50

Nanny Cams Not Without Risks

By Amy E. Feldman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Danbury, Connecticut nanny was arrested in March and is now facing charges that she beat and burned a 3-year-old girl in her charge after the family watched in horror the recording of the conduct made by the nanny cam – the hidden video camera to watch the babysitter – in their home. 158 more words

Heard On

Anti-Spying Law Wins Cautious Praise From Edward Snowden

Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has called the USA Freedom Act “an important step” but urged further congressional limits on surveillance.

Speaking via video link at a… 222 more words

Slow television

it’s lambing season in the world of sheep husbandry. And in Iceland, TV viewers got to see 24 hours of live coverage of lambs being born on a farm. 338 more words

Humor