are a focus of general envy by the public. The formula is used by every tyrant since the beginning of human society. Those not immediately affected take solace in the hope and naive believe that it will never affect them, but it always does.
This is only the beginning. Here is what is happening.
Certain U.S. companies will need to keep track of all the e-mails, instant messages and other electronic documents generated by their employees, in accordance with new federal rules. In April the Supreme Court began requiring companies and other entities involved in federal litigation to produce 'electronically stored information' as part of the discovery process of a trial. That could mean a lot of companies. Under the new rules, an information technology employee who routinely copies over a backup computer tape (or hard drive or possibly a flash card) could be committing the equivalent of 'virtual shredding,' said Alvin F. Lindsay, a partner at Hogan & Hartson LLP and expert on technology and litigation.
There are now hundreds of "e-discovery vendors" and these businesses grossed approximately $1.6 billion in 2006. This is an example: November 28, 2006
New Tools for New Rules Byte and Switch
With revisions to the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) set to go into effect Friday, it's no surprise we're seeing products aimed at facilitating e-discovery and compliance this week.
Today, CommVault released a potentially useful addition to its archiving product, and newcomer InBoxer rolled out a more off-beat approach to sifting through email.
Both products are aimed at making it easy for lawyers and compliance officers to search electronic documents, without requiring a lot more effort on the part of IT. That's because the new rules call for corporate officers to produce electronic documents as part of the pretrial process as well as during litigation, or face hefty fines.
You have the beginning of the perfect storm of privacy invasion, intrusive government, lawyers and companies out to make lots of money. You should be very concerned. Most will not be. Like sheep going to slaughter.
OT hit and run:ReplyDelete
AJStrata’s Litvinenko Theory
This is not a botched assasination attempt but a botched nuclear contraband effort.
Authorities say polonium is not dangerous unless swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through a wound.
...or unless you're anywhere near the contamination!
The head of Russia's state atomic energy agency Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, told the government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta Russia produces only 8 grams of polonium 210 a month. He said all goes to U.S. companies through a single authorised supplier.
Where are we putting that stuff these days?
Very interesting. What are they doing with it?ReplyDelete
Powerful terror weapon even when not used as a Nuclear Trigger!ReplyDelete
Triton is right:
That stuff is DEADLY!
Two articles on "The Overblown Threat"ReplyDelete
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Let me at least outline the divide.
“ War Stories ”
We take the Garbage of the World,ReplyDelete
(The NeoSovs would resume dumping in the North Sea!)ReplyDelete
...then again, they probably do anyhow, that that doesn't make it's way to Chechnya, Iran, and Wahrizistan!
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WHHHAAAT! Next you'll be claiming the Patriot act, wiretapping ect. is all just one big government intrusion on your freedoms.ReplyDelete
Doug said, "This is not a botched assasination attempt but a botched nuclear contraband effort."ReplyDelete
Yeah, they're making their couriers swallow child's balloons stuffed with polonium-210 to get it through the pat down at the airport. Litvineko's balloon burst before he could get to a crapper, so he used his deadly misfortune as a way to pay back Putin!
I instinctively distrust all people that love power.
2164th said, "I instinctively distrust all people that love power."ReplyDelete
Power doesn't corrupt, but it attracts the corruptible.
2164th, but waterboarding - no problem?ReplyDelete
Whatever happened to the term 'creeping socialism'? Maybe it's just me but I don't seem to hear it anymore, though it was widely used in my youth. To me it is just as alive as it ever was, maybe more so.ReplyDelete
Abe Lincoln was enamoured of power though he turned out well, an exception to the rule.
Bobalharb said, "Whatever happened to the term 'creeping socialism'? Maybe it's just me but I don't seem to hear it anymore, though it was widely used in my youth."ReplyDelete
The older shellfish in my aquarium also wonder what happened to the term 'dripping water' but the younger ones just sit there, happy as clams, watching the red fish swim around.
I have no problem with waterboarding. I have no problem with hanging either. It all relates to the worthiness or lack thereof of the recipient.
Are you an absolutist Ash?
I'd put you on my shitlist, but I have a thick shell. :)ReplyDelete
Bobalharb said, "I'd put you on my shitlist, but I have a thick shell."ReplyDelete
If you lose your shell will you be naked or homeless?
re: If you lose your shell will you be naked or homeless?ReplyDelete
I don't care who you are, that there is funny!
Hell, feeling generous, that's right up there at the 130 mark.
re: I have no problem with water boarding.
Do you think you and DbB agree on the handling of human shields?
I am not sure what dbb thinks about human shields. I consider it wrapping around the package.ReplyDelete
I've got a screen capture of that comment, Allen!ReplyDelete
2164th wrote, "I am not sure what dbb thinks about human shields. I consider it wrapping around the package."ReplyDelete
Involuntary human shields are problematic. But ones who come at the calling of the terrorists who took over the school and turned it into a command and control center should be regarded as duly deputized soldiers.
Doug said, "I've got a screen capture of that comment, Allen!"ReplyDelete
Smile! You're on Candid Modem!
Allen said, "I don't care who you are, that there is funny!"
%lt;catherine>Sure, laugh it up with the EB's pet RINO, she's got all you fooled maybe, but as for me I'm compiling a dossier and notifying the Department of Homeland Security%lt;/catherine>
I know it's boring - but getting back to the issue for a moment ...ReplyDelete
This new email (electronic data) requirement could be called; giving political correctness bigger, sharper teeth!. I predict it will not be used in federal legislation, but used to control the employees. Who would have ever thought "big brother" would be the company you work for?
Oh yeah! Mr. Orwell and Mr. Huxley!
Thnak you Tiger.ReplyDelete
2164th, what is more intrusive into your 'freedom' sifting through email or waterboarding you to get some info? Or are you proposing that all whom get waterboarded get some due process first, like those we hang? Or are you saying waterboard is fine for non-americans? Where is the intellectual consistency in your stance? You seem to be saying, eewww big brother looking over my shoulder but if big brother wears the military uniform, oh yaaa, he can do whatever he wants? This wiretapping business, really it is just well known and established terrorists and those they communicate with whom get 'viewed'? yaaaa right, they've got a big ole book with all their names printed in alphabetical order.ReplyDelete
when you go to the mall and shop for some incense, you are not going to get waterboarded. but go to the mall and get caught with some c-4 and a shaved body outside of a Jewish deli .....well things may change. You understand the difference I am sure.