Monthly Archives: May 2007

May 14th-WireTap the Internet Day

May 14th is the official deadline for cable modem companies, DSL providers, broadband over powerline, satellite internet companies and some universities to finish wiring up their networks with FBI-friendly surveillance gear, to comply with the FCC’s expanded interpretation of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act.

Full Story at Wired: Threat Level – Wired Blogs

oh, to be a teen sociopath with a computer again

A 13 year old kid’s mother dies, leaving him a £16,000 inheritance. Kid parleys that into £250,000 over the course of three years using various online scams. Lawsuits ensue.

He even employed a personal bodyguard, flew abroad on business trips and claimed he was going to buy a private jet….”He would not eat sandwiches unless the crusts were cut off. And once he started making money he refused to attend school unless the local council paid for him to go to a private school.”