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In Olmstead v United States, the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted the fourth amendment to apply only to physical intrusion.
In Katz vs US, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the government needs a court order to intrude where a reasonable person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.
The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets explicitly allowed wiretapping and electronic surveillance by law enforcement agencies with a warrant.
The USA Patriot Act gives individuals more protection from governmental intrusion.
In Kyllo vs United States, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that when the government uses a device that's not in use by the General public to "see" things it could not without intrusion, that is a "search" and requires a warrant.
US vs Jones was the first major case of digital technology surveillance and involved police attaching a GPS tracking device to a person's vehicle without a search warrant.
Broadcast media traditionally has had the strongest First Amendment protection while print media has the weakest First Amendment protection.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that requiring content filters on public library computers was unconstitutional.
Miller v. California ruled that community standards could not play a role in whether or not material was deemed obscene.
Sony v. Universal city studios ruled that private, non-commercial copying for personal use was fair use.
Sega v. Accolade, Inc helped determine that reverse engineering was allowable in order to make a compatible product.
All peer-to-peer technologies were found to be illegal as a result of the Napster case.
Copyright law protects processes and inventions, while patent law protects the particular expression of an idea.
Some computer errors are actually system failures, in that it was the human/computer interface which caused the resulting problem.
The cause of failure in a computer program is often due to more than one factor.
Legacy systems are typically reliable, but inflexible.
US and European pilots are now trained to follow Traffic Collision Avoidance System instructions even if they conflict with instructions from an air traffic controller.
Redundancy and self-checking are often present in safety-critical systems.
A feature of high reliability organizations is loose structure.
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