A second try at cyberbully law - Times Union
The text now explicitly applies only to bullying targeted at minors. It defines the crime as "any act of communicating or causing a communication to be sent by electronic means, including posting statements on the Internet or through a computer or email network, with the intent to inflict emotional harm on a minor; (1) sexually explicit photographs; (2) private or personal sexual information; or (3) false sexual information with no legitimate public, personal or private purpose." "That's basically what the Court of Appeals said had to happen," said Clenahan, who is an attorney and works in the state Legislature. "If I read the decision right, this is pretty much what they were telling us would be acceptable." The court, however, also took issue with the law's characterization of speech that has "no legitimate ...
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After Afghanistan: Exelis Adapts Surveillance System For Use In Domestic Law Enforcement, Border Security - Forbes
Customs and Border Protection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Exelis is the federal contracting component of ITT Industries that was spun off in late 2011; once it completes its own spinoff of a technical services business this year, the company will have 10,000 employees and about $3 billion in revenues. Senior management is reorienting the companys extensive technology franchises to address a wider array of markets, and CorvusEye 1500 is one example of how it hopes to proceed. Like another airborne sensor the geospatial systems unit recently tested that can remotely detect explosives and dangerous chemicals, CorvusEye 1500 seeks to use advanced military technology in addressing civil and commercial markets by making it more affordable. So whereas a single Gorgon Stare system might weigh 400 pounds, CorvusEye 1500 weighs only 83, and therein a corresponding reduction in cost. Exelis executives liken the compression of technologies necessary to fashion a more compact sensor to packing an SUV-size cargo into a compact car such as a Mini. The end system has to take up much less space, and yet it retains many of the original requirements for stability, resolution, versatility and reliability. You cant compromise much on items like stabilization, because a minor jitter problem in the air translates into major discrepancies in what can be viewed at ground level. Exelis executives presumably chose the name CorvusEye not just because of the birds-eye view the system provides, but also because crows are highly intelligent (their brain-to-body ratio is similar to that of apes). In that regard, CorvusEye should not be thought of as just a highly versatile sensor, but as the front-end of a surveillance architecture that includes a network and ground stations that process, analyze and disseminate imagery.
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