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Computer Techs Fight Texas Law Requiring A Private Eye’s License
Posted: 04 July 2008 11:35 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A lawsuit is being filed to protect computer technicians, parents and anyone who searches for a computer virus from a new state law that could require them to obtain a private detective’s license.

According to high-tech sleuths the new state law requires them to secure a private detective’s license to retrieve data from a computer, analyze it and prepare a report for a client.

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Posted: 04 July 2008 02:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You’ve got to be kidding.  What are they thinking??

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Posted: 05 July 2008 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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gray - 04 July 2008 06:31 PM

What are they thinking??

Or more to the point, were they?

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Posted: 06 July 2008 05:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I think it’s more a case of ‘it looks good on paper’, but can be applied to reality in unpredictably absurd ways.

Ok, they want to protect people’s computer privacy. Fine, enact a law that says you have to have ‘X’ qualifications to do certain types of cybersluthing.. It later turns out that such things are done routinely by virus-checking software, or other legitimate purposes..

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Posted: 06 July 2008 10:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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It’s a real case of lawmakers being out of touch with the computer world and todays technological society.  I’m betting the people that drew up this law don’t even know how to turn a computer on.

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Posted: 06 July 2008 11:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Sure they do.. you take it to dinner and a nice show, making sure that you get a few drinks into it.You then compliment it on its appearance, while gently caressing the case. after a while, you may progress to fiddling with its ports..

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Posted: 06 July 2008 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I thought that only worked with interns and secretaries.

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Posted: 07 July 2008 01:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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gray - 06 July 2008 02:26 PM

... don’t even know how to turn a computer on.

I bet they know their webcam.

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