• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


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    Tytera MD-380 Privacy Settings

    I am an amateur with radio programming, however I help a small law enforcement agency in my area when I can. They can't afford to pay all the time for radio work. They are using a Hytera repeater for their analog and digital (DMR) channels. The digital channel is encrypted with a 10-character...
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    DTR550 and other Walkie-Talkies

    What Motorola handheld radios support some sort of privacy and privacy calling (individual or group)? I want to have a "public" channel for everyone & set-up a small private group (optionally maybe do some private 1-to-1 calling, but that's not a requirement). DTR550 looks one promising radio...
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    Sony's Internet-free (RFID in a CDROM) method for blocking used game sales

    TLDR: Mark of the Beast contender (RFID) makes way to CDROMS as method to communicate with hardware. -- Examining Sony's Internet-free method for blocking used game sales New patent filing describes using RFID chips to tie games to a single user. by Kyle Orland - Jan 3, 2013 5:55 pm UTC...
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    AT&T against privacy invasion?

    http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/at-t-lash-out-at-google-s-privacy-practices-453808 Can you say "dedicated VPN"? :lol: This is as bas as Charter's cookie BS. http://consumerist.com/5008801/charter-to-begin-tracking-users-searches-and-inserting-targeted-ads The article mentions that...