Blogging History: Secret govt backdoor to telcoms ops; Ewaste photo-essay; US extraditing DRM-breaker

One year ago today
Government lawyers secretly empowered to enter US telecoms operations centers: Team Telecom is a group of lawyers from the FBI, DoJ, DHS, and DoD who were empowered to enter any US network operations center of companies like Global Crossing on 30 minutes' notice, allowing them to secretly audit and intervene in the maintenance of the Internet's biggest backbones.

Five years ago today
Welcome to the e-wasteland: A graphic look at the toxic effects of electronic waste on India's land and its people.

Ten years ago today
US extraditing DRM-breaker: The US is trying to extradite an Australian who broke DRM systems to stand trial in America.