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    http://www.axcessnews.com/index.php/...ow/id/19037?31

    Unfortunately for ICE, the new slim-PS3 won't suffice.

    "The newer PS3s have been restricted, locked down, so you can't put Linux on them," Condon said.

    ICE is hoping to buy 40 more original PS3s, through auction sites such as eBay.com, to add to the 20 it already has, Davenport said.
    A case where hack-proofing hardware makes it harder for law enforcement.
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    Re: Linux on game console used to fight child porn

    Hmm. Well, the decision to lock down the PS3 probably has nothing to do with the encryption-cracking method that ICE has discovered. I'm sure Sony had no clue that ICE was using their platform for this purpose.

    With this article and a bit of PR, Sony could probably be coerced into pumping out some purpose-built/modified PS3s for law enforcement.

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      Re: Linux on game console used to fight child porn

      Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
      A case where hack-proofing hardware makes it harder for law enforcement.
      Harder for law enforcement to use a product for a purpose it wasn't intended? Since the slim doesn't allow the installation of Linux they would be in violation to even try...

      All they need to do is find someone who has a back stock of older PS3s they can validly use. Or they could go back to their original tablets that were just more expensive.
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