I don't think most of you are actually reading the article
Saturday, 21 April 2018

Appeals court: Indiana abortion law signed by Mike Pence unconstitutional

quote [ Indiana's ban on "selective abortions," which was signed into law in 2016 by then-Gov. Mike Pence (R), is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.

The law banned women from having abortions based on the gender, race or disability of the fetus.

The law imposes an "undue burden" on a woman's right to get an abortion, said the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. ]

I remember the circle of old white men congratulating each other after the ram-rodded this through originally
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[by knumbknutz@2:41pmGMT] [13 comments]

Monday, 9 April 2018

Top officials at Backpage.com indicted after classifieds site taken offline

quote [ Seven top officials of the website Backpage.com, long accused of facilitating child sex trafficking, have been arrested after a grand jury in Phoenix issued a 93-count indictment alleging conspiracy and money laundering, and the government on Friday seized all of Backpage?s websites around the world. ]

I don't know why you'd run something like this within reach of America?.
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[by foobar@9:48pmGMT] [74 comments]

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Just jaywalked? Check your mobile phone for a message from police

quote [ Traffic police in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen have always had a reputation for strict enforcement of those flouting road rules in the metropolis of 12 million people.

Now with the help of artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology, jaywalkers will not only be publicly named and shamed, they will be notified of their wrongdoing via instant messaging ? along with the fine. ]

There's no need for a policeman, judge, or any other human in this law enforcement transaction. Just the pedestrian/criminal, who will be required to have a phone for enforcement purposes.

Related to Paracetamol's recent post about jaywalking.

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[by HoZay@5:19pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 25 March 2018

CLOUD Act now law, gives investigators more access to online data stored overseas

quote [ Lawmakers added the CLOUD Act, which stands for Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, to the spending bill before the final House and Senate votes Thursday. It updates the rules for criminal investigators who want to see emails, documents and other communications stored on the internet. ]

Fourth amendment whatchamacallits?
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[by JWWargo@10:12pmGMT] [1 comment]

Slack picked a weird time to make it easier for bosses to download your private chats

quote [ Under the new rules, Slack customers who pay for certain premium services will be able to download all the data from their workspace?both public and private?apparently without informing members of the community. ]

Watch your chat. Basically what this guy wrote some months ago.
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[by Paracetamol@5:13pmGMT] [10 comments]

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Facebook and its executives are getting destroyed after botching the handling of a massive data 'breach'

quote [ Facebook executives waded into a firestorm of criticism after news reports revealed that a data firm harvested private information from 50 million users.

Several executives took to Twitter to insist that the data leak was not technically a "breach."
But critics were outraged by the response and accused the company of playing semantics and missing the point. ]

Unfortunately, "getting destroyed" in the headline doesn't actually mean getting destroyed.
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[by HoZay@6:43pmGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

University of Arizona tracks student ID cards to detect who might drop out

quote [ With data from students? activity, academic performance, and financial aid, the university creates lists every quarter of freshman students most likely to drop out and shares it with its staff. Those who are more likely to drop out might have shrinking social circles and a lack of fairly established patterns of behavior, according to Ram. The hope is that the university will pinpoint which students need more support from advisers to stay on. ]

Most likely, no one will even be surprised by this, let alone upset about privacy loss.
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[by HoZay@12:26amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 8 March 2018

State Lawmakers Want to Block Pornography at the Expense of Your Free Speech, Privacy, and Hard-Earned Cash

quote [ More than 15 state legislatures are considering the ?Human Trafficking Prevention Act? (HTPA). But don?t let the name fool you: this bill would do nothing to address human trafficking. Instead, it would only threaten your free speech and privacy in a misguided attempt to block and tax online pornography. ]

Don't worry Canada, you're not being left out.
Here?s how we stop website blocking in Canada

Comcast Found 'Accidentally' Blocking Legitimate Sites ? Including PayPal and Steam
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[by steele@6:33pmGMT] [10 comments]

The Geek Squad Is a Bunch of Narcs

quote [ Some Best Buy employees are also on the FBI's payroll.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained documents showing that the FBI and Best Buy?s Geek Squad have maintained a rather cozy relationship over the past decade. Memos and other records released through Freedom of Information Act requests confirm reports from last year of Geek Squad members serving as paid FBI informants. They also reveal new details about how closely federal agents and Geeks communicated with one another. ]

I thought they were just douches snooping for porn. Turns out they're pros.
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[by HoZay@5:19pmGMT] [36 comments]

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Lawsuit against California by federal government

quote [ The Department of Justice has just filed a lawsuit against the state over three laws it passed in 2017 that limit government officials? and employers? ability to help federal immigration agents, and that give California the power to review conditions in facilities where immigrants are being detained by the feds. Sessions, in a Wednesday speech to the California Peace Officers? Association, a law enforcement union, is giving the message in person.

It?s a huge escalation of the Trump administration?s fight against ?sanctuary cities? that limit local-federal cooperation on immigration enforcement. ]

Another day, another blatant abuse of power. Nice reduction of government, corrupt overreach, blatant disregard for states rights, and swamp draining ya' got there.
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[by knumbknutz@6:17pmGMT] [4 comments]

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