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Saturday, 24 June 2017

New TSA Policy May Lead to Increased Scrutiny of Reading Material

quote [ The TSA is testing new requirements that passengers remove books and other paper goods from their carry-on baggage when going through airline security. Given the sensitivity of our reading choices, this raises privacy concerns. ]

A misleading headline, as, this is more about the academy-award winners that man the TSA checkpoints being unable to distinguish between a book and a c4-explosive pack, and requiring that people take their books out of their carry-ons to keep the lines moving. Never mind that we have microphones that can hear a mouse fart in Panama, but can't seem to develop xray-scanning tech that can tell the diff.

Sucks - because now I may have to leave my paper copies of "enjoying the gift of surprise buttsex" and "Me, a gerbil, and Richard Gere" at home now.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 Underrated]
[by knumbknutz@2:13pmGMT] [9 comments]

Saturday, 17 June 2017

The Supreme Court Phone Location Case Will Decide the Future of Privacy

quote [ Later this year, the Supreme Court will decide if police can track a person?s cell phone location without a warrant. It's the most important privacy case in a generation. ]
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2 Interesting]
[by XregnaR@4:37pmGMT] [10 comments]

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

quote [ A top-secret National Security Agency report details a months-long Russian hacking effort against the U.S. election infrastructure. ]

A big enough story by itself, but also the alleged leaker has been identified and arrested. Looks like we have a new Chelsea Manning.

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3]
[by sanepride@1:12amGMT] [17 comments]

Saturday, 3 June 2017

US Teens Doing Common Teen Stuff Could Soon Face 15 Years in Prison

quote [ Last week, the House passed a bill intended to punish child pornographers, but the way it's written, teenagers caught sexting would face at least 15 years in prison. When critics pointed this out to the bill's sponsor, however, he insisted it was the government's "moral obligation ? to defend the defenseless." ]

Apparently, sex in the USA is something that should be reserved for the old, white, straight and wealthy... especially d**k pix. So far I'm not impressed with their take on Sharia Law but ISIS should salute their zeal.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@8:23pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens

quote [ The ruling, dated April 26 and bearing the label ?top secret,? was obtained and published Thursday by the news site Circa. ]

Courts doing what they are suppose to do.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 Interesting]
[by bbqkink@2:28amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Too many prisons make bad people worse. There is a better way

quote [ It is a chilly morning on the ferry to Bastoy, an island prison in Norway. Two burly ferrymen greet a visiting journalist with a hot drink. Asked if they work for a local ferry company, they reply: ?No, we are prisoners.? One is serving 14 years for attempted murder. The other, nine years for ?drugs and violence?. ]
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4]
[by satanspenis666@2:50pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Your Addiction to Social Media Is No Accident

quote [ "It's clear here that the goal?keeping the streak alive?is more important than enjoying the platform as a social experience," he says. "This is a clear sign that engagement mechanisms are driving usage more than enjoyment." ]
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4 Insightful]
[by arrowhen@4:56pmGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 21 May 2017

The reign of the $100 graphing calculator required by every US math class is finally ending

quote [ It turns out there's this much easier thing called the internet. ]

The TI84 is dead; long live the TI84.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+6 Good]
[by lilmookieesquire@6:49pmGMT] [18 comments]

Sunday, 7 May 2017

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

quote [ There are three strands to this story. How the foundations of an authoritarian surveillance state are being laid in the US. How British democracy was subverted through a covert, far-reaching plan of coordination enabled by a US billionaire. And how we are in the midst of a massive land grab for power by billionaires via our data. Data which is being silently amassed, harvested and stored. Whoever owns this data owns the future. ]
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+5 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@6:35pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 6 May 2017

'Real-time internet surveillance' planned

quote [ The proposal is included in a leaked paper outlining new surveillance powers for UK authorities. ]
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 Underrated]
[by XregnaR@2:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

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