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  • Judge says the FBI can hack your computer without a warrant

    06/25/2016 9:30:05 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    Endgadget ^ | June 24, 2016 | By Jessica Conditt
    'Computers accessing the internet can -- and eventually will -- be hacked,' says Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. The FBI did not need a warrant to hack a US citizen's computer, according to a ruling handed down on Tuesday by Senior US District Court Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. If the decision is upheld, it may have ripple effects that essentially allow government agencies to remotely search and seize information from any computer in the US without a warrant, probable cause or suspicion, the EFF argues.The ruling relates to a worldwide FBI sting dubbed Operation Pacifier that targeted child pornography...
  • Trump Implicitly Suggests That His DOJ Would Take Down Amazon For Antitrust

    06/14/2016 10:42:09 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 25 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 06/14/2016 | Mike Masnick
    There was a fair bit of coverage on Monday of the news that the Donald Trump campaign had removed the press credentials from the Washington Post because the campaign was upset with the Washington Post's coverage of the campaign. While it got a lot of attention, it was quickly pointed out that Trump has revoked or barred at least six other news outlets from receiving press passes, including Politico, the Huffington Post, the National Review, Buzzfeed and the Daily Beast. This issue is being discussed in lots of media circles. But what interested me much more was buried deeper in...
  • Under My Skin: The New Frontier Of Digital Implants

    06/11/2016 12:53:20 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 19 replies
    Fastcompany ^ | 06/11/2016 | Steven Melendez
    Under My Skin: The New Frontier Of Digital Implants | Fast Company | Business + Innovation http://www.fastcompany.com/3059769/ive-got-you-under-my-skin-the-new-frontier-of-digital-implants Steven Melendez 06.11.16 6:00 AM Under My Skin: The New Frontier Of Digital Implants "Biohackers" are putting microchips and magnets in their bodies for everything from unlocking the front door to detecting moon earthquakes. Snip Steven Melendez 06.11.16 6:00 AM Tim Shank can guarantee hell never leave home without his keys. Why? His house keys are located inside his body. Shank, the president of the Minneapolis futurist group TwinCities+, has a chip installed in his hand that can communicate electronically with his front...
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com

    06/08/2016 12:14:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 105 replies
    News9 Oklahoma ^ | 06/08/2016 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com http://m.news9.com/story.aspx?story=32168555&catId=112032 Posted: Jun 07, 2016 5:57PM CDT Aaron Brilbeck, News 9 You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture. That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime. Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards. It's called an ERAD, or...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions Looks To Blast A Giant Hole In The 4th Amendment For 'Emergency' Response

    06/08/2016 11:51:50 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 36 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 06/08/2016 | Mike Masnick
    Yesterday we wrote about an already troubling attempt by Senator John Cornyn to attach a dangerous amendment to the Senate's ECPA reform bill that would massively expand what kinds of electronic communications the FBI has access to (as we noted, the FBI already pretends it has access to this very info, so really this law would be papering over the FBI's illegal collection of this info). But there's another amendment, put forth by Senator Jeff Sessions, that is just as, if not more, troubling. It's basically creating a massive loophole in the 4th Amendment, saying that any and all basic...
  • FBI Pushes For More Power To Crush Your Privacy

    06/07/2016 7:43:07 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 14 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | 06/03/2016 | Caroline Craig
    The FBI continues its push to greatly expand government surveillance and exempt that spying from constitutional safeguards and privacy rules Like living in a police state much? The FBI is pushing on multiple fronts to greatly expand its surveillance powers and exempt that spying from constitutional safeguards and privacy rules. Many in Congress are only too happy to help. With a treasure trove of digital information tantalizingly within reach, the FBI doesn't want to be slowed down by inconveniences like Fourth Amendment protections.... Comey's campaign against encryption may have stalled, but his push to expand the agency's use of warrantless...
  • 5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology - Electronic Frontier Foundation

    06/03/2016 4:18:03 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 16 replies
    Electronic Freedom Foundation ^ | 06/02/2016 | Dave Maass and Aaron Mackey and Soraya Okuda
    5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology - Electronic Frontier Foundation https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/05/5-ways-law-enforcement-will-use-tattoo-recognition-technology?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWm1NeU56TmxOelptT0RjNCIsInQiOiI4dk1NRjl2bld2Mk5aRW9weFpod1h4djJxTTZ3Kzg5NEJRc0NjMmFOWmVUc3dsQmlYSmdWajZaUDVMU2ZNcitrclNIa25RVGlZaXVtbG85OHBsNWRld3RadkRRWWMzSlFLTXJvanlxZUdwYz0ifQ%3D%3D June 2, 2016 | By Dave Maass and Aaron Mackey and Soraya Okuda 5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology There's an action movie clich in which a cop inspects the body of a felled assassin or foot soldier and discovers a curious tattoo that ultimately leads to a rogue black-ops squadron, a secret religious sect, or an underground drug trafficking ring. The trope isnt entirely Hollywood fantasy, but the reality of emerging tattoo recognition technology is closer to a dystopian tech thriller. Soon,...
  • You Cant Leave Home Without It: A Temporary Tattoo Could Replace Your Credit Card

    05/10/2016 11:37:11 AM PDT · by JOAT · 48 replies
    Credit.com ^ | 5/9/16 | James LaDue
    If youve ever been to a music festival, sports stadium or any other crowded event, you may have been concerned about carrying a purse or wallet, which can not only be cumbersome, but can make you the target of pickpockets. And the alternative of carrying a solitary plastic credit card isnt much better since they can easily slip out of your pocket. Those concerns might disappear in the not-so-distant future, thanks to technology being developed for ultra-thin, contactless payment stickers similar to temporary tattoos. MC10, a healthcare technology company, is developing tattoo wearables that can affix to a payers body...
  • Precision Medicine Initiative and Data Security | whitehouse.gov (05/25/2016 White house decree)

    05/27/2016 11:59:49 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 26 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 05/25/2016 | Obama, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell
    Precision Medicine Initiative and Data Security | whitehouse.gov (05/25/2016 White house decree) https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/05/25/precision-medicine-initiative-and-data-security?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTVRFNE1Ua3laRGRqTlRZMyIsInQiOiJ1R1VHbTk3M2o5NmhHSFQrOHNYdXZKakE4OW1tWTJlSUszSThzbnRnRkNlSGZjK2VCREJGWG5xemdyanpIQUdLU3pJSjBHYTdZd2hPUERUdmliaVBMZjA3SjNUYVY2WUt2Z1pTS0xXdTNqcz0ifQ%3D%3D Precision Medicine Initiative and Data Security May 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET by Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Lisa O. Monaco Twitter Facebook Email Summary: Today, we are pleased to release the final Data Security Policy Principles and Framework (Security Framework) for President Obamas Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). Were going to make sure that protecting patient privacy is built into our efforts from day one. - President Barack Obama, January 30th 2015 The health care system of the future is taking shape right now, and...
  • FDA regulations could kill the vaping industry

    05/26/2016 1:18:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    WVLT - CBS Local ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Lauren Davis
    Knoxville vape companies are fuming mad after the FDA passed new regulations this month. They say this new law will put an end to the vaping industry. They are shocked at how far reaching the regulations are, and now they're afraid the new restrictions will destroy the industry. Hunter Allison with Tri State Vape Company will have to submit an application for each new product. He says that would come with a hefty price tag. Allison says, "The absolutely lowest price I've seen is $300,000 per product and that's $4.5 million for me and there's no possible way. He's already...
  • Senate Bill Would Let Fbi Read Your EMails Without A Court Order

    05/26/2016 5:06:55 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 53 replies
    CNet ^ | 05/25/2016 | Shara Tibken
    Better watch what you put in email. The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would make it easier for the government to read what you're writing online.... The bill is the latest move by the federal government to shore up its powers when it comes to surveilling citizens. The government has been battling Apple and other tech companies for more access to data stored on devices. Law enforcement argues it can't fight crimes unless it has access to information on mobile gadgets. Technology companies and rights groups argue that features like strong encryption, which scrambles data so...
  • What's Driving Silicon Valley To Become "Radicalized

    05/25/2016 8:26:18 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2016 | Elizabeth Dwoskin
    Like many Silicon Valley start-ups, Larry Gadea's company collects heaps of sensitive data from his customers. Recently, he decided to do something with that data trove that was long considered unthinkable: He is getting rid of it. The reason? Gadea fears that one day the FBI might do to him what it did to Apple in their recent legal battle: demand that he give the agency access to his encrypted data. Rather than make what he considers a Faustian bargain, he's building a system that he hopes will avoid the situation entirely. "We have to keep as little [information] as...
  • Tracking kids via microchip

    05/24/2016 12:44:04 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 45 replies
    NBC WFLA ^ | 05/13/2016 | Melanie Michael
    "If itll save my kid, theres no stuff thats too extreme, she told us. Micro-chipping would be an extra layer of protection, if something bad does happen. However, Steffany is in the minority, when it comes to the Tampa Bay Moms Group in which shes involved. Im definitely the odd mom out, she told us. But, I stand by my opinion. I think Microchipping, is a good thing. The topic has come up from time to time within the popular group of Bay Area mothers, and Steffanys stance on the controversial issue has been extremely unpopular, she admits. She maintains...
  • The FBIs secret biometrics database they dont want you to see

    05/23/2016 5:53:56 AM PDT · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Russia Today ^ | May 22, 2016 | not indicated
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants to prevent information about its creepy biometric database, which contains fingerprint, face, iris, and voice scans of millions of Americans, from getting out to the public. The Department of Justice has come up with a proposal to exempt the biometric database from public disclosure. It states that the Next Generation Identification System (NGI) should not be subject to the Privacy Act, which requires federal agencies to give people access to records that have been collected concerning them, “allowing them to verify and correct them if needed.” The proposal states that allowing individuals to view their...
  • District Attorney Arguing Against Encryption Handed Out Insecure Keylogging "Monitoring" Software

    05/18/2016 7:12:56 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 17 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 05/18/2016 | Tim Cushing
    Beyond James Comey, there are still a few law enforcement officials beating the anti-encryption drum. Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance is one of those. He's been joined in this fight by some like-minded district attorneys from the other coast, seeing as New York and California both have anti-encryption bills currently working their way through local legislatures. Vance, along with Los Angeles County DA Jackie Lacey and San Diego County DA Bonnie Dumanis, penned an op-ed against encryption for the LA Times. In it, they argue that tech companies have set them up as "gatekeepers" of communications and data, which they believe...
  • Massachusetts ID Act (would track all gun owners)

    05/16/2016 10:03:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    Did you see my email below? The Massachusetts Legislature is debating multiple bills to bring the state into compliance with the Real ID Act of 2005. . . But it should be called Dangerous ID.; Dangerous ID establishes a federal database of all American citizens and forces them to carry a government-approved ID containing biometric features.; Gun ownership, health records, purchasing habits, religious beliefs virtually anything you could dream up could all be added to this massive, Dangerous ID database. It violates the privacy of every Massachusetts citizen, putting your identity and liberty at extreme risk. House Republicans added...
  • UN Security Council Moves To End Anonymity On Internet

    05/15/2016 11:24:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/16 | David Singer
    If people are not prepared to reveal their identities dont publish Ending the plague of anonymity on the Internet seems closer to fruition following moves this week by the UN Security Council. Re-affirming its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security the President of the Security Council re-iterated:
  • FBI Director Says Legal War On Encryption Far From Over

    05/12/2016 3:20:20 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 19 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | 05/13/2016 | Mikey Campbell
    FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday said the U.S. government will continue to wage legal war with tech companies to gain access to encrypted devices, intimating that such measures are weakening terror organizations like ISIL. At an FBI briefing, Comey said gaining privileged access to passcode locked or otherwise protected devices is an important national security concern as encryption is now "essential tradecraft" of terror groups, reports Reuters....
  • The Lawmakers Who Control Your Digital Future Are Clueless About Technology

    05/03/2016 9:32:58 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 13 replies
    Gizmondo ^ | 04/28/2016 | William Turton
    It is becoming increasingly clear that Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, co-chairs of the Senate Intelligence Committee, dont have the slightest clue about how encryption works. Good thing theyre currently pushing disastrous legislation that would force tech companies to decrypt things for law enforcement! Today Feinstein and Burr co-authored an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal entitled Encryption Without Tears, and wow, it is bad. They have yet again demonstrated a failure to grasp even the most basic principles of technology.... Feinstein and Burrs bill is not based in any technical reality. Companies like Apple, Microsoft and Google would...
  • The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. Should that be allowed?

    05/01/2016 7:17:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    L A Times ^ | By Matt Hamilton and Richard Winton
    s the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles courtroom. There, authorities obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an alleged Armenian gang member to press her finger against an iPhone that had been seized from a Glendale home. The phone contained Apple's fingerprint identification system for unlocking, and prosecutors wanted access to the data inside it. It marked a rare time that prosecutors have demanded a person provide a fingerprint to open...
  • Burr-Feinstein antiencryption bill a firing offense

    04/21/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 14 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 04/19/2016 | Sascha Meinrath
    Sens. Richard Burr (R) of North Carolina and Dianne Feinstein (D) of California should be stripped of their positions for introducing a bill that would endanger American digital security and privacy. The Burr-Feinstein antiencryption bill isn't just bad, it's evidence of a dangerous incompetence in congressional leadership that is undermining Americas security. In fact, the draft bill, leaked two weeks ago and now officially released, is compelling evidence that Senate leadership should strip or at least not reappoint Senators Burr and Feinstein of their positions on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.... To say this most recent Burr-Feinstein...
  • Line By Line, How The US Anti-Encryption Bill Will Kill Our Privacy, Security

    04/14/2016 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | 04/13/2016 | Iain Thomson
    Analysis In the wake of the FBI's failed fight against Apple, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have introduced a draft bill that would effectively ban strong crypto. The bill would require tech and communications companies to allow law enforcement with a court order to decrypt their customers' data. Last week a draft copy of the bill, dubbed the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, was leaked, but the new version is even worse than the discussion draft.... The senators want to have their cake--by requiring tech companies to protect their customers' data--and eat it too--by insisting...
  • Amazon has sold 3 million Echo speakers, research firm says [3,000,000 spies in our houses]

    04/12/2016 8:11:13 AM PDT · by upchuck · 42 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | ngel Gonzlez
    A research firm estimates Amazon.com has sold 3 million Echo voice-controlled home speakers, and that close to half of U.S. Amazon customers are aware of the product. [snip] The device, which sells for $180, also has given Amazon a big role in the emerging field of home automation, as many people use it to control thermostats or lights that work off Wi-Fi. [snip] Launched in late 2014, the Echo slowly picked up speed as word spread about its uncanny abilities from answering questions to turning on the living-room lights.
  • Obama: Let Big Brother In If You Want Online Protection

    04/07/2016 4:34:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/16 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama urged students to open up their digital life to the federal government, if they wanted to be protected by the government, calling the current privacy expectations from Americans unrealistic. People have a whole new set of privacy expectations that are understandable. They also expect though that since their lives are all digitized, that the digital world is safe, which creates a contradictory demand on government, he said. Obama discussed the issue during a conversation about the Supreme Court at the University of Chicago, where he used to teach Constitutional law. He pointed out that citizens expected the government...
  • GOP Senator Slams WhatsApp For Turning On Encryption (Cotton-headed nitwittery)

    04/07/2016 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/6/2016 | David McCabe
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is slamming messaging platform WhatsApp for turning on end-to-end encryption for all of its users.... WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook and is particularly popular outside the United States, said on Tuesday that it would start offering encryption for its users as the default setting. That will apply to the different types of messages on the service, which include video and voice. "Every day we see stories about sensitive records being improperly accessed or stolen," WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton said in a post announcing the change. "And if nothing is done, more of...
  • Waze will warn when your lead foot has you speeding

    03/30/2016 10:28:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    cnet ^ | 03/31/2016 | lance whitney
    The crowdsourced driving app, owned by Google, already offers up the best routes to your destination by gathering data from fellow users on accidents, traffic jams, road closures and other hazards. Now, at least in some countries, it will also let you know when you're pushing the speed limit. If you're driving too fast, a visual warning will pop up on the app's screen showing your speed. The warning stays there until you slow down to below the speed limit. You can customize the app to warn you if you reach the speed limit or if you shoot past it...
  • Rep. Speier Wants To Register Every Prepaid Phone Purchase

    03/29/2016 9:00:27 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 21 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 3/28/16 | Tim Cushing
    First, the legislators came for encrypted phones, because terrorists were apparently using encryption. (Except they weren't.) Now, they're coming for prepaid phones. Sure, customers will still be able to buy prepaid phones. They'll just have to "register" with their local retailer in order to do so. A bill proposed in congress this week would require that all users provide identification and register prepaid burner phones upon purchase.... Even if this passes, it will do little to allow law enforcement agencies to follow up on burners recovered after attacks. Criminals and terrorists won't be presenting identification -- at least not theirs...
  • Was This News Editor Fired for Headline Criticizing Obama!?

    03/25/2016 1:02:04 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2013
    ..."The paper has said Johnson changed the headline after a previous one was approved for publication, going around normal procedures."
  • In the Apple Case, a Debate Over Data Hits Home

    03/15/2016 8:48:23 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 5 replies
    The New York TImes ^ | 3/13/16 | Michael D. Shear, David E. Sanger, and Katie Benner
    Three years ago, reeling from Edward J. Snowden's disclosure of the government's vast surveillance programs and uncertain how to respond, President Obama said he welcomed a vigorous public debate about the wrenching trade-offs between safeguarding personal privacy and tracking down potential terrorists. "It's healthy for our democracy," he told reporters at the time. "I think it's a sign of maturity." But the national debate touched off this winter by the confrontation between the Justice Department and Apple over smartphone security is not exactly the one Mr. Obama had in mind. Mr. Snowden's revelations produced modest changes and a heightened suspicion...
  • Pentagon spy drones sometimes flown over U.S.: USA Today

    03/09/2016 8:51:23 AM PST · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar 9, 2015
    The Pentagon has deployed drones several times over U.S. territory on non-military spy missions, but the flights have been rare and lawful, according to a Defense Department report obtained by USA Today under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • FAA Reveals 63 Drone Launch Sites On US Territory

    03/09/2016 8:51:13 AM PST · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 24, 2012 | Eloise Lee
    (Apr 24, 2012) The Pentagon is launching drones and spy planes from at least 63 locations within the United States. The Federal Aviation Administration released the data following a Freedom of Information Act request by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. But this information is bound to ruffle the feathers of privacy activists, who are concerned that unmanned aerial drones could be used to spy over residential areas.
  • Trump wants to 'open up' libel laws to sue media outlets

    02/26/2016 12:41:29 PM PST · by ConservativeTeen · 270 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Friday vowed to "open up" libel laws in order to sue media outlets that write "purposely negative" and "horrible" articles about him. "I’m gonna open up our libel laws, so when they write purposely negative and horrible, false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money," Trump said at a rally in Fort Worth, Texas. "We’re going to open up those libels laws," he added. "So that when The New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when The Washington Post, which is there for other reasons,...
  • Trump's claim on tax audits baffles

    02/26/2016 10:16:51 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 125 replies
    Politico ^ | February 26, 2016 | NICK GASS
    There's no legal restriction preventing him from releasing his tax returns, even if he's being audited...
  • German Govt's New Trojan Horse To Spy On Citizens' Calls, Typing, Cameraphones [Der Grober Bruder]

    02/23/2016 10:10:19 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 2/23/2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Germany's Federal government has announced it's new "trojan horse" computer software which will allow it to spy on citizens computers and smartphones. The German Interior Ministry has formally announced that they have created a new "Bundestrojaner" or government trojan horse software to enable them to track the communications of anyone that downloads it according to the German press, in addition to purchasing an "off the shelf" tool from a company which is said to help authoritarian regimes track their citizens. Trojan horse software is malicious software (often called malware) that is disguised as something innocent like a free screen saver...
  • CBO: Tolls, mileage fees would better fund roads

    02/21/2016 10:56:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2016 | Keith Laing
    The federal government would get more bang for their buck if U.S. drivers were charged directly for their use of highways through tolls or mileage fees, a new study from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says.The report from Congress's budgetary scorekeepers says current "spending on highways does not correspond very well with how the roads are used and valued." The CBO said mechanisms like tolling, mileage fees or congestion pricing could be considered to fund transportation projects in lieu of relying mostly on gas tax revenue."Almost all federal spending for highways occurs through formula grants to state and local governments,...
  • Trump Owned By Wall Street

    02/19/2016 10:35:07 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 79 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 19, 2016
    Trump is Owned by EVERY Bank on Wall St. (Except Citi, Who He Stiffed for $300M)...
  • 2015 FLASHBACK: Donald J. Trump says doctors make too much money (video)

    02/19/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 85 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 18, 2016 | Renee Nal
    Is there anybody more "all over the map" on healthcare than Donald Trump?...
  • It’s time to kill the $100 bill

    02/16/2016 11:00:17 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 16, 2016 | Lawrence H. Summers
    Harvard's Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government, which I am privileged to direct, has just issued an important paper by senior fellow Peter Sands and a group of student collaborators. The paper makes a compelling case for stopping the issuance of high denomination notes like the 500 euro note and $100 bill or even withdrawing them from circulation. I remember that when the euro was being designed in the late 1990s, I argued with my European G7 colleagues that skirmishing over seigniorage by issuing a 500 euro note was highly irresponsible and mostly would be a boon to corruption...
  • Report: Anti-White Agenda Revealed at GitHub’s Diversity Team

    02/15/2016 7:17:59 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/8/2016
    Online source code repository and team collaboration service GitHub has been under fire after an anti-white agenda was revealed within the company’s “Social Impact Team.” According to Tech Insider’s reveal on GitHub’s current situation, CEO Chris Wanstrath is radically changing the company. The former flat structure that eliminated substantial hierarchy has been replaced with supervisors and middle managers, and the ability for employees to work remotely has been cut back in favour of mandatory office working environments. These changes have prompted many long-term employees to leave, with some reportedly being ousted if they cannot meet the new requirements. GitHub’s Social...
  • Onama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort (New Executive Order)

    02/10/2016 1:20:11 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 42 replies
    IAPP.org ^ | 02/09/2016 | Sam Pfeifle
    Obama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort https://iapp.org/news/a/obama-establishes-federal-privacy-council-as-part-of-massive-cyber-effort/ Obama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort Sam Pfeifle The Privacy Advisor | Feb 9, 2016 Obama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort As part of his 2017 budget proposal for the United States, President Barack Obama is including $19 billion for cybersecurity efforts, a 35-percent increase over fiscal year 2016. The funds will go toward a Cybersecurity National Action Plan, which includes the hiring of a chief information security officer, a $3.1 billion fund for IT modernization at the...
  • Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control - Forbes (Microsoft spying cannot be disabled)

    02/10/2016 12:07:07 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 72 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/09/2016 | Gordon Kelly
    Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control - Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/02/09/windows-10-data-tracking-spying-levels/?utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix#1b42bfac7aa9 Back in November Microsoft confirmed Windows 10’s worst kept secret: its extensive telemetry (or ‘spying’ as it has been labelled) cannot be stopped. What no-one realised until now, however, is just how staggering the extent of this tracking really is…  Blowing the lid on it this week is Voat user CheesusCrust whose extensive investigation found  *Windows 10 contacts Microsoft to report data thousands of times per day.  And the kicker?  *This happens after choosing a custom Windows 10 installation and disabling all three pages of tracking options which are...
  • Windows 10 telemetry network traffic analysis, part 1

    02/06/2016 11:12:22 AM PST · by Dalberg-Acton · 30 replies
    VOAT ^ | 2/3/2016 | "CheesusCrust"
    "Like many of you, I am concerned about the telemetry, spying and other surveillance features, known or unknown, of Windows 10. It has concerned me enough to push me to Linux Mint as my main operating system. Even so, I wanted to better understand Windows 10, but internet search results for a decent windows 10 traffic analysis leave a lot to be desired. As such, I decided to do my own investigating on what, exactly, Windows 10 is doing traffic-wise, and post the results. For this analysis, I wanted to simply analyse the network traffic of Windows 10 on a...
  • Obama: Criticism Of Muslim Americans "Has No Place In Our Country"

    02/04/2016 3:47:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday, President Obama, who has become the executive branch equivalent of a professional Salon.com commenter troll, took his traveling roadshow of perverse failure to the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
  • New Obama regulation: White males lose, lawyers and Democrats win

    02/03/2016 7:39:33 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3 February, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Last Friday, a new regulation was proposed by the Obama administration that will make it harder and more expensive for employers to hire and promote white males, enrich class action lawyers, and do absolutely nothing to accomplish the ostensible goal of raising the pay of women relative to men.
  • Ted Cruz on what the Iowa victory means to him (and how absolutely EVIL Washington has become)

    02/03/2016 10:11:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 2, 2016
    "They would rather Hillary Clinton, they would rather bankrupt our kids and grandkids, they'd rather lose the Supreme Court for a generation, they'd rather see our religious liberties stripped away, our Second Amendment taken away, they would rather see Islamic terrorism continue to rise and Israel continue to be under assault than actually have a true Reagan conservative in the White House who believes what he says. That shows just how messed up Washington is, but it also shows why frustration is volcanic."...
  • Bernie Sanders dominates Facebook conversation on Iowa

    02/01/2016 4:49:55 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-1-2016 | ANJALI ATHAVALEY
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, locked in a tight race in Iowa with front-runner Hillary Clinton, dominated conversation about the state's caucuses on Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Monday, the social network said. From midnight to noon CST (0600-1800 GMT), 42.2 percent of conversations about the caucuses were about Sanders, the senator from Vermont, compared with 21.7 percent for Republican front-runner Donald Trump and 13.1 percent for Clinton, according to Facebook. Iowans begin choosing candidates at 7 p.m. CST (0100 GMT on Tuesday), with results expected within a few hours. The contest is the first of the state-by-state battles to pick...
  • Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash

    01/31/2016 10:57:04 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 173 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | 01/31/2016 | Tyler Durden
    So It Begins: Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-31/bloomberg-op-ed-calls-end-cash So It Begins: Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/31/2016 In a moment of curious serendipity, a little over 90 minutes after we showed what a dystopian, centrally-planned, cashless society unleashed in a negative interest rate world would look like ("by forcing people and companies to convert their paper money into bank deposits, the hope is that they can be persuaded (coerced?) to spend that money rather than save it because those deposits will carry considerable costs"), and briefly after we...
  • Company Developing ‘Tech Tattoos’ That Track Medical, Financial Info « CBS New York

    01/31/2016 10:28:43 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | 01/31/2016 | CBS
    Company Developing ‘Tech Tattoos’ That Track Medical, Financial Info « CBS New York http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/01/29/tech-tattoos-chaotic-moon/
  • Ted Cruz Boldly Calls This ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of The 21st Century’ [video]

    01/25/2016 3:48:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies
    The Politistick ^ | January 25, 2016 | Jon Conradi
    Monday is the beginning of National School Choice Week, featuring over 16,000 organized events across the country, an attempt to take on the anti-choice progressive left in America, the Democrat Party that prefers a government monopoly in the nation's school system in order to continue brainwashing children with their godless and anti-American Marxist ideology. Constitutional conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a long proponent of school choice in America, came out with a video both celebrating and supporting school choice on Monday - calling it the "civil rights issue of the 21st century."...
  • Banishing 'Get Windows 10' nagware isn't as easy as you think

    01/11/2016 7:02:41 PM PST · by Utilizer · 47 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Woody Leonhard
    If you're running Windows 7 or 8.1 on a computer that isn't attached to a domain, you're no doubt familiar with the "Get Windows 10" ads that try to convince you -- sometimes subtly, sometimes forcefully -- to install Windows 10. Microsoft's intrusive campaign has drawn much well-deserved ire among Windows customers. I think it represents a new low in Microsoft marketing -- right down there in the Scroogled end of the gene pool. Back in August, Microsoft posted KB 3080351, a discussion of new Group Policy settings and two obscure registry entries -- DisableOSUpgrade and ReservationsAllowed -- that, taken...