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HOW THE US GOVERNMENT HIDES SECRET SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS

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First described in government documents obtained by Reuters in 2013, parallel construction is when law enforcement originally obtains evidence through a secret surveillance program, then tries to seek it out again, via normal procedure. In essence, law enforcement creates a parallel, alternative story for how it found information. That way, it can hide surveillance techniques from public scrutiny and would-be criminals.

https://www.wired.com/story/stingray-secret-surveillance-programs/

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PragerU Takes Legal Action Against Google and YouTube

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Recently, PragerU filed a lawsuit against video giant YouTube for its systematic censorship of their videos.  YouTube has chosen repeatedly to restrict over 30 PragerU videos for violating their “Community Guidelines.” Those guidelines are meant to protect users against viewing sexual, violent or graphic content.  If you’ve seen any PragerU videos, you know that they contain nothing even remotely close to any of these categories.

Google/YouTube has freely admitted that the videos were reviewed by humans – not an algorithm – and they determined the videos were “not appropriate for a younger audience.” Think about the millions of actually inappropriate videos on YouTube and then ask yourself, why is our content restricted?

Unfortunately, the answer is all too obvious. YouTube has restricted PragerU videos for one reason only: ideological discrimination.

Can you imagine if the left owned the internet the way it owns our universities?

https://www.prageru.com/prageru-takes-legal-action-against-google-and-youtube-discrimination-0

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Confusing Self-Driving Cars by Altering Road Signs – Schneier on Security

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https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/08/confusing_self-.html

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Will Cash Disappear?

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But the critics of cash have been met by their own critics, who argue that electronic payments can disenfranchise poor people who lack easy access to bank accounts and the internet and can make it much easier for governments and corporations to monitor a person’s every step.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/14/business/dealbook/cashless-economy.html

 

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Self-Driving Cars Won’t Save Everyone. In Fact, They’ll Kill | WIRED

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Self-driving cars will totally eliminate traffic deaths, right? Nope. In fact, on rare occasions they’ll choose to kill.

https://www.wired.com/video/2017/03/self-driving-cars-won-t-save-everyone-in-fact-they-ll-kill/

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Founders of hacked crypto-mining site apologize over Facebook livestream – The Verge

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Yesterday, hackers stole $64 million from NiceHash, a company that lets users apply their extra GPUs to mining cryptocurrencies. The attack caused NiceHash to shut down its website for 24 hours, as the site’s payment system was compromised and its bitcoin wallets emptied.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/7/16748472/nicehash-cryptocurrency-mining-bitcoin-ethereum-hacking-security-breach

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American Airlines without pilots for Christmas after scheduling glitch

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As DOJ calls for “responsible encryption,” expert asks “responsible to whom?” – Ars Technica

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“If strong crypto is outlawed, only outlaws will have strong crypto,” she said.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/as-doj-calls-for-responsible-encryption-expert-asks-responsible-to-whom/?amp=1

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Cloud vs. NAS: Where is my Data Safer? – Boxcryptor Blog

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Really good explanation of why it is smart to encrypt everything you store online in a ‘virtual/cloud drive’ at Google, Microsoft, or Amazon.

https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/blog/post/date-security-cloud-vs-nas/

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For The Win: DNC Watched Russians Steal Data

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In May, when CrowdStrike recommended that we take down our system and rebuild it, the DNC told them to wait a month, because the state primaries for the presidential election were still underway, and the party and the staff needed to be at their computers to manage these efforts,” Brazile wrote in her new book, “Hacks.”

Source: DNC Watched Russians Steal Data | The Daily Caller

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