Archive For The “Privacy” Category

DNA Testing Companies Like 23andme Admit Adding Fake African Ancestry To White Profiles In Order To “Screw With Racists” | Squawker

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Remember when white supremacist Craig Cobb found out that he was 14% black? Well as it turns out, there’s a possibility that those numbers could have been fudged with.

https://archive.fo/2AXHb

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Sec. of State warns of ad claiming your voting record is public | WBMA

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The ad claims Alabama individuals’ voting records are public.

He says it absolutely is not.

The state doesn’t even keep records of an individual’s political affiliation.

Many are worried of the impact their voting record could have on their businesses.

http://abc3340.com/news/local/sec-of-state-warning-ad-claims-your-voting-record-is-public

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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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Big Brewer Makes a Play for Marijuana Beverages – WSJ

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Fusion GPS, House intel panel reach agreement on subpoena

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Huh…the First Amendment right to speak out also guaranteed nobody would know who said it….. right…..

The firm argued in its court filing that the release of the financial records would reveal the names of its clients and therefore violate its and their First Amendment rights to free speech and free association. It also claimed the subpoena, authorized by intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a California Republican, was too broad.

The court has deemed the agreement reached by Fusion and the House intelligence committee confidential and sealed.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/10/28/politics/fusion-house-intelligence-agreement-subpoena/index.html

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China and US square off in race to master quantum computing | McClatchy Washington Bureau

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And mankind still questions the presence an omniscient God in the universe….

A quantum computer “can feel all the possibilities at once,” said Warner A. Miller, a physicist at Florida Atlantic University….”

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article179971861.html

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USA Liberty Act Won’t Fix What’s Most Broken with NSA Internet Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Despite repeated inquiries from Congress, the NSA has yet to publicly disclose how many Americans are impacted by this surveillance.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/10/usa-liberty-act-wont-fix-whats-most-broken-nsa-internet-surveillance

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Jeff Bezos, Amazon, And The Wavering Pretense Of American Free Press – Disobedient Media

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The past few weeks have been particularly unpleasant for Jeff Bezos’ Amazon and The Washington Post, as news emerged that Amazon executive Roy Price was forced to resigne in the wake of sex abuse allegations. The claims added to reports of The Washington Post’s repressive policies towards the speech of their own writers. Despite all this, some legacy outlets publishedcalls for Bezos to replace Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, should Pompeo resign.

https://disobedientmedia.com/2017/10/jeff-bezos-amazon-and-the-wavering-pretense-of-american-free-press/?utm_source=Disobedient+Media&utm_campaign=064c6ea9b1-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_abbbc6117a-064c6ea9b1-30826219

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KRACK: WPA2 Wi-Fi Protocol Brocken

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According to researchers, the communication over HTTPS is secure (but may not be 100 percent secure) and cannot be decrypted using the KRACK attack. So, you are advised to use a secure VPN service—which encrypts all your Internet traffic whether it’s HTTPS or HTTP.

https://thehackernews.com/2017/10/wpa2-krack-wifi-hacking.html?m=1

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