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Retweet of evacide

2016 Jan 19, 8:00
EFF litigates the US governnent into still more transparency into how it decides to use 0days, by @agcrocker. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/01/eff-pries-more-transparency-zero-days-governments-grasp …
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Retweet of marshray

2015 Mar 30, 12:13
http://pastebin.com/BH6Ec9Zk  "That's 64 bits against the cracker, 40 bits for the government." HT @csoghoian
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Retweet of 18F

2015 Mar 16, 9:48
Today the White House is proposing an HTTPS-only standard for the entire federal government: https://https.cio.gov  Public comment welcome!
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mostlysignssomeportents: More than 90% of Americans believe...

2014 Jun 7, 9:55


mostlysignssomeportents:

More than 90% of Americans believe that the US government is unduly influenced by money, and the Mayday.US super PAC is raising $5M to fund the election campaigns of politicians who’ll pledge to dismantle super PACs and enact other campaign finance reforms. They raised more than $1M in 30 days last month, and this month, the goal is $5M. It’s the brainchild of Lawrence Lessig, who’s going to run prototype the project by running five electoral campaigns in 2014, and use the lessons of those projects to win enough anti-corruption seats in 2016 to effect real change.

Again, I’m not able to contribute to Mayday.US, because I’m a Canadian and Briton. But I ask my American friends to put in $10, and promise that I’ll put CAD1000 into any comparable Canadian effort and/or £1000 into a comparable UK effort. We all win when countries embrace evidence-based policy guided by doing what’s best for its citizens, rather than lining the pockets of corrupting multinationals.

Mayday.US

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Attention:!!!, Behold, you are reading a letter from your President Barack Obama.

2012 Sep 26, 2:43

Eric gets the most entertaining mail.

You have failed to comply with them after all the warning and instructions given to you, but since you are also among the terrorist we are facing in the country, I will personal make sure that I wipe away the crime in the state and I promise you that you will definitely pay with your life because I am here to protect the interest of my people and not to put them in shame, you suppose to support this government and not to spoil it.

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laughingsquid: The Curious Government of the City of London...

2012 Sep 21, 6:10


laughingsquid:

The Curious Government of the City of London (not to be confused with London)

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When they went to the Moon, they received the same per diem...

2012 Aug 28, 4:38


When they went to the Moon, they received the same per diem compensation as they would have for being away from base in Bakersfield: eight dollars a day, before various deductions (like for accommodation, because the government was providing the bed in the spaceship).

theatlantic:

Apollo 11’s Astronauts Received an $8 Per Diem for the Mission to the Moon

The astronauts of Apollo 11: Intrepid explorers. Inspirational heroes. Government employees.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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Scorching legal response from Dajaz1.com to the unsealed US gov't docs on the illegal, sleazy seizure of its domain name

2012 May 7, 1:25

Its all quite shocking.

Fourth , when I explained that the blog publisher had received music from the industry itself, a government attorney replied that authorization was an “affirmative defense” that need not be taken into account by the government in carrying out the seizure. That was stunning.

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Feds Seized Hip-Hop Site for a Year, Waiting for Proof of Infringement (wired.com)

2012 May 4, 1:57PermalinkCommentscopyright technical legal wired politics government music riaa

EFF White Paper Outlines How Businesses Can Avoid Assisting Repressive Regimes

2012 Apr 18, 6:24

A House subcommittee has passed the Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA), which would require disclosure from companies about their human rights practices and limit the export of technologies that “serve the primary purpose of” facilitating government surveillance or censorship to countries designated as “Internet-restricting.”

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Feds Mistakenly Shut Down Popular Blog For Over A Year (techdirt.com)

2011 Dec 8, 10:57PermalinkCommentstechnical censorship government internet riaa copyright

Swiss government keeps downloading legal after piracy study

2011 Dec 4, 2:28

“One in three people in Switzerland download unauthorized music, movies and games from the Internet and since last year the government has been wondering what to do about it. … The overall conclusion of the study is that the current copyright law, under which downloading copyrighted material for personal use is permitted, doesn’t have to change.” Wow, that sounds like almost reasonable and understandable copyright law.

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Biden Minimizes Browser Window Every Time Obama Walks By

2011 Nov 17, 12:38PermalinkCommentshumor government obama biden onion

Malware Signed With a Governmental Signing Key - F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab

2011 Nov 16, 12:19

“It’s not that common to find a signed copy of malware. It’s even rarer that it’s signed with an official key belonging to a government.”

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NYTimes Sues US For Refusing To Reveal Secret Interpretation Of Patriot Act (techdirt.com)

2011 Oct 20, 6:52
Wow, FTA: "Given all of this, reporter Charlie Savage of the NY Times filed a Freedom of Information Act request to find out the federal government's interpretation of its own law... and had it refused. According to the federal government, its own interpretation of the law is classified."
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Iran blocks Tor; Tor releases same-day fix ...

2011 Sep 19, 12:53Counter intuitive argument for not making the larger fix: "Should we fix them all preemptively, meaning the next time they block us it will be through some more complex mechanism that's harder to figure out? Or should we leave things as they are, knowing there will be more blocking events but also knowing that we can solve them easily?"PermalinkCommentstor censorship government iran technical

Senators call for end to anonymous, prepaid cell phones

2010 May 27, 8:52Time to stock up on prepaid anonymous cell phones before its too late! Or just use the call encryption Android application...PermalinkCommentsprivacy security cellphone anonymous politics government technical

Ars Colloquium: the official ACTA treaty draft and your reactions

2010 Apr 21, 6:47"After years of secrecy (and the occasional leak), a draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty has finally been released by negotiators. We've delved deep into the treaty, highlighting its numerous problems. Indeed, there's a lot not to like about the treaty: Internet disconnections, anticircumvention prohibitions, and even the ability for rightsholders to get injunctions if they can show infringement is imminent."PermalinkCommentsarstechnica acta privacy internet todo government politics piracy technical

Researchers identify command servers behind Google attack

2010 Jan 14, 2:54Wow: "If the report's findings are correct, it suggests that the government of China has been engaged for months in a massive campaign of industrial espionage against US companies."PermalinkCommentsinternet google china security politics privacy

Official Google Blog: A new approach to China

2010 Jan 12, 9:02"We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China."PermalinkCommentsgoogle china politics privacy censorship internet web search
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