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From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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At "Share the Safety," you can buy one of three Smith & Wesson guns, and the good folks at the NRA will send another one just like it to a lucky person in a low income, inner-city neighborhood, "law-abiding urbanites who will for the first time be...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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The readership of Locus magazine have chosen their favorite fantasy and science fiction works of 2015, and the winners make for a very exciting summer reading list indeed! (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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The monthly Report on Business magazine in the Canadian national paper The Globe and Mail profiled my work on DRM reform, as well as my science fiction writing and my work on Boing Boing. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Mian Wei, a Chinese student at the Rhode Island School of Design, has created an experimental series of fake fingertips with randomly generated fingerprints that work with Apple and Android fingerprint authentication schemes, as well as many others....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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It's been nearly a year since I moved from London to Burbank, and in that time, I've been slowly iterating through various online tutorials to be better at charcoal grilling, something I had almost no experience with when I got here. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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The Court ruled in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt that the Texas law placed undue burdens on clinics that performed abortions by requiring them to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers, use doctors with admitting privileges at local...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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China's Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (in English, "Publicity Department") spends $10B/year -- only part of its budget -- getting the official Chinese party line into foreign news outlets, with the rest of its...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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The Snowbot -- a $14,000 Beampro telepresence robot that Edward Snowden pilots from Moscow -- is becoming a fixture at conferences, meetings, and in the halls of power in the USA, where Snowden is a frequent invited guest. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Edward Snowden has taken to Twitter to condemn Russia's proposed "Yarovaya law," which provides prison sentences of 7 years for writing favorably about "extremism" on the Internet, criminalizes failure to report "reliable" information about planned attacks,...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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The Leave campaign's old homepage, which once linked to screen after screen of promises about the UK's bright future out of the EU, is now just a static banner, with no way to navigate to those pages. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Arriving in my inbox at a steady clip this morning: a series of phishing emails aimed at Bitcoiners, promising that the sender has found a bug in "the Bitcoin client" and promising "Pay 0.07 BTC today, get 10 BTC for 15 hours." (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, June 27, 2016
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John Quiggin (previously) delivers some of the most salient commentary on the Brexit vote and how it fits in with Syriza, Podemos, Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders (etc) as well as Trump, French neo-fascists, and other hypernationalist movements. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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By Happy Toast, from the B3ta Brexit Challenge....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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The Smile Makers 88 was sent to McDonald's franchise managers in 1987, filled with garments they could buy for themselves, their families, and their workers. It. Is. Terrible. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Photographer unknown, spotted on Sunset Boulevard....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Ethan Zuckerman -- formerly of Global Voices, now at the MIT Center for Civic Media -- has spent his career trying to find thoughtful, effective ways to use technology as a lever to make positive social change (previously), but that means that he also...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Brett from Mozilla writes, "Codemoji, a game and learning tool that lets you encode secret messages in emoji and then send them to friends for deciphering." (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Nicole Nichols' 8-year-old daughter has diabetes; Nichols and her husband have come to rely on Medicaid to help supply life-saving essential medication for their daughter, because their two salaries are insufficient to cover their medical bills, which...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Mur Lafferty, an amazing author and podcaster, had her mainstream publishing debt in 2013 with the wonderful Shambling Guide to New York City, about a travel writer who gets tapped to write a guidebook for spooks, haints, vampires and werewolves. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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When security firm Sucuri investigated the source of a 50,000-request/second DDoS attack on a jewelry shop, they discovered to their surprise that the attacks originated on a botnet made of hacked 25,500+ CCTV cameras in 105 countries. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Kyle writes, "The Volt is a fully open source, arduino-based, handmade analog clock that tells time with meters. Available in a DIY install kit, 2 pre-made models, and a mix & match hardware option. The clocks are but with solid black walnut and...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Last July, McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt made headlines when video surfaced of him pulling his gun on a group of black children in their bathing suits at a pool party, tackling a young girl in her bikini. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Going for the Gold: The Economics of the Olympics, a paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives analyzes the economics of hosting the Olympics, indicting the numbers game played by bid committees and the IOC. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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In Workarounds to Computer Access in Healthcare Organizations: You Want My Password or a Dead Patient?, security researchers from Penn, Dartmouth and USC conducted an excellent piece of ethnographic research on health workers, shadowing them as they...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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In a new paper, researchers from Ben-Gurion University demonstrate a fiendishly clever procedure for getting data off of airgapped computers that have had their speakers removed to prevent acoustic data-transmission: instead of playing sound through...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Since the Tony Blair years, the Labour Party has really been two parties: the dominant one was neoliberal, surveillance-happy, banker-worshipping, and it held the other party -- working people, unions, progressives, students -- ransom, with a pitch that...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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