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by cory doctorow

Caspar Bowden, Citizen Lab, Anriette Esterhuysen and the Association for Progressive Communications, and Kathy Sierra will be awarded the EFF's prestigious prize recognizing the leaders who are extending freedom and innovation on the electronic frontier....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Rick Kleffel talks to William MacAskill, the core of Effective Altruism, discussing EA and his book about it. It's much more pragmatic and entirely reasonable, not about extreme statistics and speculations." Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Bruce Burkett of the North Dakota Peace Officer's Association introduced an amendment to ND HB 1328 that allows cops to shoot at citizens with drone-borne rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, tasers and sound cannon. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Peter writes, "Is a public library's board of trustees any place for a would-be book censor? The town of Downers Grove, Illinois is about to find out." Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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It's a pity that IBM hasn't made this fabric since 1950 or so, because I would rock a pair of pajamas in this pattern (or hell, a big suit!). Textile, IBM, ca. 1950 [Angelo Testa/Cooper Hewitt]...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Austin Grossman's first-person secret memoir of Richard Nixon sounds like a Lovecraftian gag, but Crooked is a brooding, bitter Cold War novel that gets deep into the psyche of "the funniest president that ever lived." Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Rocky Anderson is suing the agency for spying on him (and everyone else in Salt Lake City) during the 2002 Olympics -- he's added his name to a mass lawsuit against the NSA, FBI, George W. Bush, Michael Hayden, Dick Cheney and 50 "Does." Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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In 1945, the Food and Nutrition board advised that most people needed 2.5l of water/day, noting that most of this would come from your prepared foods. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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The Shiroko High Carbon Steel Kurouchi Kujira Whale Utility Chef's Knife is available in four models (the Type B has some clever handle-stuff going on -- and the charming, hand-forged kids' pencil sharpening knives are now available in the US! Read the...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Juha sez, "The Law Society of NZ is alarmed at government proposals to introduce secret courts where defendants have no right to attend hearings and see all the evidence against them." Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Several residents of Rapides Parish called the sherriff's office to report a "terror message" on a sign that actually said "Welcome home, Yamit," in Hebrew. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Nathan Schneider writes, "The seeds are being planted for a new kind of online economy. For all the wonders the Internet brings us, it is dominated by an economics of monopoly, extraction, and surveillance." Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Denver Police Officers Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine maced four women without provocation and shoved them to the ground in 2009, then lied about it for years. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Jan Mickelson hosts one of Iowa's top talk-radio shows and has entertained many of the GOP's nomination hopefuls who want his endorsement for the all-important Iowa primary. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Jeff Lemire -- creator of the epic apocalyptic graphic novel Sweet Tooth and the dreamy, Twilight-Zonish Underwater Welder -- returns with a new graphic novel, Descender, with Dustin Nguyen -- we're proud to present the entire first issue below! Read...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Leonie Müller's undergrad thesis will include an analysis of her months living on Germany's high-speed trains, washing her hair in the bathroom sinks and writing her papers at 100+ km/h. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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It's a complex story -- partly about the Beeb facing privatisation and being required to bid out its work; partly about the Met having made some spectacular recent blunders in providing the weather. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Lavie Tidhar writes, "The Apex Book of World SF 4 is out today - this is the fourth volume of the series began in 2009, and features 28 stories from 25 countries, seven of which are translations, and it is the first volume to be edited by Mahvesh Murad...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Researchers at Pen Test Partners took up the challenge to hack a smart fridge at Defcon's IoT Village, and discovered that they could man-in-the-middle your Google login credentials from Samsung fridges. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Part of the ongoing Disneyland/Muppet crossover video series: I'm away from home and blogging this so that my daughter sees it!...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV -- Germany's domestic spy agency) coveted access to Xkeyscore, the NSA's flagship tool for searching and analyzing mass-surveillance data, so they secretly, illegally traded access to Germans'...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Michael from Muckrock sez, "There's a lot of lessons that the federal government should have learned in the aftermath of Katrina. Increased domestic surveillance, however, appears to be the one the FBI took to heart, using the natural disaster as a justification...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Citizenlab details an "elaborate phishing campaign" against Iranian expats and activists, combining phone-calls from fake Reuters reporters, mostly convincing Google Docs login-screens, and a sophisticated attempt to do a "real-time man-in-the-middle...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Well, The Shephed's Crowd (a Tiffany Aching book) is out in the UK, anyway -- (idiotically) the US release will be Sept 1. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The sold-out installation at Weston-super-Mare is a carnival of dark delights and clearly fun for the whole family. (via JWZ)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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