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13 Principles Week of Action: Secret Law is Not Law | Electronic Frontier Foundation - https://www.eff.org/deeplin...
13 Principles Week of Action: Secret Law is Not Law | Electronic Frontier Foundation
13 Principles Week of Action: Secret Law is Not Law | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"One of the many ways that the NSA’s mass surveillance violates the human rights of both Americans and others around the world is that it teeters on a huge pile of secret law. Let’s be clear. Under international human rights law, secret “law” doesn’t even qualify as “law” at all." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Artist gets Google results removed to 'highlight' his new work - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Ever since Google announced that it's complying with the European Commission's "right to be forgotten" ruling, it's been inundated with requests to take down all sorts of search results. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Who Is Running Phony Cell Phone Towers Around The Country? | Popular Science - http://www.popsci.com/article...
On August 29, Popular Science published a map of interceptor towers, surveillance devices that masquerade as cell phone towers to intercept voice and data transmissions from every cell user in an area. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Shevonne
RT @saladinahmed: I'm pretty sure this is the most horrible termination letter in the history of employment. http://huff.to/X2lS0d http://t.co/8xWaFbQGml
RT @saladinahmed: I'm pretty sure this is the most horrible termination letter in the history of employment. http://huff.to/X2lS0d http://t.co/8xWaFbQGml
Wow, that is terrible! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Geez :( - Stephen Mack
"You're fired. Good luck with the whole cancer thing! As always, Dr. Heartless" - Stephen Mack
No need to read, the letter says "let the air out of my tires and put flaming poo on my front porch". What a guy. - Eric - Poppa Large
That's harsh. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Whoa. Is that illegal or just asshole-y? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
And by being fired, doesn't she lose her health benefits to pay for her treatment? This is so wrong, immoral and in most civilized countries illegal. - Nils Sandin from iPhone
Nils Sandin
Detroit's Under-Funded Fire Departments Use a Soda Can For a Fire Alarm - http://gizmodo.com/detroit...
Where absent money leaves gaps, ingenuity fills in. Nowhere is that more true than in Detroit's fire departments, where, as Detroit Free Press reporter Tresa Baldas shows us, a soda can full of jangling coins and screws alerts the Motor City's long-suffering heroes when there's an emergency. via Pock - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/technol...
Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program - The Atlantic
"A white vehicle appears above the trees, a tiny plane a bit bigger than a seagull. It glides towards Parfitt, pitches upwards to a vertical position, and hovers near him, a couple hundred feet in the air. From its belly, a package comes tumbling downward, connected by a thin line to the vehicle itself. Right before the delivery hits the ground, it slows, hitting the earth with a tap. The delivery slows, almost imperceptibly, just before it hits the ground, hardly kicking up any dust." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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NIN: The Making of the "Closer" Video - http://vimeo.com/3704806
NIN: The Making of the "Closer" Video
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Cool what they did 20 years ago. - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls | Popular Science - http://www.popsci.com/article...
Like many of the ultra-secure phones that have come to market in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, the CryptoPhone 500, which is marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy SIII body, features high-powered encryption. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Mark H
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We had a few hours to spare on Sunday when we popped up to London to see my wife's cousin and discovered very late on that the Notting Hill Carnival was taking place so headed across the city to check it out. - Mark H
It would be fair to say that my wife initially didn't like it but, after we'd been there a little while, she really grew to absolutely loathe the entire event. This, sadly, curtailed my growing enjoyment of the carnival. It was noisy, crowded, full of mostly glum-looking people, and ankle deep in filth in many places. In short: it was fabulous. I wished I'd had longer there. You'll... more... - Mark H
My complete set of carnival photos can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos... - Mark H
Hahaha! You're an odd duck, sir. - Spidra Webster
It would seem after years of this festival, they would know how many trash bins they would need for the crowds, and that they should be emptied regularly. Or do the trash collectors only work Monday-Friday? - Nils Sandin
Now I'm totally combing through to see if I can spot my friends. My friends who moved there, and my friends who are in town for Kate Bush were all at the carnival :) - Jennifer Dittrich
Nils: I did wonder if the lack of bins might not be for security reasons but it might actually be as simple as realising that people won't use them once they've had a few drinks and it's just as easy to send the sweepers down the road overnight. - Mark H
Wow, that was a lot of trash! I could see either reason, but dang. - Jennifer Dittrich
Be thankful I didn't take pictures of the toilet facilities. Women (and men in need of a sit down) got to queue ten-deep at the portaloos. Men had urinals set up in the street. I'd not seen them before and it was... unsettling. A bit like these - http://www.urinal.net/lowland... - but not quite. Imagine about a hundred on the pavement and men jostling to use them. Lovely stuff. - Mark H
Nils Sandin
Why Do US Police Kill So Many People - Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/why-do-...
The protests and violence sparked by the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, have stirred up a debate in the U.S. about the use of lethal force by police. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Russia demands Internet users show ID to access public Wifi | Reuters - http://www.reuters.com/article...
"Russia further tightened its control of the Internet on Friday, requiring people using public Wifi hotspots provide identification, a policy that prompted anger from bloggers and confusion among telecom operators on how it would work." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Tiny, reversible USB Type-C connector finalized | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/gadgets...
Tiny, reversible USB Type-C connector finalized | Ars Technica
"The USB Promoter Group announced today that it has finalized the design of the USB Type-C plug, a new type of USB plug that's designed to completely replace every size of all current USB connectors. Like Apple's Lightning cables, the new connector is reversible so that it can be used in any orientation." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
What We Owe to Stieg Larsson and 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' | Word and Film - http://www.wordandfilm.com/2014...
It's been ten years since Stieg Larsson's untimely passing, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo author would have turned sixty on August 15 of this week had he lived. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
mashable
NASCAR has added a new rule telling drivers to not approach the track or moving vehicles after accidents http://mashable.com/2014...
Seems obvious and common-sense! - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Here’s a list of potentially unconstitutional things that police in Ferguson are doing - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
Here’s a list of potentially unconstitutional things that police in Ferguson are doing - The Washington Post
"[...] reports from Ferguson suggest that some local authorities might be falling short of their obligations to respect the rights of citizens and to comply with judicial interpretation of the First and Fourth Amendments. Below are a few areas in which local authorities could be violating people's rights." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/politic...
In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest - The Washington Post
"That behavior was wholly unwarranted and an assault on the freedom of the press to cover the news." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Where police forces don't resemble the community - Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...
"The controversial police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., brings to light the common discrepancy between the racial makeup of a police force and the community it serves. A Washington Post analysis of 2010 Census Bureau police staffing data shows that the vast majority of cities have a police presence that is a lot whiter than their population." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Here’s another Comcast cancellation horror story, with video evidence | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/busines...
"Chicago resident Aaron Spain explained in the video Monday that he was on hold for more than three hours, showing the time of the call on his phone as proof. He was calling to cancel Comcast "after a month of trying to get them to fix my service," he said. Spain was transferred to the retention department, but didn't actually get to talk to anyone. After using a different phone to call back the same number, Comcast's automated assistant told Spain, "I'm sorry, but our offices are now closed."" - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Meet MonsterMind, the NSA Bot That Could Wage Cyberwar Autonomously | Threat Level | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Meet MonsterMind, the NSA Bot That Could Wage Cyberwar Autonomously | Threat Level | WIRED
"The NSA whistleblower says the agency is developing a cyber defense system that would instantly and autonomously neutralize foreign cyberattacks against the US, and could be used to launch retaliatory strikes as well. The program, called MonsterMind, raises fresh concerns about privacy and the government’s policies around offensive digital attacks." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Call Me Ed: A Day With Edward Snowden | Magazine | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Call Me Ed: A Day With Edward Snowden | Magazine | WIRED
"Just a few people on earth knew where I was and why—in Moscow, to sit down with Edward Snowden. It was a secret that required great efforts to keep. I told coworkers and friends that I was traveling to Paris, for “some work.”" - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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Snowden: I Left the NSA Clues, But They Couldn’t Find Them | Threat Level | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Snowden: I Left the NSA Clues, But They Couldn’t Find Them | Threat Level | WIRED
"If the NSA still doesn’t know the full extent of the greatest leak of secrets in its history, it’s not because of Edward Snowden’s attempts to cover his tracks. On the contrary, the NSA’s most prolific whistleblower now claims he purposefully left a trail of digital bread crumbs designed to lead the agency directly to the files he’d copied." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
Russia demands Internet users show ID to access public Wifi| Reuters - http://www.reuters.com/article...
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia further tightened its control of the Internet on Friday, requiring people using public Wifi hotspots provide identification, a policy that prompted anger from bloggers and confusion among telecom operators on how it would work. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
John Marciano’s Whatever Happened to the Metric System, reviewed. - http://www.slate.com/article...
John Marciano’s Whatever Happened to the Metric System, reviewed.
"“There were those who considered metric conversion to be unpatriotic,” writes Marciano. No less a figure than the director of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame declared metric was “definitely communist.” Stewart Brand decried the “despicable attempts by government to put an entire people on one ‘convenient’ system.” Tom Wolfe accused elites of kowtowing to fashionable Europe, sneering that “we’re still the most obedient little colonials when it comes to things intellectual.” In the end, the anti-metricians won." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Nils Sandin
We Listed Ever Superhero Movie Coming Out Through 2020 And It's Terrifying - Yahoo TV - https://tv.yahoo.com/news...
"Things are getting tense in the world of superhero movies. Marvel is killing it at the box office and other studios are trying their damnedest to break off a chunk of that sweet, sweet consumer pie. So when Marvel announced they've sketched out their movie universe through 2020 — and then doubled-down by locking in dates — the scramble began." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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Watch As We Explain Every Marvel Easter Egg Ever In One Video - MTV - http://www.mtv.com/news...
Watch As We Explain Every Marvel Easter Egg Ever In One Video - MTV
"A map behind Tony in “Iron Man 2″ shows the location of each Avenger, with some still to come. The Infinity Gauntlet, sure to play a huge role in upcoming “Avengers” movies, is seen briefly in Odin’s Trophy Room in “Thor,” along with a number of other objects which might foreshadow future storylines." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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Hacker says to show passenger jets at risk of cyber attack, AsiaOne Relax News - http://news.asiaone.com/news...
BOSTON - Cybersecurity researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems - a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Kodak Movie Film, at Death's Door, Gets a Reprieve - WSJ - http://online.wsj.com/news...
Faced with the possible extinction of the material that made Hollywood famous, a coalition of studios is close to a deal to keep Eastman Kodak Co. KODK -2. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Nils Sandin
Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed: Digital Photography Review - http://www.dpreview.com/article...
It is frequently said that 'the best camera is the one you have with you,' and when a stable platform for that camera is required, the same could be said for tripods. Some leg sets are so large and heavy that they tend to live in the back of a closet or trunk of a car, despite the best intentions. vi - Nils Sandin
Stephan #TeamMarina
Entering hotel expenses is a nightmare. Let an accountant handle it and charge that to the company. #rate #tax #levy #fee #gst #itemization
Canada more complicated? - Nils Sandin
We use Concur and it requires itemization of all the fees, taxes, levies, etc. I'm so close, I'm just one penny off and I can't get it to accept my numbers. Travel is bad, but entering this shit upon return is just the devil. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
VICTORY! I was able to spoof some numbers just to satisfy the total amount. It doesn't auto calculate the tax (which is now 1¢ off) so I'm sure the accountant will return this with an angry note but I shall claim innocence. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Nils Sandin
UK definition of terrorism 'could catch political journalists and bloggers' | UK news | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...
UK definition of terrorism 'could catch political journalists and bloggers' | UK news | The Guardian
"The current British definition of terrorism is so broadly drawn that it could even catch political journalists and bloggers who publish material that the authorities consider dangerous to public safety, said the official counter-terrorism watchdog." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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