Daily Archives: September 6, 2016

Podcast Fights to Exonerate Iconic Labor Activist Joe Hill

Exonerate Joe Hill one hundred years after his death http://www.wnyc.org/story/remembering-joe-hill/ Hill arrived to the United States in 1902 as an indigent, unknown Swedish immigrant. By the time of Hill’s death in 1915 — a penalty for a murder that historians, including Billy, … Continue reading

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German spies violated law, must delete XKeyscore database—watchdog

German spies violated law, must delete XKeyscore database—watchdog Glyn Moody (UK) – 9/5/2016, 10:02 PM http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/09/german-spies-broke-law-must-delete-xkeyscore-database-says-watchdog/ Germany’s spies seriously violated the country’s laws multiple times, according to a secret report from its federal data protection commissioner Andrea Voßhoff. The legal … Continue reading

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Tales from Comcast’s data cap nation: Can the meter be trusted?

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/09/tales-from-comcasts-data-cap-nation-can-the-meter-be-trusted/ “We know that our meter is right… with our meter, we give you a guarantee that it is perfect,” one Comcast customer service representative insisted to another subscriber who disputed data charges a few months ago. That subscriber, Chris … Continue reading

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Internet Tracking Has Moved Beyond Cookies

Internet Tracking Has Moved Beyond Cookies By Jody Avirgan Sep 2 2016 https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/internet-tracking-has-moved-beyond-cookies/  Chances are you know you’re being tracked online. Most of us are at the point where we’re not surprised when an ad for something we searched for … Continue reading

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Privacy Advocates Cite NSA Hack as Vindication of Apple’s Fight With FBI

Privacy Advocates Cite NSA Hack as Vindication of Apple’s Fight With FBI <> The FBI claimed the software was needed to break into the iPhone owned by Syed Farook, one of the shooters in the December attack in San Bernardino, … Continue reading

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