Acting Homeland Security Chief Booed Off Stage at Georgetown Law

Acting Homeland Security Chief Booed Off Stage at Georgetown Law

Protesters shut down a speech by Kevin K. McAleenan, the latest effort by opponents of the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policies to let their grievances be known to policymakers.

Indonesia Security Chief Stabbed in Attack Linked to ISIS

A married couple used knives and scissors to assault the minister, a former general, leaving him with two stomach wounds.

How to Find and Use Google’s Brand-New Privacy Tools

Google recently announced a few new features that give users more control over their data, including three new privacy options for Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Assistant, as well as a new tool for monitoring password security. Here’s a quick rundown of ea…

How to Survive Apple’s iOS 13 Update Blitz

I’m one of those people who must always run the most up-to-date version of anything I’m using. Apps? Games? Hardware? If a device or piece of software doesn’t have an auto-updater (and even if it does), I’m constantly checking to make sure it has the latest f…

Twitter Used Your Phone Number to Send You Ads. Now What?

Talk about being caught between a tweet and a hard place. Twitter, in its infinite wisdom, recently admitted that it messed up and used email addresses and phone numbers—provided by users as part of their account security practices—for advertising purposes. R…

Your Samsung Device May Now Be Getting Less Frequent Software Updates

Android users can safely expect new security patches to roll out from Google at a regular clip, but the specific timing depends on your device. Google products, like the Pixel line, usually get new patches every month, while Android phones from other manufact…

Wiranto: Indonesia security minster stabbed by ‘IS radical’

The 72-year-old – a former head of Indonesia’s military – suffers “two deep wounds” to his stomach.

No One Knows About Two-Factor Authentication and Private Browsing

Sounds strange, doesn’t it? As much as we try to promote the importance of this security measure—a secondary means of identifying that whoever is trying to log into your account is actually you—a recent survey from the Pew Research Center indicates that more …

What We’ve Learned From Our Privacy Project (So Far)

What We’ve Learned From Our Privacy Project (So Far)

Privacy is an endlessly complex topic, but a few basic themes are emerging.

As U.S. Takes Aim at Chinese Tech Firms, Trump Signals a Strategy Shift

In blacklisting surveillance companies, the United States is the first major government to punish China for its crackdown on Muslims.

Diplomats Pushed Ukraine to Investigate, Dangled Trump Visit

Diplomats Pushed Ukraine to Investigate, Dangled Trump Visit

Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine’s newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one diplomat feared was a “crazy” …

Messi Wanted to Leave Barca During Tax Investigation

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has said he considered leaving the club when he was investigated for tax fraud in 2013, saying he felt “badly treated” by Spain.

2 Deaths Near Military Base Investigated as Murder-Suicide

Court records show the shooting deaths last month of a Nebraska airman and his wife are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

WMD trailer

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desk police officer accidentally uncovers calculated flaws in the evidence being assembled to attack Iraq, as well as tries to subject the reality.

U.S. Expands Blacklist to Include China's Top AI Startups Ahead of Trade Talks

U.S. Expands Blacklist to Include China’s Top AI Startups Ahead of Trade Talks

The U.S. government widened its trade blacklist to include some of China’s top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this…

U.S. Puts Hikvision, Chinese Security Bureaus on Economic Blacklist

The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday placed 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies – including video surveillance company Hikvision and seven other companies – on a U.S. trade blacklist over Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims and ot…

Displacement (excerpt)

https://vimeo.com/ricardosaavedra/floodingthebigbrother!.?.!Started dealing with this piece entailing the principle of data obfuscation last week. Frequencies from the music are turned into IP addresses that I make use of to ping random servers on the web. The concept is to make use of noise’s random actions to “fool” data monitoring systems when tracking my personal data. Still job in progress, even more experiments quickly. Visuals: Processing and also Open Frameworks Noise: SuperCollider

U.S. Blacklists 28 Chinese Entities Over Abuses in Xinjiang

U.S. Blacklists 28 Chinese Entities Over Abuses in Xinjiang

The companies and security bureaus were barred from buying American products because of their roles in human rights violations against Muslim minorities, the Trump administration said.

Spying Scandal at Credit Suisse Leads to Top Executive’s Resignation

Pierre-Olivier Bouée, the bank’s chief operating officer, had hired an investigator to track the head of wealth management, who left for a rival.

US sets new record for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis infections

US sets new record for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis infections

Apparent a coping method for these troubled times is unprotected sex. Daily Wire : In a report published on Tuesday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis at an all-time high across the United Stat…

Recommended Reading: The ICE surveillance playbook

How ICE picks its targets in the surveillance age McKenzie Funk, The New York Times Through the lens of officers operating in the Pacific Northwest, The New York Times explains how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) collects information on…

STDs in America Hit Another Record High in 2018

It’s been a banner half-decade for sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S., according to a new report out Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2018 saw yet another record high for STDs in the country, with reported cases of chlamydia…

Identity theft’s newest target: your face

A lot of companies struggle with bias in the workplace, but for many big tech companies, the problem is a bit more extreme. Why, because it’s not just the human beings that are racist, a lot of their algorithms are biased too. This is the problem that Google …

California bans law enforcement from using facial recognition software for the next 3 years

California lawmakers today passed a bill placing a three-year state-wide moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies. AB 1215, The Body Camera Accountability Act, was introduced earlier this year by assemblymember Phil T…

Democrats alarmed about possible U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies treaty

Four senior Democratic lawmakers said on Tuesday they believed the Trump administration may withdraw from a treaty that allows unarmed surveillance flights over U.S., Russian and other territory, warning it would be a gift to Russia and undermine confidence i…

Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jordan Payton accused of confrontation with a server at LA celebrity hotspot Delilah

Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jordan Payton has been accused of grabbing a server by the collar at Los Angeles restaurant Delilah, and balling up his fist as if to punch him. Insider learned this while reporting on an unrelated incident at the restaur…

U.S. Blacklists Chinese Artificial Intelligence Firms Over Abuses Against Muslim Minorities

The U.S. says the facial recognition and other artificial intelligence technology is being used to repress China’s Muslim minority groups