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+ - Fluke Donates Real Multimeters to SparkFun as goodwill gesture->

Submitted by Actually, I do RTFA
Actually, I do RTFA (1058596) writes "We recently heard about the confiscation of a delivery of multimeters to SparkFun for infringing on Fluke's trademark. One common thread in the discussions was the theme that Fluke should have let that shipment through ("lawyers" argued about the legal ramifications of it) as a goodwill gesture to SparkFun and the Maker community. Well, Fluke did one better. They announced they were sending more than $30k worth of official multimeters to SparkFun for them to do whatever they want with.

SparkFun is most likely going to give them away.

A great example of win-win-win?"

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+ - Inside NSA's Efforts to Hunt Sysadmins->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Snowden revelations continue today with The Intercept releasing an NSA document titled “I hunt sys admins” (PDF on Cryptome). The document details techniques used by the NSA to break into systems administrators' computers in order to gain access to the networks they control. The Intercept has a detailed analysis of the leaked document."
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+ - An Internet Provider's CEO On Why ISPs Should Only Keep User Logs Two Weeks->

Submitted by Sparrowvsrevolution
Sparrowvsrevolution (1926150) writes "Dane Jasper’s tiny Internet service provider Sonic.net briefly took the national spotlight last October, when it contested a Department of Justice order that it secretly hand over the data of privacy activist and WikiLeaks associate Jacob Appelbaum. But Sonic.net has actually been quietly implementing a much more fundamental privacy measure: For the past eighteen months it's only kept logs of user data for two weeks before deletion, compared with 18 to 36 months at Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner and other ISPs.

In a lengthy Q&A, he explains how he came to the decision to limit logging after a series of shakedowns by copyright lawyers attempting to embarrass users who had downloaded porn films, and he argues that it's time all ISPs adopt the two-week rule."

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