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Comment: What about censorship exercised on our conduct? (Score 1) 400

by monkeyFuzz (#49018633) Attached to: An Argument For Not Taking Down Horrific Videos
Ever notice we never see pictures of the actual effects of our foreign policies in the news at home? Say, the bodies of dead dismembered kids or any number of untold horrific scenes that are the consequence of our bombings in - pick any place we're engaged in? Foreign media will show the gruesome images and makes the concrete effects of our actions very visceral. As well articulated in the "Manufacture of Consent", the policies of local media serves the purpose of maintaining whatever support can be mustered in the public to continue our own terrorist actions.

+ - Number of billionaires globally doubles since start of financial crisis->

Submitted by monkeyFuzz
monkeyFuzz (3398671) writes "According to the article, since the financial crisis began, the number of billionaires worldwide has more than doubled and interestingly enough apparently, if the world's three richest people were to spend $1m every single day each, it would take each one of them around 200 years to exhaust all of their wealth"
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+ - DoJ justifies identity theft->

Submitted by monkeyFuzz
monkeyFuzz (3398671) writes "Apparently it's ok to fake a Facebook account without consent for "law enforcement" purposes. At this rate even avoiding Facebook to protect yourself may not be viable. I think a comment I read recently here on /. is sound advice : create your FB account with a super hard random password that's long and throw it away. How else to prevent such shenanigans?"
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+ - US says it can hack into foreign-based servers without warrants->

Submitted by Advocatus Diaboli
Advocatus Diaboli (1627651) writes "The US government may hack into servers outside the country without a warrant, the Justice Department said in a new legal filling in the ongoing prosecution of Ross Ulbricht. The government believes that Ulbricht is the operator of the Silk Road illicit drug website. Monday's filing in New York federal court centers on the legal brouhaha of how the government found the Silk Road servers in Iceland. Ulbricht said last week that the government's position—that a leaky CAPTCHA on the site's login led them to the IP address—was "implausible" and that the government (perhaps the National Security Agency) may have unlawfully hacked into the site to discover its whereabouts"
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Comment: Sounds like a good case for.. (Score 1) 286

by monkeyFuzz (#47335629) Attached to: What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant
Silent Circle Mobile or some similar service. Not sure if the Blackphone handset can thwart GPS tracking but this way hopefully all they can glean is your approximate location via cell tower records from the carrier. Of course, I'd still explicitly withhold consent of the search.

Comment: Console yourself cabbie, you won't be the only one (Score 3, Interesting) 314

by monkeyFuzz (#47226939) Attached to: California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs
The ride-share drivers may as well make hay while the sun shines as I suspect their 15 mins of fame is close to done. Once autonomous vehicles are approved for use (yes I expect the same lobbies to fight it) neither ride share drivers not cabbies will be required to provide safe transportation and all this crying over this and that issue will be moot. All one needs is a fleet of self driving cars taking the human factor out of the equation for good!

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