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Submission + - Check whether Hacking Team demoed cyberweapons for your local cops->

v3rgEz writes: Turns out death squads aren't the only agencies buying Hacking Squad's controversial spyware. Town from Miami Shores, FL to Eugene, OR appeared on a list of US agencies that received demonstrations from the hacked surveillance vendor. MuckRock has mapped out who was on the lists, and is working to FOIA what these towns actually bought, if anything. Check and see if your city is on the map.
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Comment Re:Your biggest screw up (Score 1) 452

It means that the person I am discussing something with remains that person. Once a second or third AC pops in, the whole thing is a useless mess. They all use the same name, but get pissy when they have to point out they are not the one that said whatever it was earlier in the discussion.

Comment Re:get rid of the H-1B job lock and set a higher m (Score 2) 294

It is not immediate, it is economic growth. Every time the minimum goes up the economy gets a boost which leads to more jobs. That growth stagnates and declines when inflation overtakes the gains. Inflation has shown NO change to its rate of growth in relation to minimum wage hikes. Ever. it grows whether or not wages keep up- but the economy suffers if wages do not keep up.

Comment Re:get rid of the H-1B job lock and set a higher m (Score 2) 294

Easier- require the job be independently categorized (prevents high end programmers listed as "janitorial staff") and the pay rate has to be set at 150% of the current median pay for the area for a US worker in that position. And THEN they must list that job exactly as categorized for US workers to have the opportunity to apply for- reviewed by the H1b oversight to ensure if there are qualified applicants that they are made an offer at the 150% rate. THEN- if there are really no qualified US applicants- the oversight will review the qualifications of who they bring in and ensure they actually meet those requirements. if they are willing to accept a lesser applicant- they must review US applicants and see if any meet those lowered standards.

Comment Re:Isn't Cheaper, the American Dream? (Score 1) 294

A man who's last name was tata picked that.

I took a chance on a great opportunity. I walked up on a very busty Army specialist waiting for her friends to get back to the truck. She was standing between two brand new tata pickups. So I said "hey, Nice Tatas!"
It could have gone either way- she found it hilarious.

And it should be the law: If you use the word `paradigm' without knowing what the dictionary says it means, you go to jail. No exceptions. -- David Jones