Error27 writes: Last month Wikileaks leaked a draft of the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty. Here is Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren's response to the leaked documents. She points out that there several troubling issues with the trade agreement. It locks countries into extremely long copyright terms. It limits fair use. It includes DRM provisions which would make it illegal to unlock your cell phone. These laws come from the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) which Americans already rejected.
Error27 writes: Edward Snowden has four laptops full of secret data. There is an implied threat that if he gets hit by a bus, the data will be released. Let's assume the laptops hold very sensitive data including SSL private keys and password files. What are the implications from an IT perspective?
Error27 writes: "Gizmodo has a writeup on the Neuros OSD media center. They encourage hacking and are offering several hacking bounties. It looks pretty awesome except it doesn't have internal storage or wifi. At this point, only 200 beta units are available from Think Geek. More info available at the Neuros wiki."