ThatsNotPudding writes: Before telling anyone of zero-day exploits they find, Microsoft — allegedly — gives them to the Federales first. Not that the organs of state security would make hay while the sun is up, oh no.
ThatsNotPudding writes: In a not too suprising example of judicial abdication in favor of the surveillance state, the US Supreme court rejected pleas to allow any challenges to the wiretapping law *unless* someone can prove they've been tapped by the Federales.
ThatsNotPudding writes: A SARS-like corona virus has been found to have killed 5 and sickened 12 in the Middle East. While not highly contagious, it is transmissable from human to human. Everybody panic.
ThatsNotPudding writes: "Wireless utility meters are rapidly being rolled out to make reading them easier / faster for the utility employees. Naturally, there is no encryption and the clear signals can be picked up at almost 500 meters away every 30 seconds, clearly showing ~=zero energy consumption = nobody home. Brilliant."
ThatsNotPudding writes: "Business Plans Underway for a Visa-Free Floating Community off Half Moon Bay Coastline The vessel will most likely be a used cruise ship for foreign entrepreneurs, converted into a co-working and co-living space where no visa would be required, just a passport.
ThatsNotPudding writes: Some wags figured out the pepper spray used by the now-infamous UC-Davis police officer is also available through Amazon. The reviews are a treasure to behold — and a sad comment on what modern-day United States has become.