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Submission + - California prosecutes couple for filming officials (ap.org) 2

mi writes: California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two activists who made undercover videos of themselves interacting with officials of a taxpayer-supported organization with 15 felonies, saying they invaded privacy by filming without consent. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a longtime Congressional Democrat who took over the investigation in January, said in a statement that the state "will not tolerate the criminal recording of conversations."

Didn't we just determine, that filming officials is not merely a right, but a First Amendment right?

Comment Re:that's the entire point of facebook (Score 1) 84

I try my best to filter out FB and Snapchat and a few others to at least lower my exposure to the data miners.

For users of Firefox there are a few useful plugins; "Ghostery", "Self-destructing cookies", "Privacy Badger", "Lightbeam" and of course "uBlock". It's hard to avoid complete exposure but minimizing the exposure is necessary these days.

Submission + - UK home secretary peddling Security Snake Oil (bbc.co.uk)

Martin S. writes: Amanda Rudd the UK Home Secretary responsible for Policing is peddling security snake oil. Ignoring the big problem with information security is that is really is impossible to tell the difference between good security and bad security without an expert and we all know what the current crop of politicons they think of experts. https://www.schneier.com/crypt...

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