After blowing $100m to snoop on Americans' phone call logs for four years, what did the NSA get? Just one lead • The Register
Apple has given governments a lever to impose their own measures of control over billions of users.
Guys, important method for not dying from the coronavirus pandemic...
Install ionisers everywhere you fucking can.
Guys, this is very promising! The FSF is launching a new forge, and they're doing all the right things!
Coalition Calls for Demonstration Against Racist, White Nationalist Conference in Burns, Tennessee this May https://itsgoingdown.org/coalition-calls-for-demonstration-against-racist-white-nationalist-conference-in-burns-tennessee-this-may/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
The same private entity that helped architect L.A.’s privacy-invasive digital mobility rules and spread those rules to other cities now seeks to profit by helping cities run those regulations. https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2020/02/los-angeles-transportation-data-mobility-scooter-mds-uber/606178/
Check out this handy Border Search Pocket Guide designed to be printed, folded, and carried in your pocket while traveling. https://www.eff.org/document/eff-border-search-pocket-guide https://t.co/O0zyGxfLc9
Something I was proud that we did at Linux Journal was support customer privacy to the point we rejected the giant ecosystem of ad trackers dominating the industry.
It is hard (and costly) to do and I'm pleased to see The Markup take a similar stand:
Phone Zap: Support Michigan Prisoners Targeted for Speaking Out Against Racist Staff & Poor Conditions https://itsgoingdown.org/phone-zap-michigan-prisoners/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
More than $200 million is frozen in the California broadband fund because amendments pushed by incumbent ISPs prevent it from being spent on fiber. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/californias-broadband-fund-ignores-fiber-and-favors-slow-dsl
Hacks and spying
Is WhatsApp safe for diplomats?
The Facebook-owned app has become a standard tool for international negotiations. Amid rising security concerns, EU experts now suggest a safer alternative. But the WhatsApp era is far from over. ...
"There are two ways of constructing a software design:
One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.
The first method is far more difficult."
C. A. R. Hoare, The Emperor’s Old Clothes, 1980 Turing Award Lecture
Researchers have made a critical breakthrough toward developing a vaccine for the 2019 novel coronavirus by creating the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the virus that attaches to and infects human cells. Mapping this part, called the spike protein, is an essential step so researchers around the world can develop vaccines and antiviral drugs to combat the virus.