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The Old Internet Died And We Watched And Did Nothing

BuzzFeedNews: “…The internet of the 2010s will be defined by social media’s role in the 2016 election, the rise of extremism, and the fallout from privacy scandals like Cambridge Analytica. But there’s another, more minor theme to the decade: the gradual dismantling and dissolution of an older internet culture. This purge comes in two forms:… Continue Reading

An investigation into the smartphone tracking industry from Times Opinion

The New York Times – Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy – By Stuart A. Thompson and Charlie Warzel, December 19, 2019. “Every minute of every day, everywhere on the planet, dozens of companies — largely unregulated, little scrutinized — are logging the movements of tens of millions of people with mobile phones and… Continue Reading

WaPo – House vote on two articles creates indelible mark on Trump’s presidency

After 11 hours of fierce argument, lawmakers voted almost entirely along party lines to impeach the president on charges that he abused his office and obstructed Congress Pelosi does not rule out not sending impeachment articles to Senate The New York Times – President Trump is the third president in history to be charged with… Continue Reading

The Decade Tech Lost Its Way

The New York Times – The Decade Tech Lost Its Way – An oral history of the 2010s – “When the decade began, tech meant promise — cars that could drive themselves, social networks that could take down dictators. It connected us in ways we could barely imagine. But somewhere along the way, the flaws of technology… Continue Reading

You can and should be using spaces in your passwords

Business Insider – [h/t Pete Weiss] The most effective way to protect yourself against hackers is to build good password habits, experts say. Cybersecurity experts shared straightforward tips with Business Insider that can make it exponentially harder for hackers to break into your account. There’s no reason that your password should be a single word… Continue Reading

What Would Happen If the Internet Went Down … Forever?

Popular Mechanics – “…So how long could society carry on without the internet? However implausible, it’s nonetheless a scenario that futurists, economists, and IT workers spend considerable time contemplating. “Eliminating all internet communications, even if only for a few days, would inflict huge economic costs,” says Thomas Hazlett, who served as chief economist of the… Continue Reading

Top 6 Disposable Email Address Services

Lifewire: “Avoid spam using a disposable email address services. When you give websites and new contacts a disposable email address instead of your real one, you can selectively disable the disposable address as soon as you get spam through it, while continuing to use all your other aliases. All disposable email address services provide this… Continue Reading

Publication of Mueller Report’s Secret Memos Begins

“BuzzFeed News sued the US government to see all the work that Mueller’s team kept secret. We have published the first installment, with revelations about the Ukraine conspiracy theory, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and more… In response to a court order, the Justice Department released the first installment of documents: hundreds of pages of summaries… Continue Reading

Congressional Access to Information in an Impeachment Investigation

CRS Report via LC – Congressional Access to Information in an Impeachment Investigation, October 25, 2019 – “Committee investigations in the House of Representatives can serve several objectives. Most often, an investigation seeks to gather information either to review past legislation or develop future legislation, or to enable a committee to conduct oversight of another branch… Continue Reading