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States Opened the Door to Armed Police Drones

Tennessee House Bill 1456 (HB1456) sponsored by Rep. David Byrd and South Carolina House Bill 4425 (H.4425) sponsored by Rep. Wendell G. Gilliard (D-Charleston), would both ban the use of weaponized drones by persons within the state. That certainly counts as a good thing. But both pieces of legislation specifically exempt state and local law enforcement from the Continue reading

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Remembering Kowloon Walled City

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Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City remained one of the strangest places on Earth. Demolished twenty-one years ago (March 1993 – April 1994) city was empire of little houses stacked on top of each other, connected by staircases snaking under dangling wires, through corridors so dark even police were rumored to be afraid of them. A virtually lawless labyrinth of crime, grime, commerce and hope. After all, the Walled City was a kind of historical accident. A former Qing dynasty fortress, it never fully came under the regulation Continue reading

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WhatsApp blocked in Brazil-now restored

Image of WhatsApp logo and Brazil flag. Image credit: Hackread
Image of WhatsApp logo and Brazil flag. Image credit: Hackread

Open letter to Telefónica says telcos should push back on government requests for internet shutdowns, not shame companies like WhatsApp. Last Thursday, a court in Brazil ordered telcos to shut down WhatsApp, the most popular mobile messaging service in the country. Telcos complied, and the service was inaccessible to tens of millions of users for hours, until a higher court overturned the order. e of the Continue reading

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HTTP status code for legal take downs of websites : Error 451-Approved

Fahrenheit-451-Ray-Bradbury-1953-1024x716HTTP status codes are a core part of helping your browser understand what to do with a page. You’re probably familiar with 404 — page not found — but there are a plethora of others, like 302, which help tell your browser a page has moved.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has finally created a standard for when a page has been taken down due to legal reasons. The new status code, 451, indicates Continue reading

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Pirate Bay Founder: ‘I Have Given Up’ (English and BG version)

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Peter Sunde. Adapted from Share Conference/Flickr
Written by Joost Mollen for Motherboard and VICE | БГ версия ТУК

“The internet is shit today. It’s broken. It was probably always broken, but it’s worse than ever.”

My conversation with Peter Sunde, one of the founders and spokespersons of The Pirate Bay, did not Continue reading

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Racist of the Year Award winner announced by Survival International

Survival gives Racist of the Year Award 2015 to Brazilian state deputy Fernando Furtado

Survival International today announced the winner of the Racist of the Year Award 2015 as Fernando Furtado, a deputy in the Brazilian state of Maranhao. Furtado, of the Communist Party of Brazil, was given the award for comments he Continue reading

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