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 “States Opened the Door to Armed Police Drones”
New York-based designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira have created a kit of wearables for civil unrest.Imagine if a hip fashion or tech company were in the business of designing privacy and encryption-enhancing wearables. This is sort of the notion behind Backslash, a kit of “functional devices designed for protests andriots of the future.”Conceived by Brooklyn-based designer and educator Xuedi Chen and Brazilian art director and interactive Continue reading “This Kit Gives Weapons for Anonymity & Encryption”
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 “Remembering Kowloon Walled City”
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 theContinue reading “WhatsApp blocked in Brazil-now restored”
HTTP 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.
Scientists at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created an anonymous messaging system, in the same category as Tor, I2P, and HORNET, which takes a different approach to relaying messages between two parties.
You might not think that an academic computer science course could be classified as an export of military technology. But under the Defence Trade Controls Act – which passed into law in April, and will
We have made this in 2015…. And yes – in 2016 we will repeat that and publish our updated list with software we think is good to share it with everyone who cares about the way they communicate in Internet or just want to keep data safe and unreachable from all the bad guys out there. We will split the helpful Software and Continue reading “Digital Security software for 2016”
So here you are, all fired up about some political cause or another. You want to overthrow the government, you’re pissed about climate change, police brutality. You have your molotovs made or sharpie-stained poster board in
Desktops, wallpaper, themes, skins, cover photos. We’ve gotten used to making everything our own. If we can’t put our own stamp on it, it just doesn’t feel right. That’s how we felt about the sneaker Continue reading “ShiftWear for pre-order”
A commentator on a recent post about the DEA installing license plate scanners on the nation’s interstate highways asks, “If you aren’t doing anything illegal why would you care if someone captures your license plate number?”
In the Brazilian Amazon, a tiny group of uncontacted Indians teeters on the brink of extinction. Survival’s global campaign is pushing Brazil’s government to protect their land – the only way they can survive. This film, narrated by Mark Rylance, contains unique footage of the Kawahiva filmed by government agents in 2011, during a chance encounter with the Indians. Email the Minister of Justice urging … Continue reading The Last of Kawahiva
Earlier this week, rumors began swirling that Banksy was building a theme park called Dismaland, after images popped up on Twitter and Facebook depicting shadowy art installations. Now, it’s confirmed: Banksy is building Dismaland, and he’s already banned Continue reading “Dismaland of Banksy opening doors”
Snake River Shooting Products has a drone solution. Snake River Shooting Products and Consulting Inc. has announced a new ammo line for 12-gauge shotguns designed for taking out low-flying drones, to defend against Continue reading “Got a drone problem? Just shoot it”
As Turkey sees a violent lapse in ceasefire with the outlawed PKK, the most common argument read in the press as an explanation is that this is an Erdogan plot to create chaos, thus earn votes in a snap election and usher his much desired enhanced presidency. It is a comforting clear cut explanation amplified both by domestic Turkish politics
Who is terrorist? If you want to help in rebuilding of Kobane and Kurdish cities please follow the LINK to donate. In few days BITCOINS will be accepted. Solidarity will rebuild Kobanê! Continue reading Her War-Women vs. ISIS
Bulgarian government will pay EUR 30,000,000.00 $… Yes, 30 Millons of EURO to Microsoft for licensee fees for using Windows OS and Office packages for the Bulgarian administration in the next three years.
“Stop a Douchebag” – is a Russian youth movement that attempts to enforce traffic regulations in Russia. The Movement’s channel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/stopxamlive Twitter: https://twitter.com/StopXamTv Continue reading Stop a Douchebag
For 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men (Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum) have staged outrageous hoaxes to hijack public dialogue about the issues of the day. In their third cinematic outing (after „The Yes Men“ and „The Yes Men Fix the World“), they’re well into their 40s, and mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever – even as they prepare … Continue reading YES MEN are Revolting
Unknown attackers are sabotaging popular TV and movie torrents by flooding swarms with IPv6 peers. This new method of peer flooding makes a lot of people think there are issues with torrents. From an anti-piracy point of view it is achieving Continue reading “Attack on P2P torrent network”