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December 8, 2013
The FBI has been able to covertly activate a computer’s camera — without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording — for several years, and has used that technique mainly in terrorism cases or the most serious criminal investigations, said Marcus Thomas, former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico, now on the advisory board of Subsentio, a firm that helps telecommunications carriers comply with federal wiretap statutes.
Get enraged. Published at The Washington Post
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December 4, 2013
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Healthcare.gov is improving but not quite there yet

  • 26K people successfully enrolled in new health insurance coverage through Healthcare.gov during the month of October; a number far below the 800,000 that the Obama Administration was expecting to see during the site’s first month online.
  • 29K successfully enrolled on Sunday and Monday of this week, which is good, but still not going to cut it if 45 million uninsured Americans (or even a significant percentage of them) are going to sign up by the March 31 deadline. At the current rate, it would still take several years for every uninsured American to apply for coverage. source
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December 3, 2013

Guardian editor says paper’s coverage barely scratched the surface of Snowden leaks

  • one percent of the materials leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have been published by The Guardian, according to editor Alan Rusbridger. Rusbridger spoke before a Parliamentary committee on Tuesday, where he said the UK would not bully the paper into ending its coverage, but also acknowledged that The Guardian doesn’t plan to publish much more of the content it received from the former NSA contractor. source
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December 2, 2013
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The message from the police is: ‘the age of protest is over.’
Human Rights Watch’s Egypt Director Heba Morayef states on the controversial protest law and ongoing demonstration crackdowns in Egypt under the interim government. 
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December 1, 2013
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I want to live in an America where a fashion model can be a handsome, bearded brown dude in a turban who is considered as beautiful as a busty blonde-haired white girl in see-through lingerie.
Gap Responds to Racist Remarks Toward Sikh Model by Promoting Him

(via not-ideal)

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