The ESPN-owned site Grantland has a problem on its hands. This week, they published a story about a golf putter, but the story’s writer effectively badgered, then outed the inventor of the putter as transgender. The person committed suicide before the story published, a fact that’s led to a major backlash. Should the author have let the story go?
When the FBI tried to arrest Ross Ulbricht, the alleged founder of the illicit Silk Road Bitcoin marketplace, the agency’s main initiative was to prevent Ulbricht from shutting his laptop.
Exact quote from Mitt Romney on whether he plans to run in 2016: “Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no.”
Twitter apparently suspended Hamas’ Twitter account over terms of service issues.
Thieves in California are stealing nuts by the literal truckload.
Hidden away in offices of various government departments, intelligence agencies, police forces and armed forces are dozens and dozens of people who are very much upset by what our societies are turning into: at the very least, turnkey tyrannies. One of them is you.Former whistleblowers Peter Kofod, Thomas Drake, Daniel Ellsberg, Katharine Gun, Jesselyn Radack, Ray McGovern, Coleen Rowley write in an open letter to intelligence employees after Snowden’s revelations.
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.