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Glenn Fleishman / Boing Boing:
How collaborative social blocking could bring sanity to social networks … The wisdom of crowds isn't always that smart.  We've all seen mobs emerge online, or read uninformed Wikipedia entries that are the work of many idiotic hands.  Where crowds help online is when you find your own particular gang …
Aug 13, 2014, 1:50 AMIn context
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
New Zealand requires network operators to register with cops, give spies oversight of their network ops   —  Juha writes, “When the rest of the world decides to scrutinise and dial down mass surveillance of Internet users, New Zealand does the opposite.  From now on, network operators …
May 14, 2014, 5:25 AMIn context
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Amazon takes away access to purchased Christmas movie during Christmas … Yes, Disney is stupid and evil for doing this.  But when Amazon decided that it would offer studios the right to revoke access to purchased videos, they set the stage for this.  They stuck the gun on the mantelpiece in Act One …
Dec 16, 2013, 1:45 PMIn context
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Apple hides a Patriot-Act-busting “warrant canary” in its transparency report   —  The Patriot Act provides for secret warrants to spy on ISPs' customers.  These “Section 215” warrants come with gag orders that mean that the company can't disclose their existence.
Nov 6, 2013, 1:55 PMIn context
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
W3C green-lights adding DRM to the Web's standards, says it's OK for your browser to say “I can't let you do that, Dave”   —  Here's the bad news: the World Wide Web Consortium is going ahead with its plan to add DRM to HTML5, setting the stage for browsers that are designed to disobey …
Oct 4, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Lavabit, email service Snowden reportedly used, abruptly shuts down   —  Remember when word circulated that Edward Snowden was using Lavabit, an email service that purports to provide better privacy and security for users than popular web-based free services like Gmail?
Aug 8, 2013, 3:35 PMIn context
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Hacker Barnaby Jack dies just before Black Hat presentation on lethal pacemaker hacks   —  Reuters reports that hacker Barnaby Jack, who was headed to the Black Hat hacker convention to present techniques for attacking implanted heart devices that could kill their user from 30 feet away, has died unexpectedly.
Jul 26, 2013, 2:20 PMIn context
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
US entertainment industry to Congress : make it legal for us to deploy rootkits, spyware, ransomware and trojans to attack pirates!  —  The hilariously named “Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property” has finally released its report, an 84-page tome that's pretty bonkers.
May 27, 2013, 1:55 PMIn context
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Indie booksellers sue Amazon and big publishers over DRM (but have no idea what “DRM” and “open source” mean)   —  A group of independent booksellers have filed a suit against Amazon and the major publishers for their use of DRM, which, the booksellers say, freezes them out of the ebook market:
Feb 20, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
FedEx's file-transfer capacity versus the Internet   —  Today on XKCD's “What If...?”, Randall Munroe runs the numbers of when and whether the Internet's throughput will ever exceed FedEx's sneakernet file-transfer capacity (one interesting note here: why not treat FedEx's trucks and planes full …
Feb 6, 2013, 6:30 AMIn context

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