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Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
EFF whitepaper sheds light on how law enforcement overstates the reliability of IP addresses as evidence   —  On a Friday in February, a visitor to the website 4chan posted child porn photos to the “international” channel. 4chan may be notorious for the offensive images that get posted there …
Sep 24, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Researchers find Bluetooth-enabled vibrator sends data including temperature and vibration settings to its manufacturer while in use   —  The We-Vibe 4 Plus is a rubbery clamp that looks a little like the oversized thumb and forefinger of a Disneyland character pinching down.
Aug 10, 2016, 11:00 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Researchers used 2D photos to reconstruct fingerprints, successfully unlock Samsung Galaxy S6 for police   —  Last week, Rose Eveleth reported that police in Michigan asked a 3D printing lab to recreate a dead man's fingers so they could unlock his phone and look for clues to who murdered him.
Aug 1, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
How IP geolocation service MaxMind mapping 600M IP addresses to the geographic center of the US led to trouble for one Kansas resident   —  How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell  —  An hour's drive from Wichita, Kansas, in a little town called Potwin …
Apr 10, 2016, 5:40 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
White House memo to participants ahead of Silicon Valley summit proposed tech giants create tool to predict radicalization to counter terrorism   —  The government wants Silicon Valley to build terrorist-spotting algorithms.  But is it possible?  —  Last week, a bunch of important people from Washington …
Jan 15, 2016, 3:30 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Tor's chief architect, Nick Mathewson, explains what happened with Carnegie Mellon attack and what Tor has done to fix it   —  The attack that broke the Dark Web—and how Tor plans to fix it  —  Law enforcement has been complaining for years about the Web “going dark,” …
Dec 1, 2015, 8:00 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Law enforcement requesting suspects' DNA data from databases of Ancestry and 23andMe   —  Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers' DNA  —  When companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe first invited people to send in their DNA for genealogy tracing and medical diagnostic tests …
Oct 18, 2015, 6:30 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
How to create a fake business with 19K Twitter followers, great Facebook and Yelp reviews, and an impressive online reputation in a few hours for less than $100   —  I created a fake business and bought it an amazing online reputation  —  If you live in the Bay Area and have looked …
Sep 16, 2015, 9:15 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Profile of lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan, who's suing Uber, Lyft, Homejoy, Postmates, and Caviar, alleging they misclassified workers as independent contractors   —  Meet the lawyer taking on Uber and the rest of the on-demand economy  —  Several years ago, Boston lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan …
Apr 17, 2015, 3:55 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Latest version of Apple's HealthKit still does not track menstrual cycles, despite criticism for not considering women's health   —  Apple has a lady problem: the new version of HealthKit still doesn't track periods  —  Last night, Apple pushed out iOS 8.2, an update to the iPhone operating system.
Mar 19, 2015, 1:00 PMIn context

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