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Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Experts: human damage to undersea fiber optic cables would be less severe than military warns; of ~428 cables, one is damaged every couple days, often by nature   —  IT MIGHT SEEM like nightmare scenario.  A terrorist organization or nefarious nation state decides to derail the global internet …
Jan 6, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Privacy advocates say Congress is debating FISA's Section 702 reform without key info from intel agencies about how the warrantless surveillance program works   —  IN 2013, FORMER National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden famously brought to light a series of classified US government spying programs.
Dec 27, 2017, 9:45 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Yandex, Russia's main search engine, now mostly uses state licensed sources for news after law made big news aggregators responsible for content they link to   —  In Russia, when people want to find something on the internet, they often don't turn to Google or Bing, but to Yandex, a publicly-traded and extremely popular search engine.
Nov 26, 2017, 12:20 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Twitter's list of Russian trolls that it supplied to Congress included an account run by a real US citizen   —  Robert Delaware is now part of the Congressional record, despite having no apparent ties to Russia.  —  Robert Delaware is a US citizen, a former Microsoft contractor, and an avid Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) filer.
Nov 5, 2017, 10:55 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
As part of Time Warner merger, FCC forced AOL to open AIM social graph to competitors in 2001; government should impose similar requirements on Facebook today   —  One of the former most popular and influential instant messaging apps in the world, AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM, is shutting down on December 15, AOL announced on Friday.
Oct 7, 2017, 2:05 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Cloudflare debuts Unmetered Mitigation service for free protection against large DDoS attacks   —  Cloudflare, a major internet security firm, is on a mission to render distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks useless.  The company announced Monday that every customer …
Sep 25, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Manifesto criticizing Google's diversity initiatives on an internal message board circulates within the company, provoking derision and some support   —  Update 8/5/17 6:39 p.m.: This post has been updated to note that Google has written a memo to its employees about the document.
Aug 5, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context

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