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'GrayKey' iPhone Unlocking Box Seeing Wide Adoption Among Law Enforcement

Source: MacRumorsGrayShift's recently publicized "GrayKey" box designed to crack locked iPhones is seeing wide adoption among police forces and federal agencies across the United States...

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Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show

Source: MotherboardFBI Director Christopher Wray recently said that law enforcement agencies are “increasingly unable to access” evidence stored on encrypted devices.Wray is not telling the whole...

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Even Corrupt Asshole Chris Christie Thinks Scott Pruitt Might Be Too Corrupt

Source: GizmodoIf you thought former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was going to fuck off into the sunset after he and his 14 percent approval rating left office earlier this year, guess again:...

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The CDC's New Chief Was Accused of Fudging HIV Vaccine Research in the Early 1990s

Source: Gizmodo The track record of Trump appointees tasked with safeguarding the country’s public health has been, in the kindest sense, spotty. So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the...

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Cambridge Analytica Goons Brag About Winning the Election for Trump in New Undercover Video

Source: GizmodoCambridge Analytica, the data-firm that’s wrapped up in a massive scandal with Facebook, is having a very bad week. Following Monday’s reveal of an undercover video showing executives...

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Ex-Hacker Adrian Lamo Dies at Age 37

Source: Hacker NewsAdrian Lamo, the hacker who tipped off the FBI about Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning, dies at the age of 37, according to a Facebook post by his father Mario...

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US Court Finds Anti-Robocall Rule Made Nearly Every Smartphone User a Criminal

Source: GizmodoA federal appeals court on Friday overturned a portion of an Obama-era rule aimed at curbing unwanted calls from nuisance telemarketing companies. The court found that a provision of...

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Blackberry Accuses Facebook of Patent Infringement, Seeks Injunction That Could Shut It Down

Source: GizmodoAfter allegedly trying to hold discussions with Facebook for the past “several years,” BlackBerry finally decided to take Facebook to court today, filing a patent infringement lawsuit...

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DeVos Criticizes Condition of U.S. Schools, If Only There Was Something She Could Do About That

Source: GizmodoOn Monday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a speech to dozens of state superintendents that her office described as “tough love,” but can more accurately be characterized...

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Apple Moves iCloud Data and Encryption Keys for Chinese Users to China

Source: Hacker NewsApple has finally agreed to open a new Chinese data center next month to comply with the country's latest controversial data protection law.Apple will now move the cryptographic...

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iPhone Slow: What happened with Apple's performance management

Source: iMoreApple has published a letter explaining the confusion caused by the iOS 10.2.1 update last year that prioritized battery health over peak performance. The company is also offering deep...

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Florida residents could soon get the power to alter science classes

Source: NaturePolicymakers in the United States are pushing to give the public more power to influence what educators teach students. Last week, Florida’s legislature started considering two related...

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Iconic Arecibo radio telescope saved by university consortium

Source: Science Magazine A consortium led by the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando will take over management of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, home to one of the world’s largest...

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U.S. diplomats in Cuba have unusual brain syndrome, but there’s no proof they were attacked, study says

Source: Science MagazineU.S. diplomats who fell ill in Cuba are victims of a new neurological syndrome, according to brain researchers at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). But the team was...

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A first: New York will offer free tuition at all four-year state colleges for qualifying families

Source: CS MonitorAPRIL 10, 2017 —On Sunday, the New York State Senate passed a budget that includes a $163-million initiative to offer free tuition at public colleges and universities to students...

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Under Investigation by FCC’s Inspector General

Source: The WrapFCC Chairman Ajit Pai is under investigation by the FCC’s own inspector general.Investigator general David L. Hunt is looking into whether Pai spearheaded a rules change last year in...

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F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair

Source: New York Times WASHINGTON — Last April, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, led the charge for his agency to approve rules allowing television broadcasters to...

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Trump budget gives last-minute reprieve to science funding

Source: NatureOn 12 February, US President Donald Trump released his budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins on 1 October 2018. Nature’s US news team reports on what Trump’s budget...

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A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Source: EFF Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone....

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John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018

Source: EFFWith a broken heart I have to announce that EFF's founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. We will miss Barlow and...

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Tillerson reconoce que EE UU es el mayor mercado para la droga latinoamericana

Fuente: El PaisEn la capital de uno de los tres países que más cocaína produce en Sudamérica, el secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos, Rex Tillerson, ha afirmado este lunes que su país...

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How a Mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in Mexico—and ended up losing his faith

Soruce: Science MagazineThomas Stuart Ferguson lay in his hammock, certain that he had found the promised land. It had been raining for 5 hours in his camp in tropical Mexico on this late January...

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Net Neutrality Update: The FCCs Restoring Internet Freedom Order and the Senate’s Joint Resolution

Source: Intellectual Freedom BlogOn December 14th, 2017, the Federal Communication Commission(FCC) voted 3-2 to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order. This order is largely referred to as ‘Net...

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Twitter’s “Trump Exception”

Source: Intellectual Freedom BlogLast December, the company enforced this policy against several high-profile accounts, including the leaders of the far-right Britain First party.That put the social...

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Pretty Soon a Smart Assistant Won't Be a Choice

Source: GizmodoAt home, my pair works like a deeply discounted Sonos setup. I can tell Google’s Assistant to play a song on “both speakers,” and it’ll pipe tinny, still-decent-sounding music into my...

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