49ers and Chiefs to clash in Super Bowl after conference winsTrump to offer first detailed impeachment defense as pivotal week beginsTrump impeachment: What happens next?'It was going for my throat': Florida python hunters wrestle invasive snakesPrince Harry seeks 'more peaceful life' as reluctantly ends royal roleBritain's Prince Harry meets African leaders in LondonGlobal stocks stay near record highs; focus turns to central banks, earningsRussian opposition wants big protest over Putin's plan to 'rule for ever'Key events in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's extradition caseMeng Wanzhou's freedom on trial as China-U.S. clash plays out in Canada courtIran says it will quit global nuclear treaty if case goes to U.N.Supreme Court religious rights case has big implications for U.S. schoolsChina confirms spread of new virus as cases surgeFactbox: New coronavirus outbreak in Chinese city of WuhanXi says China will resolutely curb outbreak of new coronavirus: state mediaMilitia leaders warn Virginia gun rally could get violentExplainer: How Trump's impeachment trial will differ from a criminal oneDemocrats mark King's birthday on presidential campaign trailSenate's McConnell keeps cool in heated Trump impeachment trialFactbox: Seven House Democrats to argue impeachment case against Trump in Senate

Hacker News

A watershed moment for protein structure predictionChaitin's ConstantMy FOSS StoryTechnical Debt Is Like a Tetris GameGerman Club St. Pauli Badge on UK Anti-Terrorism Guide Under 'Left Wing Signs'BMW Connected Apps ProtocolThank HN: My SaaS paid my rent this monthPostdoc MythsHow Amazon Web Services Uses Formal Methods (2015) [pdf]Bruce Schneier: Banning Facial Recognition Isn’t EnoughWhy is quicksort better than other sorting algorithms in practice? (2013)Ask HN: Do you ever contact people who have had a positive impact on you?Cross-Chain Deals and Adversarial CommerceNew suction-cup system spins water to stick to rough surfacesWhat Is Color Management?SoftICEWinWorld: online museum of vintage, abandoned, and pre-release softwareHow Tiffany moved 114k gems without getting robbedFinding Property Tests (2019)Netgear Signed TLS Cert Private Key DisclosureWhat's the longest distance that can be traveled by using free transportation?A global tipping point: Half the world is now middle class or wealthierIncarcerated and FacebookAsk HN: Are compiler engineers still in demand, and what do they work on?Show HN: Google Sheets add-on to compare text, fuzzy-match, highlight duplicatesCrew Dragon launch escape demonstrationComments on the MISRA C coding guidelines (2011)Analysis of compensation, level, and experience details of 19k tech workersThe Nasty Environmental Impact of Making SnowIsabel dos Santos: president's daughter who became Africa's richest woman

Ars Technica

Biden wants Sec. 230 gone, calls tech “totally irresponsible,” “little creeps”WeLeakInfo gets pwned by FBI; Dutch, N. Irish police arrest alleged breach brokersGirlsDoPorn website goes offline after $13M judgment, criminal chargesTrump, China sign new trade deal staving off impending tech tariffsComcast settles lying allegations, will issue refunds and cancel debtsThe broken record of breaking encryption skips again in Florida shooter caseUS may subsidize Huawei alternatives with proposed $1.25 billion fundAmazon lifts ban on FedEx for third-party marketplace sellersFBI arrests man suspected of orchestrating dozens of “swatting” callsAdvocates ask colleges to avoid facial recognition as surveillance growsAmazon asks court to block US/Microsoft contract because of Trump interferenceUnable to unlock gunman’s iPhones, the FBI (once again) asks for Apple’s help (updated)Don’t trust the US gov’t, states tell court in T-Mobile/Sprint merger caseInstagram is taking down posts supporting slain Iranian general SoleimaniHigher minimum wages linked to reduced suicide rateAmazon takes a swipe at PayPal’s $4 billion acquisitionIndian Supreme Court finds 150-day Internet blackout in Kashmir illegalFCC will pay ISPs to deploy broadband with 250GB monthly data capCalifornia considers selling its own generic prescription drugsTrump plans to “modernize” environmental impact reports


As UK Police Deploy Facial Recognition, Questions Raised About False Positives127 Tesla Owners Complain The Cars Accelerate On Their OwnIs Google Facing a Backlash From Medical Record Vendors?Red Hat and IBM Jointly File Another Amicus Brief In Google v. Oracle, Arguing APIs Are Not CopyrightableFacial Recognition Database With 3 Billion Scraped Images 'Might End Privacy as We Know It'PopSockets CEO Calls Out Amazon's 'Bullying With a Smile' TacticsResearchers Find Serious Flaws In WordPress Plugins Used On 400K SitesDashcam Flaw Allows Anyone To Track Drivers In Real-Time Across the USUS States Tell Court Prices To Increase If Sprint, T-Mobile Allowed To MergeComcast Settles Lying Allegations, Will Issue Refunds and Cancel DebtsPopSockets, Tile and Other Companies Will Ask Congress To Help Stop Big Tech BullyingThe Military Is Building Long-Range Facial Recognition That Works In the DarkTwitch Has Become a Haven For Live Sports PiracyAudible Settles Copyright Lawsuit With Publishers Over Audiobook CaptionsiPhones Can Now Be Used To Generate 2FA Security Keys For Google Accounts


ICANN Needs To Ask More Questions About the Sale of .ORGEFF Asks the Supreme Court to Put a Stop to Dangerously Broad Interpretations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse ActTuesday Hearing: EFF Argues in New Jersey Supreme Court That Defendant Can’t Be Forced to Turn Over Password to Encrypted iPhoneIranian Tech Users Are Getting Knocked Off the Web by Ambiguous SanctionsRights Groups to European Commission: Prioritize Users’ Rights, Get Public Input For Article 17 Application GuidelinesStrange Bedfellows: EFF Sides with PTO in Trademark Battle Over ‘’Top Apps Invade User Privacy By Collecting and Sharing Personal Data, New Report FindsBay Staters Continue to Lead in Right to Repair, and EFF Is There to HelpThe German Constitutional Court Will Revisit the Question of Mass Surveillance, Will the U.S.?Virginia Needs a Strong Anti-SLAPP Law to Stop Bogus LawsuitsEFF Asks Supreme Court To Reverse Dangerous Rulings About API Copyrightability and Fair UseTen Questions—And Answers—About the California Consumer Privacy ActNo Digital Surveillance of Iranians at the U.S. Border—Or Within the U.S.Consumer Privacy: Year in Review 2019Surveillance Self-Defense: Year in Review 2019


Weekly Video & Audio Thread - 2020 w03City of San Diego Awarded GE Mass Surveillance Contract Without OversightGhostpeek, the supposedly “private” search engine, is run by a sketchy shell corporation, which in turn is owned by a personal and mobile data aggregator based in ChinaLaw enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issuesIt’s not that I have anything to hide, there’s nothing that I want to share with the world.iGPU Leak: details on Intel graphics vulnerability, from online user identification to AES attacksIts funny how Apple Maps on my iPhone displayed my parked car location before asking location access permission.Clearview app lets strangers find your name, info with snap of a photo, report saysBanning Facial Recognition is Not Enough70,000 photographs of women leaked from Tinder onto cyber-crime forumOn Sunday, January 19th, 2020: join the first collective observation of the Pornhub algorithm ;)I'm using ublock origin and HTTPS Everywhere. Are there any other privacy related addons for Firefox I should be using?Google Data Collection: This is just crazyMy attempt at creating an anonymous Facebook accountEnd-to-end encryption means Huawei bans are about availability, not interception

Bruce Schneier

Friday Squid Blogging: Giant Squid Genome AnalyzedSecuring Tiffany's MoveCritical Windows Vulnerability Discovered by NSAUpcoming Speaking Engagements5G SecurityArtificial Personas and Public DiscourseFriday Squid Blogging: Stuffed Squid with Vegetables and PancettaPolice Surveillance Tools from Special Services GroupNew SHA-1 AttackUSB Cable Kill Switch for Laptops

Bleeping Computer

Citrix Patches CVE-2019-19781 Flaw in Citrix ADC 11.1 and 12.0New Nest Video Extortion Scam Plays Out Like a Spy GameNew Jersey Synagogue Suffers Sodinokibi Ransomware AttackMicrosoft Issues Mitigation for Actively Exploited IE Zero-DayThe Week in Ransomware - January 17th 2020 - Never EndsNew US Bill Wants to Assign State Cybersecurity CoordinatorsHow Malware Gains Trust by Abusing the Windows CryptoAPI FlawFBI Says State Actors Hacked US Govt Network With Pulse VPN FlawHackers Are Securing Citrix Servers, Backdoor Them for Access

Nefarious Labs

NSA: Fear The FutureQuestions About Light Phone IITechno-Rebellion: Tactics From Hong KongSIM Swapping Attacks? Blame Corporate GreedWeb Tracking Is Killing The Planet2019 TechTogether HackathonSpy Phone: Hands On With The Punkt MP-02The Institution Of Privacy Isn't Going AnywhereUnpacking The Carpenter v. United States DecisionWe Cannot Ignore Children In CagesNow Is The Perfect Time For An RSS RenaissanceSwitzerland's "NSA" Comes Online In Two WeeksA New Era: This Apple Core Is RottenBorder Patrol's Warrantless Searches Inside U.S.Without AES Over Port 443, VPN Is CompromisedWhy We Left MassTLC (And You Should Too)KGB Continues to Target U.S. JournalistsNet Neutrality Is Going To Die Next WeekThe Corrupted State Of Shared HostingTop Picks: Our 15 Favorite Privacy-Themed Films




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