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POLITICO Playbook PM: Debate table setting

August 22, 2019 No Comments

THE FAA announced flight restrictions over President DONALD TRUMP’S Bedminster, N.J., golf club between Aug. 8 and Aug. 18, a sign that the president will be there for some period of time next month. The FAA notice (h/t AP’s Zeke Miller)TRUMP commemorated the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in Virginia today. He…

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Managing International Trade in Commercial Spyware

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Siena Anstis, Ronald J. Deibert, and John Scott-Railton of Citizen Lab published an editorial calling for regulating the international trade in commercial surveillance systems until we can figure out how to curb human rights abuses. Any regime of rigorous human rights safeguards that would make a meaningful change to this marketplace would require many elements,…

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Congress To Think About Expense Banning Facial Recognition From Public Real Estate

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Brooklyn tenants are fighting a plan by their landlord, Nelson Management, to install facial recognition technology at the entrances of their rent-regulated complex in Brownsville. (Brahmjot Kaur / Gothamist) On the heels of a broadening debate over facial recognition software and its use on minority communities, a Brooklyn Congresswoman has introduced a bill to ban…

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The Weird, Dark History of 8chan and Its Founder Fredrick Brennan

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Fredrick Brennan is a vivid dreamer, and toward the end of his time running the notorious website 8chan, one sequence would play out in his mind night after night as he slept.Brennan, wheelchair-bound from a genetic disorder, dreamed that he was being hauled away by police and locked behind bars while dressed in an orange…

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Rashomon of Disclosure

August 22, 2019 No Comments

In a world of changing technology, there are few constants – but if there is one constant in security, it is the rhythmic flare-up of discussions about disclosure on the social-media-du-jour (mailing lists in the past, now mostly Twitter and Facebook). Many people in the industry have wrestled with, and contributed to, the discussions, norms,…

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Better Than Political Disputes

August 22, 2019 No Comments

High-information voters already have access to all the data they need to make choices based on substantive differences; low-information voters are no more likely to tune in to nuanced policy lectures than they are to seek out the detailed plans that politicians have already released. The true obstacle to a less “demeaning” campaign isn’t greedy…

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Summer camps use facial recognition so parents can watch from home

August 22, 2019 No Comments

The Bunk1 app uses facial-recognition technology to allow parents to see what their children are up to while they are away at summer camp. Parents can upload a photo of their child to the app and receive regular notifications asking “Is this your camper?” when new photos are posted. (Bunk1) When David Hiller’s two daughters…

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UK’s Brexit-like indecision on Huawei is hurting everyone – CNET

August 22, 2019 No Comments

What’s a government to do? Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Oh, the agony of indecision. It’s something the UK government knows a thing or two about. For a change, the big question the the country’s dithering over this week isn’t Brexit, but whether to allow mobile carriers to use Huawei equipment in their 5G…

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Edelman PR drops GEO Group after staff member revolt at the prospect of laundering the credibility of personal United States concentration camps

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Edelman is one of the world’s leading PR firms, and despite the fact that they’re the go-to if you want to launder the reputations of the House of Saud or the Transcanada pipeline by running massive fake-grassroots campaigns on social media, they also bill themselves as an ethical firm, refusing to take engagements for coal,…

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No more green tea, vaping or drinks ending in ‘-ccino,’ Mormon Church tells members – The Washington Post

August 22, 2019 No Comments

After Mitt Romney, a prominent member of the Mormon Church, attracted attention in 2012 for drinking Diet Coke, the church clarified that it has no rule against caffeine. (Rick Bowmer/AP) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wants to make clear that vaping, green tea and fancy coffee drinks are off limits under the […]

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