Tag Archives: politics

Hillary Clinton Says All Cops Should Wear Body Cameras

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for body cameras for all police in a speech about law enforcement reform at Columbia University earlier this morning. Read more...

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Welcome to Asteroid War Games, Where Scientists Practice Saving Earth

There’s a 1200-foot asteroid headed straight for the Earth. You’ve got five days to come up with a plan, or go the way of the dinosaurs. This isn’t the script for the Day After Tomorrow sequel — it’s the scenario being war-gamed by a roomful of PhDs as we speak

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Most Government Whistleblower Hotlines Don’t Even Use HTTPS 

The government is failing to adequately protect its whistleblowers , with dozens of its agencies’ whistleblowing channels—including the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice—leaving sensitive information vulnerable to attacks. Read more...

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The Hugo Awards Were Always Political. But Now They’re Only Political.

Last August, the Hugo Awards were swept by a younger group of women and people of color. At the time, we said "This was really a year that underscored that a younger generation of diverse writers are becoming central to the genre." So maybe it's not surprising that there was an organized backlash. Read more...

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Guys I’m Not Sure This Senator Knows How the Internet Works

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.) wants to remove The Anarchist Cookbook from the internet— you know, that notorious DIY bomb-making manual that has been around since the 1970s, is still available in print, the one you can buy on Amazon and find literally thousands of places online and offline for a pittance.

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What It’s Like to Work For Putin’s Internet Troll Army 

The Guardian has a doozy of a report on Russia’s secret troll army: hundreds of bloggers and commentators paid to flood the internet with pro-Kremlin posts. Two former employees gave the paper a rare glimpse inside the troll army’s headquarters.

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CISA Bill Promises Safety, But Actually Expands Government Surveillance

Remember when everyone freaked about CISPA , the cybersecurity bill with scary privacy implications ?

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The True Story About How Fashion Trends Are Born

Remember that scene in The Devil Wears Prada when Miranda Priestly schools Andy on how her "lumpy blue sweater" came to be?

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Read the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules Here

This is it. This is the day that your overly specific and impressively skeptical questions about the Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules can finally be answered. The agency just released the full and final text of the policy that will protect the open internet.

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Why Hillary Clinton’s Homebrew Email Is a Political Nightmare

You've probably heard: Hillary Clinton used a private, personal email address for all of her official business as Secretary of State.

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