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Meanwhile, over at Google…

So… Google just fired an employee for… not agreeing with the company’s diversity policy. The irony. It also raises – once again – the issue of possible political bias at the worlds leading search engine. • Gizmodo: Here’s The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Screed Circulating Internally at Google » • TechCrunch: There’s a manifesto criticizing Google’s […]

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If it’s on the web, it’s free for all to use?

The European Court of Justice (the ECJ, “the European Supreme Court”) ruled three years ago that anything published openly on the web may be freely reused by anyone in any way on their own website. This ruling didn’t get anywhere near the attention it deserved, as it completely reverses a common misconception – the idea […]

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Make your voice heard!

EDRi on EU public consultations on Internet and Big Brother issues: Public consultations are an opportunity to influence policy-making at an early stage, and to help to shape a brighter future for your digital rights. Below you can find the public consultations which EDRi finds relevant in 2017. (…) We will update the list on […]

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Snowden on May and Human Rights

Want to see a politician clearly? Remove emotional words from their statements. "If human rights laws get in the way, we will change them." https://t.co/Ci9yt7I9d6 — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) August 5, 2017 I’m clear: if human rights laws get in the way of tackling extremism and terrorism, we will change those laws to keep British […]

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The upside to piracy

While many artists have stepped up to demonize piracy over the years, Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell prefers to see the upside. Describing the effects as “fantastic”, Campbell says there’s a whole new audience coming to the band’s shows, bringing fresh energy to the performance. But how much of this can be attributed to piracy […]

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What about the Bitcoin forking?

Early yesterday morning bitcoin’s blockchain forked — meaning a separate cryptocurrency was created called bitcoin cash. Techcrunch: WTF is bitcoin cash and is it worth anything? »

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Pre-recording bodycam exposes dishonest cops

It seems as though a Baltimore police officer forgot about one key feature of his bodycam: the fact that it saves the previous 30 seconds of video recorded before the camera is activated. Most bodycams record and dump constantly. The moment it’s activated, the 30 seconds preceding the activation become part of the recording. What […]

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