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Qítiān Dàshèng Sūn Wùkōng (Andrew Dalgleish)
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Awesome, a new hatebeak album!
 
We spoke to the metalhead behind the feather-pummeling, plumage-ruffling of new album 'Number of the Beak.'
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Leading figures from the Italian mafia have spoken out to quash allegations raised in last Monday night's episode of Four Corners that they have ever had any dealings with the Liberal Party. "We're...
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The walls around the garden has ears.
 
Google Chrome listening in to your room shows the importance of privacy defense-in-depth. New column on Privacy News.

Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped on. In official statements, Google shrugged off the practice with what amounts to “we can do that”.

It looked like just another bug report. "When I start Chromium, it downloads something." Followed by strange status information that notably included the lines "Microphone: Yes" and "Audio Capture Allowed: Yes".

Without consent, Google’s code had downloaded a black box of code that – according to itself – had turned on the microphone and was actively listening to your room.

This episode highlights the need for hard, not soft, switches to all devices – webcams, microphones – that can be used for surveillance. A software on/off switch for a webcam is no longer enough, a hard shield in front of the lens is required. A software on/off switch for a microphone is no longer enough, a physical switch that breaks its electrical connection is required. That’s how you defend against this in depth.

Early last decade, privacy activists practically yelled and screamed that the NSA’s taps of various points of the Internet and telecom networks had the technical potential for enormous abuse against privacy. Everybody dismissed those points as basically tinfoilhattery – until the Snowden files came out, and it was revealed that precisely everybody involved had abused their technical capability for invasion of privacy as far as was possible.

Perhaps it would be wise to not repeat that exact mistake. Nobody, and I really mean nobody, is to be trusted with a technical capability to listen to every room in the world, with listening profiles customizable at the identified-individual level, on the mere basis of “trust us”.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2015/06/google-chrome-listening-in-to-your-room-shows-the-importance-of-privacy-defense-in-depth/
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The Treasurer said if you want a house, get a good job. We hear Hockey offers a good job so apply here today!
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Remember to click through and actually apply!
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About time, too.
Cardinal George Pell will be called to the royal commission into child sexual abuse's second hearings in Ballarat, the commission has said. Cardinal Pell wrote to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on May 21 saying he was willing to appear before the inquiry.
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After the Greek government’s decision to close the nation’s banks in the face of looming economic default, the European Union has vowed to evacuate every Australian citizen currently on a Contiki tour in Greece via a specially outfitted party bus.   The decision, which comes in the wake of weeks of tense three-way negotiations between Greece, the European Union and Contiki Tours Pty Ltd, is considered the absolute best course of action for assist...
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That's horrifyingly plausible.
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Northern baseload coal generator suddenly shut down after incident on Sunday, leaving wind energy to carry bulk of load. The energy system barely blinked.
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It could be the same software on a different day? The link in the OP does have a proper 0 on the y axis, and the x axis is differently labeled, so it's not just a crop.

That would mean that on the one article, the first half of base load vanishes and on the other article, the second half does.
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big: important new #TISA leaks from @wikileaks - https://wikileaks.org/tisa/ - get digging, lots of stuff, lots of bad stuff...
What is Tor? Tips for Sources After Submitting. This key's fingerprint is A04C 5E09 ED02 B328 03EB 6116 93ED 732E 9231 8DBA -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- mQQNBFUoCGgBIADFLp+QonWyK8L6SPsNrnhwgfCxCk6OUHRIHReAsgAUXegpfg0b rsoHbeI5W9s5to/MUGwULHj59M6AvT+DS5rmrThgrND8Dt0dO+XW88bmTXHsFg9K ...
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Disciple to Xuanzang
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