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UK wants to ban WhatsApp
(Courtesy of Rik Falkvinge and Friends)

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Truncated title hell: the important words are "reclassifies suing security researchers as a feature, not a bug". Untruncated image below.


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If this is true, MS is arguably breaking the law in many jurisdictions...

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A petition to our American cousins to not ask for social media passwords at the border

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Gotcha! (Courtesy of Barry Sookman)
CASL's protecting my castle.

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Another variant of the "dll hell" problem: all too many programs refer to old libraries, and selecting a required set can be/is NP-complete.
Courtesy of Adrian Collier's "the morning paper", this is an article on the problem in javascript, with an emphasis on security.
[See also https://leaflessca.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/dll-hell-and-avoiding-an-np-complete-problem/]

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Just the other day I was looking at a "war story" from a blog I follow, about how painfull slow journal writes were, when I realized that they had all the data they needed to predict the bad levels of load for their array and avoid them: they just had to do a scattergram... (TL;DR: > 110 IOPS)

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Read literally, this ruling would allow criminal charges to be laid for installing a cheaper part in my tractor, or a part that (in this particular example), allowed me to use non-approved software.

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Official US fake news, courtesy of Michel Geist
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