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Lisa Vaas
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"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, well, at least for 180 days," says the jauntiest FISA Court judge ever.
Let the NSA's bulk metadata collection continue for six more months, the court rules, until the phone companies get control over the records. Plus ça change...!
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I'm such an Airbnb fan goil. I regret to say that researching all the scams gives me pause.
Airbnb can be a wonderful way for locals and visitors to connect. But like many online services, it's also a playground for scammers. Here are some tips on how to use the service safely.
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I like this project a lot. The point is to put a human face on the surveillance state, not to demonize people who work in SIGINT. It's also a good reminder to lock down your LinkedIn profile, lest your face and c.v. get splashed all over place.
Transparency Toolkit's ICWatch uses Google search and search terms associated with surveillance activities and tools to put a human face on the surveillance state.
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It's about time. I never thought we'd see this bill come out.
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5th year in a row!
We've done it again! For the fifth year running, we've won an award at the Security Blogger Awards which takes place at RSA.
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:-) Well, yea us, yes, thank you!
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Why isn't Task Rabbit used to hire people to beat up enemies? Craigslist? OR IS IT????
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Makes me want to read the books written by those targeted...
Eric Saldarriaga pled guilty to prying open the accounts of over 50 people, including prominent Scientology critics Mike Rinder and Tony Ortega.
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So many lives destroyed by the Co$.. :-(
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This place makes me want to become a Kiwi and go work for them!
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Two more recent stories about hijacked nursery-room webcams. I don't know what kind of creep likes to spy on babies and their parents—I know everybody needs a hobby, but seriously, come ON!—but I do know that people need some help securing them.
Two more families say they've had baby monitors turned into nursery-room eavesdropping bugs. Here's how to button up your baby's security, camera, Wi-Fi, router and all.
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He did it in the alley in back of his homeopathic herb store. I think that's my favorite bit. "Take a little of THIS herb, you son of a *&^%$!!!!"
A Colorado man administered what we assume to be the highly unusual remedy of lead slugs in an alley behind his homeopathy store.
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I've been drawing a series of comics about the shit they cut out of my stories (for excellent reasons, of course). In this case, they cut out my intention to post this story on this woman's page, to get through to her that her account is wide open and that maybe putting a passcode on her phone might be a very fine idea indeed. Do YOU have all your posts showing publicly? Is YOUR phone lacking a passcode? If so, I charge you with flagrant security violations!
We charge this phone and Facebook account with flagrant lack of passcode and privacy protection!
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The question being not why it was handed to a journalist, but why it's being collected in the first place. The "hit" rate—ie, scanned plates match suspicious drivers—is about .16%, according to Ars. Clearly, this isn't some crime-battling success story.
The entire LPR dataset of the Oakland Police Department (OPD) included more than 4.6 million reads of over 1.1 million unique plates captured in just over 3 years.
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  • Goddard College
    Creative Writing, 2009 - 2011
  • Emerson College
    Communications/Film, 1983 - 2011
  • Northeastern University
    Journalism, 1980 - 1983
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