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Definitely a WTF.
 
In a dangerous decision for privacy, a federal court ruled no warrant is required for the FBI to hack your home computer.
In a dangerously flawed decision unsealed today, a federal district court in Virginia ruled that a criminal defendant has no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in his personal computer, located inside his home. According to the court, the federal government does not need a warrant to hack into an individual's computer.
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Wow, scary. Time to use VPN.
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That is .. a .. wiiiiiiiiiiiiide net.
 
"A new analysis led by researchers at Stanford University’s Computer Security Laboratory quantifies just what this policy change has meant, discovering that, under the old five-year three-hop rules the NSA could legally recover metadata from about 20 million phones per suspect and “the majority of the entire U.S. population” if it analyzed all its suspects. Now, the stricter 18-month "two hop" rule permits the agency to recover metadata from about 25,000 phones with a single request, according to the Stanford study."
Edward Snowden's revelations may have tightened the NSA's leash, but the agency can still request tens of thousands of records for each case
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Wow. No abuses or faulty conclusions will come of that. Not at all.
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What do you think? Should women be required to register for selective service?
In a surprise vote, a House committee votes to include women in the draft, backing a test measure proposed by an opponent of women in combat
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Yep, doesn't mean they serve on the front line if called, though. 
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Go server push!
 
Cloudflare is rolling out support for HTTP/2 server push:  http://bit.ly/1Wt0FHD - woot! Excited to see how and where the various sites will leverage it. 

To get started, check the CF blog post and then read through the Preload spec for directions on how to set the headers, available options, etc: http://w3c.github.io/preload/#server-push-http-2
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Rent-seeking is parasitism.
 
Oh my god, yes please! I want to see this so badly.

Also: the IRS has made agreements with the tax prep industry swearing to not provide free online filing services to taxpayers? Seriously?!
"Congress should be making it easier for Americans to file their taxes each year, not bowing to the interests of the tax prep industry," Warren said.
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Wait, what?? Your can file your taxes without a lawyer, accountant and an insurance? Don't you say.


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Can't say enough how wrong this is.
'I have concern about a PlayStation that my grandchildren might use.'
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Maybe the right approach is to point out that laws like these would have a negative impact on the American tech industry (but still not make it significantly harder for hypothetical terrorists to encrypt their communications).
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Bleh.
Citing writers from W.E.B. Du Bois to Ta-Nehisi Coates, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented from a ruling on unlawful searches.
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I am pleasantly surprised that Sotomayor opposed this.
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Congrats SpaceX
 
The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and Boeing Co (BA.N) have held on military space launches for more than a decade.
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Dangerous beyond most people's knowledge. Want to give away the keys to the financial industry? Outlaw secure encryption. Done.

Idiots.
 
"Bankston puts it more simply. “The CCOA is DOA,” he says, coining an acronym for the draft bill. But he warns that privacy activists and tech firms should be careful nonetheless not to underestimate the threat it represents. “We have to take this seriously,” he says. “If this is the level of nuance and understanding with which our policymakers are viewing technical issues we’re in a profoundly worrisome place.”"
In fact, the Burr-Feinstein bill is so bad for privacy that it may be good for privacy in the long run, say experts.
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Wow, imagine if they brought this level of nuance to the healthcare or retirement debate, or to questions about war and torture ...

[Excuse me, I'm going to go have a drink.]
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  • Google
    Engineering stuff, 2004 - present
  • SportVision
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2000 - 2004
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Hello there!

I'm an inventor and creator of SPDY, HTTP2, and started what is now known as QUIC.

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Got a few technical Emmys thanks to my work on real-time special effects at Sportvision. I've done a few thousand miles of cycling through the Alps too!
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