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#10yrsago Australian attorney general wants to launch man-in-the-middle attacks on secure Internet connections https://www.itnews.com.au/news/attorney-generals-new-war-on-encrypted-web-services-375286

#10yrsago Miami Crimestoppers head eats a tip rather than hand it over to defense lawyer https://www.loweringthebar.net/2014/03/bound-by-honor-to-defy-a-judge-and-eat-a-document.html

#5yrsago Myspace lost all music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015 https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/7uiv8b/myspace_player_wont_play_songs_and_i_want_to/

#5yrsago Majority of London’s newly built luxury flats are unsold, raising the spectre of “posh ghost towers” https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/26/ghost-towers-half-of-new-build-luxury-london-flats-fail-to-sell

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#20yrsago Michael Moore’s publishers bully Soft Skull Press over Stupid White Men title https://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/15/business/a-tug-of-war-over-stupid-white-men.html

#20yrsago Stewart Butterfield, the IM Question Answerer https://sylloge.typepad.com/questions/

#20yrsago Controlled vocabulary for describing personal relationships https://corante.com/many/relationship-a-vocabulary-for-describing-relationships-between-people/

#20yrsago Bruce Sterling talk from SXSW https://craphound.com/sterlingsxsw04.txt

#15yrsago National day of protest for banking reform instead of bailouts https://web.archive.org/web/20090307192240/http://www.anewwayforward.org/demonstrations/

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#10yrsago Florida set to delete Hampton, a town with a questing, rent-seeking, corrupt wang https://www.loweringthebar.net/2014/03/hampton-fl.html

#10yrsago Peak Facebook https://medium.com/a-programmers-tale/the-facebook-experiment-has-failed-lets-go-back-f7b8c66109ea

#5yrsago Beto O’Rourke was in the Cult of the Dead Cow and his t-files are still online https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-politics-beto-orourke/

#5yrsago Security researchers reveal defects that allow wireless hijacking of giant construction cranes, scrapers and excavators https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/news/vulnerabilities-and-exploits/attacks-against-industrial-machines-via-vulnerable-radio-remote-controllers-security-analysis-and-recommendations

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#10yrsago Public Prosecutor of Rome unilaterally orders ISPs to censor 46 sites https://torrentfreak.com/italian-police-carry-out-largest-ever-pirate-domain-crackdown-140305/

#5yrsago Palmer Luckey wins secretive Pentagon contract to develop AI for drones https://theintercept.com/2019/03/09/anduril-industries-project-maven-palmer-luckey/

#5yrsago Pentagon reassures public that its autonomous robotic tank adheres to “legal and ethical standards” for AI-driven killbots https://gizmodo.com/u-s-army-assures-public-that-robot-tank-system-adheres-1833061674

#5yrsago Elizabeth Warren reveals her plan to break up Big Tech https://medium.com/@teamwarren/heres-how-we-can-break-up-big-tech-9ad9e0da324c

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#10yrsago First clinical LSD trial in 40 years shows positive results in easing anxiety of dying patients https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/health/lsd-reconsidered-for-therapy.html?referrer=

#5yrsago Ajit Pai has been touting new broadband investment after he murdered Net Neutrality, but he’s been relying on impossible data from a company called Barrierfree https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/03/ajit-pais-rosy-broadband-deployment-claim-may-be-based-on-gigantic-error/

#5yrsago Firefox is getting more browser fingerprinting protection courtesy of Tor Browser’s “letterboxing” technique https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1407366

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#15yrsago Middle schooler wins C-SPAN prize for doc about NSA spying https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/03/middle-schoolers-win-c-span-prizes-nsa-documentaries

#10yrsago Chocolate cookie milk shots: milk tumblers made from chocolate chip cookies https://www.eater.com/2014/3/5/6269103/dominique-ansel-to-debut-milk-cookie-shots-at-sxsw

#10yrsago Make taser-proof clothing with carbon-fiber linings https://hackaday.io/project/196-homamade-carbon-tape-taser-proof-clothing

#10yrsago Why does Hollywood like dystopian LAs and utopian SFs? https://boomcalifornia.org/2014/02/27/postcards-from-the-future/

#10yrsago Why DRM’ed coffee-pods may be just the awful stupidity we need https://memex.craphound.com/2014/03/06/why-drmed-coffee-pods-may-be-just-the-awful-stupidity-we-need/

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#10yrsago Complaint: WIPO director illegally collected staff DNA in order to out whistleblower https://unwatch.org/un-whistleblower-head-world-intellectual-property-agency-stole-employees-dna-samples/

#10yrsago US Embassy and Godaddy conspire to censor dissenting Mexican political site https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/03/mexican-protest-site-censored-godaddy-us-embassys-help

#10yrsago Harry Reid on the Koch Brothers’ agenda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2-cIpXIoY4

#10yrsago Rob Ford’s pitiable moment on Jimmy Kimmel https://www.joeydevilla.com/2014/03/04/rob-fords-red-faced-interview-on-jimmy-kimmel-live/

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#15yrsago Middle schooler wins C-SPAN prize for doc about NSA spying https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/03/middle-schoolers-win-c-span-prizes-nsa-documentaries

#10yrsago Chocolate cookie milk shots: milk tumblers made from chocolate chip cookies https://www.eater.com/2014/3/5/6269103/dominique-ansel-to-debut-milk-cookie-shots-at-sxsw

#10yrsago Make taser-proof clothing with carbon-fiber linings https://hackaday.io/project/196-homamade-carbon-tape-taser-proof-clothing

#10yrsago Why does Hollywood like dystopian LAs and utopian SFs? https://boomcalifornia.org/2014/02/27/postcards-from-the-future/

#10yrsago Why DRM’ed coffee-pods may be just the awful stupidity we need https://memex.craphound.com/2014/03/06/why-drmed-coffee-pods-may-be-just-the-awful-stupidity-we-need/

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Hey look at this

* Platforms' Treacherous Turn https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4664056

* The Supreme Court Must Be Stopped https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/the-supreme-court-must-be-stopped/ (h/t Kottke)

* Wyden’s Office Gets FTC To Protect The Data Of 1.6 Billion People Tracked By Now-Bankrupt Data Broker https://www.techdirt.com/2024/03/04/wydens-office-gets-ftc-to-protect-the-data-of-1-6-billion-people-tracked-by-now-bankrupt-data-broker/

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#15yrsago Chinese gold farming https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2009/mar/05/virtual-world-china

#10yrsago Comment-spammers threaten to sabotage their victims through Google Disavow if the evidence of their vandalism isn’t removed https://ellis.fyi/blog/gordon-sands-threatens-seattle-bubble-google-disavow-comment-spam/

#10yrsago Obama whirls the copyright lobbyist/government official revolving door https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/03/obama-nominates-former-sopa-lobbyist-help-lead-tpp-negotiations

#10yrsago CIA spied on Senate committee writing damning torture report and Obama knew about it https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/05/obama-cia-senate-intelligence-committee-torture

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#15yrsago What could you buy with AIG’s record-smashing $62 billion loss? https://www.cnn.com/2009/BUSINESS/03/02/markets.whatlossbuys/index.html

#15yrsago Born to Kvetch: Yiddish as she is spoke https://memex.craphound.com/2009/03/02/born-to-kvetch-yiddish-as-she-is-spoke/

#15yrsago Britain’s vast cement “listening ears” designated a national landmark https://www.fastcompany.com/90135167/the-concrete-sound-mirrors-that-influenced-wwii-science-and-design

#10yrsago Phoenix cops arrest sex workers, detain them without trial in churches, pressure them to take deals without access to lawyers https://www.vice.com/en/article/av4eyb/in-arizona-project-rose-is-arresting-sex-workers-to-save-them

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#10yrsago US Trade Rep can’t figure out if Trans-Pacific Partnership will protect the environment https://www.huffpost.com/entry/democrats-trans-pacific-partnership_n_4868262?1393531198=

#10yrsago Trustycon: how to redesign NSA surveillance to catch more criminals and spy on a lot fewer people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkO8SNiDSw0

#5yrsago Study that claimed majority of Copyright Directive opposition came from the US assumed all English-language tweets came from Washington, DC https://memex.craphound.com/2019/03/02/study-that-claimed-majority-of-copyright-directive-opposition-came-from-the-us-assumed-all-english-language-tweets-came-from-washington-dc/

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#15yrsago What could you buy with AIG’s record-smashing $62 billion loss? https://www.cnn.com/2009/BUSINESS/03/02/markets.whatlossbuys/index.html

#15yrsago Born to Kvetch: Yiddish as she is spoke https://memex.craphound.com/2009/03/02/born-to-kvetch-yiddish-as-she-is-spoke/

#15yrsago Britain’s vast cement “listening ears” designated a national landmark https://www.fastcompany.com/90135167/the-concrete-sound-mirrors-that-influenced-wwii-science-and-design

#10yrsago Phoenix cops arrest sex workers, detain them without trial in churches, pressure them to take deals without access to lawyers https://www.vice.com/en/article/av4eyb/in-arizona-project-rose-is-arresting-sex-workers-to-save-them

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#15yrsago Amazon supplier loses warehouse lease, invites the public to loot its books https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4863490/Books-given-away-for-free-at-one-of-Britains-biggest-warehouses.html</a.

#10yrsago Putin launches Russian invasion of Ukraine; UN security council meets https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/01/crimea-crisis-deepens-as-russia-and-ukraine-ready-forces-live-updates

#10yrsago Disney drops $4.8M in Boy Scouts funding over anti-gay policy https://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/28/us/disney-pulls-boy-scouts-funding/index.html

#10yrsago South Carolina legislature confiscates budget of college for assigning Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home” as a reading https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2014/0228/Alison-Bechdel-s-memoir-Fun-Home-runs-into-trouble-with-the-South-Carolina-House-of-Representatives

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#10yrsago TSA agents demand bag-search to look for “Bitcoins” https://web.archive.org/web/20140302025836/https://dailyanarchist.com/2014/02/24/the-tsa-is-looking-for-bitcoin/

#5yrsago University of California system libraries break off negotiations with Elsevier, will no longer order their journals https://www.science.org/content/article/university-california-boycotts-publishing-giant-elsevier-over-journal-costs-and-open

#5yrsago German Data Privacy Commissioner warns at new Copyright Directive will increase the tech oligopoly, make EU companies dependent on US filter vendors, and subject Europeans to surveillance by US companies https://torrentfreak.com/german-data-privacy-commissioner-sounds-alarm-over-upload-filter-oligopoly-190301/

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