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First came the Breathalyzer, now meet the roadside police “textalyzer”

From the breathalyzer to the black box to the textalyzer but not to worry, the police state is from the government and they are here to help (sarcasm).  Not! Ars Technica by David Kravets Drivers in accidents could risk losing license for refusing to submit phone to testing. ...
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There Are Now a Dozen Lawsuits Demanding Apple’s ‘Key’ Exposing the FBI’s True Intent

  If you will remember, the FBI said they only wanted a backdoor to the Apple iPhone for the San Bernardino case – it was just that one case.Well, they didn’t level with us. There are now a dozen lawsuits in which the government is demanding Apple give ...
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Forum: What Do You See As The Pros And Cons of Digital Technology?

Every week on Monday, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Do You See As The Pros And Cons of Digital Technology? Laura Rambeau Lee, ...
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Wyden Calls for New Compact for Privacy and Security in the Digital Age

Wyden.Senate.gov Speaking at RightsCon in Silicon Valley, Sen. Wyden Sounds the Alarm About Expanding Surveillance, Offers Playbook To Protect Americans’ Liberties Wednesday, March 30, 2016 San Francisco – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., laid out a bold new vision for protecting Americans’ basic freedoms, and warned of dangerous consequences if ...
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FBI shares tool for hacking iPhones with local law enforcement

Okay, so who DID NOT see this coming? Washington Examiner by Rudy Takala The Federal Bureau of Investigation agreed on Wednesday to share a new tool for hacking Apple products with authorities in Arkansas, a sign the bureau is likely to begin sharing the tool with law enforcement ...
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Tay, the neo-Nazi millennial chatbot, gets autopsied

Ars Technica by Peter Bright A user told Tay to tweet Trump propaganda; she did (though the tweet has now been deleted). Microsoft has apologized for the conduct of its racist, abusive machine learning chatbot, Tay. The bot, which was supposed to mimic conversation with a 19-year-old woman ...
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Ted Cruz Supporter Cheats On Drudge Polls? ‘Cruzbot’ Hacks Polls To Boost Cruz’s Numbers Over Trump

  The Inquisitr by Patricia Villarceran After the GOP Debate ended, Drudge Report opened up its polls to get the consensus on who people think won the 12th Republican Debate. However, it has been reported that the poll was hacked and the numbers on Senator Ted Cruz were ...
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WATCH: Computer Programmer Testifies Under Oath He Coded Computers to Rig Elections

Activist Post by Matt Agorist   “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” – Joseph Stalin (allegedly) One thing in US history is consistent throughout every single election ...
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