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Encryption keeps us safe. It must not be compromised with ‘backdoors’
Allowing law enforcement agencies access to our data threatens a privacy that we all rely on, writes Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign manager
3 hours ago
White House acknowledges the U.S. is at war in seven countries
“It is important to remember that terrorism is a tactic, and we’ve been devising a strategy to counteract a tactic, while failing to address many of the reasons why the tactic is used in the first place.”
3 hours ago
The Kremlin says U.S. President Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on re-election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The U.S. State Department says
11 hours ago
Wounds in the fetus can heal without scarring, a fact that has prompted scientists to design new biomaterials based on the properties of fetal skin. Now, a new type of nanofiber has been shown to heal wounds in mice faster and with less scarring than untr
The discovery that wounds in the fetus can heal without scarring has prompted scientists to work on designing new biomaterials based on the properties of the fetal skin as promising regenerative strategies.
11 hours ago
'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine.
Sandy Parakilas says numerous companies deployed these techniques – likely affecting hundreds of millions of users – and that Facebook looked the other way
11 hours ago
An "Ashamed" Fox News Commentator Just Quit The"Propaganda Machine"
“Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association,” Col. Ralph Peters wrote in an email to colleagues. “Now I am ashamed.”
11 hours ago
GitHub - probot/probot: 🤖 A framework for building GitHub Apps to automate and improve your workflow
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A framework for building GitHub Apps to automate and improve your workflow



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The SaaS CTO Security Checklist
Learn how to protect your SaaS applications with the SaaS CTO security checklist. Select your startup stage and use these rules to improve your security.
Rodrgio Duterte tells soldiers to shoot female rebels in the vagina
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte last week told soldiers to shoot female rebels in their genitals, the latest in a series of violent, misogynistic remarks. Addressing a group of former communist rebels on 7 February, Duterte, who served as a city mayor before becoming President, appeared to encourage Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to target women in conflict.
authoritarianism  cultureWars 
Now a Person’s Genes Could Reveal Their Time of Death. By analyzing changes in a deceased person's gene activity, new software can determine an exact time of death, which could assist forensic investigations.
RNA levels in post-mortem tissue can differ greatly from those before death. Studying the effect of post-mortem interval on the transcriptome in 36 human tissues, Ferreira et al. find that the response to death is largely tissue-specific and develop a model to predict time since death based on RNA data.
Dan Geer on the Dangers of Computer-Only Systems
A good warning, delivered in classic Dan Geer style.
CSS: The bad bits (and how to avoid them) - Joe Forshaw
The more I use CSS, the more I think it’s an absolute wild wild west. It’s mature, ubiquitous, yet lacks basic, common-sense features that come as a given in…
It’s Time for Congress to Pass the Mueller Protection Bills
A brief explainer on the common legal and policy objections to proposed legislation that would protect the special counsel investigation—and why they are…
My Writing Process
As an engineer-turned-tech writer, I have repeatedly heard “Writing is so hard; how do you do it?” and “Anyone can write”. Both statements are fallacious. Yes,…
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2 days ago
Literally every trial I reported on in Baltimore, a cop told a lie.

In a PM conversation w/…
2 days ago
U.S. Strikes Killed Scores of Russian Fighters in Syria, Sources Say
U.S. forces killed scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War, according to one U.S. official and three Russians familiar with the matter.
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
2 days ago
Just some notes about my attempt to upgrade to webpack 4
Hmm... I don't see any docs for 4.0 on . I guess I'll just wing it.All I need to do is npm i -D webpack@next , right? +…
2 days ago
US intel chiefs unanimous that Russia is targeting 2018 elections
The US Director of National Intelligence says that Russia and other foreign entities are ’“likely” to pursue more cyber attacks on American and European elections in an attempt to undermine democracy in coming elections, including the 2018 midterms. “Persistent and disruptive cyber operations will continue against the United States and our European allies using elections as opportunities to undermine democracy,” Dan Coats said Tuesday during an annual Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on threats.
digitalWarfare  digitalDemocracy  globalGameOfThrones  informationSecurity 
2 days ago
Adobe's pivot to SaaS is one of the most impressive tech stories that I haven't heard many talk about. Now a 110+…
2 days ago
Over 5,000 elementary school kids suspended in Toronto for out-of-date immunization records - Canada
The numbers have doubled since the previous school year as doctors call for a more streamlined reporting process.
healthcare  win 
2 days ago
Putin Personally Ordered Crimea Annexation, Ex-Duma Deputy Testifies
A Russian former lawmaker has testified before a Kyiv court that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region in 2014.
globalGameOfThrones  authoritarianism 
2 days ago
Xi Jinping is now accepting pre-written congratulatory e-letters for you to send him, in your choice of 8 languages…
2 days ago
Google Maps has found a better way to navigate India’s chaotic roads
Mapping a city like New York, where streets and avenues are neatly arranged in a grid, is a piece of cake. But a city in India is a different animal. So, on…
3 days ago
Russia Is Taking Over Syria’s Oil And Gas. In accordance with a previously signed agreement, Russia will have exclusive rights to produce oil and gas in Syria.
Syrian oil production fell quickly during the civil war, but now stability has returned to some parts of the country, Russia has gained exclusive rights to produce oil and gas in Syria
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia  authoritarianism 
3 days ago
“Adversary” Examines Trump’s Mini-Me Carl Paladino — And How to Beat Trumpism
Almost no one outside of New York State noticed in 2010 when Carl Paladino, a super-rich real estate developer, came out of nowhere to beat a cadre of drab…
3 days ago
More State Machine ❤️: From Reflection to Statecharts
In “ How I Learned to Stop Worrying and ❤️ the State Machine ,” we built an extremely basic state machine to model a bank account. State machines, as we…
4 days ago
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