Privacy fashion, national watchlists for employers, declassified CIA documents, phone cracking. If you read this, you'll be on a list.
The Secret Service gets roped into helping crack phones for criminal investigations with warrants. They do all kinds of things like physically grinding down the phones, heating them up, hooking them up to boot devices, disassembling code, and more. The article also talks about potential issues with this, like the precedent being set by cops employing people to crack phones for them, like in the San Bernadino FBI/Apple case. Oh, speaking of which...
Y'know how Apple didn't want to build hacking tools for the FBI because those tools would inevitably get leaked and distributed? Well, that literal exact thing happened.
The CIA allowed people to access their documents on one of only four computers during limited hours. So one guy decided to hit them where it hurts: expensive printer ink, attempting to print every single one of the 13 million documents. They're online now. (And you can browse them if you like, too!)
Privacy and anti-surveillance fashion isn't a completely new idea, but this one is a particularly sleek implementation that throws a glare into cameras with just a pair of eyeglasses.
Holy shit, this is exactly as dystopic as it sounds - no fluff in this title. ". . .Rap Back programs receive ongoing, real-time notifications and updates about their employees’ run-ins with law enforcement, including arrests at protests and charges that do not end up in convictions." There's more in here, too, like how there's no restrictions on what other purposes the data can be used for.
Marketers. With science. Neuromarketing! Good article on the rise of neuromarketing in 2016 - and how people will do anything to make a buck. Thanks to @websterwade for forwarding this one!
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