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These are hardware kill switches.

Not a webcam cover. Not software disabled Wi-Fi. Kill switch.

Laptops should have these.

Ours do.

Do you think a democratic society should prohibit persuade attempts that try to influence public decisions out of people's awareness?

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Google confirms four-hour outage of YouTube, GMail, other major services

Google blamed "high levels of network congestion" in the East for outages that affected YouTube, GMail, Google Voice, Calendar and many other services.

Postmodern Philosophy is a Debating Strategy

Postmodern philosophy affords a position of power within the academy because it arms the scholar with tools to pick apart everyone else’s work, without leaving itself open to objections or refutations. By feigning a position of critical neutrality, the postmodern critic can stand back and deconstruct everyone else’s discourses, as if they occupy an archimedean point.

But the postmodern critic has entered into a Faustian bargain: they have traded in their humanity—rooted in the need for meaning and coherence—in order to win arguments. I realize this sounds a bit over the top, but I can’t think of a better way to put it. Postmodern philosophy gives you the power to crush any intellectual opponent because it allows you to make the case that everything they believe is socially constructed, corrupt, oppressive, or all of the above.

In a State of Emergency, the President Can Control Your Phone, Your TV, and Even Your Light Switches

Under a little-known

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I can't believe I've only just discovered

I was looking for an open hardware heart monitor and stubbled across this site . It's like my dream site .

For those interested

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If you're an EU citizen like me, today is your chance to try to vote for the group of politicians that will cause the smallest amount of overall damage in the next few years. Good luck to us all.

Do recent Intel chips still have the "Intel Management Engine" Backdoor?

What is the best way to share files on the internet anonymously?

I just happened to know that China's 3rd- gen identity card would implement blood gathering, fingerprint payment, location tracking.

If that is to happen, My country will be too hard to live in

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"The way things are supposed to work is that we're supposed to know virtually everything about what they [the government] do: that's why they're called public servants. They're supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that's why we're called private individuals"

During the Metropolitan Police's use of authoritarian live facial recognition, a man was stopped by police just for pulling his jacket over his face.

He protested about being stopped and surrounded by police - and was then fined £90 for a 'public order offence'.

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So the current news on the street is that the side-channel attack on processors could not only impact personal computers but can also be exploited in the cloud!😬
also poses a distinct security threat for Linux systems

"The challenge of our age is to understand the complex social, historical, political, and economic factors that have led to a world that is more bitterly divided and socially fragile than at any time in recent memory.

Or... just blame it all on demons."

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Next week Sunday (May 19th) there will be protest marches all across Europe, calling for a Europe for everyone, without the ultra-conservative nationalists and right-wing populists that are currently gaining hold all across the EU.
I will be in the protest in Cologne, will you join your closest one as well?

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