In the last few years, there have also been various incidents of Muslims being lynched by Hindu mobs fuelled by the BJP; one mini-pogrom in Delhi was stoked by an elected Bharatiya Janata Party officials; there's also the brutal suppression of the Muslim-dominated state Kashmir in what was the longest internet lockdown in recent times; as well as two meticulously planned, sweeping pieces of legislation architected by Shah, to disenfranchise Muslims in India. Given Modi's history, a potential plan to dovetail Aarogya Setu into a surveillance tool to further press the jackboot onto the necks of minorities and critics is not so wildly improbable. … [Read more...] about India’s contact tracing app made open source, but will this thwart a surveillance state?
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Yee admitted to accepting bribes in exchange for special consideration in his role State Senator, as well as conspiring to launder money and shepherd illegal weapon shipments into the United States from the Philippines. As part of the plea agreement, the DOJ whittled down a litany of charges against Yee to a single racketeering charge. … [Read more...] about Anti-game-violence legislator pleads guilty to racketeering
The TQP patent was invented by Michael Jones, whose company Telequip briefly sold a kind of encrypted modem. The company sold about 30 models before the modem business went bust. Famed patent enforcer Erich Spangenberg bought the TQP patent in 2008 and began filing lawsuits, saying that the Jones patent actually entitled him to royalties on a basic form of SSL Internet encryption. Spangenberg and Jones ultimately made more than $45 million from the patent. … [Read more...] about Encryption patent that roiled Newegg is dead on appeal
Websites of any size should lose all Section 230 protections if they don’t follow their terms of service or provide sufficient notice when removing content The Attorney General should judge whether any websites receiving advertising money from the government are “problematic vehicles for government speech” because of “viewpoint discrimination” The Federal Trade Commission should investigate websites for deceptive advertising based on their terms of service It also includes a lot of vague implications that are never substantiated and may be unintentional: … [Read more...] about Let’s go through Trump’s terrible internet censorship order, line by line