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Stanislav Petrov, Soviet Officer Who Helped Avert Nuclear War, Is Dead at 77

Politically ReActive‏ @PoliticReActive.@bellhooks wants you to leave behind colonial beauty aesthetics

Tabletop Scenarios‏ @badthingsdaily A network change has just occurred, exposing your internal instance of struts to the internet.

@TMcSweenyFTC Terrell McSweeny Retweeted Terrell McSweeny Failure to stop further concentration btwn major pharmacy chains is a mistake for which consumers & communities will bear the cost.

@brianklaas Love or hate the Iran deal, scrapping it now directly undermines the credibility of a prospective diplomatic solution in North Korea.

@EFF There’s no reason police can’t put their policy and training materials online. @JerryBrownGov, please sign SB 345

 @briankrebs Media outlets are rediscovering an earlier breach at Equifax that I wrote about in May. Hardly anyone cared before

@stevekovach Medium, which fired its editorial team earlier this year, is hiring an editorial team

@JuliaAngwin Just noticed a former Facebook exec told Wired that our story about the Jew-hater ad category was a “stupid lark”

Apache Releases Security Updates for Apache Tomcat | US-CERT

Avast’s Piriform Releases Security Update for CCleaner

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GPS Today

CCleaner backdoored

Feudalism from the wealthy as “charity” instead of taxes to pay for equitable schools and infrastructure

Opioid addiction thanks to insurers not covering alternatives

How to Tell If You Should Hire an InfoSec Person With a Music Degree

Leveraging frequency analysis for intrusion detection in Office 365

Rhode Island Legislator introduces data breach notification bill thanks to Equifax failing to actually tell anyone if they are affected


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Jazzfest was nice. It was good for about half an afternoon. There were way too many to see Stevie. We heard him from afar. Instead…

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So your government will not protect your web history

The house passed a bill allowing ISPs to sell your Internet activity without restriction.

Thanks to my house rep for voting against this, ProPublica has how your Rep voted here.

To protect yourself these are useful:

Privacy browser extensions:

privacy badger

Sometimes you’ll need to disable privacy badger on websites that you login to because authentication might be through a technically third party website. This is generally fine for your bank or forum, just know that Amazon, Facebook, Google, and your isp make their living on ads based on these cookies that you are enabling on these websites.


Questions? Get at me on twitter or something @gdwallasign. 

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