So the war of words over interconnection has continued. Last week, we wrote about the back and forth between Verizon and Level 3 on their corporate blogs concerning who was really to blame for congestion slowing down your Netflix video watching. As we noted, Level 3 used Verizon’s own information to show that Verizon was, in fact, the problem. Basically, in spite of it being easy and cheap, Verizon was refusing to do a trivial operation of connecting up a few more ports, which Level3 had been asking them to do so for a long time. In other words, Verizon was refusing to do some very, very basic maintenance to deliver to its users exactly what Verizon had sold them. .
|—||Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own|
‘Concrete facts are not necessary’ - Obama administration makes blacklisting air passengers easier than ever
A never-before-published document released by The Intercept on Wednesday reveals the flexibility with which United States officials may place individuals on watchlists and deem them terrorists without obtaining concrete proof.
The 166-page document, the “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” suggests that the US government relies on “a secret process that requires neither ‘concrete facts’ nor ‘irrefutable evidence’ to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist,” journalists Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux wrote this week.
"My saddest photo yet …"
Alexander Gerst, an astronaut currently based at the International Space Station, takes a photograph over Gaza at night:
|—||Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (via jaded-mandarin)|
|—||G. K. Chesterton (via radical-traditionalism)|
Today in anarchist history, July 23rd 1892
Alexander Berkman shoots Henry C Frick twice in the neck, stabs him four times. the bastard survives, Alex goes to jail for 14 years, comes out a better, smarter anarchist.
Dave Maass sez, “If you’re going to San Diego Comic-Con, you might want to dodge the cameras on this map if you’re not in costume.”
TOR is safe no more.
Yes it is. Tread carefully.
Privacy Badger had previously been an alpha release that, according to the EFF, has been downloaded by more than 150,000 people to date. The free tool “detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content that tracks you without your permission,” the EFF said in a recent press release.
Download it here
|—||Banksy, Wall and Piece (via abiding-in-peace)|