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Pinboard: Voter Records Get Hacked a Lot, And You Can Just Buy Them Anyway | Motherboard

It’s likely that plenty of those records were obtained through semi-public sources, too: many states make this sort of information available to political campaigns, or advocacy groups. After the 191 million voting records were found online, Jim Gilliam, the CEO of NationBuilder, a company that provides records to various groups, said, “From what we’ve seen, ...

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Pinboard: Anschlag bei Würzburg: Als der Wolf verrückt wurde | ZEIT ONLINE

Die Grenzen verschwimmen: Der Orlando-Attentäter weist Merkmale einer instabilen Persönlichkeit auf, der Nizza-Mörder war womöglich schwer depressiv. Der IS bedient sich mittlerweile aus einem Reservoir von Halbverrückten, die Organisationen wie Al-Kaida nie interessiert hätten. Aber für den IS ist die Omnipräsenz in den Medien, einhergehend mit der Ausstrahlungskraft von Symbolen, wichtiger als seine ideologische Reinheit. ...

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Pinboard: Three days after removing human editors, Facebook is already trending fake news – The Washington Post

The trending “news” article about Kelly is an Ending the Fed article that is basically just a block quote of a blog post from National Insider Politics, which itself was actually aggregated from a third conservative site, Conservative 101. All three sites use the same “BREAKING” headline. The Conservative 101 post is three paragraphs long, and basically reads as anti-Kelly ...

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Pinboard: FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems

The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Enjoli – Medium

I don’t say she’ll have to work around interruptions and invisibility and micro-aggressions and a scarcity of role models and a lifetime of her own conditioning. My job on this panel is to make this place sound good, so I leave some stuff out. Particularly the fact that I’m drinking at least one bottle of ...

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Pinboard: Secret Cameras Record Baltimore’s Every Move From Above

Since the beginning of the year, the Baltimore Police Department had been using the plane to investigate all sorts of crimes, from property thefts to shootings. The Cessna sometimes flew above the city for as many as 10 hours a day, and the public had no idea it was there. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Terrorismus: Unterstützt die Türkei Islamisten? | ZEIT ONLINE

Als wahrscheinlich sehen es viele Beobachter in der Türkei an, dass der Waffentransport an islamistische Gruppen in Syrien gegangen ist. Das deckt sich mit deutschen Erkenntnissen. In einem Regierungsdokument, über das im vergangenen Jahr das ARD-Magazin Monitor berichtete, hieß es: „Seit Mitte November 2014 deuten nachrichtendienstliche Hinweise auf Waffenlieferungen Ankaras an Kräfte des bewaffneten Widerstands ...

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Pinboard: How Many Guns Did the U.S. Lose Track of in Iraq and Afghanistan? Hundreds of Thousands. – The New York Times

Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the United States has handed out a vast but persistently uncountable quantity of military firearms to its many battlefield partners in Afghanistan and Iraq. Today the Pentagon has only a partial idea of how many weapons it issued, much less where these weapons are. Meanwhile, the effectively bottomless abundance ...

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Pinboard: Missing link – IFTTT

Favorite tweet: You can think what you want of GU, PLA, 8200, GCHQ, NSA, etc. but they all have professional limits. LI companies will do anything for $$$ — Robert M. Lee (@RobertMLee) August 25, 2016 Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Opinion: Protect Our Voting Machines From Hackers – NBC News

But with just three months before the presidential election, what can be done? In truth, making big changes to election machinery before this November isn’t realistic. There isn’t enough time. Fortunately, security experts and activists have worked for several years to shore up election integrity, and there is much we can do to secure the ...

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Pinboard: Disarming a Cyber Mercenary, Patching Apple Zero Days | RONALD DEIBERT

And so earlier this month, when Mansoor received two unsolicited SMS messages on his iPhone 6 containing links about “secrets” concerning detainees in UAE prisons, he thought twice about clicking on them.  Instead, he forwarded them to us for analysis. It was a wise move.  Citizen Lab researchers, working in collaboration with the security company ...

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Pinboard: Actively exploited iOS flaws that hijack iPhones patched by Apple | Ars Technica

After the exploits surreptitiously jailbreak a target’s iPhone, Pegasus immediately starts trawling through a wealth of its resources. It copies call histories, text messages, calendar entries, and contacts. It’s capable of activating the cameras and microphones of compromised phones to eavesdrop on nearby activities. It can also track a target’s movements and steal messages from ...

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Pinboard: Integration: „Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob wir ein Integrationsproblem haben“ | ZEIT ONLINE

ZEIT ONLINE: Andererseits wurde lange gar nicht über Integration gesprochen. Viele Menschen wurden sozial abgehängt. Sökefeld: Das ist nicht ganz richtig. Es wurde bis in die siebziger Jahre in dem Sinne über Integration gesprochen, dass sie unerwünscht war. Es gab einen ausgrenzenden Diskurs und ausgrenzende Institutionen. Türkischstämmige Schüler wurden lange in Sonderklassen gesteckt, weil sie ...

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Pinboard: Errata Security: Notes on the Apple/NSO Trident 0days

Normally these 0days are discovered by the company itself or by outside researchers intending to fix (and not exploit) the problem. What’s different here is that where most 0days are just a theoretical danger, these 0days are an actual danger — currently being exploited by the NSO Group’s products. Thus, there’s maybe a bit more ...

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Pinboard: Stealing bitcoins with badges: How Silk Road’s dirty cops got caught | Ars Technica

The investigation of Force ultimately led to a second agent, Shaun Bridges, who worked on the same Baltimore task force and ran an even more lucrative scheme. Incredibly, the two agents were stealing in parallel—friendly co-workers, both tasked to the same case, each apparently unaware of the other’s scheme. One person who helped with the government’s case believes ...

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Pinboard: Nick Asks the NSA: Shadow Brokers and the Leaking Ship – Lawfare

It now safe to say that the „Equation Group“ leak by Shadow Brokers is real and consists of a genuine trove of NSA tools used to hack firewalls. The leaked code references known programs, uses a particularly unusual RC6 and cruddy crypto techniques previously associated with NSA implants, and the Washington Post has confirmed the ...

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Pinboard: Turns Out You Can’t Trust Russian Hackers Anymore | Foreign Policy

CyberBerkut edited one budget document to include a line describing a grant to Navalny’s Foundation for Fighting Corruption to the tune of either $240,000 or $122,000 — CyberBerkut’s editors managed to put two different amounts on the same budget line. In another document titled, “Russia Project Strategy, 2014-2017,” CyberBerkut added the name of Navalny’s foundation ...

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Pinboard: (4)Interview mit Nancy Isenberg über Donald Trump – Kultur – Süddeutsche.de

Es ist irreführend, Trump nur als „White Trash“-Kandidaten zu sehen. Als Journalisten im Vorwahlkampf von seinen Auftritten in den Südstaaten berichteten, waren im Fernsehen viele weiße Männer in T-Shirts, Jeans und mit Trucker-Hüten zu sehen. Reporter sind Teil der Elite: Sie haben das Publikum als „white trash“ bezeichnet, manche sprachen von der „Rache der Unterschichten“. ...

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Pinboard: infoliberationfront – Pastebin.com

21:31 < Runa> DaveC1: I’m curious, how do you picture an ex-CIA within the Tor Project as being good for Tor’s public image? 21:32 < DaveC1> Runa: Well, so there are multiple audiences that Tor needs to talk to. 21:32 < DaveC1> You guys are most familiar with the activists who run the nodes and ...

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Pinboard: Federal Judge Sets Deadline on Clinton Email Review – WSJ

At a rally in Akron, Ohio, on Monday, Mr. Trump devoted a significant portion of his speech to attacking the Clinton Foundation, which he described as a “pay-for-play” operation. “Pay the Clinton Foundation huge sums of money … and you got to play with the State Department,” he said. Earlier in the day, before the ...

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Pinboard: Win or lose, Trumpism may be here to stay in the GOP – The Washington Post

Trump’s decision to ditch his establishment-bred campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, in favor of Breitbart News executive Stephen Bannon, who shares Trump’s scorched-earth approach to politics and his worldview, is perhaps the most overt example of the businessman’s closing strategy. Theirs is an amorphous alternative to traditional conservatism — often associated with the “alt right” movement ...

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Pinboard: Ungestörte Hetze – DIE WELT

„Man kann nie feststellen, wie viele Menschen faktisch dahinterstehen“, sagt er. „Bei Untersuchungen der IP-Adressen von Hasskommentaren kam heraus, dass viele Kommentare unterschiedlicher Accounts von derselben Person kommen. So können soziale Medien eine Scheinöffentlichkeit herstellen, die gar keine ist.“ Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Why Europe Can’t Find The Jihadis In Its Midst – BuzzFeed News

Clain had first drawn the attention of authorities when he returned to France in 2004, having studied Islam and Arabic in Cairo. He quickly garnered respect within militant circles for his religious scholarship and command of radical Islamic jurisprudence, and in 2009, a French court convicted him of recruiting fighters for al-Qaeda in Iraq, the ...

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Pinboard: Why Europe Can’t Find The Jihadis In Its Midst – BuzzFeed News

Maktouf laid out the connections between various ISIS attacks, across both North Africa and Europe, which she has uncovered through the immense database she has built up on Francophone jihadists since she started investigating in 2010. The repeated links among the attackers have led her to believe that a handful of key figures in the ...

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Pinboard: The NSA Leak Is Real, Snowden Documents Confirm

The draft manual instructs NSA operators to track their use of one malware program using a specific 16-character string, “ace02468bdf13579.” That exact same string appears throughout the ShadowBrokers leak in code associated with the same program, SECONDDATE. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Naturkatastrophe in Louisiana – Amerikaner entdecken den Flut-Wahlkampf – Politik – Süddeutsche.de

Das geht damit los, dass Louisianas Gouverneur John Bel Edwards – ein Demokrat – Trumps Besuch nicht gerade begeistert kommentiert. Entgegen der politischen Gepflogenheiten hatte ihn der Kandidat vorher auch nicht offiziell informiert. Er hoffe, dass die Visite keine reine „Foto-Gelegenheit“ sei, lässt der Gouverneur durch einen Sprecher ausrichten. Wahlkampf-Übersetzung: Trumps Besuch ist eine reine Foto-Gelegenheit. ...

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Pinboard: Errata Security: Bugs don’t come from the Zero-Day Faerie

This WIRED „article“ (aka. thinly veiled yellow journalism) demonstrates the essential thing wrong with the 0day debate. Those arguing for NSA disclosure of 0days believe the Zero-Day Faerie brings them, that sometimes when the NSA wakes up in the morning, it finds a new 0day under its pillow. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Mosque and State | Foreign Affairs

What is indisputable is that even after 15 years during which the inter­section of politics and Islam has been a major theme in world affairs, Islamism remains poorly understood, especially in the West. Two recent books tackle the subject, primarily by considering the crises roiling the Middle East and examining Islam’s role in the turmoil. ...

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Pinboard: Security against Election Hacking – Part 1: Software Independence

First, let me explain what can and can’t be hacked.  Election administrators use computers in (at least) three ways: To maintain voter registration databases and to prepare the “pollbooks” used at every polling place to list who’s a registered voter (for that precinct); to prepare the “ballot definitions” telling the voting machines who are the ...

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Pinboard: The Exaggerated Claims of Media Bias Against Donald Trump – The Atlantic

Conspiracy sites like Infowars reacted to Trump’s rhetoric with articles like “Trump Is Right: Here’s Proof That Hillary and Obama Founded ISIS.” Russian propagandists exploited Trump’s words to spread misinformation. At a rally in Lebanon, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah cited Trump’s statement that Obama “founded ISIS” as proof of its truth, adding, “This is an ...

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Pinboard: Türkei: Hauptsache, Munition gegen Erdoğan | ZEIT ONLINE

Überhaupt, der Flüchtlingsdeal: Dağdelen und viele andere fordern nun dessen Ende. Nicht etwa, weil sie begründen könnten, wie das Erdoğan oder die Islamisten schwächen würde. Sondern einfach deshalb, weil sie mal Nein zu Erdoğan sagen wollen, statt ständig mit ihm verhandeln zu müssen. Es setzt sich als Reaktion auf die Aussagen des Innenministeriums eine „Endlich ...

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Pinboard: NSA’s use of software flaws to hack foreign targets posed risks to cybersecurity – The Washington Post

Now with the mysterious release of a cache of NSA hacking tools over the weekend, the agency has lost an offensive advantage, experts say, and potentially placed at risk the security of countless large companies and government agencies worldwide. Several of the tools exploited flaws in commercial firewalls that remain unpatched, and they are out ...

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Pinboard: Team update

We’ve hired more great people to help us achieve our goals. Welcome, everyone! Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: CyberSecPolitics: Why EQGRP Leak is Russia

First off, it’s not a „hack“ of a command and control box that resulted in this leak. Assuming it’s real (I cannot confirm or deny anything here – largely because I don’t know), it’s almost certainly human intelligence – someone walked out of a secure area with a USB key. So let’s go down the ...

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Pinboard: What We Know About the Exploits Dumped in NSA-Linked Hack | Motherboard

A summary written by security researcher Mustafa Al-Bassam suggests some of the exploits allow remote code execution, meaning an attacker could run their own commands on the targeted system, while others grant privilege escalation, so a hacker could potentially get administrative powers on the machine. This means someone who has these exploits could potentially break ...

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Pinboard: The Shadow Brokers EPICBANANAS and EXTRABACON Exploits

On August 15th, 2016, Cisco was alerted to information posted online by the “Shadow Brokers”, which claimed to possess disclosures from the Equation Group. The files included exploit code that can be used against multi-vendor devices, including the Cisco ASA and legacy Cisco PIX firewalls. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: No One Wants to Buy Those Stolen NSA-Linked ‘Cyberweapons’ | WIRED

Snowden himself weighed in on Twitter early Tuesday, surmising that the hack was likely a real compromise of a staging server, one of the command-and-control computers NSA hackers set up outside the NSA’s own network as part of an espionage operation. “NSA malware staging servers getting hacked by a rival is not new,” the former ...

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Pinboard: NSA and the No Good, Very Bad Monday – Lawfare

But the proof itself, appear to be very real. The proof file is 134 MB of data compressed, expanding out to a 301 MB archive. This archive appears to contain a large fraction of the NSA’s implant framework for firewalls, including what appears to be several versions of different implants, server side utility scripts, and ...

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Pinboard: The Terrifying JFK Airport Shooting That Wasn’t

There was no “they.” There was not even a “he,” no armed person turning on a crowd. But what happened at JFK last night was, in every respect but the violence, a mass shooting. The fact that there was no attack at the center of it was both the weirdest and the scariest part — ...

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Pinboard: Present At the Creation | Foreign Policy

Since its creation, we have learned about the Islamic State from its enemies. Its story has largely been told by those fighting the group in Iraq and Syria, traumatized civilians who have escaped its brutal rule, and the occasional defector. That is about to change. This is the story of Abu Ahmad, a Syrian operative ...

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Pinboard: Decolonizing Sociology – Stanford University Press Blog

As Australian sociologist R. W. Connell reminds us, “sociology was formed within the culture of imperialism and embodied a cultural response to the colonized world.” Here is a jolt to “the scholastic unconscious.” Through Connell’s theoretical lens, it becomes clear that the race relations cycle advanced by Robert Park far from being value-free, embodies the ...

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Pinboard: Hackers Claim to Auction Data They Stole From NSA-Linked Spies | WIRED

Despite the group’s unverified, over-the-top claims and comically broken English, researchers who downloaded the sample posted by the group say it does include intriguing data, such as 300 megabytes of code that match up with actual exploits used by the NSA. “It looks very much as if the NSA attacked someone, and that someone managed ...

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Pinboard: Errata Security: National interest is exploitation, not disclosure

The EFF isn’t even paying attention to what the government said. The majority of vulnerabilities are useless to the NSA/FBI. Even powerful bugs like Heartbleed or Shellshock are useless, because they can’t easily be weaponized. They can’t easily be put into a point-and-shoot tool and given to cyberwarriors. Thus, it’s a tautology saying „majority of ...

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Pinboard: (1)US-Präsidentschaftswahl – Trumps wütende Krisenbotschaft kommt bei Mehrheit an – Politik – Süddeutsche.de

All diese Punkte führen zu einem nur auf den ersten Blick überraschenden Fazit: Solange Trump weiterhin vor Tausenden auftritt und lautstark bejubelt wird, können die Berater von Hillary Clinton beruhigt sein. Erst wenn der Republikaner lernt, öfter den Mund zu halten, das Rampenlicht auch mal zu meiden und effektiver auf die allzu sichtbaren Schwächen der ...

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Pinboard: Gera: Risse in der Fassade | ZEITmagazin

Schon Anfang des Jahres ging es um die Weimarer Verfassung. Wie immer fügte Helen Scholtysek damals hinzu, wie lange diese gültig gewesen sei: bis zum 5. Juni 1945, als die Alliierten die Macht übernahmen. Daraufhin protestierten Michael und Wolfgang, nur die Wehrmacht habe kapituliert – nicht die deutsche Regierung. Damit existiere das Deutsche Reich noch ...

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Pinboard: Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief – The New York Times

Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012, according to Ukraine’s newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau. Investigators assert that the disbursements were part of an illegal off-the-books system whose recipients also included election officials. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Trump’s Self-Reckoning – WSJ

Mr. Trump is right that most of the media want him to lose, but then that was also true of George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. It’s true of every Republican presidential nominee. The difference is that Mr. Trump has made it so easy for the media and his opponents. Link zur ...

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Pinboard: Trump says he will only lose Pennsylvania if there’s widespread voter fraud. That’s very wrong. – The Washington Post

There is almost no actual in-person voter fraud. In a survey of 1 billion ballots cast between 2000 and 2014, 241 possible — possible! — fraudulent ballots were found. Several of those ballots were cast in elections in Pennsylvania where a man named „Joseph Cheeseboro“ and another named „Joseph J. Cheeseborough“ each cast a ballot. ...

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Pinboard: What We Learned About Trump’s Supporters This Week – The New Yorker

Unlike in the Republican primaries, when Trump’s serial untruths and shocking statements had little effect on his political standing, the damage in the general election has been swift and severe. As of Friday morning, Hillary Clinton led Trump in the last twenty-one nationals polls. New surveys in the most competitive swing states raise the possibility of a Clinton ...

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Pinboard: Apple at BlackHat: Reopening the „Going Dark“ Debate – Lawfare

For a while now, the most compelling technical arguments against “Going Dark” and any technical “front-door” designs have been that the technology community simply does not know how to securely store high-value encryption keys such that they can be used, but can’t be stolen or misused by hackers or malicious insiders. Moreover, many privacy advocates ...

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Pinboard: CVE-2016-5696 and its effects on Tor

The attack described in the paper is elegant. In terms of its impact, 96.6% of the Alexa top one million are running Linux kernels, and hence are likely vulnerable. The previously described global ACK counter enables various side-channels across TCP connections, meaning that a blind attacker can determine information about: whether Alice and Bob are currently ...

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Pinboard: Visa Alert and Update on the Oracle Breach — Krebs on Security

“Oracle’s silence has been deafening,” said Michael Blake, chief executive officer at HTNG, a trade association for hotels and technology. “They are still grappling and trying to answer questions on the extent of the breach. Oracle has been invited to the last three [industry] calls this week and they are still going about trying to ...

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Pinboard: The head of Google’s Brain team is more worried about the lack of diversity in artificial intelligence than an AI apocalypse – Recode

“I am personally not worried about an AI apocalypse, as I consider that a completely made-up fear,” Jeff Dean, a senior fellow at Google, wrote during a Reddit AMA on Aug. 11. “I am concerned about the lack of diversity in the AI research community and in computer science more generally.” (Emphasis his.) Link zur ...

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Pinboard: Missing link – IFTTT

Favorite tweet: In none of the targeted attacks me and @CDA observed against Iranian civil society we found a 0day used. Mostly no „exploit“ at all in fact. — Nex ~ Claudio (@botherder) August 13, 2016 Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Video proves Clinton suffering seizures? Not so, I was there | U.S. ELECTIONS

Hannity repeatedly played the muffin shop footage, describing what Clinton was doing as „this sort of twitching thing that she does in front of reporters that was really bad“ and then as „a violent, violent, repetitive jerking of the head.“ Seemingly as „proof“ that something was amiss with Clinton, Hannity exclaimed: „Watch the reporter, like, ...

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Pinboard: To Stop ISIS Recruitment, Focus Offline – Lawfare

the role of the Internet in radicalization has been overblown. While instances of purely web-driven, isolated radicalization exist, in most cases, U.S.-based individuals cultivated, and later strengthened, their interest in ISIS’s narrative through in-person relationships. To say ‘the Internet’ is the driving factor of radicalization among American ISIS supporters is a vast over-simplification. Of course, ...

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Pinboard: Türkei: Zehn Thesen zum Putschversuch | ZEIT ONLINE

Die Türken schauen in diesen Tagen so intensiv wie selten auf die Berichterstattung des Auslands beziehungsweise auf das, was ihnen ihre Medien davon präsentieren. Sie wollen wissen, wie der Rest der Welt das Land nach dem Putschversuch sieht, und wir sollten ihnen – und vor allem uns – den Gefallen tun, nicht nur mit bequemem ...

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Pinboard: Casual Sex: Everyone Is Doing It – The New Yorker

The Casual Sex Project was born of Vrangalova’s frustration with this and other prevalent narratives about casual sex. “One thing that was bothering me is the lack of diversity in discussions of casual sex,” Vrangalova told me in the café. “It’s always portrayed as something college students do. And it’s almost always seen in a ...

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Pinboard: Classify your RSA key

Favorite tweet: Check RSA public key leaks origin info by @CRoCS_MUNI https://t.co/wqXEAfALOI [paper #usenix https://t.co/Vx6qnv3Oee http://pic.twitter.com/Js4GIIglqW — Daniel Bilar (@daniel_bilar) August 12, 2016 Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Klassenkampf ǀ Wo bleibt der Stolz? — der Freitag

Aus dem Knecht sollte schließlich irgendwann der Herr werden. Fragt man sich also, warum Trump so viele blue-collar workers begeistert, 86 Prozent der Arbeiter bei der Stichwahl zum österreichischen Präsidenten für FPÖ-Kandidat Norbert Hofer votierten oder die AfD der Linkspartei Wähler abwirbt, besteht eine Antwort darin, dass die Rechtspopulisten schlicht eine Lücke füllen. Obschon deren ...

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Pinboard: Türkei und Russland: Treffen sich zwei Autokraten | ZEIT ONLINE

Erdoğans erster Staatsbesuch nach dem gescheiterten Putsch wird ihn nicht nach Washington oder Berlin führen, sondern zu Präsident Putin. Schon seit Monaten sucht er die Nähe zu den Russen. Mit den USA hat sich die türkische Regierung in einem Streit um die Auslieferung des Predigers Fethullah Gülen verkeilt, dessen Bewegung sie als Drahtzieher hinter dem ...

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Pinboard: Why Do So Many Men Whisper ‚Hey‘ After Fucking You?

In search of the answer, I went to my one and only source for straight men—the staff of Deadspin, a sports blog that I’ve only read once. Unfortunately, I forgot that no one at that site has ever had sex before, so none of them knew what I was talking about. Stranger, though, is that ...

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Pinboard: „A Honeypot For Assholes“: Inside Twitter’s 10-Year Failure To Stop Harassment – BuzzFeed News

According to 10 high-level former employees, the social network’s long history with abuse has been fraught with inaction and organizational disarray. Taken together, these interviews tell the story of a company that’s been ill-equipped to handle harassment since its beginnings. Fenced in by an abiding commitment to free speech above all else and a unique ...

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Pinboard: A Major Pacific Northwest Quake Looks Even Likelier, Thanks to Underwater Landslide Evidence – The Atlantic

However, it now seems these coastline-altering events happen more frequently than previously thought. A team of researchers led by Chris Goldfinger, a geologist at Oregon State University, has found evidence that at least 43 major earthquakes have occurred in the last 10,000 years. That number is slightly larger than previously estimated, which means that—over the ...

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Pinboard: Donald Trump is like a biased machine learning algorithm | mathbabe

Instead of following some hidden but stable agenda, I would suggest Trump’s goal is simply to “not be boring” at Trump rallies. He wants to entertain, and to be the focus of attention at all times. He’s said as much, and it’s consistent with what we know about him. A born salesman. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Is Donald Trump going to drop out? Probably not. – Vox

Workshop on Data and Algorithmic Transparency (DAT’16) Think about Trump this way, and a lot of things that would otherwise seem like either insanity or self-sabotage start to make sense. This is why every time Hillary Clinton gets in the news — even if it’s a story that might hurt her with voters — Trump ...

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Pinboard: Smartphone und Erziehung: Weglegen ist auch keine Lösung – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Die Frage, die nach dem Warum kommt, ist dann tatsächlich, wie man sich in Zeiten des allgegenwärtigen, mobilen, sozialen Internet Entscheidungsfreiheiten bewahren kann. Die Antwort hat aber weniger mit dem Smartphone zu tun und sehr viel mehr mit dem unfassbaren, allgegenwärtigen Druck, den die Gesellschaft heute für normal hält. Auch die Smartphone-Feinde, die bloß einen ...

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Pinboard: A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens | WIRED

Of the two attacks, the one that affects Volkswagen is arguably more troubling, if only because it offers drivers no warning at all that their security has been compromised, and requires intercepting only a single button press. The researchers found that with some “tedious reverse engineering” of one component inside a Volkswagen’s internal network, they were able ...

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Pinboard: Das Böse lauert überall – Das Magazin – Das Magazin

Mayers erhielt eine Busse, weil es verboten ist, Kinder unter sieben Jahren mehr als fünf Minuten allein im Auto zu lassen. «Dass es nicht mal eine Minute war, tat nichts zur Sache.» Ein paar Wochen später führten Beamte der Kinderschutzbehörde CPS mit den Lehrern von Mayers’ Kindern Gespräche. Auch die Kinder wurden vernommen, ohne dass ...

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Pinboard: Fethullah Gülen-Bewegung – Das islamistische Netzwerk

Vor ein paar Jahren sei er dann in Ankara gewesen, ein Gülen-Mann habe ihm dort gesagt, dass man den Geheimdienst schon unter Kontrolle habe, wenn man an der Macht sei, gebe es auch für ihn einen Posten. Da sei er nachdenklich geworden und habe den Entschluss gefasst, dieser Bewegung den Rücken zu kehren. „Dann kamen ...

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Pinboard: Türkei: Die Angst tritt aus dem Schatten – Politik – Süddeutsche.de

Esentürk und Yavuz wissen sehr gut, was ein Putsch in der Türkei bedeutet, wie er das Land verändert. Sie sind Opfer des Militärputsches vom 12. September 1980. Damals übernahm das Militär die Macht im Land unter General Kenan Evren, dem späteren Staatspräsidenten. Rivalisierende rechte und linke Gruppen hatten die Türkei mit ihren Kämpfen an den ...

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Pinboard: Bloom

GEOLOCATION PLATFORM FOR NEWS PUBLISHERS Improve engagement and personalization for the neighborhoods you serve Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Did the U.S. Plot Turkey’s Coup? Separating Fact from Fiction | The Daily Dot

Since the coup attempt on July 15, pro-government Turkish newspapers have run a barrage of stories claiming the United States was behind the failed armed takeover of Turkey’s government. But the propaganda for „Turkey’s New Anti-Americanism,“ as the New York Times editorial board called it, is widely supported by Photoshopped images and wild conspiracy theories ...

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Pinboard: Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years | Ars Technica

The malware—known alternatively as „ProjectSauron“ by researchers from Kaspersky Lab and „Remsec“ by their counterparts from Symantec—has been active since at least 2011 and has been discovered on 30 or so targets. Its ability to operate undetected for five years is a testament to its creators, who clearly studied other state-sponsored hacking groups in an ...

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Pinboard: Why facts don’t matter to Trump’s supporters – The Washington Post

Trump is a vivid and, to his critics, a frightening present-day illustration of this perception problem. But it has been studied carefully by researchers for more than 30 years. Basically, the studies show that attempts to refute false information often backfire and lead people to hold on to their misperceptions even more strongly. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: A tour of the deserted steets of Sinjar (Shingal) || Ghost towns of Iraq – YouTube

Ein Tour durch die verlassenen Strassen von Sinjar (Kurdisch: Shingal). Sinjar, im Norden des Irak gelegen, war die Hauptstadt der religiösen Minderheit der Jesiden. Die Stadt war nach der Einnahme durch die Terroristen (3. August 2014) Schauplatz von zahlreichen Massakern an der Zivilbevölkerung. Die weibliche Zivilbevölkerung, welche den Terroristen in die Hände fiel, wurde von ...

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Pinboard: Deutsche IS-Rückkehrer packen aus – und werden von der Szene als „Abtrünnige“ bedroht DER SPIEGEL 2016/32

Vom Ter­ro­ris­ten zum Kron­zeu­gen – die drei schei­nen eine er­staun­li­che Wand­lung durch­ge­macht zu ha­ben. Wenn man ih­ren Aus­sa­gen Glau­ben schen­ken darf, wuss­ten we­der Nils D., 26, noch Har­ry S., 27, oder Ha­run P., 28, wor­auf ge­nau sie sich in Sy­ri­en ein­las­sen wür­den. Sie wa­ren ra­di­ka­le Mus­li­me, aber kei­ne An­füh­rer, kei­ne Krie­ger – son­dern eher Mit­läu­fer. ...

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Pinboard: Brexit: Boston,europafeindlichste Stadt Großbritanniens – Wirtschaft – Süddeutsche.de

Dass sie selbst, rein formal, noch Europäer sind, scheint ihnen weder bewusst noch recht zu sein. Schließlich haben sie, wie 75,6 Prozent ihrer Mitbürger in Boston, Lincolnshire, im Nordosten Englands, für den Brexit gestimmt. Ohne Europa, ohne Europäer, sind sie überzeugt, wäre alles besser – dabei liegen die Gründe für ihre Unzufriedenheit wenig an Europa, ...

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Pinboard: Journalismus – Die Pflicht zur Sorgfalt gilt für jeden, der Bilder von Tätern ins Netz stellt – Medien – Süddeutsche.de

Der Würzburger Attentäter lud sein Bekenner-Video drei Mal für seinen Kontaktmann hoch, der es zum IS weiterleiten sollte. So groß war die Sorge, dass die Qualität nicht gut genug sein könnte. Ohne Kontext und Einordnung sollten all diese Bilder überhaupt nicht verwendet werden. Und insgesamt nur sehr, sehr sparsam Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes – POLITICO Magazine

When Princeton professor Andrew Appel decided to hack into a voting machine, he didn’t try to mimic the Russian attackers who hacked into the Democratic National Committee’s database last month. He didn’t write malicious code, or linger near a polling place where the machines can go unguarded for days. Instead, he bought one online. Link ...

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Pinboard: The Conservative Echo Chamber Is Making the Right Intellectually Deaf | Praxis

Conservative activists who dislike GOP nominee Donald Trump are constantly asking themselves how their party could elect an inexperienced bomb-thrower who constantly messes up. The relatively small influence of right-wing blogs and talk radio is part of the answer. Trump-hating hosts like Mark Levin and Glenn Beck bashed Trump daily on their programs for months. ...

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Pinboard: AKP und HDP nach dem Putschversuch: Eine verpasste Chance für die Türkei – taz.de

Die kurdische HDP wird bei allen Konsultationen der Opposition bislang konsequent ausgeschlossen. Das gilt auch für Erdoğans Ankündigung, er werde seine Beleidigungsklagen gegen Oppositionspolitiker zurücknehmen – für die HDP soll das nicht gelten. Und das, obwohl die HDP wie alle anderen Parteien noch in der Nacht des Umsturzversuchs den Putsch scharf verurteilte und darüber hinaus ...

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Pinboard: Here’s how rare in-person voter fraud is – The Washington Post

How often does it find fraud? For that, we turn to the much-cited 2014 analysis of voter fraud reported by The Post. Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt looked at 14 years of voting and found 31 possible incidents of in-person voter fraud, comprised of approximately 241 fraudulent ballots. A lot of those incidents were ...

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Pinboard: Trump, Putin and the hacking of an American election – The Boston Globe

“I wouldn’t be surprised, in light of the DNC, that major voting systems have been compromised,” said Ron Rivest, a founding father of modern encryption systems and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who won the Turing Award, computing’s version of the Nobel Prize. “We do need to be concerned about the integrity of our ...

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Pinboard: Opinion: How to make democracy harder to hack – CSMonitor.com

To put it plainly, voting is in many ways just as important to our long-term prosperity as functioning telecom networks and financial systems. A first step in recognizing this reality would be for the DHS to explicitly include voting booths and affiliated networks as democratic critical infrastructure, potentially as part of the already recognized “government ...

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Pinboard: Towards a Cyber-Security Treaty | Just Security

Rather than rehashing the discussion of the laws of war, policymakers and lawyers in Washington should take this opportunity to reevaluate another option: a cyber-specific treaty. This option has largely been disregarded by the Obama administration, which has preferred not to restrict its cyber offense capabilities. Putin, on the other hand, may have tabled the ...

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Pinboard: A Syrian in Auschwitz – Lawfare

I came to the US as a Syrian asylee teenager brainwashed by the combination of pan-Arabist ideology proffered by the Assad-Baathist regime and the attitudes of a conservative Muslim society that upholds antisemitic beliefs. I struggled for a while on coming to the United States with the clash between everything I had been taught and ...

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Pinboard: A Swede Returns to Silicon Valley from China

I was born in Sweden, moved to Silicon Valley and then New York, but I founded a tech startup in Beijing and chances are I’ll stay there. Why? Because in many ways, Beijing has been a better breeding ground for my startup and for my own personal growth than I think Silicon Valley could be ...

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Pinboard: Microsoft Keeps Dossiers on Journalists and Sent Us One By Accident

Among other things, the email thread features a one-and-a-half page dossier on Mark Sullivan, a senior writer for Fast Company. According to the emails, Microsoft had apparently initially pitched an interview with Gurdeep Singh Pall, a corporate vice president who focuses on Skype, to Wired, but the outlet “passed due to scheduling,” so the company ...

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Pinboard: Analyzing Malicious Documents Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet outlines tips and tools for reverse-engineering malicious documents, such as Microsoft Office (DOC, XLS, PPT) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. To print, use the one-sheet PDF version; you can also edit the Word version for you own needs. If you like this, take a look at my other IT cheat sheets. Link ...

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Pinboard: Wie Gülen zum Staatsfeind Nr. 1 wurde: Die dunkle Seite der „Gemeinde“ – taz.de

Das hat auch damit zu tun, dass es Gülen durch gezielte Lobbyarbeit in Brüssel, Berlin, Washington und New York gelungen ist, prominente Politiker für sich einzunehmen. Die Vertreter der Bewegung geben sich als vermeintliche Partner bei der Integration türkischer Migranten – oder als Antipoden von al-Qaida, als dem Westen zugewandte „moderate Muslime“. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Türkei – Wie Fethullah Gülen zum Seelenführer wurde – Politik – Süddeutsche.de

Gülens Aufstieg zu einem Seelenführer ist eng verbunden mit der modernen Türkischen Republik. Als er 1941 geboren wird, lebt Kemal Atatürk schon nicht mehr, umso rigoroser setzen seine Nachfolger kemalistische Prinzipien durch: Religiöse Unterweisung ist verboten, Gülens Mutter liest mit ihrem Sohn den Koran nachts im Kuhstall. Der zeigt früh eine besondere Redebegabung, mit 20 ...

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Pinboard: Here’s Why Millennials Don’t Have Sex — The Awl

Why aren’t millennials doing sex more? (For the purposes of this argument let’s pretend, like the Washington Post does, that millennials aren’t doing a lot of sex.) There are any number of reasons for millennial celibacy offered here: They’d rather be on the Internet, they are too driven with work/school, they’re afraid of being hurt, ...

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Pinboard: Errol Louis: Khizr Khan and the risk of bloody-shirt politics – NY Daily News

Another grieving parent, another conversation-stopping personal attack on the rival party’s candidate. We’d be better off without the highly produced moral grandstanding. Parents have every right to grieve, and to let that grief fuel political action. And the party mandarins who dictate election strategy, along with their opportunistic army of high-paid media consultants, are well ...

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Pinboard: The Jeep Hackers Are Back to Prove Car Hacking Can Get Much Worse | WIRED

Unlike last year, Miller and Valasek who now work at Uber’s Advanced Technology Center, can’t perform those new attacks over the Internet—only with a laptop directly plugged into the Jeep’s CAN network via a port under its dashboard. Thankfully, their previous work helped Chrysler create a security update to fix the flaw that gave them ...

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Pinboard: Make Algorithms Accountable – The New York Times

A better goal would be to try to at least meet, if not exceed, the accountability standard set by a president not otherwise known for his commitment to transparency, Richard Nixon: the right to examine and challenge the data used to make algorithmic decisions about us. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Versuchter Staatsstreich: Erdogan zog in der Putschnacht nicht die Fäden – Türkei – FAZ

Aus dem Bild, das sich daraus ergibt, kann man den Schluss ziehen, dass der Putsch aus vier Gründen gescheitert ist: Er musste vorgezogen werden, so dass nicht alle Teile des Plans rechtzeitig aktiviert werden konnten; der Generalstab und wichtige Generäle in führenden Positionen lehnten eine Beteiligung ab; anders als bei früheren Militärcoups hatten die Putschisten ...

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Pinboard: Glenn Greenwald on Donald Trump, the DNC hack, and a new McCarthyism.

And the interesting thing here is that we have been attacked—we being the journalists who have kind of shepherded the Snowden archive reporting—by a lot of people, including WikiLeaks, in fact led by WikiLeaks, for not dumping all the information but instead redacting information that we thought might harm innocent people. Most of the information ...

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Pinboard: Erstmal haben: Regierung will Zentralstelle für Entschlüsselung. Wofür genau weiß sie noch nicht. | netzpolitik.org

Es stellt sich die Frage, wozu diese weitere Stelle benötigt wird, wenn sich doch verschiedene Behörden bereits mit Telekommunikationsüberwachung beschäftigen und daran arbeiten, Zugang zu privaten und verschlüsselten Informationen zu erhalten. Als Beispiele werden von der Bundesregierung die Gruppe Kompetenzzentrum Informationstechnische Überwachung (CC ITÜ) im Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), das Referat 54 für Produktmanagement bei der Bundespolizei ...

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Pinboard: Electoral Map Gives Donald Trump Few Places to Go – The New York Times

While Mr. Trump is not ready to give up entirely on any of the major battlegrounds, advisers have become increasingly convinced that his most plausible route to the presidency, and perhaps his only realistic victory scenario, involves capturing all three of the biggest contested electoral prizes on the map, and keeping North Carolina in the ...

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Pinboard: Why Donald Trump’s Supporters Think He’ll Win – The Atlantic

“You think it’s crazy when Donald goes after Ted Cruz about the unanswered questions in his life. It’s crazy like a fox. Trump is forcing people in the party—a lot of them already don’t like Ted, you know that, right?—he’s forcing those people to think about whether they’re really going to let this guy posture ...

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Pinboard: U.S. Wrestles With How to Fight Back Against Cyberattacks – The New York Times

However, private investigators have identified the suspects, and American intelligence agencies have told the White House that they have “high confidence” that the Russian government was responsible. “When it is determined who is responsible for this,” Mr. Brennan said, choosing his words carefully to avoid any direct implication of Russia, there “will be discussions at ...

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Pinboard: Seven Minutes That Shook the Convention – POLITICO Magazine

That was the beginning of a 7-minute speech that became an instant sensation—eloquent, emotional and notably original, coming as it did at the end of four days of highly processed political cliche. Khan, a 66-year-old immigration lawyer from Charlottesville, told the story of his son’s death in combat in Iraq, but he turned that elegy ...

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Pinboard: Twitter: Wie sich nach Attentaten Gerüchte verbreiten – Digital – Süddeutsche.de

Als Vanderbiest die Tweets auswertete, stellte er schnell fest, dass alle drei Gerüchte ihren Ursprung nicht in der Twittersphäre hatten. Erstmals tauchte die Behauptung einer Geiselnahme auf Twitter um 23.13 Uhr auf. Ein junger Mann schrieb, eine „Information“ erhalten zu haben über eine Geiselnahme im alten Nizza. Auf die Nachfrage, wo er das denn herhabe, ...

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Pinboard: An insider lifting the veil on Silicon Valley’s self-importance and greed – The Washington Post

García Martínez’s writing veers from amateurish, as he recalls his courtship efforts (“Weirded out by my bonding with her ex, she decided to end the budding romance”), to irreverently original, as when he describes trying to raise venture capital while being sued: It’s “like walking into a singles bar with a T-shirt announcing, ‘I’m HIV ...

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Pinboard: How To Fool AI Into Seeing Something That Isn’t There | WIRED

With their new paper, Kurakin, Bengio, and Goodfellow show that this can be a problem even when a neural network is used to recognize data pulled straight from a camera or some other sensor. Imagine a face recognition system that uses a neural network to control access to a top-secret facility. You could fool it ...

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Pinboard: Türkei: Erdoğan öffnet Desinformation Tür und Tor – Medien – Süddeutsche.de

Unterdessen gehen die Sanktionen und Maßnahmen weiter. Per Notstandsdekret wurde soeben eine riesige Anzahl von Medienhäusern und Anstalten geschlossen und vom Staat enteignet. Die Liste ist wirklich beeindruckend lang: 45 Zeitungen, 16 TV-Kanäle, 15 Radiostationen, drei Nachrichtenagenturen, 15 Zeitschriften, 29 Verlagshäuser. Einige der Unternehmen oder Redaktionen wurden durchsucht und durften danach „unter treuhändischer Verwaltung“ weiterarbeiten, ...

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Pinboard: Trump’s Call for Russian Hackers to Break Into Hillary Clinton’s Email Perfectly Shows the Flaws of NSA Surveillance – The Atlantic

A few short years ago, when Edward Snowden revealed the extent of NSA surveillance on American citizens, corporations, and other institutions, NSA defenders insisted that the national security establishment can be trusted, and that civil libertarians were overly paranoid to worry that unprincipled elites would, sooner or later, exploit the era of mass surveillance to ...

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Pinboard: Hillary Clinton is bad at speeches for the exact reasons she’d be a good president – Vox

Clinton, by contrast, struggles with this stuff. And it’s not just because her delivery isn’t perfect; in many ways I think it’s underrated. It’s that her speeches themselves often aren’t very good. They’re over-stuffed with ideas that don’t necessarily relate, and flattened out like a computer merge of a dozen different people’s speeches rather than ...

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Pinboard: On weaponized transparency – Sunlight Foundation Blog

This weekend, Wikileaks again failed the due diligence review we expect of putatively journalistic entities when it published the personal information of ordinary citizens, including passport and Social Security numbers contained in the hacked emails of Democratic National Committee staff. We are not alone in raising ethical questions about Wikileaks’ shift from whistleblower to platform ...

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Pinboard: An Economist Turns Sleuth – The Chronicle of Higher Education

As a social scientist, Rodrik had always believed in the power of evidence to change people’s minds. His Sledgehammer investigation revealed the coup plans to be forgeries. The evidence was clearer than anything he had ever encountered in economics. But it didn’t matter. People clung to the story regardless. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: On the Need for Official Attribution of Russia’s DNC Hack – Lawfare

Yesterday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff—Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, respectively—called on the Obama administration to consider declassifying and releasing any intelligence community assessments on the attribution and motives of the DNC hackers. I wholeheartedly agree. Link zur ...

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Pinboard: How Erdogan United Turkey Against Fethullah Gulen | TIME

“He is at this point what unites the country. There is no one who would stand by Gulen. I mean, he’s done,” says Burak Kadercan, an expert on Turkish politics at the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island. “It’s a very convenient story. It just exonerates the secularists of any involvement. They can claim ...

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Pinboard: Turkey’s Hope | Foreign Affairs

In November 1996, less than two years after Erdogan’s election as Istanbul’s mayor, a car crash revealed that a top police official, an ultranationalist hit man turned international drug trafficker, and a member of parliament who led a pro-government militia had been traveling in the same vehicle. What became known as the Susurluk scandal exposed ...

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Pinboard: The Real Paranoia-Inducing Purpose of Russian Hacks – The New Yorker

The real effect, the Russian activists told me, was not to brainwash readers but to overwhelm social media with a flood of fake content, seeding doubt and paranoia, and destroying the possibility of using the Internet as a democratic space. One activist recalled that a favorite tactic of the opposition was to make anti-Putin hashtags ...

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2016 und RSS dominiert immer noch. So findet ihr Feeds.

Hi, seitdem ich hauptsächlich an einem Thema arbeite, IT-Sicherheit, und in den USA lebe, hat sich die Art, wie ich Medien konsumiere, drastisch verändert. Wie wichtig Beat-Journalismus ist, habe ich erst im vergangenen Jahr so richtig richtig verstanden. Seitdem bin ich wieder auf RSS umgestiegen. Das heißt, ich folge hauptsächlich einzelnen Personen (und nicht etwa ...

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Pinboard: Erdoğans Türkei hat das europäische Gefühl verhaftet – Politik – Süddeutsche.de

In der Türkei allerdings dient der Ausnahmezustand nicht mehr der Bekämpfung des Putsches und der Putschisten. Präsident Erdoğan ist dabei, große Teile der politischen und sonstigen Opposition lahmzulegen, zu verhaften, zum Schweigen zu bringen. Die Regierung nutzt die Wut von Teilen des Volkes gegen die Putschisten; sie ermächtigt sich selbst unter Berufung auf die Volksmeinung ...

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Pinboard: WikiLeaks Has Officially Lost the Moral High Ground | WIRED

But that’s not what’s really important here. WikiLeaks and Assange say they have no responsibility for the content they leak, and that no one has evidence that the sources of the DNC leak are Russian. But these leaks and tweets damage WikiLeaks’ credibility. If they’re not scrutinizing their own leaks on the base level of their content, it’s not hard to ...

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Pinboard: Donald Trump to Russia: hack and publish Hillary Clinton’s ‚missing‘ emails | US news | The Guardian

As news of Trump’s apparent incitement reached the Clinton camp, Sullivan issued a statement denouncing his remarks, adding: “This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent. That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from ...

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Pinboard: DNC Hack: What We Know, And What We Still Don’t Know | Motherboard

The second hacker group that accessed the DNC, APT28, also known as Sofacy or Cozy Bear, has been described as “a state-sponsored group” that “might be of Russian origin,” in a technical report on a previous attack on the German parliament. As Rid pointed out, the attackers in both cases share the same infrastructure. And ...

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Pinboard: (9+)Amoklauf in München: David S.‘ gefährlichen Freunde – München – Süddeutsche.de

Der 18-Jährige wollte mit seinem Schreiben offenbar seinem Idol Anders Behring Breivik nacheifern. Dieser hatte genau fünf Jahre vor dem Münchner Amoklauf auf der norwegischen Insel Utøya 77 Menschen getötet und zuvor ein rassistisches und rechtsextremistisches „Manifest“ verfasst. Die Staatsanwaltschaft geht derzeit aber nicht davon aus, dass David S. wie sein Vorbild aus rechtsextremistischen Motiven ...

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Pinboard: Cybersecurity experts see merit in claims of Russian hacking

„More than anything else I think (that) really puts to rest the ‚Who is this?’“ Tait said Tuesday. „It’s one thing to say that they were typing stuff in Russian or they were coming from a Russian IP (internet protocol) address or their systems were configured in Russian. It’s another thing to say this was ...

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Pinboard: Kommentar: “Ich bin Deutscher!“ – „Du bist a Wixer!” | Politik & Gesellschaft | Zündfunk | Bayern 2 | Radio | BR.de

Der Baggerfahrer, der David S zusätzlich zu einer Bierflasche die Worte entgegenschleuderte: “Du bist a Wixa” und kein Deutscher, hatte nicht nur Chuzpe, sondern in diesem Punkt instinktiv auch Recht: Gewalt und Terror haben keinen Pass und keine Nationalität und keine Religion. Wir als Gesellschaft haben jetzt die schwierige Aufgabe, das Wort “Wixer” in ein ...

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Pinboard: The Uncomfortable Silence • Speaker • Public Address

I’ve learned to not mention it to most people. I’ve learned to not talk about my brother much to strangers because the question will eventually arise. I’ve learned that people don’t want to hear that my brother lost his life because he miscalculated the amount of drugs he took one Friday afternoon, alone in his ...

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Pinboard: On Research in the Public Interest – The Citizen Lab

On April 25, 2016, Netsweeper discontinued its claim in its entirety. Between January 20, 2016 and today, we chose not to speak publicly about the lawsuit. Instead, we spent time preparing our statement of defence and other aspects of what we anticipated would be full legal proceedings. Now that the claim has been discontinued it ...

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Pinboard: What is Old, and New, and Scary in Russia’s Probable DNC Hack – Lawfare

There is nothing new in one nation’s intelligence services using stealthy techniques to influence an election in another.   According to William Daugherty’s Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency, the United States by covert action: Attempted to “forestall a Communist government” in Indonesia in 1957 Intervened “in Italian political processes to prevent the Italian Communist ...

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Pinboard: How Pokémon Go changes the geography of cities | Fusion

People are seeing and noticing murals and other local landmarks that they might otherwise pass by without a second thought. A colleague who is moving to a new city said Pokémon Go was incredibly useful in helping him get to know a neighborhood he was considering for his new home. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: What Goes Into a Great Convention Speech — The Ringer

Months later, a group of us were reminiscing about the convention when Obama said, “Remember that little shit from the Kerry campaign who made me change the line?” I confessed. “What?” he exclaimed. “I would’ve never hired you.” I waited. He laughed. I exhaled. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards | WIRED

On Tuesday Bastille’s research team revealed a new set of wireless keyboard attacks they’re calling Keysniffer. The technique, which they’re planning to detail at the Defcon hacker conference in two weeks, allows any hacker with a $12 radio device to intercept the connection between any of eight wireless keyboards and a computer from 250 feet ...

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Pinboard: Shiny Object? Guccifer 2.0 and the DNC Breach

Although the proof is not conclusive, we assess Guccifer 2.0 most likely is a Russian denial and deception (D&D) effort that has been cast to sow doubt about the prevailing narrative of Russian perfidy. While targeting political campaigns for espionage purposes is not new, the greatest concern would be the use of the Guccifer 2.0 ...

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Pinboard: Trump, DNC, RNC Flunk Email Security Test — Krebs on Security

Probably the easiest way to understand DMARC is to walk through a single site’s records. According to the DMARC compliance lookup tool at dmarcian.com — a DMARC awareness, training and support site — hillaryclinton.com has fully implemented DMARC. This means that the campaign has posted a public policy that enables email providers like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to quickly ...

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