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Pinboard: Cruz-Connected Data Miner Aims to Get Inside U.S. Voters‘ Heads – Bloomberg Politics

In 2010, Nix traveled to the United States to learn more about the country’s political sector but left discouraged by the insularity of the consulting industry. Instead, seeing military and security budgets boosted by post-September 11 spending, SCL expanded the range of services it could sell to governments. With former British Defence Minister Sir Geoffrey ...

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Pinboard: A Lot of People Are Saying Trump’s New Data Team Is Shady | WIRED

The Trump campaign isn’t interested in what people think, the campaign aide tells WIRED. It’s interested in results. The aide says the firm played a key role in identifying donors who helped the campaign raise $80 million in July—exceeding expectations and nearly matching Hillary Clinton’s haul. “They have shown us the value we have to pay them is worth ...

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Pinboard: US-Wahl – Trumps Sieg: Was von den Mythen bleibt – Politik – Süddeutsche.de

Ein Versuch, die Wahl in drei Sätzen zu erklären, klingt etwa folgendermaßen: „Trump hat die Anti-Establishment-Stimmung am besten getroffen und mobilisierte neben den konservativen Stammwählern der Republikaner auch jene, die sich nach Veränderung sehnten. Clinton war offenbar eine nur mittelmäßige Kandidatin und ihr Team unterschätzte, wie verhasst sie bei Millionen Bürgern war. Gerade in ländlichen ...

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Pinboard: Trump: Madman of the Year – The New York Times

I feel like America is being flashed by a giant neuralyzer, à la “Men In Black.” We are in danger of forgetting what has happened and losing sight, in the fog of confusion and concealment, of the profundity of the menace taking shape right before us. That is our challenge: To see clearly what this ...

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Pinboard: Commentary: It’s Facebook’s algorithm vs. democracy, and so far the algorithm is winning — NOVA Next | PBS

For democracy to function, it needs elections, voters, candidates, and an informed public. The last is absolutely crucial to a healthy democracy. People need to be aware of what politicians actually think, what their plans are, and how they propose to fulfill their promises. It’s the kind of information that’s getting hard—maybe impossible—to come by ...

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Pinboard: How Donald Trump’s Web of LLCs Obscures His Business Interests – WSJ

Across Mr. Trump’s business, he uses a similar web of privately held LLCs and other entities to house his assets—everything from real estate to a vintage carousel in Manhattan’s Central Park, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of hundreds of pages of his corporate filings and personal financial disclosures. Fifteen entities, for example, are used ...

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Pinboard: Exklusiv: BKA-Mitarbeiter verrät, wie Staatshacker illegal Telegram knacken | Motherboard

Anders als im Iran ist der Angriff gegen die Telegram-Accounts in Deutschland von der Strafprozessordnung gedeckt. Die Grundlage ist §100a —jener Paragraph, der festlegt, was der Staat im Rahmen einer Telekommunikationsüberwachung (TKÜ) darf. Er spielt nun im Münchner Gerichtssaal eine zentrale Rolle. Zwar darf §100a nur angewendet werden, wenn ein Richter zustimmt, doch der Beschluss ...

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Pinboard: Report: Mirai ‚is just the tip of the iceberg‘ – SC Magazine UK

One key reason behind the scale of this threat is the fact that anyone can build on it. An unsophisticated attack, with the right intentions, could build on Mirai to make a self-propagating worm: “if the capability to infect IoT devices with spreadable worms were built into the Mirai platform, the impact would be enormous.” ...

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Pinboard: ‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’ – The New York Times

I HAVE WORKED IN 60 COUNTRIES, covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and spent much of 2014 living inside West Africa’s Ebola zone, a place gripped by fear and death. What I experienced in the Philippines felt like a new level of ruthlessness: police officers’ summarily shooting anyone suspected of dealing or even using drugs, ...

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Pinboard: Muslima muss am Schwimmunterricht teilnehmen – Panorama – Süddeutsche.de

Denn diese hatten festgestellt, dass das verwendete Kunstfasermaterial eines Burkinis auch in nassem Zustand ein enges Haften an der Haut und ein Abzeichnen der Körperkonturen verhindere. Dem hatte das Mädchen laut Karlsruhe kein Argument von Gewicht entgegenzusetzen. Zudem sei die Elfjährige nicht befugt, selbst eine Verfassungsbeschwerde einzureichen, dies müssten ihre Eltern tun. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: NSA’s best are ‘leaving in big numbers,’ insiders say

The rate at which these cyber-tacticians are exiting public service has increased over the last several years and has gotten considerably worse over the last 12 months, multiple former NSA officials and D.C. area-based cybersecurity employers have told CyberScoop in recent weeks. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Despair and Hope in Trump’s America – The Atlantic

I view Trump’s election as the most grievous blow that the American idea has suffered in my lifetime. The Kennedy and King assassinations and the 9/11 attacks were crimes and tragedies. The wars in Vietnam and Iraq were disastrous mistakes. But the country recovered. For a democratic process to elevate a man expressing total disregard ...

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Pinboard: Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016

In this view, Trump will find common cause with Vladimir Putin, the authoritarian President of Russia who, like Trump, seeks to challenge diplomatic and democratic norms. For reasons that remain unclear, Trump still refuses to acknowledge the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Putin’s agencies were responsible for stealing the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign ...

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Pinboard: Obama, in Major National Security Speech, Defends Counterterrorism Legacy – The New York Times

“Today’s terrorists can kill innocent people, but they don’t pose an existential threat to our nation and we cannot make the mistake of elevating them as if they do,” he said, because exaggerating their powers helps bring them enhanced credibility among their followers and potential followers. “These terrorists can never directly destroy our way of ...

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Pinboard: Trump and Taiwan: The Meaning of a Phone Call – The Atlantic

Why would Trump not speak with Tsai? Here’s where the strangeness starts. The U.S. maintains a strong “unofficial” relationship with Taiwan, including providing it with “defensive” weapons, while also refusing to recognize its independence and pressuring Taiwanese leaders not to upset a fragile but functional status quo. It’s the sort of fiction that is obvious ...

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Pinboard: Autor des Big Data-Artikels im Interview: „Die ganzen Verschwörungstheoretiker irren“ | Netz | Netz & Kultur | Zündfunk | Bayern 2 | Radio | BR.de

Zündfunk: An Ihrem Artikel wurde auch kritisiert, dass tatsächliche Belege für die Wirksamkeit der beschriebenen Methoden fehlen. Hannes Grassegger: Was wir tun konnten, ist zumindest, die einzig uns bekannte Studie zum Ocean-Based Micro-Targeting aufzutreiben. Sie ist leider noch nicht veröffentlicht – ich würde sie sehr gerne teilen. Es ist eine Kooperation der Universität Stanford und ...

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Pinboard: The Myth of the Smug Liberal | New Republic

We know what it’s like to be poor, and even desperate. So do most of us “smug liberals” so disparaged by those rip-snorting radicals of the left and the right. By my junior year in high school, I was paying the mortgage on our family home, with the money I made writing articles as a ...

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Pinboard: Hacker Claims To Push Malicious Firmware Update to 3.2 Million Home Routers | Motherboard

Yet, they all agreed that BestBuy’s story was plausible, and potentially really bad news for the routers’ owners as well as their internet providers. “Jesus christ,” said Darren Martyn, a security researcher who’s been tracking the recent wave of cyberattacks coming from hacked Internet of Things devices infected with Mirai. “Assuming [the hackers] didn’t fuck ...

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Pinboard: What the Alt-Right Really Means – The New York Times

The alt-right is not a large movement, but the prominence that it is enjoying in the early days of the Trump era may tell us something about the way the country is changing. At least since the end of the Cold War, and certainly since the election of a black president in 2008, America’s shifting ...

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Pinboard: Note to Breitbart: Earth Is Not Cooling, Climate Change Is Real and Please Stop Using Our Video to Mislead Americans | The Weather Channel

The Breitbart article heavily references a piece that first appeared on U.K. Daily Mail’s site. Here’s where both articles went wrong: CLAIM: „Global land temperatures have plummeted by one degree Celsius since the middle of this year – the biggest and steepest fall on record.“ TRUTH: This number comes from one satellite-based estimate of temperatures above ...

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Pinboard: The Age of Donald Trump and Pizzagate – The New Yorker

On Sunday night, after the man with the gun walked into the restaurant, General Flynn’s son tweeted, “Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it’ll remain a story. The left seems to forget #PodestaEmails and the many ‘coincidence’ tied to it.” But this makes about as much sense as demanding that Comet Ping Pong prove that it is not the secret base ...

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Pinboard: What GitHub did to kill its trolls | Fusion

Everyone I spoke with at GitHub underscored that the most important step in addressing harassment and diversity on GitHub was first solving those problems within the company itself. “If there is not diversity at the front end of the funnel there is no ability to be able to deliver diversity to your customers on the ...

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Pinboard: ‘The Revenge of Analog’: See It. Feel It. Touch It. (Don’t Click) – The New York Times

„In his captivating new book, “The Revenge of Analog,” the reporter David Sax provides an insightful and entertaining account of this phenomenon, creating a powerful counternarrative to the techno-utopian belief that we would live in an ever-improving, all-digital world. Mr. Sax argues that analog isn’t going anywhere, but is experiencing a bracing revival that is ...

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Pinboard: The Real Voting Scandal of 2016 – The New Yorker

More important, they have turned attention away from the real voting-rights scandal of 2016. This was the first Presidential election since the Supreme Court’s notorious Shelby County v. Holder decision, which gutted the Voting Rights Act. Several Republican-controlled states took the Court’s decision as an invitation to rewrite their election laws, purportedly to address the ...

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Pinboard: The End of the NIT – Lawfare

In short, NITs against Tor hidden service criminals may not work in the future, but I think there is a path going forward, one that involves law enforcement directly monitoring the Tor network to perform targeted deanonymization. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Warum die Lügenpresse-Vorwürfe gegen die „Tagesschau“ falsch sind | Übermedien

Wenn ein Flüchtling eine Straftat begeht, die – so schrecklich sie ist – in gewisser Weise leider alltäglich ist, dann soll sie nach dem Willen des „Stern“ und der anderen Kritiker plötzlich so wichtig sein, dass sie unbedingt in die 20-Uhr-„Tagesschau“ gehört. Straftaten von Flüchtlingen sollen anscheinend hervorgehoben vermeldet werden. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: The difficulty with David Frum’s apology for bogus photo-fakery allegations – The Washington Post

It’s precious that in a post about his credulity, Frum would credit himself with skepticism. That’s precisely what he didn’t exercise here. He trafficked allegations of high journalistic corruption, apparently without ever consulting the people he was accusing. Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for the New York Times, said, “Oh God no,” when asked whether Frum ...

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Pinboard: Election maps

One way to reveal more nuance in the vote is to use not just two colors, red and blue, but to use red, blue, and shades of purple in between to indicate percentages of votes. Here is what the normal map looks like if you do this: Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Everything mattered: lessons from 2016’s bizarre presidential election – Vox

In one sense, that’s legitimate. I didn’t think my country would elect a crass, xenophobic accused sexual abuser and scam artist for president either. In another sense, though, it’s overblown. Though the transition from Obama’s America to Trump’s is vertiginous, and understandably baffling to casual (much less foreign) observers, it doesn’t reflect some huge, sudden ...

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Pinboard: Populismus – Liberaler Katzenjammer – Kultur – Süddeutsche.de

Und heutige Gesetzesvorlagen zur Verbesserung der sozialen Lage alleinerziehender Mütter oder die Strafbarkeit von Vergewaltigung in der Ehe gehören nicht zum „Gedöns“, sondern sind Teil des Prozesses gestaffelter Inklusion, in dem immer neue Ansprüche an die allgemeinen Rechtsnormen des Gemeinwesens gestellt werden. Wie darüber parlamentarisch und in der Öffentlichkeit künftig verhandelt wird, ist keineswegs ausgemacht. ...

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Pinboard: Ross Ulbricht’s Lawyers Say They’ve Found Another Corrupt Agent in Silk Road Case | WIRED

In chats with the Dread Pirate Roberts, the pseudonym Ulbricht used on the site, albertpacino offered information about the law enforcement investigation into Silk Road in exchange for weekly payments. According to the defense team, those chats didn’t appear in earlier versions of the forum logs shared by the prosecution and defense, suggesting that someone in ...

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Pinboard: Verschlüsselung: Wir wollten ja staatliche Hacker | ZEIT ONLINE

Verschlüsselung erhöht den Aufwand, den Geheimdienste betreiben müssen, beträchtlich. Sie macht ihre Arbeit teurer. Die 150 Millionen Euro für ANISKI sind eine Art Preisschild für einen Paradigmenwechsel, der noch das beste ist, was man realistisch gesehen erwarten darf: Überwachung muss sich künftig auf einzelne Verdächtige konzentrieren. Die Abschaffung aller Geheimdienste wäre eine eher unrealistische Erwartung. ...

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Pinboard: German militant who denounced Islamic State now under investigation for murder, war crimes in Syria – The Washington Post

Harry Sarfo, 28, a German citizen whose sanitized accounts of his experiences in Syria appeared on front pages of major newspapers and television broadcasts, is now suspected of playing a direct role in the killing of seven hostages in the ancient city of Palmyra last year. German officials said the inquiry was opened after The ...

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Pinboard: Deutsche Telekom: Mythos offene Schnittstelle: Was wirklich geschah

Die aktuellen Angriffe betreffen jedoch nicht den ACS, sondern den Endpunkt für den Connection Request auf dem Endgerät, der über Port 7547/tcp erreicht werden kann. Die hierbei verwendete Angriffsmethodik ist neu und war bis dato nicht bekannt. Nach aktueller Sachlage basiert diese auf einer Veröffentlichung im Internet von Anfang November 2016. Dort wird für einen ...

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Pinboard: Hillbilly Ethnography – The New Inquiry

With its “ethnic component lurking in the background,” and with well-meaning liberals tacitly accepting its dubious racial claims, Hillbilly Elegy helps to normalize this thinking across the political spectrum. But while reactionary racial determinism spent decades in exile before its recent, triumphant return, an insistence on racial innocence never left the conservative mainstream. This ideology, ...

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Pinboard: Comsecuris Security Research & Consulting Blog

The dominant theory proposed thus far was that a strain of the Mirai botnet family was responsible for the outage . What was unclear however is whether the affected DTAG home routers were compromised due to a command injection vulnerability recently published in the TR-064/TR-069 parsing. In this blog post we explain why this attack ...

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Pinboard: TR-069, die Telekom, und das was wirklich geschah « Linus Neumann

Es blieben jedoch eine wichtige Frage offen: Warum stürzten die Router ab, statt sich mit der Payload zu infizieren? Die Vermutung lag nahe, dass die Angreifer einen Bug in Payload oder Exploit-Code hätten. So könnten der Crash und die ausbleibende Infektion der Geräte erklärt werden. Den Angreifern schien irgendwo ein kleiner, aber entscheidender Fehler zu unterlaufen sein, ...

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Pinboard: Der Hass ist nicht neu. Für uns nicht. | Übermedien

Seit meinem ersten Artikel, dem 19. Januar 2006, ein Feuilleton-Aufmacher für „Die Zeit“, bis heute gab es nicht einen einzigen Text, nicht eine Kolumne, nicht ein Interview, bei der die eben beschriebene Reaktion ausblieb. Bei keinem einzigen Text! Ich kenne Kollegen, die haben in ihrem ganzen Berufsleben vielleicht drei Briefe bekommen! Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Gruppe Freital: Half ein Polizist den Terrorverdächtigen? | ZEIT ONLINE

Der beiläufige Hinweis, den Timo S. während seiner Vernehmung im Dezember 2015 gab, wirft daher Fragen auf: Bekam einer der beiden mutmaßlichen Rädelsführer der Gruppe Freital interne Hinweise aus der sächsischen Bereitschaftspolizei? Sind Staatsanwaltschaft und Polizei dem Vorwurf nachgegangen? Und wenn ja, mit welchem Ergebnis? Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Projekt „ANISKI“: Wie der BND mit 150 Millionen Euro Messenger wie WhatsApp entschlüsseln will | netzpolitik.org

Der Rechercheverbund NDR, WDR und Süddeutsche Zeitung berichtete im September, dass 21,5 Millionen Euro dafür geplant sind, verschlüsselte Kommunikationsdienste wie Instant-Messenger besser überwachen zu können. Wir haben jetzt Dokumente erhalten, aus denen hervorgeht, dass der BND für das Knacken von Verschlüsselung ganze 150 Millionen Euro ausgeben will, dieses Jahr 5,4 Millionen und nächstes Jahr schon ...

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Pinboard: Botnetz: Telekom-Router über das Fernwartungsinterface angegriffen – Golem.de

Auf Port 7547 lauscht auf diesen Routern ein Webserver, der die beiden Protokolle TR-069 und TR-064 implementiert. TR-069 ist ein Fernwartungsprotokoll, mit dem Internet-Service-Provider wie die Telekom Einstellungen an den Routern ihrer Kunden vornehmen können. Das Protokoll TR-064 ist eigentlich nur für die Konfiguration von Geräten in lokalen Netzwerken vorgesehen. Dass es auf einem vom ...

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Pinboard: Facebook und Trump – Der Mythos von der Filterblase – Wissen – Süddeutsche.de

Tatsächlich gibt es kaum Erkenntnisse darüber, wie stark sich die Filterblase konkret auf die Meinungsvielfalt auswirkt. Vorhandene empirische Studien lassen kaum auf eine extreme politische Polarisierung schließen, wie sie weithin angenommen wird. Beispielsweise fand der Statistiker Seth Flaxman von der Universität Oxford in 50 000 anonym ausgewerteten Browser-Historien von US-Bürgern aus dem Jahr 2016 nur ...

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Pinboard: Will Trump Bring Back Torture? Not if He Learns from the Past and Follows the Law | Just Security

As Trump considers whether to bring back waterboarding and other forms of torture, he would do well to remember the lessons learned from the last time a Republican administration resorted to such techniques, and the ultimate repudiation of those methods by many within the government itself, including by senior Republicans.  Moreover, the fallout from that ...

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Pinboard: The Attorney Fighting Revenge Porn – The New Yorker

At one point, I told Connie and Goldberg that the psychology of revenge porn confounded me. In trashing your ex, you were, in a sense, trashing yourself and a whole portion of your life. “Right,” Goldberg said. “It’s like you’re announcing to the world, ‘I was with a prostitute.’ But I think during breakups there ...

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Pinboard: FAQ Trump! | Notizblog

Haben „wir“ Liberalen Trump zum Präsidenten gemacht, weil wir einfach zu politisch korrekt sind? Get over yourself. Die Trump-Wähler haben großteils nie etwas von den Debatten von „uns“ jenseits des Atlantiks gehört, die wenigsten betreiben vergleichende Textanalyse mit der New York Times. Wenn alle brav und geradezu lächerlich respektvoll sind, kommt bestimmt ein Bill Maher ...

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Pinboard: NYT publishes damning, deep look at Trump’s commercial/presidential conflicts of interests, so Trump tweets crazy fake-vote conspiracy / Boing Boing

But the real story this weekend is Trump’s conflicts of interest, lavishly documented by the attentive Richard C. Paddock, Eric Lipton, Ellen Barry, Rod Nordland, Danny Hakim and Simon Romero of the New York Times. * He has business interests with Jose E. B. Antonio, who is also Philippines dictator Rodrige Dutarte’s Special Envoy to ...

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Pinboard: Annals of Normalization: The Trump-Times Meeting – Medium

Trump’s magical, meandering thinking continues as he rambles from his imaginary crowd sizes to the poll numbers he thinks he got. The national exit polls show he received just 8 percent of the African-American community, not “close to 15 points.” And when Trump says he did “very well with women,” the fact is that he ...

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Pinboard: ‘None of the old rules apply’: Dave Eggers travels through post-election America | Books | The Guardian

In fact, an unprecedented number of Michigan voters cast ballots without choosing either Clinton or Trump. This kind of voting happens every election – where voters make their preferences known down-ballot but don’t mark anyone for president – but never in such numbers. In 2012, there were 50,000 Michigan voters who declined to choose any ...

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Pinboard: Some Fake News Publishers Just Happen to Be Donald Trump’s Cronies

Brown’s sites churn out bombastic headlines with little regard to the truth. One viral piece shared by Brown’s news outlets claimed that President Obama had redesigned the White House logo to change the American flag to a white flag, “a common symbol for surrender, which has many people wondering if Obama was trying to secretly signal to America’s ...

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Pinboard: Who Will Command The Robot Armies?

Most of you know that the word „robot“ comes from a 1920 play by Karel Čapek. I finally read this play and was surprised to learn that the robots in it were not mechanical beings. They were made of flesh and bone, just like people, except that were assembled instead of being born. Čapek’s robots ...

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Pinboard:

On 18 April 1983, the Lebanese Shiite organization Islamic Jihad (the precursor of Hezbollah5 – the Party of God) carried out suicide attacks on the US embassy in West Beirut, killing sixty-three staff members. On 23 October the same year the headquarters of the US and French forces in Beirut were attacked by suicide bombers, ...

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Pinboard: European Union wants to regulate cryptography?

Recently, European Union has conducted a dedicated questionnaire on the Encryption of Data – in order to understand how much trouble cryptography and encryption – causes to national law enforcement agencies. And it turned out answers to this questionnaire are fascinating! Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Großbritannien: Grünes Licht für die Supervorratsdatenspeicherung | ZEIT ONLINE

Nun hat man sich auf einen Entwurf geeinigt und das, obwohl die Investigatory Powers Bill ähnlich einschneidend ist wie zuvor. Kritiker sprechen von einer „Supervorratsdatenspeicherung“, Bürgerrechtler nennen es das „extremste Überwachungsgesetz, das bislang in einer Demokratie verabschiedet wurde“. Vertreter der Vereinten Nationen und Unternehmen aus dem Silicon Valley sprachen sich in den vergangenen Monaten besorgt ...

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Pinboard: How the Trump Campaign Built an Identity Database and Used Facebook Ads to Win the Election – Medium

To start, Parscale uploaded the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of known Trump supporters into the Facebook advertising platform. Next, Parscale used Facebook’s “Custom Audiences from Customer Lists” to match these real people with their virtual Facebook profiles. With Facebook’s “Audience Targeting Options” feature, ads can be targeted to people based on their Facebook ...

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Pinboard: Net Politics » How Much Does a Cyber Weapon Cost? Nobody Knows

There are four processes that make cyber weapons cheaper. First, labor becomes more efficient; attackers become more dexterous in that they spend less time learning, experimenting, and making mistakes in writing code. The observation has been made that Iranian cyber activities are not necessarily the most sophisticated. Yet, since the Shamoon virus wiped the hard ...

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Pinboard: Obama Is Considering Removing N.S.A. Leader – The New York Times

President-elect Donald J. Trump is considering Admiral Rogers, who is responsible for surveillance and the growing arsenal of cyberweapons, for a top post in his administration, including director of national intelligence overseeing all 16 intelligence agencies. Admiral Rogers met with Mr. Trump on Thursday, apparently without the White House’s knowledge. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Österreich – Im Netz der Angst – Politik – Süddeutsche.de

Autor des Posts: Heinz-Christian Strache, Chef der rechtspopulistischen FPÖ, Nachfolger von Jörg Haider, Erfinder der Kandidatur von Norbert Hofer, der am 4. Dezember Bundespräsident von Österreich werden will. Jener Strache, der 2012 eine üble, antisemitische Karikatur auf Facebook gepostet hat, erst bestritt, dass er sie selbst auf die Seite gestellt habe, dann, überführt, behauptete, der ...

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Pinboard: The Disruptive Career of Michael Flynn, Trump’s National-Security Adviser – The New Yorker

After he left government, Flynn followed the path of many other retired generals and got on the television and speaking circuit. He wrote a book with Michael Ledeen, a controversial neoconservative foreign-policy analyst, about defeating terrorism. Islam is not a religion, Flynn and Ledeen wrote, but a political ideology bent on destroying Judeo-Christian civilization. Flynn ...

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Pinboard: How Erdogan can rule Turkey till 2029

Some Turkish advocates of the presidential system point to the United States as a good example, but this comparison is flawed for various reasons. First, America is a federation made up of 50 states that have their autonomy in many matters, making the overall system quite decentralized. In contrast, Turkey is, and will keep on ...

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Pinboard: Hacked or Not, Audit This Election (And All Future Ones) | WIRED

Some election statisticians and polling analysts quickly dismissed the disparity that alarmed Halderman, arguing that the lack of electronic votes for Clinton compared with paper ones was a misreading of other factors. Election quant Nate Silver immediately called it “probably BS,” noting that the disparity disappeared when race and education levels were factored in, suggesting those demographic ...

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Pinboard: How Should Trump Protesters Organize Themselves? — Science of Us

Munson took that critique even further. “This has historically been one of the differences between the left and the right,” he said, “and it’s one of the things the left can learn from the right. What my research has found is that the right has far fewer ideological purity tests for activism than the left ...

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Pinboard: How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study – The New York Times

Here, The New York Times deconstructs how Mr. Tucker’s now-deleted declaration on Twitter the night after the election turned into a fake-news phenomenon. It is an example of how, in an ever-connected world where speed often takes precedence over truth, an observation by a private citizen can quickly become a talking point, even as it ...

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Pinboard: The Real Problem is Not Misinformation – Culture Digitally

People gravitated to Trump because of the way he made them feel: recognized, respected, enraged, empowered, liberated, secure, superior. In this regard, Trump’s indifference to truth was a feature, not a bug, because it allowed him to say anything that would generate the affects his followers so desired. Rational argument was not exactly the centerpiece ...

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Pinboard: Instant Replay — Real Life

As Lori Daub describes in Testimony: Crises of Witnessing in Literature, Psychoanalysis and History, “Trauma survivors live not with memories of the past, but with an event that could not and did not proceed through to its completion, has no ending, attained no closure, and therefore, as far as its survivors are concerned, continues into ...

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Pinboard: One Thing Edward Snowden Is Not a Fucking Idiot About – emptywheel

But there are several things about surveillance that are different. First (as Snowden pointed out), “Technology knows no jurisdiction.” One aspect of the government’s dragnet is that it spies on Americans with data collected overseas under EO 12333. And Congress has been very reluctant to — and frankly pretty ineffective at — legislating surveillance that takes ...

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Pinboard: Muslim Registry or NSEERS Reboot Would Be Unconstitutional – Lawfare

Any law or policy requiring American Muslims to register with the government would violate the right to equal protection guaranteed by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as the First Amendment, which forbids the government from burdening the free exercise of religion or officially disfavoring a religion. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: The 229-year-old sentence liberals hope will sink Trump – POLITICO

Known as the foreign Emoluments Clause, it states that “no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.” In essence, it bars public officials from taking a ...

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Pinboard: The Stark Contrast Between GOP’s Self-Criticism in 2012 and Democrats’ Blame-Everyone-Else Posture Now

At least thus far, there is virtually no evidence of any such intention. Quite the contrary, Democrats have spent the last 10 days flailing around blaming everyone except for themselves, constructing a carousel of villains and scapegoats — from Julian Assange, Vladimir Putin, James Comey, the electoral college, “fake news,” and Facebook, to Susan Sarandon, Jill Stein, millennials, ...

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Pinboard: Making White Supremacy Respectable. Again. – BLARB

Mark Lilla and I both teach at Columbia University, and I acknowledge that this is a harsh indictment of my colleague. But these are harsh times.  Lilla’s op-ed makes an argument for the commonalities between Americans, arguing that we have to move on to a “post-identity liberalism,” refocusing our attention away from identities to broader, ...

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Pinboard: Trump und der Traum vom weißen Amerika – Politik – Süddeutsche.de

Amerikas Neonazis waren in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten irrelevant, sie waren nur irgendwie Teil der amerikanischen Folklore, als Land der freien Meinungsäußerungen auch Aufmärsche in NS-Uniformen ertragen zu können. Doch aus den Uniformen sind längst Anzüge geworden, der Nazi-Skinhead hat „weißen Nationalisten“ Platz gemacht. Und spätestens seit der Wahl Donald Trumps steht eine unangenehme Frage im ...

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Pinboard: Akamai on the Record KrebsOnSecurity Attack — Krebs on Security

Akamai found that the 3rd quarter of 2016 marks a full year with China as the top source country for DDoS attacks, with just under 30 percent of attack traffic in Q3 2016. The company notes that this metric doesn’t count UDP-based attacks – such as amplification and reflection attacks — due to the ease ...

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Pinboard: Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House

Soon the data operation dictated every campaign decision: travel, fundraising, advertising, rally locations–even the topics of the speeches. “He put all the different pieces together,” Parscale says. “And what’s funny is the outside world was so obsessed about this little piece or that, they didn’t pick up that it was all being orchestrated so well.” ...

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Pinboard: A scramble to assess the dangers of President-elect Donald Trump’s global business empire – The Washington Post

Trump’s global business interests also make him vulnerable to legal risks, including a passage in the Constitution, known as the emoluments clause, that forbids government officials from receiving gifts from a foreign government. A payment from a foreign official or state-owned company to a Trump hotel or other branded company could potentially violate that clause, ...

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Pinboard: Psychologie: Woher der Hass kommt – Kolumne – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Die wichtigste Schlussfolgerung aus dieser Erkenntnis ist diese: Das derzeit so häufig eingeforderte Verständnis für diejenigen, die Rassismus, Sexismus, Homophobie und so weiter als Krücken fürs eigene Selbstwertgefühl benutzen, ist fehlgeleitet. Einem Alkoholiker hilft man ja auch nicht, indem man Verständnis für seine Sucht zeigt. Man hilft ihm, indem man ihn dabei unterstützt, vom Alkohol ...

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Pinboard: What The Democrats Must Do To Win – MTV

American politics has always revolved around the concerns and interests of white people, and most white people are not heavily invested in the safety and humanity of black and brown people. Some of them, in fact, see maintaining white domination of the political, cultural, and economic spheres as being very much in their self-interest. Donald ...

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Pinboard: Dinslaken-Lohberg: Vom Ruhrpott in den heiligen Krieg | STERN.de

Ein dunkler Herbstabend in Lohberg. Im „Adanali“, dem Internetcafé an der Hünxer Straße, läuft die WM-Qualifikation, Türkei gegen Ukraine, es steht 2 : 2. Im hinteren Eck sitzen junge Männer mit Bärten und spielen Karten. Einer, kantiges Gesicht, gehört zu den „Kleinen“ , die vor drei Jahren nach Syrien fuhren, ein anderer, schmächtig, kleiner Schnauzer, ...

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Pinboard: FALTER » Boris wollte mich verbrennen | falter.at

Es ist eine hässliche Fantasie, die Boris ergriffen hat. Die Schriftstellerin Carolin Emcke schreibt in ihrem soeben erschienenen Buch „Gegen den Hass“ über die Struktur rechter Facebook-Portale: Es fehle dort „alles Spielerische, übrigens auch alles Zufällige“. Das zentrale Thema dieser Seiten sei der „angebliche Austausch der Bevölkerung, die von oben gesteuerte Vertreibung des eigenen Volkes ...

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Pinboard: Trump’s conflicts of interest are without precedent in American presidential history – The Washington Post

Ethics officials urged Trump during his campaign to pledge he would sell his businesses or cede them to an independent authority. Many modern presidents — including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and both Bushes — went beyond what was required and placed their assets in “blind trusts,” run by third-party managers who keep complete control. But Trump ...

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Pinboard: Elad Blog: Facebook Must Really Suck At Machine Learning

Given how similar fake news detection is to related problems such as search index spam, ads landing page spam, social networking bots, and porn detection this suggests one of two things: (1) Facebook really sucks at machine learning or (2) Facebook does not want to address the problem Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Troubling Study Says Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Who Will Be Criminals Based on Facial Features

Not so in the modern age of Artificial Intelligence, apparently: In a paper titled “Automated Inference on Criminality using Face Images,” two Shanghai Jiao Tong University researchers say they fed “facial images of 1,856 real persons” into computers and found “some discriminating structural features for predicting criminality, such as lip curvature, eye inner corner distance, ...

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Pinboard: Obama Reckons With a Trump Presidency – The New Yorker

Still, his triumph, or the idea of it, was not beyond prediction. The fissures and frustrations in the American electorate were nothing new, and some commentators were notably alert to them. Before and after the election, a passage from Richard Rorty’s 1998 book, “Achieving Our Country,” circulated on social media. Rorty, a left-leaning philosopher, who ...

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Pinboard: Is Donald Trump a fascist? An expert on fascism weighs in.

I think a lot of people would say, Well, Hitler and Mussolini, they believed what they were doing. Fascists generally believe what they’re doing. In fascism, do you think that there was more bullshit and politicking than people assume? Totally. One of the reasons I wrote my book was that I was so tired of ...

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Pinboard: America’s Top Spy James Clapper and the Future of Cyberwar and Surveillance | WIRED

Clapper says he has never doubted the morality of his profession. The job of the intelligence community is, in his view, honorably straightforward: to provide policy­makers with objective analysis derived from intelligence gathered through legally authorized methods. It’s the battlefield that’s confusing and dystopian. From Clapper’s standpoint, the country is locked in a seemingly constant ...

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Pinboard: Edward Snowden Is A Fucking Idiot

“Law is simply letters on a page,” Snowden said. It’s a phrase that’s still ringing in my ears, as a shockingly obtuse rejection of civilized society and how real change happens in the world. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight

For many New Yorkers, 33 Thomas Street — known as the “Long Lines Building” — has been a source of mystery for years. It has been labeled one of the city’s weirdest and most iconic skyscrapers, but little information has ever been published about its purpose. It is not uncommon to keep the public in ...

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Pinboard: Social Media’s Globe-Shaking Power – The New York Times

The election of Donald J. Trump is perhaps the starkest illustration yet that across the planet, social networks are helping to fundamentally rewire human society. They have subsumed and gutted mainstream media. They have undone traditional political advantages like fund-raising and access to advertising. And they are destabilizing and replacing old-line institutions and established ways ...

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Pinboard: Netzwerkmacht: Macht in Zeiten der Globalisierung | ctrl+verlust

Und deswegen ist unsere Entscheidung einen Standard zu adaptieren in etwa so frei, wie die Freiheitsgrade uns im Raum zu bewegen. Niemand zwingt uns, unser Leben am Boden zu verbringen, aber die Schwerkraft zu überwinden ist halt sau teuer. Die soziale Gravitation informiert unsere Entscheidung, sie baut ihr einen klaren Bias ein, dem wir (meistens) ...

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Pinboard: This Is How Facebook Is Radicalizing You – BuzzFeed News

Donald Trump’s victory last week was the moment when something bubbling along the fringe for nearly two years hit the mainstream with the same intensity of a Facebook meme. His campaign has synthesized the most effective parts of Gamergate, Men’s Rights activism, the Tea Party, the anti-EU movement, everything that came before him, and distilled ...

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Pinboard: Fake News – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

„The key thing to remember is that the actual impact of fake news is dependent on who delivers it: sure, those Macedonian news stories aren’t great, but their effect such as it is comes from confirming what people already believe.“ Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Woher haben Sie meinen Namen? – Jürgen Vielmeier

Es hat mich viel Eigeninitiative und ein gutes Dutzend Telefongespräche gekostet, um herauszufinden, dass Otto wahrscheinlich gegen das Datenschutzrecht verstößt. Was herauszufinden und zu ahnden eigentlich schon die Aufgabe des Datenschutzbeauftragten der Otto Group und des Hamburger Datenschutzbeauftragten gewesen wäre. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: What the Hell Just Happened? – Medium

The Ignored Working Class Whites: Globalization and a lack of good policies have left many regions in tatters. While Dems should have done a better job of speaking to it, the plight of the white working class has been anything but ignored. I visit about a hundred news sites a day and drive traffic to ...

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Pinboard: Donald Trump and the Normalization of Torture – Lawfare

Some observers have argued that no significant harms resulted from the torture decisions. However, these coercive practices diminished the ability of the United States to be a respected advocate for human rights around the globe. Even more significantly, the use of torture called into doubt the role of law in U.S. society and undermined the ...

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Pinboard: Mark Zuckerberg Is in Denial – The New York Times

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief, believes that it is “a pretty crazy idea” that “fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of content, influenced the election in any way.” In holding fast to the claim that his company has little effect on how people make up their minds, Mr. Zuckerberg is doing real ...

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Pinboard: This $5 Device Can Hack Your Locked Computer In One Minute | Motherboard

Hackers and security researchers have long found ways to hack into computers left alone. But the new $5 tool called PoisonTap, created by the well-known hacker and developer Samy Kamkar, can even break into password-protected computers, as long as there’s a browser open in the background.Kamkar explained how it works in a blog post published ...

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Pinboard: This Is Not Normal | Joshua Foust

“Normal,” as a concept, matters. The old adage that it is just the setting on a dryer is not just wrong but misleading. When something is abnormal it is important to understand why. If a person is not normal they could be brilliant or they could be sick, and knowing the difference is the distance ...

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Pinboard: The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump – The New Yorker

He makes his enmity to American values clear when he suggests that the Presidency holds absolute power, through which he will be able to end opposition—whether by questioning the ownership of newspapers or talking about changing libel laws or threatening to take away F.C.C. licenses. To say “Well, he would not really have the power to accomplish ...

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Pinboard: BND: Amnesty klagt gegen Überwachungsgesetz | ZEIT ONLINE

Der Bundesnachrichtendienst soll Gefährdungen für Deutschland erkennen, bevor sie zur Gefahr werden. Daher darf er Satellitenverbindungen oder Internetkabel nach Stichworten oder auch nach Telefonnummern filtern. In der Hoffnung, so Hinweise auf Anschläge und andere Verbrechen zu finden, sammelt er große Datenmengen und durchsucht sie nach Stichworten, Namen und Nummern. Er braucht keine Begründung und keinen ...

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Pinboard: Here’s a Browser Extension That Will Flag Fake-News Sites

But as we enter a fraught period of American life, it’s important to make sure you (and your friends and relatives) can at least avoid being snookered by hoax, satire, fake, and just plain incompetent news sites. For people who might not be the most media-literate, here’s a handy browser extension I put together this ...

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Pinboard: In the Trump Era, Leaking and Whistleblowing Are More Urgent, and More Noble, Than Ever

Many of the important, consequential revelations from the last two administrations were possible only because of courageous sources who came forward in this way. It’s how we learned about the abuses of Abu Ghraib, the existence of torture-fueled CIA “black sites,” the Bush warrantless eavesdropping program, the wanton slaughter carried out in Iraq and Afghanistan, ...

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Pinboard: #RemoveBannon | Just Security

Commentators from across the political spectrum have denounced Trump’s decision to name Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist. The strong reaction to validating someone who has unabashedly endorsed racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-gay positions may be the most unified signal we have seen from this divided country since the election results came in. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Steve Bannon Will Lead Trump’s White House – The New Yorker

When Bannon has been asked about these racist and anti-Semitic appeals, he has insisted, implausibly, that he favors nationalism, not white nationalism. “If you look at the identity movements over there in Europe, I think a lot of [them] are really ‘Polish identity’ or ‘German identity,’ not racial identity,” he told Posner. “It’s more identity toward ...

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Pinboard: Trump: Kritik an den Medien – und was daran wahr ist – Medien – Süddeutsche.de

Im Sommer analysierte Mark Krotov, Herausgeber der linken Zeitschrift N+1, die Entwicklung amerikanischer Wahlkampf-Berichterstattung der vergangenen Jahre mit schonungsloser Treffsicherheit: „Die Medien (…) haben sich eine Politik gewünscht, die aus nichts als zwischenmenschlichem Konflikt besteht. Politik, die einzig performativ ist und auf Schau-Boxkämpfen aufbaut. Dieses Jahr haben sie sie bekommen.“ Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Google’s top news link for ‘final election results’ goes to a fake news site with false numbers – The Washington Post

The „establishment media“ has regularly updated election results, showing Clinton with a wide popular vote lead. The reason that Michigan hasn’t been called is that Trump’s lead is 12,000 votes, and the results haven’t been finalized. New Hampshire also hasn’t been called for Clinton; her lead there is under 3,000 votes. „Alex“ is wrong; he’s ...

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Pinboard: American Hustle – kopfzeiler.org

(5) Es wird hart für Minderheiten, und das ist für mich die bitterste Konsequenz, weil das jedem reflektierenden Weißen klar war, ökonomisch auch teilweise direkt gewünscht. Braune, schwarze, muslimische Menschen, aber auch Juden werden jetzt von den Hardlinern der Trump-Bewegung ins Visier genommen, die ersten drei Gruppen werden an vielen Orten institutionalisiert Probleme bekommen. Dieses ...

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Pinboard: What Normalization Means – The New Yorker

Mike was luminous, pulsing with insight. At one point, he became deeply reverential about the power of hip-hop. People of a certain age, he noted, had grown up fearing that hip-hop would eventually get extinguished by the powers that be. But here it still was, bringing together two twenty-somethings who had taken radically different paths ...

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Pinboard: US against the world? Trump’s America and the new global order

The risk of sliding into a world of competitive and equally angry nationalisms is huge, and if this happens it would mark as momentous a juncture as the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Social class, defined today by one’s level of education, appears to have become the single most important social fracture in ...

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Pinboard: Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump’s America – The New Yorker

Hillary Clinton became the sixth Democratic Presidential candidate in the past seven elections to win the popular vote; yet during Barack Obama’s Presidency the Party lost both houses of Congress, fourteen governorships, and thirty state legislatures, comprising more than nine hundred seats. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Ethics laws don’t require Trump to give up control of his ‘unprecedented’ portfolio – MarketWatch

That’s because the president and vice president are not considered employees, so the criminal conflict of interest statutesand the federal standards of ethical conduct do not apply to them. Trump cannot be forced to give up direct control or to sell investments that may present a conflict of interest with official duties, whether those conflicts ...

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Pinboard: Protesters Take Anti-Trump Message to His Doorstep, and Plan Next Steps – NYTimes.com

Students have walked out of classes, protesters have blocked highways and demonstrators have clashed with the police. Speakers and protesters have talked about their fears of deportation, reduced access to to birth control, a rollback of same-sex marriage and the potential for racially motivated violence. … Many protest leaders had supported Senator Bernie Sanders of ...

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Pinboard: danah boyd | apophenia » I blame the media. Reality check time.

The media is supposed to be a check to power, but, for years now, it has basked in becoming power in its own right. What worries me right now is that, as it continues to report out the spectacle, it has no structure for self-reflection, for understanding its weaknesses, its potential for manipulation. I believe ...

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Pinboard: The Alt-Right Will Fail. Even Under President Trump | WIRED

„The half-life for extremist groups is short: the alt-right has a good chance of fracturing into oblivion. Or it could just fizzle: that’s what happens when you no longer have anyone in power to yell at but your own champion.“ Mh, weiß nicht. 4chan hat sich ja über Jahre hinweg sehr gut gehalten. Man kann auch ...

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Pinboard: Breitbart in Deutschland – kopfzeiler.org

Die Lösung für publizistische Portale kann nur lauten, möglichst viele Mitarbeiter weg vom Bildschirm und raus in die deutsche Realität zu schicken, aufzuschreiben, was ist. Normalen Menschen das Wort zu geben, sie erzählen zu lassen, wie es ihnen geht, was sie denken, hoffen, fühlen. Nicht als Elemente für das Sittengemälde eines Journalisten, sondern ein #NoFilter-Bild, ...

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Pinboard: danah boyd | apophenia » Media: End Reporting on Polls

But there’s a bigger and more insidious problem with the polling data. Everyone and their mother wants to collect data from the public. And the public is tired of being asked, which they perceive as being nagged. They don’t trust these systems and so normal respondent bias becomes downright deceptive. You cannot collect reasonable data ...

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Pinboard: Fuck Everything And Blame Everyone

Blame white people. Blame white men in particular, but reserve plenty of blame for white women. Blame old people, too. Blame rich people, as always. Blame the public at large for Donald fucking Trump getting more votes than Donald Duck. Democracy enacts the will of the public; this is what the public wants. Link zur ...

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Pinboard: Central Role of Facebook, Twitter Among Electorate Gets Mixed Reviews – WSJ

„On Wednesday, Facebook and Twitter played down their roles. “Scapegoating social media for an election result ignores the important roles that candidates, voters, and journalists play in the democratic process,” a spokesman for Twitter said. A Facebook spokeswoman said the social network “was just one of many ways people received their information—and was one of ...

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Pinboard: We Need Comey At the FBI Now More Than Ever – Lawfare

„Moreover, reasonable people across the political spectrum were shocked and troubled by the torrent of politically-motivated, and likely false leaks from the FBI New York field office in the finals days before the election. What happened there was not just the malevolent freelancing of a group of individuals; it was also a failure of management, ...

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Pinboard: Team Trump Struggling to Fill National-Security Jobs – The Daily Beast

Team Trump is struggling to fill numerous key slots or even attract many candidates because hundreds have either sworn they’d never work in a Trump administration or have directly turned down requests to join, multiple current and former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the transition efforts told The Daily Beast. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Forget “Why?”, it’s time to get to work. – Medium

Commit to showing up to help. We all have an overwhelming number of obligations to our lives, our families, our friends and to our work and careers. It’s hard to give up the one night a week we might spend hanging out, watching Netflix, but if that’s the night of the City Council meeting, or ...

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Pinboard: Schluss mit der Trauer und dem Grübeln! Wie wir aus dem Trump-Schock wieder rauskommen – Christian Fahrenbach, Krautreporter

Klüger wäre es gewesen, auf die absoluten Umfragewerte zu schauen: Real Clear Politics kam in einem gewichteten Durchschnitt am Wahltag darauf, dass Clinton vermutlich bei 46,8 Prozent landet, Trump bei 43,6 Prozent, es also 3,2 Prozent Differenz gibt. Das liest sich nicht nur realistischer und enger, man versteht es auch instinktiver. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Seite 2 – Streiten statt belehren: Gründe für Trumps Erfolg

„Man hätte auf der braven Linken ja mal darüber reden können, dass Trump, wenn er „America first!“ brüllt, zuallererst gelöchert und beharrlich aufgefordert werden sollte, gefälligst zu erklären, wie er der „working class“, von der er am Wahlabend schwadronierte, die Nachteile des Weltmarkts vom Hals schaffen will, ohne dass sie dafür wirtschaftlich schlimmer bluten muss ...

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Pinboard: Facebook, I’m Begging You, Please Make Yourself Better

Melanie Austin’s personal media diet is one that played out on a vast scale across the country, one in which traditional notions of factuality and reality were completely discarded in favor of tribalism and meme-based endorphin release, unleashing lurid tales like this, alleging the assassination of Antonin Scalia: Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Trump, eh?

Die Wahl von Trump ist eine Katastrophe. Mike Pence befürwortet die Heilung von Homosexualität“, Trump hat grade einen Klimaskeptiker zum Chef für den Umbau der Environmental Protection Agency ernannt, Rudolph Giuliani als Chef der Justizbehörde und fucking Sarah Palin ist auch noch da. „Pink Underwear“-Sheriff Joe Arpaio wird als Homeland Security-Fuzzis gehandelt, Trumps isolationistische Außenpolitik ...

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Pinboard: nathanjurgenson: factiness

It shouldn’t have surprised you that the United States is a deeply racist country. And because that fact is more obvious now, you shouldn’t be surprised what will happen when open bigotry is given even more permission, legitimacy, and empowerment. As I type this, Trump’s crowd is chanting for Clinton to be jailed. It’s horrifying. ...

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Pinboard: Her Loss

I cried because I want my daughters to feel that blazing pride, that affirmation of their boundless capability — not from their husbands, but from their world, from the atmosphere, from inviolable wells of certainty inside themselves. I cried because it’s not fair, and I’m so tired, and every woman I know is so tired. ...

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Pinboard: The Duty To Serve in Trump’s America? – Lawfare

My answers to those questions before and after the election remains largely the same. No, Trump could not use NSA to violate statute and the Constitution in the United States. Yes, he could roll back protections of Executive Orders, but it is far more complex than a pen stroke to undo the many DOD regulations and ...

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Pinboard: US-Medien lagen bei Umfragen zur Wahl daneben – Wissen – Süddeutsche.de

„Populisten zu unterstützen gilt als etwas unfein“, sagt Holtz-Bacha. „Viele mögen das nicht so recht zugeben.“ Diese Verzerrung zwischen Erhebung und Ergebnis könnte auch auf Europa zukommen, vermutet sie. Zudem habe Clinton stark auf Minderheiten gesetzt, die dann aber nicht in so großem Maße an die Urne gingen wie erhofft. Dagegen „hat man die Wahlbeteiligung ...

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Pinboard: Privacy: A Personality, Not Property, Right

The Costeja decision attempts to paper over the growing divergence between Anglo-American and continental approaches to privacy. Its poor results highlight internal normative contradictions within the continental tradition and illustrate the urgency of re-conceptualizing digital privacy in a more transystemically viable fashion. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Clinton gegen Trump: Letzter Akt im Angst-Wahlkampf – Politik – Süddeutsche.de

Der Wahlkampf im Sunshine State ist längst ein Mobilisierungswettlauf: Weiße Konservative gegen weiße Liberale, Schwarze und die Mehrheit der Latinos. Florida mit seinen 29 Wahlmänner-Stimmen zu gewinnen wäre für Trump nicht nur ein Baustein für den Wahlsieg, sondern die Voraussetzung. Immer wieder ist er deshalb zurückgekehrt, damit die Begeisterung an der Basis nicht nachlässt. Link zur ...

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Pinboard: oliver kalkofe ist gegen eigenwerbung – wirres.net

alles eklig. aber kalkofe auch. er trivialisiert bulemie, nennt die zuschauer von bibi dumm und nennt bibi (indirekt) raffgierig („greedy bitch“). natürlich ist die art und weise wie bibi (und andere youtuber, blogger, zeitschriften und zeitungen) werbung betreiben oft kritisierenswert und zum überwiegenden teil verachtenswert. aber statt pointierter kritik (oder witzen) über die methoden, überzieht ...

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Pinboard: Poor Meme, Rich Meme — Real Life

Some, like Kodwo Eshun and John Akomfrah, say that the African diaspora prefigures digital networks in its effects on bodies and subjectivities. We, as black people, are no strangers to the alienation of a mediated selfhood. We have much experience with mass surveillance, a condition that the white avant-garde would have us believe is a ...

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Pinboard: The only true winners of this election are trolls – The Washington Post

“The lulz have become prominent during this election in a way we’ve never seen before,” said Whitney Phillips, a professor of literary studies at Mercer University and the co-author of a forthcoming book on Internet antagonists. “But it’s dangerous to frame [lulz] as somehow different or separate from actual extremism. Whether or not you’re doing ...

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Pinboard: These charts show exactly how racist and radical the alt-right has gotten this year – The Washington Post

Using machine-learning algorithms to interpret the language in Twitter profile descriptions, and computer vision algorithms to identify pro-Nazi symbols in profile avatars, my colleagues at New Knowledge and I identified more than 3,500 radical extremists among the larger network of 27,000 accounts that are associated with the alt-right. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: (9+)Wie russische Medien Stimmung gegen Clinton machen – Politik – Süddeutsche.de

Über Monate haben die staatlichen russischen Medien eine regelrechte Rufmord-Kampagne gegen Hillary Clinton gefahren, und zwar sowohl die nationalen als auch die internationalen wie der Propaganda-Kanal Russia Today und die Agentur Sputnik. Die Behauptung, die Clintons hätten bei der Gründung der Terrormiliz „Islamischer Staat“ Pate gestanden, war dabei nur ein Höhepunkt. Zuletzt raunte der TV-Moderator ...

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Pinboard: Trolls for Trump – The New Yorker

Krass, krass gut geschriebene Stelle in einem sehr lesenswerten Artikel. Mike and Shauna met in 2011, at a bar in Santa Monica. “He was pretty aggressive,” Shauna told me. “He grabbed my arm, pulled me into him, and said, ‘You fit nicely.’ ” “It sounds creepy, but it looked less creepy in context,” Mike said. “It ...

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Pinboard: My Journey to the Center of the Alt-Right – The Huffington Post

In the broadest sense, the alt-right is a populist revolt against the political establishment. Alt-righters are mostly young white men who are angry about income inequality, poor job prospects, PC culture, crumbling social welfare programs and war. They come from Pat Buchanan’s nativist paleoconservatism, Ron Paul’s libertarianism, the rape-y Manosphere, the Gamergate underground, and other ...

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Pinboard: Meme warfare: how the power of mass replication has poisoned the US election | US news | The Guardian

We called it “meme warfare”, a term that was originally coined by social change activist Andrew Boyd. “Social movements cannot live by meme alone. Yet memes are clearly powerful –both analytically and operationally,” Boyd wrote in his essay Truth is a Virus: Meme warfare and the billionaires for Bush (or Gore). “A vital movement requires ...

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Pinboard: The FBI looks like Trump’s America – POLITICO

“The stuff about a rebellion going on inside the bureau is absolutely true, but that’s not going to influence his decision,“ one former top bureau official said of Comey, while expressing doubt such concerns played a role in his decisions on the Clinton email case or about informing Congress of new developments, as he did ...

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Pinboard: Bernie Sanders’s Hard Fight for Hillary Clinton – The New Yorker

“I disagree with Donald Trump on virtually all of his policy positions,” Sanders said. “But what upsets me the most—what upsets me, it’s beyond disagreement—is we have struggled for so many years to overcome discrimination, and he is running his campaign, the cornerstone of which is bigotry. Now, as Americans we can disagree on many ...

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Pinboard: Video: The Legacy Of 2016 | FiveThirtyEight

people said: „the culture wars are over in this election. that couldn’t be more wrong.“ „the dynamics of this election are going to probably to continue in our politics for the next few years.“ Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: US Officials Are More Worried About The Media Being Hacked Than The Ballot Box – BuzzFeed News

It’s much more likely (and plausible) that a foreign government such as Russia would try to influence the public discourse around the vote by publishing false articles, spreading rumors of rigged results on Twitter, and attempting to corrupt the unofficial results reported by national media outlets, said national security experts who spoke to BuzzFeed News. ...

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Pinboard: The Cold Clinton Reality – WSJ

This excerpt and all the potential conflicts it describes, plus Chelsea’s warning about business “hustling” at foundation events, would seem more than ample cause to trigger an IRS audit of the foundation. For that matter, why aren’t the IRS and prosecutors already on the case? Any normal foundation has to keep records to show it ...

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Pinboard: Did the Mirai Botnet Really Take Liberia Offline? — Krebs on Security

Akamai, a company with a global Internet presence and visibility, said it saw a dip in traffic levels from Liberia. Akamai tweeted a graphic Thursday evening that indicated traffic to Liberia was lower than normal as compared to traffic patterns from previous days this week. But there was nothing to indicate a nationwide outage, and the dip ...

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Pinboard: Security for the High-Risk User – John Scott-Railton

 Note: This is a slightly modified version of a paper of the same name submitted to IEEE Security & Privacy, and published in Spring 2016[1]. Since I wrote it, more evidence has emerged showing attacks against two-factor and account recovery SMSes, underlining the need for innovation in two-factor authentication Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Three New Scandals Show How Pervasive and Dangerous Mass Surveillance is in the West, Vindicating Snowden

Earlier this month, a special British court that rules on secret spying activities issued an emphatic denunciation of the nation’s domestic mass surveillance programs. The court found that “British security agencies have secretly and unlawfully collected massive volumes of confidential personal data, including financial information, on citizens for more than a decade.” Those agencies, the ...

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Pinboard: Don’t hold your breath for Trump TV- POLITICO Media

And reports of an anonymously-posted casting call seeking „outspoken and energetic people“ who „look upscale and intelligent“ for an „up-and-coming conservative media network currently in development“ set Twitter tongues wagging much of Thursday morning — could this be it? There’s just one problem with Trump TV: the business model. Link zur Quelle

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Pinboard: Hemingway, Hounded by the Feds – The New York Times

In the years since, I have tried to reconcile Ernest’s fear of the F.B.I., which I regretfully misjudged, with the reality of the F.B.I. file. I now believe he truly sensed the surveillance, and that it substantially contributed to his anguish and his suicide. Link zur Quelle

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