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Category: Computers & Technology

Weekend links

  • The man who shot a rampaging carjacker outside a Washington state Walmart is a pastor and a paramedic who also gave first-aid to the most seriously wounded victim. (Via Zendo Deb)
  • The phone giants plan to stop selling your location data to third parties. Well, isn’t that wonderful of them. Why were they selling you out in the first place?
  • Another university — a biggie, Princeton — finally takes a stand for free speech. 6 Comments
  • Not much blogitude today. Some links, though.

    First it’s off to the doctor to get results of last week’s tests. Then I spend the rest of the day repaying a friend for an even bigger favor she did me last year. So I leave you with a few links and will probably have more to say tomorrow. Judge imposes a restraining order on Deerfield, IL. No draconian gun ban — for now. Outcome depends on lawsuits. (Tip o’ hat to M. in comments) Via Borepatch: Why cars with autopilot keep slamming into large stationary objects. They’re designed that way. Maybe there’s hope for a fee-for-privacy online option…


    Thursday links

  • David Hogg’s family home got SWATted. This shouldn’t happen to anybody, ever. But plenty of gun-rights activists are noting that Hogg’s reaction is not at all normal for an alleged SWATting victim.
  • The financial scandal nobody’s talking about. (Accounting firms getting cozy and fabulously rich with their clients.)
  • Poor, poor Paul Manafort. He’s really just not very good at this whole understanding encryption business. (A lesson here for all users of WhatsApp and other pre-packaged “secure” communications offerings.) 9 Comments