The list included a lot of humorous entries ("Adobe Acrobat"), but also allegedly included the names of university staffers.
The list came to light thanks to a lawsuit from former campus cop; he demanded that the list be turned over through the discovery process and the resulting legal shenanigans were predictably shenaniganny, including UO Police Chief Carolyn McDermed lying about what the list was called, an accusation that the list had been tampered with before it was turned over, and the same police chief complaining that the press didn't get her side of the story, after telling the press that she wouldn't comment on it because she doesn't talk about pending litigation.
Cop's Wrong Firing Lawsuit Leads To Public Release Of Vulgarly-Titled 'Enemies' List [Tim Cushing/Techdirt]
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Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to ensure that the FCC won’t be able to prevent your ISP from spying on your internet usage and selling your private information. What does that mean in practice?
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All the filters in the world won’t save your smartphone pics from a shaky hand. To really step up your mobile photography game, you’ll need some kind of mount to hold it steady. You could buy a smartphone attachment for a conventional camera tripod, but who wants to carry that kind of gear everywhere they […]
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