Boing Boing 

A bill to fix America's most dangerous computer law

Senator Ron Wyden [D-OR] and Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO] have introduced legislation in the US Senate and House to fix one of the worst computer laws on the US statute books: section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which forbids breaking digital locks, even for lawful purposes.

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Inside Islamic State's spookocracy

The leaked secret strategic plans of Samir Abd Muhammad al-Khlifawi -- who served in the Iraqi army under Saddam and later masterminded the Islamic State -- reveal the surveillance at the heart of Islamic State's military success.

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Mark Zuckerberg's project bribes corrupt, non-neutral carriers in poor countries to exempt Facebook and other services of its choosing from their data-caps, giving the world's poorest an Internet that's been radically pruned to a sliver of what the rest of the world gets for free.

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Rural Ohio has you covered


Sloth tea infuser


Waiting for the proper cuppa to brew takes timeā€”and who knows more about taking it slow than a sloth?

These adorable tea infusers are available at foodiggity but are on back-order. If you want a cute animal related tea infuser and you want it now, check out the Manatea at Amazon. 31r-tF2d2IL

Iridescent insect sculptures from ewaste

UK artist Julie Alice Chapell's Computer Component Bugs sculptures are iridescent, intricate assemblage sculptures made from ewaste.

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Those paintings of every president hanging out together

reepubs To be honest I find them a bit creepy.

Unintelligible 90s Rock Band Guy

Brought to you by Frederick Scott, the same guy who gifted us with "This is a Trent Reznor Song".

Sony pirated ebooks on hacking

Pirated copies of two O'Reilly books on hacking, Hacking: The Next Generation and Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld were hosted on Sony's internal servers.

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Corgi attempts to convince human baby to play, fails adorably

Tucker the Corgi and Beau the baby human.

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Here's the 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' official Teaser Trailer

Zack Snyder's 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is scheduled for release on March 25, 2016.

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Slack's CEO gives charmingly bullshit-free justification for $2.8B valuation

The delightful Stewart Butterfield: "Q So do you think Slack is worth $3 billion? A It is, because people say it is."

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Saturday is Record Store Day!


Tomorrow (Saturday, 4/18) is Record Store Day! Visit your local independent record shop and buy some new music!

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Rescue dog hates eating alone, drags bowl across kitchen to eat with other dog

"Rescue dog" is a synonym for "weird behavioral tics," and I know this because I am the proud caretaker of one. But it's also a synonym for "unconditional and fierce love."


[via Reddit]

Canada's Tories say the government's new slogan is a state secret

Stephen Harper's government has spent millions of tax dollars advertising the upcoming Canada Day celebration with the slogan "Strong, proud, free," which also happens to be awfully close to their election slogan.

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Watch the Orphan Black cast try to sum up their show in 30 seconds

The excellent sci-fi series Orphan Black returns this Saturday

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Bat loves stuffing its little face with grapes

A recently rescued Grey-Headed Flying Fox enjoys gorging on grapes. All of the grapes.

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