Police seized Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's computers. Understandable, given that Gizmodo bought a prototype cellphone which may have been stolen! The obvious assumption is that they believe Chen may have been party to a crime, but it's also true that the police's priorities are not those of Apple. The raid could be aimed mostly at learning the identity of the original thief. Stepping beyond the particulars here, however skeevy they may be, this could spell trouble in blogland: a source can't know what a journalist might do that authorities could use as a pretext to search, and a journalist can't know what a source might have done that could be used as pretext to search, either. Gizmodo's lawyer, Gaby Darbyshire, suggests that the relevant journalistic shield laws should prevail.
In 2015 Boing Boing wrote about a new book by photographer Christopher Herwig called "Soviet Bus Stops," which featured the "incredible, brutalist, experimental, and downright bizarre bus stops built during the Communist era." Well, a documentary based on his work, directed by Kristoffer Hegnsvad and also called "Soviet Bus Stops," just had its Canadian premiere… READ THE REST
Princeton University's $37.7 billion dollar endowment is supposedly the largest per-student endowment of any American university. While the the nearly 300-year-old Ivy League has enough money to continue passively reproducing its own wealth for many, many years to come, at least it won't do so to the benefit of the fossil fuel industry. As announced… READ THE REST
Retro video game tech YouTuber ETA Prime shows the tech travel gear he brings with him on the road. I really like the messenger bag he has, which held an iPhone, a 1TB thumbdrive, a 16000 mAh portable power bank that looks like a Walkman, wireless earbuds, a MacBook Pro, a handheld Windows game console,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Can you really put a price on Internet privacy? Yes, you can. And while your credit card info and personal details being leaked are a major concern, imagine if someone pulled out loans… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. If you have a computer, the odds are high that you need a Microsoft Office subscription. After all, it's the simplest and most efficient way to create presentations, type documents, send… READ THE REST