Over at the Washington Post, Jeff Stein writes that according to a Department of Justice report, "FBI officials, including the Pittsburgh office's top lawyer, engaged in distinctly COINTELPRO-style tactics after the ACLU sued for the release of documents" relating to surveillance of various peace groups after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Subjects of this spying included "an antiwar rally in Pittsburgh; a Catholic peace magazine; a Quaker activist; and members of the environmental group Greenpeace [and] PETA."
The US Transportation Security Administration released its "Top 10 Catches of 2021," items that travelers attempted to bring through airport security checkpoints in luggage or on their person. Some are more unusual than others. Chainsaw (New Orleans International Airport) A wine holder shaped like a gun (Sacramento International Airport) Fireworks (Syracuse Hancock International) Machete (Reagan… READ THE REST
Apple AirTags are tiny wireless tracking devices that you can attach to things so you can find them if you lose them. Last Friday, Jeana Jeana, a cosplayer and Dance Dance Revolution competitor tweeted that someone attached an AirTag to her car while she was in a bar. She said he checked her purse, wallet,… READ THE REST
BusKill is a magsafe-style USB dongle that turns off the laptop whenever it's disconnected—like a Kensington lock but much more versatile. It can even, as the name promises, kill the laptop entirely if so configured. BusKill is the world's first laptop kill cord, a hardware "dead man's switch" that executes a user-configurable trigger when your… 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. You do a lot on that little laptop of yours, from (reluctantly) answering work emails to shopping for a new ride. But with all these digital tasks come many annoying roadblocks,… 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. If you've got a fuzzy feline friend at home, you know how important it is to keep them active and stimulate their curiosity. They can get bored quickly of stationary toys, and… 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. There's only so much side-hustling you can do in one lifetime — perhaps it's about time you chose a career that has great earning potential you can really enjoy, like cybersecurity.… READ THE REST