Vic Toews is the controversial Canadian Minister of Public Safety whose spying bill will require ISPs to log and retain an enormous amount of your online activity, and then make that available to police without a warrant. Yesterday, Toews drew criticism when he said that opponents of his bill "stand with child pornographers." Today an anonymous party has created a Vikileaks Twitter account that is publishing embarrassing personal details culled from affidavits filed in Mr Toews's divorce, saying, "Vic wants to know about you. Let's get to know about Vic." It's not clear to me whether these affidavits were under seal, or part of the public record (they seem to come from this case: FEHR, LORRAINE K. vs TOEWS, VICTOR E. (FD08-01-86932) Mantioba Queen's Court of Queens Bench). This is an awfully ugly tactic and will likely be counterproductive. It does demonstrate that once material is stored, it is likely to leak, and that the best way to protect private information is to refrain from gathering and aggregating it in the first place. Update: looks like publishing court records is kosher in Manitoba.
Ghislaine Maxwell will no longer object to the naming of the men given anonymity in court records in her case, reports The New York Post. Maxwell, who procured victims for billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and participated in their abuse, was convicted of sex trafficking at the conclusion of a lengthy trial in New York earlier… READ THE REST
Anders Breivik killed 77 people, mostly youngsters shot dead at a summer camp, in a 2011 terror attack—a crime for which the neo-Nazi was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment. After 10, he's getting his first parole hearing. The far right terrorist has shown no remorse since slaying 77 people in a bomb and gun massacre… READ THE REST
Nicholas Rossi, wanted over a sexual assault in Orem, Utah, in 2008 and an Ohio assault in 2018, died in 2020 from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as might be learned at the memorial website EverLoved.com under his then-alias. This effort to escape the law was not enough; Rossi was living off-grid in Scotland but ended up hospitalized… 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. The tools to keep yourself safe online are pretty well known: antivirus programs, VPNs, and password managers are all used by millions to protect their data. But what about the data that you've… 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. Walking around or standing while working all day can be tasking on the feet, but taking care of them can improve blood circulation along with many other health benefits. While investing in some shoe alternatives can be… READ THE REST