"We should prevent what happened to Aaron from happening to other Internet users," Rep. Zoe Lofgren announced today on Reddit. "I'm introducing 'Aaron's Law' to change the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)."
Clearview AI (previously) is a grifty facial recognition company that sells untested, secretive tools to police departments, claiming that they can identify people from security camera footage by matching the pictures those scraped from big social media sites. READ THE REST
Lisa Rein writes, "Today, Saturday November 9th is Aaron Swartz Day all over the world. We have events going on all over the world here – with a Zoom channel and Gitters set up for questions that will be monitored from San Francisco all day (The San Francisco event details are here for FOIAPALOOZA). READ THE REST
[Addendum 2/20/2020: Following a legal complaint, the Guardian removed its article of 14 June 2019 and apologised to Mrs Peel. We are happy to clarify that Yana Peel is not, and was not, personally involved in the operation or decisions of the regulated Novalpina Capital investment fund, which is managed by her husband Stephen Peel,… READ THE REST
They seem innocent enough. But without trumping up local news exposé levels of hysteria here…your pillow could actually be hurting you. Sure, they appear like happy, cloud-like wads of fluff, but the right pillow is actually pretty integral to you getting a good night's sleep. With too much or too little support, your pillow could… READ THE REST
Without power, all these devices and gadgets we love so much are little more than glorified doorstops. And, some of them are too small to even do that very well. For the person on your holiday list who always seems to have a dead phone whenever you try to reach them, give 'em one of… READ THE REST
Whether you're 6 or 60, we all need some fun diversions from time to time. There are always easy time-killers like video games around, but sometimes you want something a little more tactile and engaging, which is where this assortment of fun puzzles, games, and DIY kits come in. Right now, all of those fun… READ THE REST