Janna sez, "For as little as a dollar a day, you can help demoralize the Bundy Militants. Funds raised will support causes the Bundy Bunch hate; per the Oregonian, monies raised will be donated to a gun control campaign, a group that supports the wildlife refuge the occupiers want to privatize, an organization that has labeled Bundy and company as extremists, and the Native American tribe whose members claim the refuge as their ancestral land."
[My EFF colleague Bill Budington has a fantastic report on all the ways that Ring surveils its own customers. Caveat emptor, indeed. -Cory] Ring isn't just a product that allows users to surveil their neighbors. The company also uses it to surveil its customers. READ THE REST
The US health insurance industry resents being on the receiving end of surprise bills and price-gouging, so Blue Cross/Blue Shield are spending $55m to have the nonprofit Civica Rx tool up to make generics of off-patent drugs whose sole manufacturers are shkreliing the prices into the stratosphere. READ THE REST
On Christmas Eve, Brian Kolb [R-Canandaigua] — then minority leader in the New York State Assembly — published an op-ed urging New Yorkers to drive sober during the holidays; on New Year's Eve, Kolb wrecked a state-owned official vehicle and then failed a roadside blood-alcohol test. 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. As the holidays approach and Santa lists are made, we're reminded that things aren't as inexpensive as they used to be. This is not exclusive to physical gifts. Air travel prices… 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. Got travel plans for next year? Putting together an intricate itinerary and booking the cheapest tickets possible aren't the only things you should be prioritizing. Part of your travel prep should also include… 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 find yourself constantly restarting your laptop or clearing out gigabytes of files to make space, it may be time to invest in a replacement computer. But if your holiday gifting… READ THE REST