When Facebook Goes Down, Don't Blame Hackers

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp spent several hours offline in many parts of the world today. Just don’t call it a DDoS...

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Internal Docs Show How ICE Gets Surveillance Help From Local Cops

Documents obtained by the ACLU show how ICE uses unofficial channels to access billions of license plate location data points—including some sanctuary cities.

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YouTube is Not Liable for Copyright Infringing Videos, Appeal Court Rules
Mar14

YouTube is Not Liable for Copyright Infringing Videos, Appeal Court Rules

On an average day, roughly half a million hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. As with any user-generated content site, this also includes copyright-infringing content. YouTube processes takedown notices and uses its Content-ID system to automatically remove allegedly infringing content to address this. However, major copyright holders are not all happy with the platform’s efforts. Record labels want to see more compensation,...

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14 days of celebrating the Raspberry Pi
Mar14

14 days of celebrating the Raspberry Pi

Happy Pi Day! Every year on March 14th, we geeks celebrate Pi Day. In the way we abbreviate dates—MMDD—March 14 is written 03/14, which numerically reminds us of 3.14, or the first three numbers of pi. What many Americans don’t realize is that virtually no other country in the world uses this date format, so Pi Day pretty much only works in the US, though it is celebrated globally. read...

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How old is your oldest Raspberry Pi?
Mar14

How old is your oldest Raspberry Pi?

Today is Pi Day, a day in which we celebrate the date ticking up to the 3.14 approximation of π (at least for those of us who use American-style dates). We also take today to celebrate a tiny device, not much bigger than a credit card, that shares its name with this useful, irrational number. We’re talking about, of course, the Raspberry Pi. read...

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