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TSA is tracking regular travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program - The Boston Globe
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El Paso County Deputies Started a Fight Club to Reward Use of Force Against Prisoners | American Civil Liberties Union
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Justice Dept. Seizes Times Reporter’s Email and Phone Records in Leak Investigation - The New York Times
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Objet de l'obsession
2018-06-06T22:31:52Z via AndStatus To: Public
Who released the AKP leak files containing private info of Turkish voters
2016-07-27T16:08:10Z via Puma To: Public
EFF is suing the US government to invalidate the DMCA's DRM provisions
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Ammon, Idaho built an open access network that makes all ISP offers available at one website.
2016-06-16T18:47:45Z via Puma To: Public
The impossible task of creating a “Best VPNs” list today
A photographer trains his lens on the racism faced by Africans in India
South Asian migrants say they were put in 'body bags' for deportation from US
Starkly Beautiful Brutalist Buildings, Photographed in Black and White
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Closed software used for risk assessment of defendants/convicts.
2016-05-24T01:51:13Z via Puma To: Public
So many problems with the use of these assessments…
As with testing in public schools, how is it not a no-brainer that the tech used for the assessments must be open and openly audited?
DerivativeTerrorism - An Order Of Magnitude More Destructive Than The Original
The Danger of Differential Equations
Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight
London's Muslim Mayor is nothing New: 1300 yrs of Muslims who Ran Major European Cities
>... Muslim heads of major European cities have been a commonplace for nearly 1300 years, and even at the beginning of the 20th century a few Balkan cities still had Muslim governors. Sadiq Khan’s victory is a great one and we should be happy that an Islamophobic and scurrilous campaign against him by the Tories was thwarted by the good sense of Londoners. But let us not exacerbate the weird amnesia of Europe about how central Islam and Muslims have been to its history since the eighth century (when Byzantium, founded by Heraclius in 610, was only a century old itself). Sadiq Khan has many illustrious predecessors among European Muslim urban leaders.
Clinton left a rhetorical door open for Sanders to connect Wall Street and race...
Thanks to a number of settlements, we now know that some companies got many of those new signatures via intentional strategies targeting black and Hispanic customers. The most infamous example was Wells Fargo, which paid a $175 million settlement for systematically overcharging black and Hispanic borrowers.
It came out that a Maryland office of the bank referred to subprime loans as “ghetto loans,” and pushed its loan officers to unload as many as possible on the “mud people” of Baltimore and the surrounding suburbs. A crucial element involved pushing expensive and dangerous subprime loans on people who qualified for the safer, lower-interest prime loans.
In conjunction with better-known offenses in 1960s & 70s] like blockbusting (i.e., clearing neighborhoods of white residents through scare tactics), the misdeeds of companies like Eastern Services helped destroy black neighborhoods practically overnight. They did so in much the same way the modern foreclosure crisis has now left deserts of blighted homes in cities all over the country, from Trenton to Fort Wayne to Fayetteville to Rochester to Port St. Lucie and beyond.
Likewise, the “interest-only” or “negative amortization” loan of the subprime era, which allowed people to jump into new houses with little or no money down, was little more than an homage to the “contract mortgage.” The latter was an infamous type of zero-equity real estate loan-sharking that targeted black homeowners throughout the pre-Civil Rights era.