TSA Agent Confession
The TSA has come under some heavy scrutiny since 2001 when it was passed through US Congress packaged in the Aviation ad Transportation Security Act. The Transportation Security Administration was a response to the September 11 attacks and was moved to the Department of Homeland Security in 2003. Now with a massive budget of 7 billion many people find it easy to point out any negativity around the agents as well as the administration. One TSA agent provides a tell all with detailed insight into what it means to be a TSA agent for the government. In an openly honest short piece Jason Edward Harrington explains everything.
TSA Agent Confession
Ever think about becoming a rare gemstone after you pass away? Hey, sometimes minds can wander. For those looking for a new alternative to a burial a funeral home in Switzerland has an incredible way of transforming your body into a beautiful diamond.
Meet The Man Who Transforms Corpses Into Diamonds
You've probably seen a few places around the web that shine light on the value of social media accounts. The account usually becomes valuable because it has a huge following or top notch content. If your lucky you have both but sometimes the username alone can prove desirable. @N happens to be really desirable. So much so that it was actually taken from its original owner with the aid of Paypal and GoDaddy. Read the story from @N himself here:
How I Lost My $50.000 Username
Edward Snowden warned the world about the technological capabilities of the US government and others around the world. One of the possibilities came to light during the protests in Kiev Ukraine. Protesters, identified by the location of their cellular devices, received a text message notifying them they had been registered as a participant in a mass disturbance. Although most were fueled by the message some we taken back by the fear of prosecution, and the level of surveillance involved. Here are all the details from Vice.
A Reason Snowden Blew The Whistle
The revolution in Ukraine is still going strong after months now and continues to gain outside support every day. We have posted quite a bit about the riots and battles taking place in the streets but its important everyone knows why the people are fighting so strongly against their government. In a nice, simple to understand, package the Daily Dot offers:
Everything You Need To Know About The Kiev Riots
Delivering a crushing blow to Copyright warriors, a Washington judge ruled that the IP address alone from an individual believed to be infringing on copyright laws is not enough to prove their guilt. The judge ruled that an individual ISP cannot be subpoenaed for personal information which should bat down the efforts of copyright trolls. This time the case was over the film Elf-Man where the executives behind the film filed a legal case against hundreds of people simply because their IP addresses were involved in downloading the film over BitTorrent.
IP Address Not Enough To Prove Identity
Voice control is growing in popularity and becoming easier as new technology is created. When you can control your devices with your voice your efficiency multiplies but if your using Google Chrome your voice could end up slowing you down or worse. A new bug was found by a web developer and it's scary simple how easy it can be activated. All the user has to do is visit a website and use any kind of dictation. All it takes now is a simple pop up to keep the microphone active.
Google Chrome Bug Lets Hackers Activate Your Mic
We all live different lives online. Some of us live more than just a couple different personalities and we're very happy that way. Breaking the internet to a point in which the opportunity for anonymity is lost isn't a problem because we have so much to hide, it's simply an issue because we no longer have a choice in who we can be online. Imagine closing the accounts you have that aren't exactly you or even close to the real you at all. Instantly your circle of friends become drastically reduced and your "I have nothing to hide" mentality has just cost your online connections for good. Your friends will never be in one common pool so don't let the online bullies corner you into one identity. Your friends deserve better.
Anonymity Isn't So Terrible
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