According to a newly released Foreign Policy report, leaked communications show Wikileaks declined to release a cache of hacked Russian documents in the winter of 2016, dismissing the only partially published records as "already public". While there will be plenty of talk about this being proof of founder Julian Assange's loyalties to Russia, it most prominently displays his general hypocrisy and self-interest.
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Apple really doesn't like its customers having the right to repair their own devices, and while Apple fights it out in the US, it's being accused of sneakily trying to get around Australian law. The Guardian has obtained court documents that detail a sting operation by Australia's consumer watchdog that showed Apple wilfully misled customers about their rights.
The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in the US has released hundreds of pages of documents related to the US government's secret interpretation of Patriot Act Section 215 and the NSA's (mis)use of its massive database of every American's phone records. The documents were released as a result of EFF's ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
A group of Tufts University students enjoying the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade last Thursday noticed something unsettling about the confetti being tossed around. Instead of being made from blank coloured paper, it had bits of confidential information on it like licence plate numbers, phone numbers and addresses, made from sensitive documents from the Nassau County Police Department.
I like using my ereader for things other than books, but aside from Instapaper, converting regular files into ereader format is more hassle than it's worth. Now Amazon's making it easier to send non-book files to your Kindle.
You knew about the one about a man who walks into a bar and finds a lost iPhone. Well, this one is about a man who walks into an Apple Store and walks out with a hard drive full of Apple secrets.
Lashing out against the "racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona", LulzSec has released their newest data dump: "hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement".
It was spring-cleaning time at the NSA, who dropped a staggering 50,000 pages of declassified documents into the hands of the National Archives. A lot's on the mundane side - so here are the best looking eight.
Google Docs went Ding! today and gained some additional functionality, rolling out natively supported pivot tables. The pivot table, as any A/R Coordinator worth his salt can tell you, allows data from one workbook to be summarized in another, saving huge amounts of time and brainpower. This function been available on Excel since 1997 but has been only available to Docs users to this point through the Panorama add-on.