In a court hearing today, the US Department of Justice dropped its request for the names of an estimated 6000 people who "liked" a Facebook page about an Inauguration Day protest, the American Civil Liberties Union said. The ACLU challenged several warrants related to protests against President Trump's inauguration on Friday, one of which included the search, claiming they were over-broad.
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A judge ordered the web hosting company DreamHost to redact identifying information about visitors to a website used to coordinate a protest during President Trump's inauguration, imposing further limits on an extensive warrant obtained by the US Justice Department that initially aimed to collect visitors' IP addresses.
Why aren't the images loading? Why is Orange is the New Black buffering? What is going on? Your web browsing experience may feel a whole lot different. Some of your favourite websites may appear to be broken and a lot of people will be talking about net neutrality. Here's a rundown of what this "Day of Action" is all about.
"8000 locust, 2000 crickets, 4000 cockroaches. See you tomorrow night," was the text Huck Magazine writer Michael Segalov received hours before activists unleashed those exact breeds and quantities of insects inside a Byron burger location in London. The bugs came from activists upset by some recent anti-immigration activities at the chain and their vengeance was swift.
The good fight for freedom and democracy against Beijing's dictatorial regime continues in Hong Kong, where protesters keep flooding the streets in massive demonstrations. This photo published by Hong Kong Democracy Now is an impressive look into one. Here are some more from the ground.
Gizmodo just got off the phone with Laurence Kain, a small business owner who earlier this afternoon took the extreme step of chaining himself to the Canberra City Optus store. He said his “peaceful protest” was a last resort after unsuccessful attempts to switch the ownership of his iPad data account between his businesses, despite three previous store visits and five hours on hold. Updated
The "Occupy Movement" might be nebulous, but it's at least a stirring cross-section of ideas. One of them, as followed by Motherboard's latest doc, "Free the Network," was the idea to create an internet owned by the people. It kinda worked.
Since it came to light how bad working conditions are in Chinese factories that make iPhones and iPads, many have muttered about boycotting Apple. If that's you, you should join a globally coordinated protest against it, which is happening today. But do you care enough?