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If cyberpunk tech was antiauthoritarian, intentionally grotesque, cobbled together in the manner of punk rock, it could be because it was pushing against something monolithic: the Tyrell Corporation or even The Matrix’s well-dressed agents, refractions of a very ’80s idea of the smooth world order. But we don’t really live in that world anymore. The Tyrells of 2014 live inside the machine, tracking our likes and dislikes; they’re harder to draw clean lines around.
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Still, the image captured on Tuesday is among the starkest to surface publicly so far. It opens an eerie black-and-white window into a world where $7,000 buys a small patch of space in a cramped truck with breathing holes punched in the roof, but no guarantee of making it all the way to the United States.
Apr 16
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stunningpicture:

This is the first picture I was given of my unborn son

stunningpicture:

This is the first picture I was given of my unborn son

(via new-aesthetic)

Apr 14
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If we tasked ourselves to build web security from scratch today, hell would freeze over and the NSA would willingly disband and incarcerate themselves before we came up with X.509 and said “That’s it! Centralised authority nobody can practically trust and business conditions that will cause everyone to spend a tonne more money than they have to. Fuck me we’ve cracked it! Good job boys, let’s go to the pub.”
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(Source: brucesterling)

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"With all the money we have spent in Siachen, we could have provided clean water and electricity to half the country," says the former Indian army officer.
Apr 12
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Ultimately, being a “good woman” isn’t just about shaving and whether you eat crisps on the bus. It’s about how silent you’re prepared to be in the face of social injustice.
Apr 11
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I have a lot to say about the human aspects of this: auditing of open-source code, how the responsible disclosure process worked in this case, the ease with which anyone could weaponize this with just a few lines of script, how we explain vulnerabilities to the public — and the role that impressive logo played in the process — and our certificate issuance and revocation process. This may be a massive computer vulnerability, but all of the interesting aspects of it are human.
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The flight to Stockholm would have been the first step in Ghader Ghalamere’s deportation to his native Iran.
Supporters of the man had gone to the local airport and handed out leaflets to passengers, asking them to stop the deportation.

Once everyone was on board, a person from the action group stood up and called for passengers not to fasten their seat belts, and many people listened.

Apr 10
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OpenSSL is managed by four core European programmers, only one of whom counts it as his full-time job. That’s despite the fact that up to two-thirds of the Web relies on it.
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