Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: Homebrew dongles let hospitals fix ventilators; Teddy Ruxpin and the Haunted Mansion; Dataminr helped cops spy on protesters with Twitter; Police militarization has a business-model; How Finspy protects itself from security researchers; Clamshell currency; Macron demands national database of porn preferences; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2020/07/10/fli

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Dataminr helped cops spy on protesters with Twitter: And then they split the most idiotic hairs imaginable over it.

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Police militarization has a business-model: The unstoppable force of excess rents and Beltway Bandits.

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How Finspy protects itself from security researchers: Despots' malware, wrapped in spaghetti code and VMs.

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@pluralistic We say « Macron démission », or « Macron, nique ta mère » for the more petty of us.

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