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This Startup Is Using FOIA to Request Student Email Addresses — The Freedom of Information Act gives members of the public, including journalists, the ability to request documents from the government and organizations we support with our tax dollars. But at least one startup is trying to use it to harvest email addresses of current students at public universities.

Sony Execs Argued Over Uploading ‘Fake Torrents’ to Fight Piracy — ​ One easy takeaway from perusing leaked emails from Sony's TV and movie division is that the company, like the rest of the Hollywood establishment, absolutely loathes digital piracy and everything associated with it-so much so that a plan to circulate a fake version of a television show was praised for being "clever" but spiked because of a strict policy against using torrent sites.

Here Is the First Part of the Highly-Anticipated US 'Torture Report' — ​The Senate Intelligence Committee compiled a 6,000-page report on the interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects by the US Central Intelligence Agency over the course of 2009 to 2013. Today, some of that report was finally made public: a 500-page executive summary, with the names of CIA participating CIA agents redacted.

The World of Do-It-Yourself Fecal Transplants (Thanks, YouTube!) — ​Fecal transplants, in a healthy person's poop is injected into a sick person's colon in order to reset their ​gut microbiota, are ​gaining traction in the medical community as an affordable and highly effective treatment for some historically untreatable conditions.

Texts to My Super — These are real text messages to Alex, the super of my totally normally building. He's great. Hey Alex, we have a small leak under the sink! Can you come check it out when you get a chance? - September 29, 2013 Hey Alex there is a REALLY weird chemical smell in the apt...

Tyler Coates, Man Who Tweeted About Being Trapped in an Elevator, Speaks — "I AM STUCK IN A FUCKING ELEVATOR," Jumo office manager Tyler Coates wrote on Twitter today at 2:24 p.m., at the beginning of what would become a half hour-long saga.

Adrianne Jeffries — The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations.

The secondary market for Soylent on Craigslist and Ebay — Five months ago, I ordered a week's supply of the future of food. It finally came: two snow-white boxes stamped "Soylent." One box contains the pitcher for mixing your liquid meal. The other says "powdered food." I haven't opened them yet, because I don't want this anymore.

Last night on 'Doctor Who,' it's humanity vs. the moon — "You walk our Earth, Doctor. You breathe our air. You make us your friend, and that is your moon, too. And you can damn well help us when we need it!" For this season of Doctor Who, Ross Miller and Kwame Opam will be sounding off on each episode in a series of emails we'll be publishing on the site.

Comcast: honestly, 'it may take years' to improve our reputation — Comcast, which makes more money than Goldman Sachs despite being voted Worst Company in America twice, may be getting serious about improving customer service. Today, president Neil Smit reiterated that customer service is Comcast's number one priority, appointing an executive to a new position focused on "reimagining the customer experience."
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Dec 17, 2014

Thought: Sony hack is actually false flag by Sony to drum up this movie which was totally panned by critics…

Dec 17, 2014

It's a balmy 40 degrees today, but if you're in NYC and you need heat in your apt this winter, try Heat Seek Help:

Dec 17, 2014

@A_L Hey Al, important question. What is the correct layout term for the phrase/tag above the headline? Like this:

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