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FCC support for hackable wireless routers is a win for all of us. — It's increasingly dawning on people that they don't really own a lot of the goods they buy, not in a world where software is infiltrating everything and can be modified at the whim of the seller. Amazon can remove books people have "purchased" for their Kindles.

The new rules of news — You may have noticed - you could hardly miss it - the blizzard of anniversary stories last month about the fall of Lehman Brothers, an event that helped spark last year's financial meltdown. The coverage reminded me that journalists failed to do their jobs before last year's crisis emerged, and have continued to fail since then.

Forget Comcast. Here’s The DIY Approach to Internet Access. — Spanish engineer Ramon Roca got tired of waiting for telecom companies to wire his town - so he did it himself. Y ou can see the snow-capped Pyrenees mountains from Gurb, about 75 kilometers north of Barcelona. It's a quiet farming community of 2,500, and in most ways there's nothing special to set it apart from many such towns across the Catalonia region of Spain.

Witnessing, activism, journalism - and the boundaries of free speech in the Facebook age — Diamond "Lavish" Reynolds changed our perception of media last week with her shocking and heartbreaking real-time web video of the last minutes of Philando Castile's life.

Curiosity rover: why the best digital media coverage came from Nasa — I'm old enough to remember the most important space story of its or probably any era. In the summer of 1969, we sat, enthralled, as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed Apollo 11's Eagle space ship and took humanity's first steps on a world other than Earth.

Hillary Clinton’s technology policy is surprisingly solid. — In an era when most politicians don't even pretend to understand much about technology and innovation, it's at least a little refreshing to see a campaign actually treat these critical issues with respect. The one in question is Hillary Clinton's, and its just-released " Initiative on Technology & Innovation " has a lot to recommend it.

Mobile carriers shouldn’t get into the ad-blocking business. — I'm a big believer in blocking online ads and trackers. Needless to say, advertisers and media companies aren't. Some try to make me feel guilty. Others block me or degrade the Web experience. Fair enough. But if your telecommunications company decides or offers to do block ads on your behalf, beware.

Decentralized Web Summit - Day One — (I'll be updating this regularly during the day. New stuff will be at the bottom of the post, not the top, on the principle that most people reading this will read it only once or twice. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's the method in my madness.

Decentralized Web Summit — Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, has pulled together an amazing group of people for what he's calling-with only a tiny amount of hyperbole-the "Decentralized Web Summit." Some of the "original architects" of this system-including Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee-are here along with the younger and deeply committed architects of what we all agree we want.

Mark Zuckerberg needs to dump Peter Thiel from the Facebook board of directors. He won’t. — Here's an easy test of Facebook's attitude toward journalism: whether Peter Thiel remains on its board of directors. For now, Mark Zuckerberg and his company are staying silent. If Zuckerberg does ultimately allow Thiel to stay on the board, you'll know how the CEO-who holds absolute control over the world's most powerful media company-feels about the free press.
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Aug 25, 2016

Just installed @CopperheadOS, a hardened and more secure version of Android, on a Nexus 9 tablet. Requires user adjustments. So far so good.

Aug 25, 2016

RT @granick: More than one govt appears to have used NSO Group’s remote iPhone #0day vs a journalist & a human rights advocate. https://t.c…

Aug 25, 2016

@emilybell you just ID'd yourself as a business class filer...

Aug 25, 2016

@robleathern i've resorted to blockers that in some cases totally wreck the sites in question. so not much use. @mattblaze @techcrunch

Aug 25, 2016

@mattblaze What's a lawn? (I live in drought country...)

Aug 25, 2016

@mattblaze I think they still sell an edition that can't play videos...

Aug 25, 2016

Conflicted by story of digital security researcher teaming with short seller to target medical device firm. Could it spur better practices?

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