Ferguson, Oath Keepers, Windows 10, old fashioned phonecalls, spies be spying, finks be finking, hackers meet insider traders, and even more bad news: our top news roundup for Thursday is action-packed, colourful, and glitchy just like our featured image for today. Down a cup of something bracing and brace yourself. Here comes the rest of the week!
White militiamen roam Ferguson with rifles while black men wrongly arrested (Guardian) Just how many black men can walk around Ferguson, Missouri with automatic weapons: Zero, as it turns out. Less than zero.
What the hell are Oath Keepers anyway? (Vox)
ECHELON? Lenovo PCs and Laptops seem to have a BIOS level backdoor (Techworm) That makes my shopping decisions easier: NOT THAT!
Wall Street Walkout: Top Execs Jumping Ship to Bitcoin (Cointelegraph) It’s not just the Winklevii anymore!
Don’t Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone (TheAtlantic) I’m still not gonna call you. My voicemail message actually says “email me.”
Secret spy hearings come to Vancouver (BCCLA) Spying on activists? Well, sure, okay, but you’ll have to take a day off for the hearing if that’s completely fine with you, officers.
Careful with those scheduled posts! Feds charge nine hackers for $30M insider trading scheme (Engadget)
The Google Search That Made the CIA Spy on the US Senate (Vice) So, that thing they said never happened? Happened.
From the Department of It’s Not Technically Malware: How to Get Your Previous System Back After You Have Upgraded to Windows 10 (TechSupportAlert)
America’s Secret Airline Flies Non-Stop To Area 51 (FlightClub) No, thats not a half-painted Air Canada plane after all…
Lawrence Lessig is running for President (LessigForPresident) He has an even slimmer chance of winning than Death does; fewer people want to bribe him with votes.
Anonymous hacker claims to have taken Dawson Creek website offline as part of #OpAnonDown (AlaskaHighwayNews) Possible, but a cursory glance at her profile doesn’t indicate any hacking prowess in particular.
There’s a peaceful region in the middle of Isis territory and it’s running out of electricity (TheIndependent)
But there is something you can do about it: Donate to the Rojava Electricity Project (Indigogo) $23k in 23 days is the goal, and it’s 65% funded already
Knives! Nail clippers! Embroidery scissors galore! Buy the stuff the TSA confiscates, for cheap, on eBay (Lifehacker)
Attention Cryptographers! British Library asks for help deciphering a medieval sword (CNET) “If…found…return…to…Cair…Paravel…for…reward…sincerely…Caspian” Huh, that wasn’t hard.
Undercover Occupy cop sentenced to two years for his role in biker swarming attack (Gothamist) “Biker swarming attack.” Your tax dollars at work.
Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites (NativeAmericanCouncil) Nah, just kidding. They’d never do that.
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