The FBI’s figures are based on the number of people who come forward, which the story says (“...the figures are entirely based on the number of victims who come forward...”). BJS’s figures, though, do include crimes that have not been reported to police. I linked to BJS’s methodology so you can dive into that, if… Read more
You want a good read on SORM (and a history of Russian surveillance more broadly), check out The Red Web by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan. Their surveillance...is as old as their use of the internet. And I mean, they’re not special in that regard. But Russia’s use of this tech to monitor and suppress dissent that… Read more
If they had just stuck the the original idea of “sending dildos to the places” this would be an entirely different story. Often the first ideas are the best ideas.
Hate to say this, but as an older person who is not white, I have a lot of reasons for refusing, in particular, a history of police encounters where it was clear I was being dealt with as a suspect for something as I went about my normal (non-criminal) day to day activities. I’ve been solidly a middle class software… Read more
I was a 911 dispatcher for seven years. One problem I think people who haven’t worked in that service will miss is that this will increase caller apathy, which is a big headache. We always had cellphone callers who would say, “can’t you just track my phone?” when in reality ANI / ALI info is not always accurate, and… Read more
Let’s stop pretending, he is completely competent (and fairly successful so far) at what he is getting paid to do, because what he is getting paid to do is dismantle government oversight on industry. Don’t be confused by his public job title or salary, because they are irrelevant.
Looks like they based that on a poster for Greendale Community College.
What the fuck are you even on about
Sure, those numbers look big and make it sound like Telegram is filled with IS sympathizers. The study keeps referring to the “sample”, so how big is this “sample” of extremists-adjacent, versus the average users that are just there because they don’t like their private conversations with friends to be mined (or… Read more
Interesting. Good info.