Here’s the Data Republicans Just Allowed ISPs to Sell Without Your Consent

Financial and medical information. Social Security numbers. Web browsing history. Mobile app usage. Even the content of your emails and online chats. These are among the types of private consumer information that House Republicans voted on Tuesday to allow your internet service provider (ISP) to sell to the highest bidder without your permission, prompting outrage from privacy watchdogs.

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Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware – Motherboard

To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America’s heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that’s cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid online forums. Tractor hacking is growing increasingly popular because John Deere and other manufacturers have made it impossible to perform “unauthorized” repair on farm equipment, which farmers see as an attack on their sovereignty and quite possibly an existential threat to their livelihood if their tractor breaks at an inopportune time.

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All References to Climate Change Have Been Deleted From the White House Website

At 11:59 am eastern, the official White House website had a lengthy information page about the threat of climate change and the steps the federal government had taken to fight it. At noon, at the instant Donald Trump took office, the page was gone, as well as any mention of climate change or global warming.

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An Internet Censorship Company Tried to Sue the Researchers Who Exposed Them

Image: Flickr/ Konrad Förstner Netsweeper is a small Canadian company with a disarmingly boring name and an office nestled among the squat buildings of Waterloo, Ontario. But its services-namely, online censorship-are offered in countries as far-flung as Bahrain and Yemen. In 2015, University of Toronto-based research hub Citizen Lab reported that Netsweeper was providing Yemeni rebels with censorship technology.

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All Signs Point to Russia Being Behind the DNC Hack

Written by Thomas Rid In the wee hours of June 14, the Washington Post revealed that “Russian government hackers” had penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee. Foreign spies, the Post claimed, had gained access to the DNC’s entire database of opposition research on the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, just weeks before the Republican Convention.

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Fed Tells Room Full of Hackers to Hack His Phone, Drinks Whiskey

The hacking conference Def Con has always had an adversarial relationship with government workers, or, as they’re commonly referred by the attendees, feds. After the revelations of government spying brought forth by documents leaked by Edward Snowden two years ago, Ambassador Joseph DeTrani, a little-known official who had nothing to do with the NSA, was repeatedly booed and heckled during his talk.

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