Driver’s Licenses Go Digital – IEEE Spectrum

Will you have to have an ID to sit in an autonomous vehicle?

Digital driver’s licenses are coming to the United States, harnessing biometrics like facial recognition, fingerprints, and iris scanning for security. Iowa in 2019 plans to begin doling out the licenses state-wide, and Delaware, Virginia, Wyoming, and several other states have conducted small pilot studies of the technology.Photo: IdemiaRob Mikell

Source: Driver’s Licenses Go Digital – IEEE Spectrum

BAD TRAFFIC: Sandvine’s PacketLogic Devices Used to Deploy Government Spyware in Turkey and Redirect Egyptian Users to Affiliate Ads?

This section describes how we obtained the first-ever packet captures (PCAPs) of nation-state spyware injection, and how we matched the characteristics of the spyware injection to Sandvine PacketLogic devices.

Source: BAD TRAFFIC: Sandvine’s PacketLogic Devices Used to Deploy Government Spyware in Turkey and Redirect Egyptian Users to Affiliate Ads?

EFF: Geek Squad has been working with the FBI for a decade

The FBI classifies the Geek Squad technicians who call in the reports as informants, but some of the documents in EFF’s possession suggest they sometimes do more than report something they find. One shows that the feds paid at least one tech $500, and it’s reportedly one of the payments involved in the child pornography case that compelled the EFF to file for a FOIA.

Source: EFF: Geek Squad has been working with the FBI for a decade

House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack

After Equifax’s negligence allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 145.5 million Americans, the company promised to give everyone free credit monitoring for a year. But House Democrats have formally requested that Equifax extend the monitoring from one year to three years. Even that, however, feels pretty damn inadequate.

Source: House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack

WV house committee axes bill to stop law enforcement property forfeitures | Cops & Courts | wvgazettemail.com

State code allows law enforcement officers to claim ownership of property seized from criminal suspects without convicting them of a crime; the House Judiciary Committee axed a bill Monday that would have changed that.

Source: WV house committee axes bill to stop law enforcement property forfeitures | Cops & Courts | wvgazettemail.com

Men In Grey

Men In Grey (2009-2014).

“We are the lightning in an age of cloud computing.

“The Men In Grey (2009-2014) was a conspiracy, applied research framework and street intervention series that sought to engender greater techno-political subjectivity among computer users as to the growing risk of mass surveillance on computer networks.

Source: Men In Grey

Why cops won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car | Ars Technica

For now, federal law and Supreme Court precedent dictates that law enforcement has the authority to legally monitor anyone in public. The basic idea is that none of us have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” when we are in public. So just as the police can capture us with video cameras and license plate readers, so, too, could they contract with AV automakers to simply get at vast quantities of future AV data. And if the companies don’t want to play ball, such data can be accessed with a mere court order (known as a “d-order”) under the Stored Communications Act of 1986.

Source: Why cops won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car | Ars Technica

A wedding cake is an ‘artistic expression’ that a baker may deny to a same-sex couple, Calif. judge rules – The Washington Post

Free speech > Equality?

Forcing a baker to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage over her religious objections violates her right to free speech, a California judge has ruled.

Source: A wedding cake is an ‘artistic expression’ that a baker may deny to a same-sex couple, Calif. judge rules – The Washington Post