Hong Kong protesters use lasers to blind security cameras
Freelance journalist Alessandra Bocchi posted this video of protesters in Hong Kong using some kind of laser to target security forces’ cameras: it’s part of the #612strike movement’s stunning repertoire of improvised anti-police countermeasures, in a near-civil-war where faces have become a battleground.
— Alessandra (@alessabocchi) July 31, 2019
Adversarial Fashions have a line of clothes (jackets, tees, hoodies, dresses, skirts, etc) designed to confound automated license-plate readers; one line is tiled with fake license plates that spell out the Fourth Amendment (!); the designers presented at Defcon this year. (via JWZ)
The voting machines that local officials swore were not connected to the internet have been connected to the internet for years
Election Systems & Software (ES&S) is America’s leading voting machine vendor; they tell election officials (who are county-level officials who often have zero cybersecurity advice or expertise) not to connect their systems to the internet, except briefly to transmit unofficial tallies on election night.
One of the wonderful and terrible things about the internet is how it allows people seeking others with hard-to-find traits to find them: advertisers can find people thinking about buying a refrigerator; people who think they might be trans can find others in the same boat and make common cause; people with the same rare […]
Everybody wants to rule the world, but only one video game lets you do it in style – and even peacefully if you’re savvy enough with your cultural dominance. Sid Meier’s Civilization is on its fifth sequel and counting for good reason. No two games are alike thanks to the random mapping and numerous special […]
When it comes to travel, Genius is one company that sweats the details. If you’ve never owned one of their suitcases or carry-on bags, they feature dedicated compartments for everything you could imagine and often incorporate compression technology to fit more of it in there. If you’re planning for one last summer trip, here’s a […]
Company executives typically know two things about the cloud: They need to be on it, and they need it to work smoothly. Which means that if you know your way around Google Cloud, you’re going to have employers that want you to lead them through. The Complete Google Cloud Mastery Bundle is just the online […]