When the internet goes dark: How states are weaponising digital shutdowns to stifle dissent

“I started noticing a pattern; it was not shut randomly,” Irfan continues. The internet was down from 7.30am to 11am and then from 2.30pm to 10.30pm. He believes it is a “proper curtailment plan”. During earlier internet shutdowns there was usually a reason given by the authorities, he says, but this current pattern has left even journalists like him “clueless”. “What I came to know is that the same pattern is followed in many other areas across Kashmir,” he says.

Cop warrant orders Ring to cough up footage from inside this guy's home

After balking at further demands, he subsequently learned that authorities had bypassed the need to get his consent by presenting Ring with a search warrant for video from several of his Ring cameras, including one that covered an indoor area of his home.

According to Politico, Larkin received a notice from Ring that the tech biz had received a warrant and was required to turn over video from numerous cameras, without giving the owner with any say in the matter.

Inspector General: Secret Service and ICE Did Not Always Adhere to Statute and Policies Governing Use of Cell-Site Simulators

The United States Secret Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI) did not always adhere to Federal statute and cell-site simulator (CSS) policies when using CSS during criminal investigations involving exigent circumstances. Separately, ICE HSI did not adhere to Department privacy policies and the applicable Federal privacy statute when using CSS.

This credit card can hear what you are saying and it's coming to a wallet near you

This super slim voice recorder is called Slimca, and it was given an award for its innovation with what is currently the slimmest voice recorded on the market currently. It lasts 180 minutes on a full charge and 365 days on standby.

Why Gun Rights Are Essential In a World of Uncertainty and Scarcity

A common joke in the American gun community goes something like this:

Q: Why do you carry a gun?

A: Because carrying a cop is too heavy.

This humorous quip should not detract from the fact that many individuals in the United States (including me) own and carry a firearm for purely pragmatic reasons. The simplest case for the right to keep and bear arms can be summarized in one sentence: You are ultimately responsible for your own safety and security.

Understanding Gun Rights

The Federal Government’s Own Study Concluded Its Ban on 'Assault Weapons' Didn't Reduce Gun Violence

Do something.

This is a response—and perhaps a natural one—to a human tragedy or crisis. We saw this response in the wake of 9-11. We saw it during the Covid-19 pandemic. And we’re seeing it again following three mass shootings—in Buffalo, New York, Uvalde, Texas, and Tulsa Oklahoma—that claimed the lives of more than 30 innocent people, including small children.

Cops use ‘pop up’ metal detector knife arches on London’s streets as stabbing crisis grips UK

The portable metal detector was deployed in busy Soho last night, with pedestrians forced to walk through it to proceed down a narrow alleyway.

Those who were seen turning away were then searched by officers.

Last night cops detained three people for possessing drugs but none over knives.

Cops then moved the battery-powered arch to other areas to remain unpredictable.

Cops Hacked Thousands of Phones. Was It Legal?

For a week in October 2020, Christian Lödden’s potential clients wanted to talk about only one thing. Every person whom the German criminal defense lawyer spoke to had been using the encrypted phone network EncroChat and was worried their devices had been hacked, potentially exposing crimes they may have committed. “I had 20 meetings like this,” Lödden says. “Then I realized—oh my gosh—the flood is coming.”

'Swatting' now a felony under Ohio governor's new law

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill into law this week that aims to deter swatting: an all-too-common crime that is tying up police resources.

The Department of Homeland Security says it developed a portable gunshot detection system

DHS has not disclosed details about the accuracy of the system. SDS, which is owned by Alarm.com, says its indoor gunshot detection system has a near-100 percent detection rate with fewer than one false alert per 5 million hours of use [although] critics claim that gunshot detection systems aren't effective enough and may cause more problems than they attempt to solve.


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