Poland’s government files a complaint with EU’s top court against EU’s new copyright law, which it says is “analogous to preventive censorship” (Agnieszka Barteczko/Reuters)

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May 25, 2019
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Why the US Air Force Is Investigating a Cyber Attack From the US Navy

“The Air Force is investigating the Navy for a cyber intrusion into its network, according to a memo obtained by Military Times.” Zorro (Slashdot reader #15,797) shares their report: The bizarre turn of events stems from a decision by a Navy prosecutor to embed hidden tracking software into emails sent to defense attorneys, including one Air Force lawyer, involved in a high-profile war-crimes case of a Navy SEAL in San…

May 25, 2019
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EU’s nationalist, far right parties, expected to make gains in the European parliament election, are generally opposed to EU’s efforts to regulate Big Tech (Darren Loucaides/Wired)

May 25, 2019

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Weekly Update 140

I’m a day and a half behind with this week’s update again – sorry! Thursday and Friday were solid with training in Melbourne so I recorded Saturday and am pushing this out in the early hours of Sunday before going wakeboarding – is that work / life balance? But there’s been

May 25, 2019
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Cell Data for Laptop

Not sure if this is the right channel or within the rules but hypothetically how could I use my cellular data on my laptop instead of personal hotspot WiFi? I’m not trying to use it outside of my service providers contract, just curious as to how this…

May 25, 2019
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Neal Stephenson Says Social Media Is Close To A ‘Doomsday Machine’

PC Magazine interviewed Neal Stephenson about his new upcoming book Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell, as well as “the digital afterlife, and why social media is a doomsday machine.” [Possible spoilers ahead]: The hybrid sci-fi/fantasy novel begins in the present day with Richard “Dodge” Forthrast, an eccentric multibillionaire who made his fortune in the video game industry. When a freak accident during a routine medical procedure leaves him brain-dead, his…

May 25, 2019
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Russia Takes Pakistan’s Side In South Asia’s Tit-For-Tat Missile Tests

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov staunchly defended Pakistan’s “sovereign right to take care of its security” amidst South Asia’s tit-for-tat missile tests, with this unprecedented statement not only signifying the strength of the Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership, but also potentially being a response to the Indian Ambassador to the US’ recent hint that his country will

May 25, 2019
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How A Section of Media Sensationalised Northern Command Chief’s Statement

by Nilesh Kunwar

There’s an old saying in media circles that news is worth reporting only when a man bites a dog and not vice versa. This may now sound hackneyed. But then, how else can you describe media’s brazen attempts to fish in troubled waters with such insensitivity; such that instead of reporting an important event it chooses to utilise a comment made on its sidelines concerning

May 25, 2019
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How ‘Make In India’ In Defence Sector Is Still An Unfulfilled Dream

A lot more needs to be done to achieve Make in India in defence manufacturing

by Pradip R Sagar

Less than three months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi, in his address from the Red Fort on August 15, 2014, gave a clarion call for “Make in India”. From satellites to submarines, he said, “come make in India, we have steel… we have discipline, we have resolve… sell

May 25, 2019
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