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These are the websites, blogs, experts that I, personally, admire most. Some are traditional news sources. Be advised: These are often opinionated sources and my 100% agreement is not implied by their appearance here.

Keep Macs safe from the dangers of the Internet. Last Friday, Adobe Systems released an ahead-of-schedule update to resolve a widely known vulnerability...

Keep Macs safe from the dangers of the Internet

By Derek Erwin All businesses face cybersecurity challenges, which means proactively protecting organizational assets, employees and consumers... This month begins the 12th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), coordinated and... Apple has updated its XProtect.plist definitions file to version 2068, providing OS X with... The Apple Watch recently received its second major update, which patches a total of... Adobe Systems has released Flash Player 19.0.0.185 for Macintosh and Windows with patches for 23... Internet Archive Blogs. Chris Clarke.

Key Ideas & Articles

LESSIG Blog, v2. On Tuesday, Berkeley City Council adopted unanimously an ordinance inspired by Councilman Max Anderson, and which I and Robert Post helped craft.

LESSIG Blog, v2

I was very happy to bat cleanup in an effort that has been underway for years. But there’s some serious misunderstanding about the ordinance and its purpose. No doubt many of the people fighting for the ordinance have a firm belief that non-ionizing radiation presents a significant and underappreciated health risk. Lessig on Vimeo. LessigWiki. Retraction Watch - Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process at Retraction Watch. Higher Education News, Career Advice, Jobs.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Chris Clarke. COPYCENSE. Promoting critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systemsCivil Eats. World Population Clock: 7 Billion People (2014) World Population: Past, Present, and Future (move and expand the bar at the bottom of the chart to navigate through time) The chart above illustrates how world population has changed throughout history.

World Population Clock: 7 Billion People (2014)

View the full tabulated data. At the dawn of agriculture, about 8000 B.C., the population of the world was approximately 5 million. Over the 8,000-year period up to 1 A.D. it grew to 200 million (some estimate 300 million or even 600, suggesting how imprecise population estimates of early historical periods can be), with a growth rate of under 0.05% per year. A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987). Wonder how big was the world's population when you were born?

Growth Rate. Ceta-Base: Captive Dolphin, Beluga & Killer Whale Database.

Cory Doctorow

Consumerist. The six tech policy problems Congress failed to fix this year. Disciplines. Afghanistan and the Artificial US War on Terror (Gopal Anand's New Book) By Juan Cole.

Afghanistan and the Artificial US War on Terror (Gopal Anand's New Book)

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Anand Gopal, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes. Welcome Anand Gopal (AnandGopal.com) (Twitter) and Host Juan Cole (Informed Comment blog - JuanCole.com) (Twitter) No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Anand Gopal, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

MobileRead. MobileRead Forums. Shows featuring Juan Cole.

Marion Nestle on Food Politics

Transforming Green. Your source for green design & living news, commentary and advice. Vox Felina – Feral/free-roaming cats and trap-neuter-return/TNR: critiquing the opposition. Smart, Fearless Journalism. Your Neighborhood NSA by The Center for Investigative Reporting — Beacon. You’re being watched.

Your Neighborhood NSA by The Center for Investigative Reporting — Beacon

With funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and local taxpayers, police departments across the country are collecting unprecedented amounts of information about Americans. The Intercept. A critical look at intellectual property and technology policy. Exploring the world of 3D printing. Blog About Law and Technology. Green Is The New Red — Activism Is Not Terrorism. UCS: Independent Science, Practical Solutions. Techdirt. TorrentFreak - Breaking File-sharing, Copyright and Privacy News. TechCrunch - The latest technology news and information on startups. Your source for green design & living news, commentary and advice.

Plankton Chronicles. The Intercept. ProPublica. ALEC Exposed. Progressive Policies Win at the Ballot Box Ballot measures across the country passed on November 8th highlighting the fact that progressive values still resonate with the U.S. electorate.

ALEC Exposed

TorrentFreak - Breaking File-sharing, Copyright and Privacy News. Rick Falkvinge, Author at TorrentFreak. Schneier on Security. Bruce Schneier. Krebs on Security. The Citizen Lab - University of Toronto. Sacbee. Juan Cole: Real Petraeus Failure Was Counterinsurgency in Iraq, Afghanistan. Emptywheel. Bruce Schneier - Authors. Energy. Energy and Climate News. Reinventing Sex Culture. SUSIEBRIGHT.COM. Violet blue - author. Hobo Stripper. The Sex Myth. Sex Work Activists, Allies, and You. The Naked Anthropologist · Dr Laura Agustín on Migration, Sex work, Trafficking and the Rescue Industry.

Anne G. Sabo. New porn by women. Feminisnt. Dr Brooke Magnanti. Ecowhore. Ocean Science. Deep-Sea News. The latest oceanography literature, explained. Science News. GLOBAL ANIMAL: Daily Animal Connection, From Pets To Wildlife. ProPublica.

My Best Sources on the Environment

Marco.org. Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism. Accidental Tech Podcast. TidBITS: Apple news for the rest of us. Techdirt. OpenCryptoChip – Open Crypto Project. The Layer Cake Architecture Picture ¶ Use Cases ¶ RPKI/DNSSEC Signing Transport VPNs Routers and TCP/AO Email Federations, Identity Systems, SSO etc Password Stretching & HMAC:ing PGP and SSH Keys on a Stick High Quality Entropy Randomness A Communications Terminal Doing One Thing Well, Like Jabber w/o X11 HSM for Pond, OTR identity keys, ssh private keys, etc.

OpenCryptoChip – Open Crypto Project

(i.e. key gen, store, import/export non X.509 packages) Password management Basic Functions of Crypto Chip ¶ Key Generation Key Storage Key Wrap Key Unwrap Hash Sign M of N Sign Verify Signature Encrypt Decrypt KDFs, e.g. Key wrapping ¶ Cory Doctorow. TorrentFreak - Breaking File-sharing, Copyright and Privacy News. Glenn Greenwald on security and liberty. Glenn Greenwald (ggreenwald) Hullabaloo. Richard A. Clarke.

Laura Poitras

Juan Cole.