Category: politics

Are we making elections less secure just to sa…

Are we making elections less secure just to save time?

Illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept

Ending racism is a necessary, critical goal. B…

Ending racism is a necessary, critical goal. But that goal should be pursued in tandem with efforts to address the effects of racism.

Illustration: Nicolás Ortega for The Intercept

Secretly taped audio reveals how a top Democra…

Secretly taped audio reveals how a top Democrat worked to strong arm a progressive candidate out of a congressional race.

Cartoon: @thenib

A key Trump-Russia intermediary has been missi…

A key Trump-Russia intermediary has been missing for months, as the case for collusion grows stronger.

The Resistance just gave Darth Vader broad spy…

The Resistance just gave Darth Vader broad spying powers. What could go wrong? 

(Cartoon by @mattbors/@thenib)

Unicorn Riot Continues Their Winning Streak, Publishes Searchable Database of “Anticom” Neo-Nazi Server Leaks

Unicorn Riot Continues Their Winning Streak, Publishes Searchable Database of “Anticom” Neo-Nazi Server Leaks:

See for yourself.

Using AI to identify protestors hiding behind hats or scarves is entirely possible

Using AI to identify protestors hiding behind hats or scarves is entirely possible:

It’s not very effective yet, but it’s getting there.

“Too many worry about what AI—as if some independent entity—will do to us. Too few people worry what *power* will do *with* AI.” – Zeynep Tufekci

The Top 9 Ways I Found Your ‘Secret’ Dating Profile

The Top 9 Ways I Found Your ‘Secret’ Dating Profile:

Sometimes (often) activists need to organize and communicate using pseudonyms. We often make ‘secret’ alternate accounts for better anonymity and privacy. But these are often not as secret as they seem, like the ‘secret’ dating profiles mentioned above.

Read on for the common mistakes.

The key takeaway here is: do not allow any communication or repeated info between your regular accounts and alternates – do not contaminate your aliases.

Don’t reuse user names, don’t reuse photos, don’t give the same demographic information, don’t reveal info about yourself that could be used to compile a profile and identify you. Don’t link it to your regular email or phone. Don’t register new accounts to your regular email address. Don’t use the same security questions. You get the idea.

Note that while this will keep trolls from tracking your activity, anonymous accounts aren’t enough to evade state surveillance – for that you’ll need to take more extensive measures. Start by familiarizing yourself with Tor, and reading about how to surf anonymously. There’s a lot to learn, but you can do it.

Cartoonist @mattbors drew this comic in 2010. It still applies…

Cartoonist @mattbors drew this comic in 2010. It still applies today.

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Boston’s ‘Free Speech’ Rally Goes Bust vs. 40,000 Protesters

Boston’s ‘Free Speech’ Rally Goes Bust vs. 40,000 Protesters:

Well, that was satisfying.