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/g/ – Technology » Thread #40699341:

among interesting discussions alot of people shared a enormous amount of tools and privacy projects many even we where unfamiliar with and is a great resource for learning more about privacy and security

https://rbt.asia/g/thread/40699341

Russia Fines Telegram $14,000 for Not Giving FSB an Encryption Backdoor

Russia Fines Telegram $14,000 for Not Giving FSB an Encryption Backdoor:

Lots of passwords leaked from major sites like Kickstarter and Bitly this week.

Friendly reminder to go to Have I Been Pwned and check if you’ve been pwned.

Republicans Open to Banning ‘Bump Stocks’ Used in Massacre

Republicans Open to Banning ‘Bump Stocks’ Used in Massacre:

Generous of them.

Why the Las Vegas Shooting Was a Security Agency’s Nightmare

Why the Las Vegas Shooting Was a Security Agency’s Nightmare:

“The first reports about the horrific attack
in Las Vegas on Sunday night will surely evolve into more detailed
knowledge. But there are three lessons we might draw from the
information already available. First, automatic rifles like the one the
shooter apparently used have the potential to kill large numbers of
people, particularly when aimed at a crowd in a confined space. Second, a
shooter positioned in a high-rise building hundreds of meters away can
render moot many of the security measures now used to protect crowds.
And third, despite what gun advocates tend to say in response to
shootings, it’s incredibly unlikely that any armed bystander could have
made a difference, given the distance, elevation, and darkness that
separated this shooter from his victims. These three facts made the Las
Vegas shooting a nightmare scenario for police agencies, and for the rest of us too.“

Personally, we can only think of a few things that would help:

1. Metal detectors / baggage screening in major metropolitan hotels

2. Gun control legislation banning devices that modify semi-automatic weapons to full auto, closing the automatic weapons loopholes that still exist, instituting limits on magazine capacity, and cracking down on sellers that violate the law.

Las Vegas shooting illustrates difficulty protecting large gatherings from terrorism

Las Vegas shooting illustrates difficulty protecting large gatherings from terrorism:

Sometimes it’s hard to find solutions.

Our hearts are broken for the people of Las Vegas.

We’ll update as the facts come out.

Police hunt for Las Vegas killer’s motive

Police hunt for Las Vegas killer’s motive:

More information on the Las Vegas shooter.

Apparently police are searching his property and electronic devices. Hopefully this will reveal a motive.

We’ll update as the facts emerge.

If you need to check on someone’s safety today in Las Vegas:

866-535-5654 is the number to call.

At least 50 dead in Las Vegas shooting

At least 50 dead in Las Vegas shooting:

The shooting in Las Vegas is the worst in US history.

It also seems to reflect significant planning and a desire to inflict maximum damage – automatic or modified semiautomatic weaponry, a high vantage point and possible prior surveillance, and the shooter chose the time and location of the shooting carefully.

To our eyes, the shooter Stephen Paddock also appears to be very experienced with firearms. This would be consistent with the many weapons found in his hotel room as well as the possibility that he might have modified a semi-automatic rifle rather than buying an automatic outright.

This doesn’t sound like a typical case of someone who “snapped”. It required planning and logistics and was calculated to kill many people in a scenario where they could not escape.

Political motivations should not be ruled out on this one until an alternative motive has been established. We don’t have the info that Las Vegas police do, but this attack has many characteristics of politically-motivated terrorism.

Edit 9:35AM: We think the most likely scenario is that Paddock was able to acquire a fully automatic rifle due to Nevada’s loose gun laws, rather than modify a semi-auto. Time will tell.

Security Tips Every Signal User Should Know

Security Tips Every Signal User Should Know:

OK, one more post about Signal.