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- US Border Agents Want Visitors' Facebook, Twitter Passwords
Handing over your social media passwords may soon be something you’ll be asked to do by US border agents. If you’re already getting riled up, that’s completely understandable, and you’re not alone. “We want to get on their social media, with passwords: What do you do, what do you say? If they don’t want to cooperate then you don’t come in,” said John Kelly, Homeland Security Secretary in front of the House Homeland Security Committee, NBC News reports. Kelly’s speech before Congress addressed Trump’s immigration ban, which has already been nixed by a federal judge. He considers that password request was an idea that Homeland Security was currently taking into consideration as a method to tighten security at the borders. Another idea they were toying with was asking visitors for their financial records. A history of snooping This i...
- Flipboard Lets You Personalize Your Feed Even More
Flipboard is rolling out its largest update in the past couple of years, complete with a major redesign. The largest update is the way Flipboard organizes the stories it displays. The news aggregator app is changing the way the stories are delivered to users. Instead of grouping articles on several different topics in a single magazine, there will now be several smaller magazines around different interests users may have, such as photography, music genres, and so on. If you thought this was a cool feature, wait until you read what more you can do. The small magazines can be customized even further. For instance, if you’ve created a magazine about photography, you can pick a topic such as “nature photography” to fill up the feed. Not only will you get articles in there, but you’re also going to get tweets from well-known photographers. General stories about the topic are turned on by ...
- The Pirate Bay May Be Blocked in the EU, AG Advises
The Pirate Bay can be put on the list of blocked sites by Internet providers in Europe, advised Advocate General Szpunar. The decision comes even though the site doesn’t actually store any of the infringing material. The advice handed out to the European Union Court of Justice was submitted earlier today, and it’s bad news for the site’s fans. This all started back in 2014 when the Court of The Hague ruled against anti-piracy group BREIN, concluding that the blockade that had previously been in place, targeting The Pirate Bay, was ineffective and restricted the ISP’s freedoms. This meant that the Pirate Bay was immediately unblocked by all ISPs. But BREIN wasn’t having any of it and pushed the matter towards the Supreme Court, which in turn referred the case to the EU Court of Justice. Maciej Szpunar, EU Advocate General, finally
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