This crazily complex image shows the online footprint of all 50 states

It’s so much data, the scientists behind the image had to invent a new type of visualization.

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The National Archives Passes the Buck on Spanberger

A response to our FOIA request revealed the National Archives and Records Administration sent Spanberger’s documents to the Postal Service for processing. USPS has not said what happened from there.

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Encryption by Default Equals National Security

Lots of valid points, but Trump’s calls of any significance being intercepted by any one, while a good eye-roll or shocked concerned citizen talking point, is just silly.

Chinese and Russian eavesdropping of President Trump’s calls on his personal smartphone points out the need for securing communications.

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The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s Disappointing Report on PPD-28 Implementation

President Obama set principles to guide & limit foreign electronic surveillance in PPD-28 but the devil was always in the details of implementation. A 2016 PCLOB report–now public–fails to deliver those answers.

Source: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s Disappointing Report on PPD-28 Implementation

Four Months Later, How Are Courts Interpreting Carpenter? – Lawfare

Last June in a 5-4 ruling in Carpenter v. United States, the Supreme Court extended Fourth Amendment protections to an individual’s cell phone location data for the first time. Many commentators described Carpenter as a “landmark” decision, but just how far the decision’s reasoning will extend is still an open question.

Source: Four Months Later, How Are Courts Interpreting Carpenter? – Lawfare

Aide to Saudi Crown Prince, Suspect in Khashoggi Case, Is Shown Walking into Consulate

Welcome to the Covert Op, Assassination Incompetence & Medical Malpractice Competition between Russia and Saudi Arabia. They should train at the NW Kwankiko Acadamy where (alleged) severing of testicles and feeding them to the (alleged) victim are a small part of the curriculum.

A photograph of the aide is one of the most striking pieces of evidence to date linking the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi to the crown prince.

Source: Aide to Saudi Crown Prince, Suspect in Khashoggi Case, Is Shown Walking into Consulate