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Prime Now drivers sue Amazon, say they were cheated on wages and breaks

An employee loads a truck at an Amazon.com Inc. distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona in 2012. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images) Four ex-delivery drivers for Amazon Prime Now, the service that gets Amazon Prime customers their products in as little as one hour, have sued (PDF) their former employer. They claim they were denied […]

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EFF: We found 100+ license plate readers wide open on the Internet

This story originally appeared on Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website and is republished with EFF’s permission. Law enforcement agencies around the country have been all too eager to adopt mass surveillance technologies, but sometimes they have put little effort into ensuring the systems are secure and the sensitive data they collect on everyday people is protected. […]

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Congressman doubles down, accuses NOAA scientists of doctoring results

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas). (credit: Photograph by Ryan J. Reilly) On Monday, we covered a series of requests (culminating in a subpoena) from Texas Congressman Lamar Smith (R). He sent the requests to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), demanding data and communications relating to a recent update of NOAA’s global surface temperature dataset. The […]

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Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build Long Range Strike Bomber

An artist’s rendition of Northrop Grumman’s proposed for the Long Range Strategic Bomber. It strongly resembles the X-47B drone developed by Northrop for the Navy. (credit: Northrop Grumman) Yesterday afternoon, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III announced that Northrop Grumman […]

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Senate passes controversial cybersecurity-cyberspying bill 74-21

(credit: mag3737) The Senate overwhelming approved the so-called Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) on Tuesday. The measure would allow companies to share consumers’ data with the US government in the event of security breaches or cyber attacks—all in the name of cybersecurity. Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, had declared the measure—which now goes to a conference […]

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US gov’t grants limited right to revive games behind “abandoned” servers

(credit: Flickr / craigfinlay) After nearly a year of debate and deliberation, the Library of Congress (LoC) has granted gamers and preservationists a limited legal method to restore access to games that are rendered unplayable thanks to defunct, abandoned authentication servers. In new guidelines published today, the Librarian of Congress said that gamers deserve the […]