Don’t blame open-source software for poor security practices

Last week, Equifax, one of the largest American credit agencies, was hit by a cyberattack that may have compromised the personal data of nearly 143 million people, including name, address, social security numbers, birth dates and more. The forfeited information reveals everything required to steal someone’s identity or to take out a loan in someone else’s name.

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The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them – The Verge

Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other third party willing to pay.

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Bertha Benz, the Fugitive Road-Tripper Who Helped Launch the Modern Automobile – Core77

In our previous two posts, we looked at some of America’s pioneering women of midcentury automotive design. This week, we travel to Europe to explore the story behind an unlikely figure whose early exploits helped shape the automobile for centuries to come. Portrait of Bertha Benz as a young

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