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Then there were four: Another draft US law on 'foreign' (aka domestic) mass spying emerges

And this one is… not in favor of snooping on Americans, whoa The battle over a controversial US government spying program has intensified – with a fourth piece of legislation tackling the surveillance introduced to Congress on Friday.…

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Big Cable's pillow talk with FCC to forbid US states from writing own net neutrality rules

You've got the authority, big boy, CTIA tells Pai... And such strong arms The stomach-churning love-fest between the American cable industry and FCC Ajit Pai continues apace with Big Cable now pillow talking the federal regulator into how to prevent individual US states forming their own net neutrality proections.…

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Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets

Dozens of terabytes exposed, your tax dollars at work Three misconfigured AWS S3 buckets have been discovered wide open on the public internet containing "dozens of terabytes" of social media posts and similar pages – all scraped from around the world by the US military to identify and profile persons of interest.…

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Dick move: Navy flyboy flings firmament phallus for flabbergasted folk

Highway to the donger zone A US navy pilot in an F/A-18 GROWLER is facing stiff action – after crafting a novel flight pattern that left much of central Washington state staring up at an anatomy lesson.…

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Shamed TLS/SSL cert authority StartCom to shut up shop

Chairman tells El Reg nobody will even notice its passing Controversial certificate authority StartCom is going out of business.…

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Speedy roadster for filers hits the road. Don't worry Elon, it's a storage vehicle

Metadata lookup is super-charged, though, claims infinite-io Infinite IO has enabled clustering of its metadata accelerators to scale performance.…

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New UK aircraft carrier to be commissioned on Pearl Harbor anniversary

You know, the surprise attack intended to sink aircraft carriers Her Majesty the Queen will commission the new British aircraft carrier named after her into Royal Navy service in three weeks – on the anniversary of an infamous naval battle where numerous warships were sunk.…

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