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    1. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled, "Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election."

      Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled, "Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONYuLP7sHFQ

      Post 2020 Election testimony. It should be spicy..

  2. Nov 2020
    1. The Bureau has also determined that this Policy Statement does not impose any new or revise any existing recordkeeping, reporting, or disclosure requirements on covered entities or members of the public that would be collections of information requiring approval by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

      Reasons....

  3. Oct 2020
    1. Reporting by Dustin Volz, John Walcott, Mohammad Zargham and Eric Walsh in Washington, and Jessica Toonkel in New York; Writing by Susan Heavey and Eric Walsh; Editing by Frances Kerry and Peter Cooney

      wow lots of chefs in the kitchen on this one.

    1. First on CNN:

      See annotations. Lots of thoughts after stumbling on this while going through corrections archiving today 10/08/2020.

    2. Google Search results all use CNN as a primary source. There wasn't any information updating the public on this (after I glanced for 15 min).

      No update to CNNs story. No one else bring it up.

    3. UPDATE: https://www.darkreading.com/analytics/reporters-at-new-york-times-targeted-by-russian-hackers/d/d-id/1326705?

      • "A government source told the Times that the FBI was investigating the attempted attack on the Moscow bureau, but not any attack attempts on other media outlets."

      • "According to CNN, the Times declined comment on the investigation by the FBI and other US agencies that was cited by unnamed sources in the CNN story. CNN said the FBI also declined to comment."

    4. The Clinton campaign has claimed the hack as proof that the Russians are trying to aid the election of Donald Trump.

      Sowing the Seeds

    5. The Times, in its report, disputed CNN's report that the Times was bringing in private cybersecurity investigators to assist. Law enforcement officials briefed on the matter earlier told CNN that the Times had indicated it was bringing in private sector cybersecurity consultants to investigate.

      Again, another two sentence paragraph with the Times statement and a following rebuttle.

    6. The Times, in its report,

      Attempt on the The Moscow office is stated in the headline. Not clear here.

    7. "We are constantly monitoring our systems with the latest available intelligence and tools. We have seen no evidence that any of our internal systems, including our systems in the Moscow bureau, have been breached or compromised," Murphy said.

      NYT has to correct CNNs report

      New York Times’s Moscow Bureau Was Targeted by Hackers By Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger Aug. 23, 2016 - https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/technology/new-york-timess-moscow-bureau-was-targeted-by-hackers.html

    8. Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said the company had seen "no evidence" that any breaches had occurred of the Times's internal systems. CNN's report didn't say that the Times internal systems were breached, but that reporters were targeted.

      Okay so no evidence is the companies stance.

      Is this the correction paragraph? The paragraph is two sentences with CNN correcting itself.

    9. The FBI declined to comment.

      Law enforcement doesn't appear to be the source of CNNs reporting.

      "US officials briefed on the matter" in paragraph 1 leads me to think its non LE and politicians or dnc party members

    10. The Times said email services for employees are outsourced to Google. CNN requested comment from Google but didn't receive comment. The FBI declined to comment.

      3rd paragraph immediately jumps to email services. Phishing campaign? Ransomware?

    11. targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations,

      Targeting reporters or new orgs?

    12. The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies.

      intrutions plural. Over a period of time.

    13. The New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.

      Which reporters at other news organizations were targeted? Were the reporters targeted personally, or their work accounts? Were the new orgs targeted? Source? Off the record?

    14. Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at The New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.

      series - more than one.

    15. Updated 10:42 PM ET, Tue August 23, 2016
    16. First on CNN: FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others
    1. As Matt Taibbi observed way back in 2009 in the midst of the previous bailout, “By creating an urgent crisis that can only be solved by those fluent in a language too complex for ordinary people to understand, the Wall Street crowd has turned the vast majority of Americans into non-participants in their own political future. There is a reason it used to be a crime in the Confederate states to teach a slave to read: Literacy is power. In the age of CDS [credit-default swap] and CDO [collateralized-debt obligation], most of us are financial illiterates. By making an already too-complex economy even more complex, Wall Street has used the [2008] crisis to effect a historic, revolutionary change in our political system – transforming a democracy into a two-tiered state, one with plugged-in financial bureaucrats above and clueless customers below.” [10]

      Great quote.

    2. The last time the financial press indulged in massive coverage of BlackRock was during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, when numerous financial pundits were exchanging gossip about Fink’s desire and potential to be Hillary Clinton’s Treasury Secretary.

      I forgot about this.Wow blackrock may be the domino

    3. The New York Times attempted to assure readers that BlackRock “won’t be making a mint off the Federal Reserve” and “will earn relatively modest fees” for helping the Fed “run a bond-buying program to steady markets unsettled by the pandemic.”

      surreee

    4. on March 27 – the same day that the U.S. Congress approved the bailout bill making BlackRock a key financial overseer – Canada’s publicly-owned central bank, the Bank of Canada (BoC), suddenly announced that BlackRock will act as its advisor for a new quantitative-easing (QE) program for corporations – basically a money-spigot for a struggling corporate sector.

      wtf

    1. What do you wish people knew about your startup? Blockchain isn’t the ‘thing.’ It’s the thing that gets us to the thing.

      Using one of the most famous lines from an AMC TV Series (based in DFW) to provide more details is pretty cringe. Especially without citing.

      This quote came from “Halt & Catch Fire”

      https://youtu.be/QeY_5n75zPM

      In the pilot episode, Joe tells Gordon: "Computers aren't the thing. They're the thing that gets us to the thing". Many qcritics found it to be a defining phrase of the series, highlighting how technology is ultimately less important than the connections it can forge between people. Philip Cosores of Consequence of Sound said the phrase related to a lesson the characters learned: "that it wasn't really important what they created or what they innovated. What was important was that it brought them together over and over again, and that they all made each other better." Joe Reid of Decider said that the characters' stories illustrated that "their successes, their failures, and their might-have-been regrets were never, in the end, as important as the mere fact that they made the decision to work together in the first place". Hudson said that the series's most "radical message" was that "Human beings are the signal, and everything else is just noise." *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halt_and_Catch_Fire_(TV_series)?wprov=sfti1

    1. “If you look at tax laws, securities laws, if you look at compliance obligations, there are a lot of examples of regulators and policymakers who have tried to take this new asset class and shoehorn it into existing regulatory requirements… The more that people are informed and have a working knowledge of how this technology works, I think we’ll have a marketplace and regulatory environment that will promote innovation of blockchain technology in the U.S.”

      By sending Bitcoin to an address that is converted to USD by a 3rd party exchange, Congress will have learned nothin'

  4. Sep 2020
    1. A small group of computer illiterate politicians, driven by fear and images of dying people have thrown the United Kingdom into chaos. They did this on the evidence of a thirteen year old computer programme written in the C language that has no comments, and that no one has seen or audited to ensure its basic assumptions are correct. This tragic event, which has cost the United Kingdom billions, is a perfect example of why critical software must be open source and open to peer review before it is accepted for any purpose where human life is at stake.
    1. "The First Amendment and Supreme Court decisions protect the news media in their reporting on matters of public interest, so you really have to show actual malice and disregard for the truth that would be very blatant and very provable," said Gene Policinski, senior vice president of the First Amendment Center.

      https://web.archive.org/web/20200901145543/https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/first-amendment-center/

      Our mission: providing resources to help the public understand how their First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition work, and how they can be protected.

      FIRST AMENDMENT EXPERTS The First Amendment Center’s nationally recognized experts David Hudson, Lata Nott, and Gene Policinski regularly provide the media with information and commentary on First Amendment and free expression issues. Interested in contacting one of our experts? Please email media@newseum.org or call 202/292-6200.

    1. time-stamped

      One word "timestamp"

    2. a somewhat stiffly written

      Bitcoins whitepaper is the cleanest piece of writing you'll see. An idea spelled out as brilliant as Bitcoin done in only 9 pages. Unfortunately it isn't TMZ and People magazine or whatever her reading level allows for.

    3. I obtained Nakamoto's email through a company he buys model trains from.

      ???? How did she acquire it? Why did the company give up personal information to a reporter about one its customers?

    4. Nakamoto refused to say any more, and the police made it clear our conversation was over.

      of course, because a crazy woman is harassing an older man at his house after he called the cops on ehr.

    5. It seemed similarly implausible that Nakamoto's first response to my knocking at his door would be to call the cops.

      Normal response to someone doxing you and stalking like a stalker stalks

    6. It seemed ludicrous that the man credited with inventing Bitcoin - the world's most wildly successful digital currency, with transactions of nearly $500 million a day at its peak - would retreat to Los Angeles's San Gabriel foothills, hole up in the family home and leave his estimated $400 million of Bitcoin riches untouched.

      She keeps making assumptions that make Qanon look like rationalists.

      Just because her and her peers require outside noise to make their ego stay afloat, doesn't mean it's a lead!

      Its a dude that wants to be left alone. Not harassed

    7. "What?" The police officer balks. "This is the guy who created Bitcoin? It looks like he's living a pretty humble life."

      In the Spring of 2014, a police officer (a) knew what Bitcoin was, (b) knew the name of the creator (c) knew the price of Bitcoin, and (d) knew Satoshi hodl'd a lot of coins.

      right....

    8. which in October shuttered the online black market Silk Road and seized its $3.5 million cache of Bitcoin. "The FBI is now one of the largest holders of Bitcoin in the world," Andresen says.

      [ ] Fact Check

      Is this true? We NEED to either remind the FBI they seized more money but had weak hands.

      OR

      This isn't true and we need to call out Gavin Andresen on providing lies to reporters.

    9. Of course, there is also the chance "Satoshi Nakamoto" is a pseudonym, but that raises the question why someone who wishes to remain anonymous would choose such a distinctive name.

      She proposes the name is a pseudonym, but follows up (in the same sentence) not understanding the difference between pseudonymous and anonymous.

      Someone wants to work on something without getting credit? Impossible!

      The ego. The laziness. The duality.

    10. "You want to know about my amazing physicist brother?" says Arthur Nakamoto, Satoshi Nakamoto's youngest sibling, who works as director of quality assurance at Wavestream Corp., a maker of radio frequency amplifiers in San Dimas, Calif.

      [ ] Look up what Arthur Nakamoto is doing in 2020

    11. The Face Behind Bitcoin

      The Face Behind Bitcoin

    1. Wikimedia Commons has media related to United States presidential election, 1932.

      Wikimedia Commons has media related to United States presidential election, 1932.

    2. 1932 United States Senate elections 1932 United States House of Representatives elections History of the United States (1918–1945) Timeline of the Great Depression Causes of the Great Depression Great Contraction First inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt

      1932 United States Senate elections 1932 United States House of Representatives elections History of the United States (1918–1945) Timeline of the Great Depression Causes of the Great Depression Great Contraction First inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt

  5. Aug 2020
    1. State of the Network has predominantly focused on the network and market data happenings of the crypto industry. In this issue, we zoom out a bit to discuss the business trends and strategies of the exchanges building atop these decentralized protocols.From a standing start in October 2008, the cryptocurrency exchange industry has matured at an astonishing pace. But there is no guarantee that this maturation is sufficient for cryptocurrency exchanges to remain independent indefinitely. 
    1. “We’re limiting ourselves in thinking about bitcoin as just money, or as just transactional exchanges. It is so much more. We have to start thinking, not just money, but a full digital rights network, a full transaction network for FILES that link to redeemable contracts. Then we’ll start actually understanding what this is all about.” — Satoshi Nakamoto to Nick Szabo, 2015
    1. The Trust considers the following entities, their directors, and employees to be related parties of the Trust: DCG, Genesis, and Grayscale. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, 12,606,247 and 12,617,869 Shares of the Trust were held by related parties of the Trust, respectively.

      Digital Currency Group Genesis Coinbase Grayscale

    1. Ethereum and other smart contracting blockchains have failed to scale or provide any tangible benefits over the bitcoin blockchain itself. We are building a smart contract platform the way it should have been built the first time. On top of bitcoin.

      Smart k

    1. The main job of TXO is to take a raw Bitcoin transaction and transform it into a structured format on top of which we can run all kinds of powerful query, processing, and filter.
  6. bitcache.planaria.network bitcache.planaria.network
    1. You can archive or pass it around easily, such as through USB drives,

      Oooo USB!

    1. It stated that Immigration and Customs Enforcement rated China’s aggressive and wide-ranging espionage as “the leading threat to U.S. technology.”

      11 Years later and same story.

    1. never implicated in any wrongdoing by congressional or Justice Department investigators.

      Why?

    2. EXCLUSIVE: Commerce pick tied to China cash

      China Commerce

    3. Meanwhile, President Obama on Tuesday issued a waiver of a 1999 defense export-control law that will allow the transfer of U.S. high-technology goods to China.

      Tech Export Laws

    1. The babushkas on the bridge were pointing at the soldiers, sitting on top of their tanks and armored personnel carriers, asking them, "Who sent you? Why are you here?" Or even worse, "Does your mother know you're here?"

      Old women trolling troops

    1. Gorbachev insisted he had the support necessary to go ahead with the signing of a new union treaty that would reshape the Soviet Union as a more loosely bound connection of sovereign states.

      Coups

    2. Eileen O'Connor, a CNN national correspondent based in Washington, spent seven years in CNN's Moscow bureau, the last three as bureau chief. Her coverage of the August 1991 Soviet coup earned CNN a Peabody Award.

      How many career foks stayed in RU?

    1. "I've expanded the definition of words themselves, using 'vulcanized' when I meant 'polarized,' 'Grecians' when I meant 'Greeks,' 'inebriating' when I meant 'exhilarating,'" Bush told the Radio-Television Correspondents Association annual dinner last month. "And you know what? Life goes on."

      Bush making fun of himself

    1. Rice dismisses reparations for slavery National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, one of the most prominent and influential blacks in the Bush administration, dismissed the idea Sunday of reparations to compensate the descendants of slaves.
    1. Bitcoin purists would no doubt bristle at the encroachment of this centralized Bitcoin LBMA; not your keys, not your bitcoin. But the Bitcoin LBMA would attract most bitcoin liquidity. Institutional investors, say Grayscale or Paul Tudor Jones, will always prefer to buy bitcoins that are part of an approved chain of custody, just like they’ll always prefer to buy the LBMA’s good delivery gold. 

      But they didn't. Because they didn't they entered a more secure network

    2. This narrative will continue to be discussed asymmetricaly.

    3. The net effect is that any bars held outside of London aren’t worth as much as the ones inside – they lack the LBMA’s imprimatur. If it can’t be traded in London, it isn’t as liquid. And so it’s not as valuable.

      Bitcoin would have the opposite effect.

    4. Bitcoin’s version of the LBMA would be made up of 10 or so approved exchanges and a few large non-exchange custodians.

      ew

  7. Jul 2020
    1. The Fractured Internet: Is It Too Late For Humpty Dumpy? -

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPuKmV0zTA4

      Once upon a time, the Internet operated more or less under the same rules everywhere around the globe. In principle, anyone, anywhere in the world, with access to the World Wide Web, could access the same content in the same way. That is no longer true.

      Internet balkanization, or the "Splinternet," that many warned about for years is now becoming the status quo. Differing rules around the world regarding privacy and hate speech, law enforcement, China's Great Firewall, copyright and other IP protection, and individual countries' particular views on how they should be able to govern the Internet inside their borders means that, as a practical matter, we may no longer have a single Internet, but many Internets operating under different rules, with those connected unable to access certain content available elsewhere.

      ​Fiona Alexander, Distinguished Policy Strategist in Residence, School of International Service, American University

      ​Christopher Martin, Head of Region, Asia and US, Access Partners

      Masahiko Nittono, General Manager and Chief Corporate Representative, NTT Corporation

      ​Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

      David Gross (moderator), Partner and Co-Chair, Telecom, Media and Technology Practice, Wiley Rein LLPBold

    1. Splinternet: The World Wide War for the World Wide Web

      https://youtu.be/OZJSRR66teM

      Gideon Rose, editor at Foreign Affairs magazine and Peter G. Peterson Chair, discusses the global war being fought for the regulation and future control of the internet. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

    1. Internet balkanization: why are we raising borders online?

      Internet balkanization: why are we raising borders online? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK0Z7nDBnVM

      This paper by Stefan Tanase (Ixia) was presented at VB2018 in Montreal, QC, Canada.

      Internet balkanization: why are we raising borders online?

      Less than three decades after the Berlin Wall collapsed and ended an era of division between the East and the West, the world seems on the brink of making the same mistakes all over again, only this time in cyberspace. Walls and borders not only promote segregation, but have a negative impact on economy, creativity and technology, slowing down progress on every level. Nowadays, walls are not just being raised in the real world, but on the internet as well. Countries want to isolate themselves and shut down the information they are not comfortable with, or the companies they don't want to do business with.

      The 'Great Firewall of China', which blocks access to websites considered dangerous by the Chinese government, is not an isolated phenomenon – it was the domino which set a trend in motion. In the last decades, more and more countries and organizations have taken to following this Internet censorship and digital mass-surveillance trend.

      Many times, the people who are affected are journalists or activists who are just trying to do their job. As surveillance technologies are rapidly becoming more sophisticated and the internet is becoming more fragmented, we are still trying to grasp the real-life consequences of digital balkanization - a double-edged sword which is insufficiently debated.

      Just as doctors on the battelfield have sworn to protect soldiers and civilians no matter which side of the border they are, security researchers do the same in cyber-space – being neutral in the face of threats against security and privacy. Freedom of expression and unrestricted access to the internet should be non-negotiable. They are basic human rights which we all should fight for. It's time to ponder seriously the implications of mass-surveillance, censorship and internet balkanization. We have to decide now what kind of internet we want our kids to use - a free internet, or one in which everything you say or do is monitored? https://hyp.is/o73HEMbmEeqHA69O6yuROA/www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK0Z7nDBnVM

    1. it’s about writing the first draft of history. “I’m writing a lot when other people aren’t necessarily putting things out there,” he says. “You can be a great academic, but if you’re not writing all the time you’re not necessarily in people’s minds as someone they would want to ask a question to.

      This* is important. I've written thoughts on a subject over time but never shared it with anyone other than friends.Even worse is I"ve thought about writing down important issues regarding Bitcoin over the years.

      Then one day I wake up and someone has a twitter thread that follows the same thought process.

    2. After the Fed began announcing a series of extraordinary measures to rescue the U.S. economy, Tankus wrote 21 long pieces in 31 days. “Sometimes that meant staying up until 5 or 6 a.m.,” he says. “It was unbelievable breakneck speed.”

      A lot of content creators have come out of the woodwork during Covid-19. Its been great to watch! We are at the point now where more creative endeavors are occuring,

    1. Notes:
      • Prefix page name with "article:"

      • When starting, choose the tags that correspond with the article. If there are other articles or pages related to that, see which tags are useful there and copy the over.

        • Somebody else commented: The simplicity of adding Tags as a way to "seed" the (later) deep-dive note search (rather than just "as a way of finding things again" - the classic use of tags) is inspired.
      • When looking at pages that describe ideas you want to talk about, reference them in the outline.

      • When there are a few references, start nesting them under topics and subtopics.

      • Start going over the tags to collect more information into outline. Open the outline in the sidebar: to open a block in the sidebar with cmd+shift+0 #shortcuts

      • As you are finding notes in other places. Form ideas about them and nest references to notes under these ideas

      • Since you tagged a lot of other books with relevant tags and now your article is tagged with all of these relevant tags, and also you've summarized and highlighted and then progressive summarized, it would be very easy to pull more ideas in and generate connections effortlessly.

      • Create an attribute for source or sources as well, where you can put relevant books that brought you that idea or that talk mainly about it. And keep adding there so you keep track where you're taking quotes from.

      • Write your own ideas in between and they, in turn, will generate and will tie into additional references from your past notes.

      • Books he recommends [[Art of Learning]] [[Pragmatic Thinking and Learning]] [[Peak (book)]] [[Deep Work]]

      • Create pages within your old notes and move them to the side bar if you want to come back to them for the article, so you can have a reference

      • After you are done, you can go to each idea or section and create a header "notes" and indent everything under it, so you can start compiling and outline from these, either using them or further referencing them.

    1. CopyAnnotations, from Hypothesis Labs Link: https://github.com/judell/CopyAnnotations Description: Copy top-level annotations from one URL (and/or group) to another.

      [ ] look into

    1. powping (https://powping.com/about) Features

      1. VALUE EXCHANGE NETWORK Provide value and get Bitcoin micropayments, or send Bitcoin to others for providing value. Or simply socialize, or tell stories. Any activity that has a perceived value to someone else can get a micropayment.

      2. FREE TO PLAY You do NOT need Bitcoin to get started. Anyone can INSTANTLY join the Bitcoin value exchange economy without spending any money or buying Bitcoins.

      3. BITCOIN NATIVE PowPing is powered by Paymail, a Bitcoin-native identity system. All actions on PowPing are cryptographically signed by your Bitcoin wallet's Paymail and encoded in Bitcoin transaction format. They are stored on the PowPing server and anyone can export and use them as absolute evidence.

      4. PEER TO PEER ON STEROIDS Take advantage of all the Bitcoin magic without having to pay any money for storing stuff on the blockchain. Settle evidence on the blockchain only when money gets involved through tipping.

      Philosophy

      1. FREE, OPEN, PUBLIC We are an open community for everyone, not an exclusive group. Every interaction and every message on the site is open and public. And every action is FREE (except for when you want to tip). You DO NOT need Bitcoin to get started. The entire world is invited. Bring your "normal friends" to the party!

      2. MONEY IS BY-PRODUCT We do not focus on "monetizing". We focus on creating the best community for frictionless value exchange through social interactions. Money is just a by-product that naturally happens wherever there's value exchange.

      3. INTERACT, NOT SHOUT We encourage interactions rather than talking down. It's not where a small number of important people talk loud and the rest listen. Most of the value creation and exchange will take place in the comments section.

      4. PEER TO PEER ACCOUNTABILITY We are a community where people are held accountable for actions they take and statements they make. Every action you take is immutably signed by your Bitcoin wallet's Paymail and publicly distributed through the social network. Because of the public nature, everything on the site is a cryptographic evidence. All you need to do is be nice and keep your words.

      5. LONG TERM NETWORK VALUE We aim to build a long lasting value network where people make and nurture lasting and productive relationships. This is not a place designed to extract short term profit from people.

      https://hyp.is/8zABhsVwEeq10ItzxA0Rzg/powping.com/about

    1. Chen and Gawker did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The FBI has declined to comment. Monsegur was unavailable for comment.

      Follow up on their replies.

    2. While agreeing to donate to an hacker’s benefit fund isn’t as alarming as, say, News of the World’s phone-hacking scandal, Chen’s efforts reveal the difficulty of working with and reporting on Anonymous, as well as the gray and often contradictory area in tabloid-driven journalism, where ethical boundaries are blurred for the sake of scoops and scandals. 

      Paying for hacked materials is okay for some groups...

  8. Jun 2020