The Investigatory Powers Act, or Snooper’s Charter, was introduced in 2016. Now one of its most contentious surveillance tools is being secretly trialled by two undisclosed internet firms. Via Wired If you don’t already use a VPN, now might be a good time to start.
When you accidentally send a lender a LOT more money than you intended, and it just happens to be the exact amount that you owe them. Via CNN
Ten doses of the Covid-19 vaccine would expire within hours, so a Houston doctor gave it to people with medical conditions, including his wife. What followed was “the lowest moment in my life,” Dr. Hasan Gokal said. Via NYT The charges were dismissed. Via CW39
The lawmakers say the funds will provide much-needed relief, up to $7000, for families already hurting from the pandemic’s impact. Via Truthout
Ninety-year-old Aaron Epstein of California paid $1,100 for his ad, which is almost the same amount he pays for an entire year of AT&T service. Via ATI
DPD Chief Pazen, who is fond of the STAR program, says it frees up officers to do their jobs: fight crime. I guess defunding the police is actually a good thing, rather than leading to the massive crime sprees that some people would like you to believe. Via Denverite