Jack Saxton

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The FBI Wants Backdoors Because Hacking Is Hard

The Bureau is getting big bucks to fight encryption, but complains it can’t compete in the hacking department.<p>Since the start of the most recent encryption debate, lawful hacking has been pitched by many experts as a more desirable alternative to mandating that companies build government backdoors …

We are torturers and murderers: America’s first casualty of war is the Constitution

W dispensed with the Eighth Amendment; Obama with the Fifth and Fourteenth. Through it all, Congress has been MIA<p>Let’s face it: in times of war, the Constitution tends to take a beating. With the safety or survival of the nation said to be at risk, the basic law of the land -- otherwise considered …

California, New York enact highest statewide minimum wage in U.S.

California and New York acted Monday to gradually push their statewide minimum wages to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation — as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders again seized on wage disparity and the plight of the working poor in their fight for the Democratic presidential nomination.<p>Clinton …

We're rarely rational when we vote because we're rarely rational, period

Science can tell us lots about how voters will make their decisions in 2016. To appreciate those findings, first free yourself of the idea that humans are rational beings.<p>Rationality has taken a hit in various domains of decision-making. Economics used to be thought of as a realm of pure …

Psychology

Opinion: Central banks will never admit they’ve run out of ammunition

LONDON (MarketWatch) — The big bazookas are loaded. The attack helicopters are fueled up and ready to fly. The arsenal is fully equipped with new and …

Want to wrest back some privacy from Mark Zuckerberg?

The Zuck has his eye on 3.5bn social media accounts – that’s a lot of data handed on to advertisers. Here’s how to cover your tracks<p>Mark Zuckerberg has a gargantuan social network. If you add up the number of accounts from the services he owns – Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram – you get …

Social Media

Some of Trump’s strongest supporters are registered Democrats. Here’s why

Among Trump’s most loyal supporters are registered Dems who now identify as Republicans. There’s a reason for that<p>Many progressives believe that economic recessions and financial crises, by increasing economic anxiety among Americans, will bolster support for more liberal policies. Others believe …

Kaspersky lists six tips to ensure online privacy - Nation

PETALING JAYA: Online privacy is a major concern as many of our online activities such as shopping, chatting, and travelling are being continuously …