Rob Silva

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Will Trump staffers get caught in Mueller's lying traps?

Within hours of his victory in last year's presidential election, Donald Trump dispatched his lawyers to establish a nonprofit corporation to manage his transition from private life to the presidency. This was done pursuant to a federal statute that provides for taxpayer-funded assistance to the …

The New Outdoor Living Room: 10 Favorite Built-in Sofas for Decks and Patios

We’re in the process of gutting our backyard. One of the design elements we’re adding is a large deck with a built-in, U-shaped sofa–a spot for the …

It's Time to Relax With These Soothing Geometric GIFs

These minimalist designs will have you captivated.<p><i>This article was originally published on June 24, 2014 but we think it still rocks!</i><p>One look at the GIFs on this page and you can tell that the person behind them has mathematical sensibilities. They were created by David Whyte using the Processing …

How To Handle The "Privacy Paradox"

When it comes to staying connected online, many of us are in a paradox. According to Pew Research, 74 percent of Americans say being in control of who gets your information is important. Yet we continue to sign up for free services like Amazon, then post details about our lives on Facebook, …

Privacy

All-in-one furniture cube is perfect for micro apartments

It includes a bed, a walk-in closet, and additional kitchen counter space<p>Nils Holger Moormann, the German-based designer behind this tricked-out Volkswagen van-cum-mobile-home, has designed another small-space solution, this time an all-in-one furniture cube for people living in micro …

This DIY Platform Bed Saves Space, Has Tons of Storage

Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you’re up for a weekend project, …

Multifunctional NOOK is modern single bed that adapts to your needs (Video)

We're big fans of adaptable, multifunctional, "transformer" furniture for a good reason. For one thing, having something that can adapt to the needs …

Furniture

The Psychology of Logo Design: Shape

If handled correctly, a logo can be the most powerful tool for a designer when promoting a brand. However, when all they have to work with is shape …

Graphic Design

6 Little-Known Corners Of The Deep Web You Might Actually Like

The deep web (also known more sinisterly as the dark web) has a bad reputation—black marketplaces, identities for sale, grisly and horrifying images, …

Deep Web

Enter 'The Glass Room,' Where Privacy Goes To Die

A new temporary exhibition in New York City offers an up-close look at the tools of the surveillance state—and how to fight them.<p>The line of people moving down Mulberry Street in Manhattan's SoHo district on Tuesday night could've easily been confused for a product launch. It was pouring rain, and …

A Yale history professor’s powerful, 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency

Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so. Here are twenty lessons from the twentieth century, adapted to the circumstances of today:<p>1. Do not obey …

Political Science

A new study suggests online harassment is pressuring women and minorities to self-censor

“The interwebs can be a very savage place.”<p>This assessment came from a participant in my study on online harassment—a young woman of color living in a low-income neighborhood in New York City. Her tone was only half-ironic. While she faces plenty of challenges in her daily life,the digital world …

Feminism

Are you doing enough to protect your privacy on the Web?

It hadn’t happened in a while, so I guess it was time.<p>My credit card got compromised.<p>Some crook tried to charge $153.83, first with a $6.71 purchase at an inn and then a $147.12 transaction with a European airline I’d never heard of. The charges were denied and triggered a fraud alert. I closed the …

Teachers Need Free-Speech Protection, Too

The courts ignore the public good by denying them teachable, if profane, moments.<p>Are teachers entitled to free speech in the classroom? As a teacher of free-speech law, I've got a particular interest in this broadly important question. Yesterday a federal appeals court said the answer was no -- at …

Education

How to Be Totally Anonymous Online (Part 1)

We hate to make you paranoid, but there’s a strong chance that everything you read, share, like, comment on, buy or bookmark online is being tracked. …

How Older And Younger Millennials Differ In Their Approach To Online Privacy And Security

Hide My Ass! (HMA) commissioned a nationwide survey to find out what US internet users want in terms of security and privacy and what they do to protect their own privacy and security when they are online. The main results revealed a striking disconnect between what people want and what they do …

Social Media

The 6 Tools Every Graphic Designer Should Have

Photoshop has its perks. But let's face it, it's massive, complicated and often intimidating for the casual graphic designer. Even with all the DIY guides and manuals available online, mastering Photoshop can be a tricky business, especially if you don't do a formal course. But why let all that …

With Windows 10, Microsoft Blatantly Disregards User Choice and Privacy: A Deep Dive

An Artist Documented Ayahuasca's Secrets as Sounds and Textile Art

“Everything is vibrating,” explains Irish artist Tanya Harris.<p>The Shipibo people in Peru’s Amazon rainforest use the hallucinogenic brew, ayahuasca, for ceremonial use, but sound artist Tanya Harris' documents what ayahuasca reveals through textile design and sound. Before developing an interest in …

Department of Justice Official Tells Hundred Federal Judges to Use Tor

In a recent hearing related to the FBI’s mass hacking campaign, a judge revealed that a Department of Justice official had recommended Tor.<p>The US government has a complicated relationship with Tor. While the US is the biggest funder of the non-profit that maintains the software, law enforcement …

Review: 'Down the Deep Dark Web' is a movie every technologist should watch

A new documentary about cryptoanarchists, hackers, and security experts explains about why encryption and privacy are important. This movie will make …

Dark Web

Photographers - What To Do If You Are Stopped Or Detained For Taking Photographs

Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, …

ACLU

The Worst Colors to Paint Your Home, According to Research

These shades will negatively impact your mood and your style cred.<p>Even though everyone's entitled to their own opinion, we don't think many will disagree with what Australian researchers deemed the world's ugliest color. It's a greenish brown called Opaque Couche that's so unfortunate, it's …

Use Honey to save money on Amazon purchases

This popular browser extension has a new trick up its sleeve, and it's all about Amazon.<p>If you're anything like me, you consider saving money a sport. Of course, to get good at the game, you need the right gear.<p>Or, in this case, the right browser extension. Honey is a popular tool that can …

Personal Finance

How to Be Totally Anonymous Online (Part 2)

<i>This is the second installment of our two-part series on being completely anonymous online. If you missed part 1, you can find it here.</i><p>Cookies and …

Privacy Act Exemptions (You Really Need to Know This)

[REDACTED]<p>So here’s the deal — we know the government collects information about us, and we know they keep that information in many different …

How to be less wrong about the First Amendment

Former federal prosecutor and frequent plain-language law explainer Ken "Popehat" White has done the (American) Internet the immense service of …

Ruin Your Google Search History With One Click Using This Website

Reddit has officially freaked out over a site that automatically directs your browser to search terms pedophiles and would-be terrorists might use.<p>Unless you've specifically told it not to, Google remembers everything you've ever searched for—a fact that's been useful for artists, Google's bottom …

Privacy

The Chrome extension that hides your screen in plain sight

Imagine you’re sitting on an airplane, using webmail to send your marketing plan to your boss, when you notice that the passenger sitting next to you …