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April 30, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (30 Apr 2016)

This is rich. ICE Director admits 'sanctuary' policies put agents at risk. Then when she's asked if these 'sanctuary' policies also pose a risk to the public, she dodges the question. Um, if it is riskier for your agents, it's bound to be riskier for the public.


Hacking Companies

Fascinating read. Why you should fear this man.

The Blackwater of surveillance, the Hacking Team is among the world's few dozen private contractors feeding a clandestine, multibillion-dollar industry that arms the world's law enforcement and intelligence agencies with spyware. Comprised of around 40 engineers and salespeople who peddle its goods to more than 40 nations, the Hacking Team epitomizes what Reporters Without Borders, the international anti-censorship group, dubs the "era of digital mercenaries."

Bans

I have an idea of who complained. Fans have strong feelings about gamers accidental 'crotch shot'.

Key & Peele

25 Best Key and Peele Skits.

Government Work

Yeesh. SSA sent out millions of correspondence using full Social Security Numbers.

Sixty-six percent of the 352 million notices the agency sent out last year contained Americans' full Social Security Numbers, and the government said it has no idea how many never made it to the correct address.

Target

Target's stock down 5%, brand damaged, by public rebuke to pro-transgender bathroom rules. Funny thing is, they are hurting their business for so few folkswho up until recently were using bathrooms just fine.

Why Cats Act So Weird

Weird News From The 1970s

I don't remember hearing about this. The case of the cable car nymphomaniac.

Moist

I didn't know people hated the word moist. I usually associate it with a cake which is good. Researcher thinks he's figured out why so many people hate the word 'moist'.

Those most likely to be disgusted by it? "[T]he prototypical moist-averse person is a young, neurotic, female who is well-educated and somewhat disgusted by bodily function," Thibodeau writes/

Video Games

How games are helping veterans recover from injury.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by B-25s taking off from USS Ranger in 1992:

Top cat pic via.

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