He told the BBC he wanted to waste the man's time to make the scheme unprofitable.
Blogger turns tables on cyber-scammer
In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock, Brendan Dassey — one of the subjects of the Netflix hit documentary “Making a Murderer” — had his conviction overturned on Friday. In his ruling, Judge William Duffin cited the misconduct of Dassey’s trial lawyer as “indefensible.” He’ll be released from prison within 90 days. [Reuters]
Meet Jerry Guerinot, the Texas defense attorney who’s earned the honor of being referred to as the “worst lawyer in the United States.” He’s represented about three dozen capital murder defendants over the course of 40 years and he has a perfect record — in that not a single one of his clients has been found innocent. [Houston Chronicle]
A judge explains why she finds criminal court horrifying. [VICE]
It’s time to fact-check all the news
Almost every week, we hear about a couple of new sites that are being launched by two main groups of people. One is veteran journalists who are out of a job — either involuntarily or voluntarily, because they don't like how things are done anymore. They see the direction things going and decide to launch sites in their own community to become entrepreneurs.And second, you see sites being launched by non-journalists who care about their communities and recognize the entrepreneurial opportunities that comes with the decline of legacy publications and the need to fill the information gaps that have been left
As legacy news organizations cut back, local sites are cropping up to fill the void
Blogger Tricks Tech Support Scammers Into Downloading Ransomware
How social media users see, share and discuss race and the rise of hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter – “How social media users see, share and discuss race and the rise of hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter – “Americans are increasingly turning to social media for news and political information and to encourage others to get involved with a cause or movement. Social media also can serve as an important venue where groups with common interests come together to share ideas and information. And at times, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites can help users bring greater attention to issues through their collective voice. In recent years, these platforms have provided new arenas for national conversations about race and racial inequality. Some researchers and activists credit social media – in particular, Black Twitter – with propelling racially focused issues to greater national attention. In fact, two of the most used hashtags around social causes in Twitter history focus on race and criminal justice: #Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter. In addition to social and political issues, social media also serve as places where conversations about race intersect with a number of issues, including pop culture, sports and everyday personal experiences…”
Via LLRX.com – Green Files 2016 is a comprehensive listing of green resources and sites on the Internet. These focused actionable resources will assist researchers to discover many subject and topic specific sources published and maintained by sectors and groups including: private, public, NGO, and advocacy communities.
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) – The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development has released a new paper that explores the potential for digital currency Bitcoin to facilitate what author Brett Scott describes as ‘truly empowering social and solidarity-based finance’. “Bitcoin has been ambivalently received by many in international development circles,” the report states. “Despite this, the question of whether Bitcoin can be harnessed to build [a] new means of solidarity-based finance remains unanswered. This paper sketches out some key issues practitioners should consider when thinking about cryptocurrency technology.”
- Read the full article here.
- Access also UNRISD Working Paper “How Can Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology Play a Role in Building Social and Solidarity Finance?“
How Silicon Valley’s Palantir wired Washington Politico