Ed Snowden and Andrew “bunnie” Huang announced a malware-detecting smartphone case


Exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and legendary hardware hacker Andrew “https://boingboing.net/?s=bunnie”>bunnie" Huang have published a paper detailing their new “introspection engine” for the Iphone, an external hardware case that clips over the phone and probes its internal components with a miniature oscilloscope that reads all the radio traffic in and out of the device to see whether malicious software is secretly keeping the radio on after you put it in airplane mode.

Huang calls is a “you bet your life” assurance for people who are in situations where they face state-level adversaries (Snowden framed one use case in the death of Marie Colvin, a journalist targeted by the Syrian government who tracked her based on her phone to shell her media center in order to prevent her from reporting on attacks on civilian targets) who may infect their phones with malware that makes it impossible to know whether their radios have been switched off.

The external hardware solution is entirely open/free, open to inspection, field-verifiable, requires no specialized knowledge to interpret, and is designed to minimize false positives.

I’ve just watched Huang and Snowden announce the project at the MIT Media Lab’s Forbidden Research, where I gave the opening keynote; there’s a livestream here.


nevaehtyler: I’m so happy this racist douchebag Milo…


I’m so happy this racist douchebag Milo Yiannopoulos got his Twitter suspended for good. It’s unbelievable what his fans have been tweeting to Leslie Jones. No one deserves to be treated like that. And you could tell that Milo’s problem with Ghostbusters wasn’t that the movie is generally bad, he was clearly mad about 4 main characters being female and one of them a Black female. Personally I think they all rocked and Leslie was my fav. I love seeing more Black actors in movies nowadays, cause representation truly does matter.

And for the small-minded bigots saying Milo’s account was suspended because there’s no place for gay Conservatives on Twitter - it was suspended because Milo is a racist pig and so are his fans. Hopefully it’ll eventually happen to every racist and Islamophobic cretin on Twitter.

P.S. Let’s give a round of applause to Australians who misinterpreted #FreeMilo and made the whole situation about Milo getting banned even more humiliating and funny.

#LoveForLeslieJ    #RepresentationMatters

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Okay, so the hair isn’t perfect, but it really is my first hair that I’ve completed from start to finish. I did all the original colors, shine and no shine. The knockers are accessories found in the hat category and has 20 swatches. I’m going to be honest, this hair does not look good in lighter colors, but they are still there. I’ll probably have this uploaded in a few days, I haven’t finished the lower lods.

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This is soooo cute!

I love love love this reminds me of the way i used to do my daughters hair

My sims will give me life, thanks to creators like you. *HUGS*


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Grindr Proves Effective Way to Distribute HIV Home-Testing Kits

Grindr Proves Effective Way to Distribute HIV Home-Testing Kits:


The rate of new HIV infections among the black and Latino MSM community is a cause for concern. Getting tested for HIV in these communities can be difficult, as stigma and accessibility hamper efforts to test for HIV. A team of researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles as well as Indiana University sought to raise awareness of easy to access at-home HIV testing kits as a method of testing for HIV. Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, professor of medicine, in conjunction with researchers both at UCLA and Indiana University launched a study to test the effectiveness of using banner advertisements in promoting the use of at-home HIV testing kits.

“We wanted to increase testing by making it easier, bringing it to where men are. Most sexually active young MSM use social network apps like Grindr to find new partners.”

Recipients received a kit in the mail, a voucher that could be redeemed for a kit at a pharmacy, or a code that would produce a kit from a vending machine in the parking lot of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. The kit is the commercially available Orasure Oraquick in-home HIV test kit.

According to The New York Times, the study was “confined to Los Angeles, and fewer than 400 test kits were distributed, but the idea has broader potential. Grindr is used by at least five million men in 192 countries, according to its developer. In the United States, young gay black and Hispanic men are the groups most likely to be infected with H.I.V. and the least likely to be tested for it, because they often lack health insurance and fear being rejected by their families.”

The study concluded that despite the low distribution of kits, Grindr is an feasable option for reaching men who have yet to get tested, and that the users reported a relative ease when it came to using the tests. The research team is optimistic that future use of apps to distribute HIV testing kits is a good option to try and reach “high-risk” populations. The original study was published in CISRO Publishing’s Sexual Health journal and can be read online through the journal’s website for $25 dollars. The abstract and conclusion can be read there for free, as well as through a press release courtesy of UCLA here.