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Sandy Hook dad to get $450,000 from conspiracy theorist

Retired professor James Fetzer co-authored the book "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook." He was found guilty in June of defaming Leonard Pozner. Now, a jury says he must pay nearly half a million dollars in damages.

From NBC News:

A Wisconsin jury Tuesday ordered a conspiracy theorist who claimed the grieving father of a victim of ...

Wyden’s “Mind Your Own Business Act” would force online services to respect Do Not Track

Do Not Track was a standardized way for browsers to tell services that their owners did not consent to having their activities and usage logged; however, it was subverted by Big Tech and big media companies and turned into a useless tick-box that had virtually no impact on your privacy.

Now, Senator Ron Wyden [D-OR] ...

London Metropolitan Police Service bans Extinction Rebellion from entering the city

Folks have been protesting about our species' slow turning of the knife deeper into the belly of Mother Earth for a long time now. However, once it became evident that it was a killing wound we inflicted on the environment, leaving us well and truly ******, the protests escalated in size and numbers. Quickly.

Kids have ...

Britain’s unbelievably ******, dangerous **** “age verification” scheme is totally dead

For years, Her Majesty's Government has been pursuing a plan to use the Great Firewall of Britain to block all **** sites unless they collect and retain personally identifying information on every **** user attesting to their age, thus fashioning the world's largest kompromat database, which -- thanks to the use of credit-cards as part ...

UK quietly ditches **** age checks in favor of wider online harms rules

A controversial UK government scheme to introduce mandatary age checks for accessing online *********** has been dropped — for now. Introduction of the measure, which was intended to protect children from accessing inappropriate content online, had already been delayed by several months this year, most recently after a bureaucratic oversight. The technical and regulatory challenges ...

California’s Privacy Act: What you need to know now

This week California’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, published draft guidance for enforcing the state’s landmark privacy legislation. The draft text of the regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will undergo a public consultation period, including a number of public hearings, with submissions open until December 6 this year. The CCPA itself will take ...

Zoophile stalked farmers who denied him their mares

At The Washington Post, Antonia Noori Farzan reports on an alleged zoophile who demanded farmers let him at the horses while conducting a terrifying stalking campaign against those who refused. For well over a year, two mysteries consumed a peaceful New Jersey community.

The 31-year-old was arrested Oct. 3, according to the New Jersey ...

The terrible “Blurred Lines” copyright decision is now threatening Lil Nas X and Cardi B

Back in 2015, the Marvin Gaye estate secured a bizarre copyright judgment against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke over their hit song "Blurred Lines," in which the Gaye estate argued (successfully) that even though "Blurred Lines" didn't copy Gaye's songs, it copied the feeling of Gaye's music -- that is, that Thicke and Williams made ...

After an injunction against Pacifica radio, New York’s WBAI is back on the air

Yesterday, volunteers and staff at New York's beloved Pacifica Radio affiliate, WBAI, got an abrupt notice informing them that Pacifica had shut down the station, in order to prevent its "financial losses" from "jeopardiz[ing] the survival of the entire network."

Today, 2600 Magazine tweeted "We're happy to announce that @WBAI has gotten an ...