The Daily Populous

Monday August 5th, 2019 night edition

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In other words, the lawful surveillance capabilities of the government are "going dark," according to AG Barr.

AG Barr closed by saying that US citizens should accept encryption backdoors because backdoors are essential to our security.

In response, Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, said, "Not really.".

And I was the director of national security agency — Gen Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) July 23, 2019.

But his revelations had wide-ranging effects on the tech industry and on the development of Internet and security standards.

While Snowden opened up a dialogue about intelligence policy, "some of the most significant reforms were technical, not legal.".

But there are still other ways to gather surveillance data from Internet traffic that won't be going dark anytime soon. »

7 Wounded In Shooting Near Playground on Chicago's West Side

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Seven people were wounded in a shooting Sunday as they gathered in Douglas Park on the West Side.

A 21-year-old man was hit in the groin and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

A woman, 25, was struck in the arm, leg and taken to the same hospital where her condition was stabilized. »

Feds: Texas man planning mass shooting hit with weapons charge

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A West Texas man whom investigators said was planning a mass shooting has been charged with making false statements to a firearms dealer.

Federal agents arrested 19-year-old William Patrick Williams on Thursday after his discharge from a hospital.

During a search of Williams' hotel room, agents found the rifle, 17 ammunition-filled magazines, knives, tactical gloves and black clothing. »

TIL despite millennials often being seen as a ‘promiscuous’ generation, they have less sexual partners than previous generations and having less overall sex than their own parents.

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Data-mining reveals that 80% of books published 1924-63 never had their copyrights renewed and are now in the public domain

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Data-mining reveals that 80% of books published 1924-63 never had their copyrights renewed and are now in the public domain.

But there's another source of public domain works: until the 1976 Copyright Act, US works were not copyrighted unless they were registered, and then they quickly became public domain unless that registration was renewed.

But here's a genuinely fun fact: most books published in the US before 1964 are in the public domain! »