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Presidio Terrace is a private, gated street in San Francisco that has housed the likes of Nancy Pelosi and the UK Consul General; their neighborhood association failed to notify the city of San Francisco that they’d changed contact addresses for tax bills related to their private street and sidewalks,…

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Rightscorp (previously) is the extortion outfit that terrifies people into paying it money for unproven accusations of copyright violations, enlisting ISPs to cut off subscribers who won’t cough up. Despite high-profile support from some of the copyright industry’s biggest players, the company has been in a financial death-spiral,…

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When Context Labs teamed up with UK consumer group Which? to produce an outstanding report on the surveillance, privacy and security risks of kids’ “connected toys,” it undertook the reverse-engineering of Hasbro’s new Furby Connect, a device that works with a mobile app to listen and watch the people…

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If your food coma caused you to miss out on all of the Black Friday deals, we’ve got your back — you can still get all of the following items from the Boing Boing store at their lowest-ever prices. Universal Waterproof Solar Charger Anyone who’s always looking for an excuse…

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The kind folks at Dark Delicacies, my local specialist horror bookstore here in beautiful Burbank, California have volunteered to fill orders for my novels; since they’re walking distance from my front door, I’ll be popping in there a couple of times every week between now and Xmas to sign…

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A newly-published overview of self-reported ayahuasca experiences indicates that the hallucinogen can help alleviate eating disorders and reduce alcohol consumption. Now, more scientists are pushing to make it easier to study the drug legally. Via VICE: Eating disorders are among the most difficult mental disorders to treat, involving high rates…

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Uber’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and his top aide have both been forced out of the company in an act of penance for the revelation that the company suffered a breach in October 2016 in which hackers stole personal data from 50,000,000 riders and 7,000,000 drivers, including 600,000…

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