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The FCC helped create the Stingray pooblem, now it needs to fix it

An outstanding post on the EFF’s Deeplinks blog by my colleague Ernesto Falcon explains the negligent chain of events that led us into the Stingray disaster, where whole cities are being blanketed in continuous location surveillance, without warrants, public consultation, or due process, thanks to the prevalence of “IMSI catchers” (“Stingrays,” “Dirtboxes,” “cell-site simulators,” etc) that spy indiscriminately on anyone carrying a cellular phone …

Under Armour CEO to Sell $72 Million in Stock, Jolting Investors

BALTIMORE, United States — Under Armour Inc. chief executive officer Kevin Plank plans to sell as many as 2.1 million shares in the sportswear company he founded, a stake valued at more than $72 million as of Friday. Plank entered into a prearranged stock trading plan that will be active for nine months starting in October, the company said on Friday in a regulatory filing. If …

Free meth in Baltimore (if you're an aquatic biofilm)

Free meth in Baltimore (if you’re an aquatic biofilm) / Boing Boing Photo: Alexander J. Reisinger The fountain of eternal meth has been located in Baltimore, where a study found the drug in local waterways. Plants and animals are even getting addicted, reports Jen Christensen. It appears aquatic life — the moss that grows on rocks, the bacteria that live in the water and …

Baltimore police respond to report they secretly spied on city with aerial surveillance tech from Iraq War

A report out this week from Bloomberg says that since January, 2016, people in the city of Baltimore, Maryland have secretly and periodically been spied on by police using cameras in the sky. Authorities today effectively admitted that the report is accurate. In response to Tuesday’s Bloomberg article, Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith today said not to worry unless you’re a “criminal,” and that …