Documents reveal FBI paid Geek Squad repair staff as informants for 10 years

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Privacy, Security News, Technology

Records posted Tuesday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation following a freedom of information lawsuit filed last year reveal that federal agents would pay Geek Squad managers who pass on information about illegal materials on devices sent in by customers for repairs. The relationship goes back at least ten years, according to documents released as a result of the lawsuit.

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157 new emoji for 2018

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Smart Phones, Technology

The Unicode Emoji 11.0 set is final, adding 157 new emoji to the 2,666 we previously had. While we have not yet seen how these will be drawn by Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and other vendors, Emojipedia has whipped up a set of sample emoji to present an idea of what they might look like.

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