Newsletter #161: The Future of Geofenced Warrants

Hello Recompilers,

Some of the editors of Recompiler (not me, I’m just a newsletter-writer) have started a blog to track the Portland protests and it’s one of the best resources I’ve seen to keep up with what’s going on, with timelines of each night and a roundup of news.


Geofencing warrants, a practice by which police gather cell phone data about anyone who was in the vicinity of a crime, is on the rise. It’s increasingly being challenged on fourth amendment grounds, however, as especially in urban environments it is fantastically overbroad in its scope.

Deep dive discussions on protest gear are starting to come out, including these two discussions about helmets and gas masks & goggles from CrimethInc or these explainers about individual first aid kits (IFAKs) and ballistic protection from the Indigenous Anarchist Federation.

Amazon continues to build its own little internal police state, and new documents prove that the company spies on the private Facebook groups frequented by its employees.

Finally, Recompiler’s own Audrey Eschright has a new blogpost discussing the changing face of individual and community preparedness in times of civil unrest.


This Is America #124: Report from Kenosha & Kim Kelly on Sports Strike
Journalist Kim Kelly talks about the importance of the recent wildcat sports strike.

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Advanced Persistence Threats: The Future of Kubernetes Attacks

Ian Coldwater and Brad Geesaman at RSA Conference 2020 discuss the current landscape of Kubernetes and its vulnerabilities.

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This newsletter compiled by Margaret Killjoy (@magpiekilljoy). Margaret is an author, activist, and musician based in Appalachia. Her most recent book series is the Danielle Cain novella series, which starts with The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion.

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