Newsletter #168: What the Police Are Doing With Our Phones

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.


We’ve known for quite some time that police like to search the phones of people they arrest, including protestors, but I don’t think I’d quite wrapped my head around the massive scale of the problem. This report goes into it all in terrifying detail. Or you can read Wired‘s short version. Meanwhile, Customs and Border Protection is using data they bought without warrants and won’t even tell Congress what they’re doing with it.

Oh, and turns out the Trump Twitter hack was probably fake.


Live Like the World is Dying: Eepa and Hań on Indigenous Prepping and Field Skills
On this recent episode of my community prepper podcast I talk with two people from the Indigenous Anarchist Federation about what non-colonized approaches to community and individual preparation can look like.

Talk of the Week:

This talk is part of our “Favorite Talks” YouTube Playlist. Check it out and subscribe! 

Cloud Native Policy Deep Dive

Zhipeng Huang & Erica von Buelow talk at KubeCon Europe 2020 about cloud native policy architecture for kubernetes

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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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