Joe Silver, Ars Technica

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Past articles by Joe:

Candid camera, part 1: Five times video footage showed police misconduct

Stories of police fabrication and video evidence that sets the record straight. → Read More

Candid camera, part 2: Four times that video evidence exonerated cops

Claims of officer misconduct and video footage redeeming the officer. → Read More

New open-source router firmware opens your Wi-Fi network to strangers

EFF says open Wi-Fi tool promotes efficiency, neighborliness, and privacy. → Read More

The FBI knows stranger Twitter acronyms than we do

Curious what NAK or DPYN stand for? Read on to find out. → Read More

UK official reveals secret justification for gov’t social media spying

No specific warrant required for collection of “external communications.” → Read More

SCOTUS to weigh in on when online rants become criminal threats

Case centers on man's Facebook musings, including contemplating his wife's murder. → Read More

Motorcyclist who filmed, uploaded police flight video to serve hard time

Defendant Ali’s GPS anklet from unrelated offense clocked him in at 115 mph. → Read More

Romanian hacker who leaked George W. Bush’s terrible paintings indicted

Indictment due to politician and celebrity e-mail, social media account hacks. → Read More

Court confirms Intel’s record-breaking €1.06 billion fine

Court rejects Intel's arguments on appeal, citing anti-competitive actions. → Read More

Microsoft challenges US gov’t warrant to access overseas customer data

“Congress has not authorized the issuance of warrants that reach outside US." → Read More

Startup literally wants to turn your tech garbage into gold

BlueOak Resources has raised $35 million to build first e-waste mining refinery. → Read More

School bans Cory Doctorow’s novel for lauding “hacker culture”

Boing Boing editor responds, offers 200 free copies to the school's students. → Read More

Google will flag search results erased due to “right to be forgotten”

Wikipedia founder: “Suppression of knowledge” is a “terrible danger.” → Read More

Cable companies bankroll fake consumer groups to end net neutrality

Internet fast lane debate is latest battleground in storied ISP astroturf saga. → Read More

US Secret Service wants software to “detect sarcasm” on social media

Skeptics are not aware of a satisfactory algorithm to detect online sarcasm. → Read More

Kickstarter projects no longer need human vetting prior to launch

Algorithm to replace human review of proposals. → Read More

China ramps up Google blocking ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary

“This is by far the biggest attack on Google that's ever taken place in China." → Read More

Governments disrupt botnet “Gameover ZeuS“ and ransomware “Cryptolocker”

DOJ: Gameover Zeus is most sophisticated and damaging botnet "ever encountered." → Read More

Google inundated with “right to be forgotten” requests

Humans rather than algorithms will process info-removal requests, one at a time. → Read More

Tech-sector economics guru proclaims: No tech bubble in 2014

Surge in mobile, video, and tablet use means tech sector can party like it's 1999. → Read More