Agents Raid Office of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen in Connection With Stormy Daniels Payments – WSJ

Oh sh-.

It’s on now motherfucker.

Federal investigators on Monday searched the office, home and Manhattan hotel room of President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, seizing communications between the lawyer and his clients that cover topics including payments to the former porn actress known as Stormy Daniels, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Stop messing with our elections.

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Ajit Pai’s “Harlem Shake” video preparations must remain secret, FCC says | Ars Technica


It’s the second time FCC refused to release emails about an Ajit Pai comedy skit.
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Vint Cerf on Spam

Earlier today, in a thread titled “More Information Regarding the ISOC Anti-spam Project” Vint Cert posted this to the ISOC mailing list. I thought it worth sharing.

Stopping spam at the source is hard. Filtering fake source IP addresses may stop some spambot generation but I think the only proven tactic is filtering. For someone on a slow access line, the filtering has to be done upstream of the access line, not in the endpoint. email services like gmail do a good job of filtering spam. Anyone who wants to provide a filtering service has to put the hosts for email at a point in the network where the communication capacity exceeds the level required to receive and filter the spam. Cloud-based email typically has that kind of capacity. The developing world needs to, variously:

  1. increase capacity
  2. site its applications in cloud hosts that have capacity
  3. make use of third party email that has adequate filtering capacity