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Goodbye Dr. Google! Time for us to focus on more FUCK GOOGLE antics.

Read the complete cease and desist letter here, FAT Lab’s first from Google. :)

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Posted on October 14, 2013

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Government shutdown can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. Are you prepared?

With the Government Shutdown Preparedness Kit (G.S.P.K.), you can be!!!1!

What does the G.S.P.K. look like I hear you asking? Simple! It looks like this:

Government Shutdown Preparedness Kit

The Government Shutdown Preparedness Kit comes with:

  • 5 Biggerish CLOSED
  • 10 Less than Biggerish CLOSED
  • 13 Less than Less than Biggerish CLOSED
  • 13 Smallish Polite!
  • 3 Bigger than Smallish Polite!

Nearly* everything you need to be prepared for a government shutdown!

With the G.S.P.K. you will be prepared on the streets:

Be prepared in the streets

 

Do you travel by public transit? No problem! With the G.S.P.K. you’ll be prepared on the metro!

Be prepared on the Metro

 

*competent government not included

 

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Posted on October 10, 2013

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Prism Break Barbie is a response and solution for girls who want to protect their data beyond just encryption. In less than 5 minutes, you can create a simple, discrete and TSA approved, non-threatening device to destroy hardware.

side by side

side by side

profile without coverage in place

profile without coverage in place

 

Prism Break Barbie is equipped with a 3-inch and .6 ounces concealed spring-loaded spike which can be activated by sitting the doll on any Smart phone, USB or hard drive or by a push/click of the hand. The spikes force when triggered will shatter the hardware.

 

 

How to Make Your Own Prism Break Barbie in 5 minutes or less:

1. Purchase Barbie or doll of your choice

2. Decide on a spike (I recommend a LifeHammer or ResQME)

3. Ductape or drill the the spike into place and you’re ready to engage.

 

The Result:

5

Why?

General attempts to preserve privacy among activist and hackers often can feel inaccessible for those with do not have extensive computer literacy or a background in programming. Security, especially at the hardware level is often expensive, complex, and layered in additional standards which can make it feel unapproachable. In the wake of revelations about PRISM, many are left wondering what they can do immediately. Answers are often fogged by politics and complex code based solutions. Although fluency in programming is becoming an important requirement to survive in a read-only society it is also not an immediately attainable standard.

Privacy has become a luxury only for the initiated. More so, education around it is often distributed within networks of programmers. Programmers are more often than not majority male populations. In parallel terms, surveillance indirectly forms part of the larger system of exclusion towards minorities and women. Mainstream political debates on surveillance are fixated on personal liberties of highly literate users rather than quick approachable cheap solutions for many.

Prism Break Barbie is about starting a conversation and awareness around the palpable consequences of surveillance and presents a solution for security based on combative humor, speed projects and attainability. Although encryption is perhaps the most effective means of data protection, Prism Break Barbie hopes to serve as conversation and starting point.

 

Where:

Prism Break Barbie will be on exhibition at PRISM BreakUp. Opening tonight, October 4th, at Eyebeam NYC.

 

 

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GOLDiPhone is a completely functional iPhone 3-5 upgrade case using a 3d printer.

Gold iPhone

Gold iPhone

3d files are here.

BONUS: Prints in 4 pieces and so it works on any (crappy) 3d printer.

What users are saying:

“I prefer white gold but I think the GOLDiPhone is tasteful because of how much more gold it is.” – Dylan Halliday

Now I can update myself!” – Martha Stewart

“The most revolutionary thing to happen to Apple since Apple.” – Wired

3d files are here. GOLDiPhone is licensed under a Creative Commons ShareAlike 3.0

Posted on September 17, 2013

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