Police Officers Launch Disinformation Campaign on Waze Traffic App

Police in Miami have launched a disinformation campaign by misreporting their own locations in the traffic app, Waze. The police say that this serves two important purposes: first, thwarting Waze’s cop-reporting function so as to not enable drivers who only drive safely when they think they would get caught driving recklessly, and second, to thwart “cop stalkers” who might otherwise show up where a police officer really is for whatever reason.

Streaming Netflix Accounts for One-Third of All Internet Traffic During Peak Viewing Times

For all the hand-wringing about how downloading of pirated material takes up bandwidth, or even downloading programs, etc. impacts Internet use, the real bandwith glutton turns out to be streaming video. Really, when you think about it, it’s not a surprise. But even then, it was a surprise to learn that every night, between 9:00 p.m. and midnight, audio and video streaming accounts for 65% of all bandwidth use, and Netflix accounts for fully half of that! That’s right, during those hours, Netflix accounts for one-third of all Internet traffic!