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Situational awareness: The Department of Justice will host a conference Friday on lawful access to data, an attempt to relaunch the encryption debate.

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Improbable Codebook reader pick the Cleveland Browns looked like a real football team in a 40-25 win over a very good Ravens squad. And if the faith of the Codebook faithful isn't motivation enough for the Factory of Sadness, maybe they'll try extra hard to win fans free Arby's curly fries.