"...documents showed that U.S. investigators had found several software functions that helped Daimler [maker of Mercedes] cars pass emissions tests, including one which switched off emissions cleaning after 26 km of driving." https://www.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-emissions/software-may-have-helped-daimler-pass-u-s-emissions-tests-report-idUSKCN1G20B2
"Many of the most popular apps in the Google Play store contain trackers: you download the app, and the trackers sweep up a variety of data... Such tactics create a 'power asymmetry' for marketers, say Michael Kwet and Sean O’Brien, authors of the study." https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/4654-the-secret-sharers
tired: self care
@dthompson In seriousness though one of the reasons they scare me so much is that the combination of useful tech with marketable advantages over Linux and lack of any kind of copyleft much less tivoization protection might actually drive adoption no matter how much we dislike it.
A superior kernel could end Linux-based consumer devices, and lack of both copyleft and tivoization protection would make them even more into black boxes that users are locked out of.
It seems like the seL4 microkernel project is really taking off. I keep hearing of projects that use it and now a DARPA seL4 "Center of Excellence."
(and I'm not in that community at all, just casually following news)
I'd be so excited about projects like the Rust-based OS https://robigalia.org/, but I'm terrified so see it and others permissively-licensed.
If you're working on an OS or kernel please consider a license with tivoization protection like GPL3, for the safety of your users 😱
Have started reading "Utopia for Realists" and am enjoying it greatly, so far. Anyone else have opinions to share? I for one am seriously surprised at the long history of #basicincome - including that Nixon of all people was keen to implement it in the USA, and it was the dems that killed it (?).
Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach
Kinda thinking today that #PatricksDay / #PaddysDay is a day where we celebrate the quasi-mythological figure who vanquished old Irish culture and magic, bringing in dull, homogenised Christianity. I know these days it's more a celebration generally of Irish culture. But I'm feeling an ironic twist now, that it all begins with the destruction of Irish culture.
Designers, stop letting Adobe brainwash you
"This group disagree with me so Imma vandalise their Hackerspace" -> Mute. Ahh.
'Frankly I think the ideal weapon would be a pistol,” he told the Guardian, “but due to the licensing requirements in the state we’re going to have a hard enough time getting homeless people shotguns as it is.'
I read that sentence over and over and every time its sheer beauty makes me long for the embrace of death to engulf us all as there is no greater #poetry left to be written.
about 4 days ago i had this incredibly stupid musical idea and it keep hearing it in my head. it won't go away
so i've had to actually create it
i present to you: the
ELEANOR RIGBY BATTLE THEME
I have never felt sad for hearing that someone was arrested for selling homeopathic "medicine" https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/homeopathy-cancer-paper-withdrawn-after-arrest-of-lead-authors