'We found that Google tracking infrastructure is on 92 of the top 100 most popular websites and on 923 of the top 1,000 websites. This means that Google's ability to track users on popular websites is unparalleled, and it approaches the level of surveillance that only an Internet Service Providercan achieve.'
2015 Web Privacy Census

An extremely rare YouTube page with good comments.
“In 1984 Muji commissioned Haruomi Hosono to compose in-store background music.”

we lost UKL one year ago today and I’m still fucking wrecked about it

I made my protest sign in a hurry. It said:

today’s agenda:
- pancakes
- cold march & demo in Albany
- The Great British Bake Off
- cake & ice cream

[still going]
==> Installing gdal dependency: gcc
Warning: Building gcc from source

20 minutes ago:
$ brew upgrade
==> Upgrading 69 outdated packages:
proj 5.0.1 -> 5.2.0, gnumeric 1.12.42 -> 1.12.43, libtiff 4.0.9_4 -> 4.0.10, geos 3.6.2 -> 3.7.1, jansson 2.11 -> 2.12, postgresql 10.3 -> 11.1, wget 1.19.4_1 -> 1.20.1_3, ffmpeg 4.0 -> 4.1_1, ...
[laptop fan intensifies]

I wrote a script to find the least popular US baby names according to the Social Security Administration.

thinking of going cold turkey on Adobe Creative Cloud in 2019.

tab 1: `./backup.sh > backup.txt`
tab 2: `tail -f backup.txt`

tired: google's secret china project "effectively ended" after internal confrontation
wired: google was reading user search queries en masse in violation of its own internal privacy controls in order to build dragonfly block lists


Listen to an audiobook. librivox.org/ has free, public domain books recorded by volunteers.

#riseup didn't make their donation goal :(

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“A developed country is not when the poor have cars. It is when the rich use public transportation.” Gustavo Petro, socialist candidate for Colombian presidency

Is there a feed reader that replays the life of an inactive blog, but time-shifted to present-day?

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social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]