"The far-right People’s Convoy reportedly opened fire with live rounds at anti-fascist counter protesters today on I-205 freeway in Oregon. Independent journalist Alissa Azar confirmed that two shots were fired and that no counter protesters were injured." https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/4/29/2094910/-People-s-Convoy-fires-live-rounds-at-anti-fascists-in-Oregon
Elon Musk isn’t just buying Twitter, he’s buying every private tweet and direct message you’ve ever sent. He’s acquiring untold volumes of location data, IP addresses, and other metadata. And there are virtually no rules on how he can use it. #deleteTwitter
Elon Musk’s Twitter Could Be a Nightmare for User Privacy https://www.thedailybeast.com/elon-musks-twitter-could-be-a-nightmare-for-user-privacy
Long and dense but a great read:
Crypto, the Left, and Techno-Feudalism | Yanis Varoufakis & Evgeny Morozov in dialogue - mέta
The UX on this Small Child Is Terrible
Has anybody posted this here yet?
One more time won't hurt...
The SQLite project has 640 times more lines of testing code then lines of regular code. Is there ever a point where the effort to maintain the testing code outweighs it's benefit? https://www.sqlite.org/testing.html
Hi to all the May First members out there in the Fediverse - if you have not yet registered for our Membership meeting tomorrow at 3:00 pm America/New_York (8:00 pm UTC), please do so now so we can send you the link to participate: https://outreach.mayfirst.org/civicrm/event/register?id=76&reset=1
Any May First members out there? If so, now's the time to register for our annual membership meeting! https://mayfirst.coop/en/membership-meeting/
On the state of banking and Internet security: “We’re failing so profoundly at the very basics that children can literally become millionaire criminals."
Facebook crisis grows as new whistleblower and leaked documents emerge https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/22/facebook-whistleblower-hate-speech-illegal-report
Trying not to lose too much time checking out the global clock
https://thehtime.com/. Intriguing idea, the full article is also fascinating (https://medium.com/adventures-in-consumer-technology/introducing-solutions-to-solve-the-mess-of-time-zones-cdf44a7ee4ae), especially the part about identifying days by the position of the earth relative to the sun. Reminds me of the hours I lost obsessing over calendars thanks to 99 percent invisible (https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-calendar/).
Next Workshop 10/20 3pm ET
Privacy Workshop: Surveillance Capitalism
In the spirit of October, join us to learn about the horrors of what is happening to your data!
Manipulation of your thoughts, is not a myth... it is a well funded science.
Find out how to join: https://communitybridge.com/privacyworkshop/
Amazon and Google workers protest billion dollar military and surveillance tech infused Israeli contract: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/12/google-amazon-workers-condemn-project-nimbus-israeli-military-contract
APC has produced an impressive guide on the circular economy of digital devices: https://circulartech.apc.org/books/a-guide-to-the-circular-economy-of-digital-devices
Check out upcoming workshop on privacy from the folks at Community Bridge - this Thursday at 3:00 pm America/New_york time: https://communitybridge.com/events/
I just read Adam Gordon Bell's article on the awk command and learned that awk was named after the first letters of the three authors. Big take away: we could have been typing `wak` this whole time!
Nobody likes corporate tech drones, but the birds are doing something about it! #directaction
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