“Instead of acting to protect against the very real dangers of facial recognition technology, Amazon is embracing it even as Congress, the public, and even its own workers raise significant concerns,” says @Matt_Cagle from @ACLU_NorCal https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/leticiamiranda/amazon-tests-facial-identification-with-a-seller-and-people
Too Ugly to Be Saved? Singapore Weighs Fate of Its Brutalist Buildings
“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.
Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.
Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.
Say no to backdoors: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-backdoor-is-a-security-risk/ #BecausePrivacyMatters ✊
“Demanding privacy from surveillance capitalists,” says Zuboff, “or lobbying for an end to commercial surveillance on the internet is like asking old Henry Ford to make each Model T by hand. It’s like asking a giraffe to shorten its neck, or a cow to give up chewing. These demands are existential threats that violate the basic mechanisms of the entity’s survival.”
'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism
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years ago, someone might've said "but what if facebook, twitter, google, and your favorite news sites couldn't afford to operate anymore?" as an argument against adblocking.
These days, that's actually a fairly big part of why I block ads in the first place.
The four eras of digital computing:
① Mainframe (centralised)
② Personal Computing (PC 1.0; decentralised)
③ Web/Cloud (Mainframe 2.0; centralised)
④ Peer Computing (PC 2.0; decentralised)
The PC 2.0 era is what some of us are working to usher in.
#Capitalism is a reasonable economic system that destroys 100 million trees a year to mass-produce something that literally no one asked for and literally everyone hates
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