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On :birdsite: @SamHarrisOrg said:
"Welcome to the panopticon...
China becomes an episode of Black Mirror"
and shared this article:

to which my response was:
"Give it 5-10 years, then we'll have it too, but with better marketing, but effectively similar.
IIRC Eindhoven has a system (in pilot?) 'similar' as shown in the head picture (Person of Interest style) ... for a snitch city project. Fighting crime and/or terrorism will be used too"

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Great ~3 minute video which explains nicely why I focus so much on as it shows the dangers of .
Viewpoint_ ‘We’re living in an age of surveillance capitalism’ _ BBC Ideas


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So disappointed in Mozilla recently. Their response to the Google antitrust case was unforgivable, in my opinion.

I worked for the Foundation 2012-15, having mostly an incredible time with super-talented people.

However, in the last five years, and especially since Mitchell Baker took over as CEO of the Corporation again, Mozilla has lost its way. I was talking to someone who left there earlier this year who said it's turned into a kind of 'court' with those in favour and those not 😕

Like you'd need another reason not to buy any Amazon products:
They'll steal 500MB of bandwidth for Amazon's decentralized surveillance network.
And it's opt-out.


🇬🇧 Mass surveillance of all private online communications to protect children? Opposition to new EU private messaging upload filter plans. More information:


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There's a new "experimental feature" being tested in Firefox 83: sponsored sites in the URL bar.

"Mozilla works with advertising partners to place sponsored tiles on the Firefox home page (or New Tab) that would be useful to Firefox users. Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored tiles."

You can disable this by setting `browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites` to `false`.

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And remember kids, if anyone tells you to implement DRM, tracking software, anti-patterns, gambling apps disguised as social media, and so on - you tell them to "FUCK OFF". If you get fired over it (and you might not, for the record), give me a call and we'll help you find somewhere better.

Let's give a shoutout to the ftp-master team for crushing it on the NEW queue

"Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting that Steve Bannon has not violated enough policies to be suspended from Facebook. The ex-Trump adviser suggested in a now-removed video that FBI Director Christopher Wray and Dr. Anthony Fauci should be beheaded"


How about this policy?
If you call for the beheading of people, you get an instant perma-ban.

My opinion of and is pretty low, but geez.

Als je meer wilt leren over (het belang van) slaap, en dat wil je, er was vd week een masterclass over:

"These machines are the first general purpose computers ever where you have to make an exclusive choice: you can have a fast and efficient machine, or you can have a private one... Short of using an external network filtering device like a travel/vpn router that you can totally control, there will be no way to boot any OS on the new Apple Silicon macs that won’t phone home, and you can’t modify the OS to prevent this."

Biden has indicated (as has Putin) that he wants to extend the START treaty \o/

Hopefully this means that a (new) nuclear arms race will be postponed for a while.

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