.@Amazon has just announced a one-year moratorium on police use of its dangerous "Rekognition" facial recognition tool.

But Amazon's @RING still partners with 1300 law enforcement agencies to put surveillance tech in the hands of unaccountable police. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/amaz

**Zoom suspends U.S.-based activists' account after Tiananmen event**

"Zoom Video Communications temporarily shut the account belonging to a group of U.S.-based Chinese activists after they held an event to commemorate the 31st anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, the activis…"

reuters.com/article/us-zoom-vi

#news #bot

quickref, a search engine for developers written as an experiment, is unreasonably effective

quickref.dev/

Challenge: summarize the software architecture of a program or system in 25 words or less.

Example:

Email: Send letters to others. Messages to recipients on other
systems are stored until forwarded on intermediate servers.

RT @aksiomaorg@twitter.com

#moneylab 𝗧𝗮𝘅 𝗛𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘀: 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗳𝘁
📌 aksioma.org/moneylab8
w/ @RYBn_@twitter.com + @dmstfctn@twitter.com talking to investigative and data journalist @007_delic@twitter.com
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#aksioma #tacticspractice #kons @kinosiska@twitter.com @INCAmsterdam@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/aksiomaorg/status/

RT @DosFox1@twitter.com

Alright vintage computer people, what’s the current pride of your collection/hoard?

Currently mine is my Atari ST setup because, well, look at it!

Material Design, Modernism, & design politics: imaginarycloud.com/blog/materi

'Google is a multinational corporation that represents a particular culture and Material Design is just another tentacle of the octopus that monopolizes the Web.

That’s why, more than ever, movements like Web-Brutalism that have the boldness and the courage to question those “rational aesthetics”, dictated by science and technology, are very relevant.'

Just got the Feminist Finance Zine from Amateur Cities & The Institute of Network Cultures and I’m well impressed!

@KnowPresent Every year - without a pandemic - the Kulturelle Landpartie Wendland is organised. The event is held decentrally in the many small villages in the Wendland - from theatre, to home-made food, political workshops and concerts, everything is there. All visitors ride their bicycles from village to village and enjoy the atmosphere. The "Rundlinge" add to the rural atmosphere. The KLP Wendland still lives from the spirit of the 80s. I was there last year and can only recommend it.

"For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change."

-Audre Lorde

MNT Research will pay EUR 500 to the first person correctly fixing this bug: gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/me

We're running out of money and so our masken.berlin project is slowly coming to an end. We're using up any leftover materials. If you'd like to support us to keep this project going, now is your last chance! Today's delivery from #HZB lasercutter crew:

Some Caveats on the Contribution of Technology to Law Enforcement (1967)

... the greatest long-range danger is the excessive accumulation of police power by mere access to information. Tight restrictions should also be placed upon the development of new equipment and its distribution. Above all, institutional safeguards are needed to insure that haste is not confused with progress....

rand.org/pubs/papers/P3550.htm

#PaulBaran #surveillance #surveillanceCapitalism #surveillanceState

@dredmorbius

uspol facebook 

For a long time it seemed like Twitter was the real enabler of racist populism but it seems maybe facebook is now assertively taking the mantle. Zuck is happy to keep intolerant "free speech" up as long as it is profitable. Might be a nice time to delete your account if you still have one:
arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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