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Service Meant to Monitor Inmates’ Calls Could Track You, Too

A company catering to law enforcement and corrections officers has raised privacy concerns with a product that can locate almost anyone’s cellphone across the United States.

nytimes.com/2018/05/10/technol

mastodon.social/media/_Er0cWEt

Palantir Knows Everything About You

Peter Thiel's data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens.

bloomberg.com/features/2018-pa

mastodon.social/media/apPRmbAN

I was looking at some of the concepts for the X-38 CRV (Crew Return Vehicle). It was planned to allow 7 astronauts to return from the ISS during an emergency. ISS crews are limited by the evacuation capacity of docked spacecraft so that meant 3 at a time with the Soyuz

The X-38 seems like a very well-thought out craft. It's a shame it never got completed. The program was cancelled by NASA at 90% completion which was a pretty controversial decision

Remember when SB Nation, a sports news site, published a lengthy transmedia fiction project on sentient satellites watching football in the very, very distant future? How come that didn't become a trend?

Zuckerberg gives US users a big FU on data privacy. EU users slightly better off on privacy due to GDPR.
boingboing.net/2018/04/04/nerd

David on Twitter

“My @Sony "smart" TV has updated itself and tried to force me to use a new app from t.co/0DOiuQ6dty and boy oh boy... this is worse than recent @facebook stuff.A thread...”

twitter.com/buro9/status/98034