My son's school has just changed IT management and he's been asked to use a school-provided email system as part of his studies. The terms of service presented included:
1) You agree to us setting pass codes on your device
2) You agree to us deleting data from your device after 3 pass code entry failures
3) You agree to us locking your device after 3 pass code entry failures

He came home and told me that he won't be using their system. I say good on him. How dare they presume they can do this?

I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".

A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.

Source in Japanese:

mastodon.juggler.jp/@tateisu/1

"Renting" sure seems like the wrong word for short-term movie access in a post Blockbuster world.

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