ProPublica has created a database of NYPD police complaints to search and download:
In Portland, Oregon—a city in the United States of America, last I checked—unidentified officers in camouflage are kidnapping people off the street. #BlackLivesMatter protesters have been grabbed and thrown into unmarked vehicles with no explanation, their clothing pulled over their faces so they won’t see where they’re being taken. These are said to be federal law enforcement officers. It sounds like they’re being used as secret police to me. #DemilitarizeThePolice https://www.opb.org/news/article/federal-law-enforcement-unmarked-vehicles-portland-protesters/
The paper is accompanied by an iOS app you can get on the App Store. ATTN is a blank screen that "provides a particular solution (the empty, dimming screen) to an imaginary problem (the need to consume content on a phone)."
I stayed up late, contemplating the the existential conundrum of being human.
This is all I came up with.
I hope to do better in the world.
It's about time we stopped buying into the propaganda phrase "ad blockers", and started calling user-protection tools like #uBlockOrigin and #NoScript what they are; spy blockers. If I display ads on my website using HTML and CSS, spy blockers won't block those. As far as they know, the text, images, audio, or video that make up the ads could be anything. So what's really being blocked is not ads, but tracking. Thanks to the authors of this site, for pointing this out:
Right now, we are stuck in this weird state of transitional lockdown between the past and the future.
I try to remember that periods of transition like this are full of opportunity, and a lot of good can come from them, no matter how difficult they may be. And I try to remember that they are fleeting. They won't last.