I'm glad a lot of Chromium browsers saying no to FLoC. https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/16/22387492/google-floc-ad-tech-privacy-browsers-brave-vivaldi-edge-mozilla-chrome-safari
We need a lot more pushback.
There's officially a precedent that the FBI can gain access to any US computer without permission. Can you imagine how this capability might be used for less-laudable purposes... https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3dmjg/fbi-removes-web-shells-microsoft-exchange
Stephen Diehl with a great post on why the Signal crypto-blockchain news is a total betrayal of trust. https://www.stephendiehl.com/blog/signal.html
Yahoo is shutting down Answers in May 4th as the slow-death of the ancient internet continues. And don't even hope for any preservation as the Groups shutdown showed us. https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/5/22368488/yahoo-answers-shutdown-may-4-internet-era-over-rip
Just to give you a precedent: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/12/verizon-reportedly-blocks-archivists-from-yahoo-groups-days-before-deletion/
Trans Day of Visibility
On this TDoV, think about all those trans children who are affected by the many transphobia bills that 18 US states (mostly GOP-led statehouses) are either considering or be put into law.
Please support these organizations that are fighting for them listed on this site's donate page: https://transrightshumanrights.carrd.co/#donate
Remember, Trans rights ARE human rights.
Trans Day of Visibility, suicide mention
On this TDoV, I am remembering the short life of Leelah Alcorn. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leelah_Alcorn
I am reflecting on the concerted effort by so many politicians and religious people to make it not only legal, but mandatory, for thousands more trans children to go through what Leelah went through.
Visibility is not enough. It will not keep us safe and it will not save us.
TenFourFox's eventual end will come in September, it's been one hell of a good run. https://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-end-of-tenfourfox-and-what-ive.html
Another piece which contains internal docs: https://theintercept.com/2021/03/25/amazon-drivers-pee-bottles-union/
We Let Our Workers Pee In Bottles! https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7amyn/amazon-denies-workers-pee-in-bottles-here-are-the-pee-bottles
OVH CEO Octave Klaba speaking about yesterday's major incident https://www.ovh.com/fr/images/sbg/Octave-Klaba-speaking-en-vid.mp4
Heads up, you should check your servers if you rely on OVH Cloud since they have suffered a fire in Strasbourg, France https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/ovh-data-center-burns-down-knocking-major-sites-offline/
The potential data loss is big.
Like I said, be prepared for some if not all of Bethesda's titles are going to be exclusive to Xbox and Windows 10 down the road. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/03/microsoft-confirms-some-new-bethesda-titles-will-be-exclusive-to-xbox-pc/
Alamo Drafthouse as we know it is sadly dead. Private equity is going to kill its soul and that makes me so bummed since its a small driving distance from where I live. https://variety.com/2021/film/news/alamo-drafthouse-bankruptcy-chapter-11-sale-1234920558/
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