Here is a privacy thing that seems strange to me.
I buy something from an online store. The connection is https. Secure server. We protect your privacy, says the website. Great!
Once I've placed my order, they send complete details of my order to me by regular email. Unencrypted. The confirmation email includes my name, address, payment method, and the list of what I bought.
How is that protecting my privacy, ffs? And there is no way to opt out of this.
Is the EU trolling the UK?
The EU have nominated their new Trade Commissioner, it's Phil Hogan, from *Ireland*. Mr. Hogan will be responsible for negotiating any future trade deals between the EU and the UK (assuming Brexit happens).
Regarding future negotiations he re-iterated to-day the EU stance that nothing can proceed until the UK accepts the obligations in the Withdrawal Agreement.
I recently learned that New Zealand have expanded the range of indicators for how they measure their country's success. It's not just about the economy any more.
It's about current wellbeing, future wellbeing and their impact on other countries. That covers a huge range of stuff, including biodiversity, life expectancy, literacy, greenhouse gas emissions...everything from fish stocks to child poverty.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Feminists have long said that GDP is a patriarchal measure because it ignores the value of women's unpaid work. It's also useless in so many other ways. Well done to New Zealand for coming up with a better way of measuring how your country is doing.
They're not the only country doing this, but they're one of very few trailblazers.
Ugh, I have two sets of joy-cons, both of them have developed the dreaded "drift" on the left hand one in the last two weeks. How does the US and its weak consumer protection have free replacements, but in the EU I'm fucked because I can't find my receipt? #nintendoswitch
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