#Twitter warns users: We’re watching you https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/01/22/cens-j22.html
#Facebook announces major plan to #censor news content https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/01/13/pers-j13.html
The Intel Management Engine: an attack on computer users' freedom https://www.fsf.org/blogs/sysadmin/the-management-engine-an-attack-on-computer-users-freedom
Metropolitan Museum of Art implements mandatory admission charge for non-New Yorkers - https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/01/11/metr-j11.html?view=article_mobile
Meet Sci-Hub's Alexandra Elbakyan, the mastermind behind the liberation of 50 million journal articles that I refuse to call "stolen", shattering the $10 billion-per-year paywall of academic publishers.
‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’ – opening night | FT Online - http://www.ft.lk/article/602847/-Hunuwataye-Kathawa--%E2%80%93-opening-night
roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you
and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops
it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed
twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you
I love this picture on so many levels.
For starters, the amount of care that the artist made in getting the machines and other computing paraphernalia correct.
But also because it encapsulates the promise that computers had in the 1970s. The sheer optimism that computers could really change the world in a positive way.
I still think they can. I refuse to believe that we've corrupted computing beyond that optimistic phase.
At some point in the coming week I'm going to have to open and edit a document made with Adobe InDesign. I need to figure out a way to do this without installing Windows. I tried a couple of versions on #wine, but that didn't go well. I couldn't even complete the installation. My next option is instlling Windows in a virtual machine. But then it will consume too much of memory
Personal #data of a billion Indians sold online for £6, report claims - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/04/india-national-id-database-data-leak-bought-online-aadhaar #India #privacy
Norwegian Student Took Secret Street Photos In The 1890s https://www.boredpanda.com/spy-camera-secret-street-photography-carl-stormer-norway/
FSF adds PureOS to list of endorsed GNU/Linux distributions - https://www.fsf.org/news/fsf-adds-pureos-to-list-of-endorsed-gnu-linux-distributions-1