- Człowiek ‒ human
- Zło ‒ evil
- Dobro ‒ good
Photo taken in Warsaw, Poland. Summer 2021.
'"Good at pricing" is my new favorite euphemism for profiteering.' ‒ @pluralistic / https://pluralistic.net/2021/11/20/quiet-part-out-loud/
Content moderation is broken, and services must do better. But a bill permitting a flood of lawsuits based on services' algorithms will only result in more censorship. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/11/lawmakers-choose-wrong-path-again-new-anti-algorithm-bill
That took a while, but it is on https://github.com/delta-io/delta/commit/bc3ec0da2cd5e2ff493b7a5e328311492801155f
Today, the Tor Project is launching a new campaign to help censored users, and we need you. 🙌
How? Run a Tor Bridge! 🌉
Our goal is to add 200 new obs4 bridges to the network from November 18 - January 7, 2022, & we're offering prizes for running a bridge.
Given @McCoySmith declined to debate @bkuhn_ebb_org on this matter at #ossummit, we're curious how McCoy responds to our points: (a) GPLv2 installation requirements haven't changed since 2003 & (b) don't work the way he says. See: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/mar/25/install-gplv2/ https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/jul/23/tivoization-and-the-gpl-right-to-install/
the delicious irony: creators of industrial language models are now worried about no longer being able to use the web as their "commons" (i.e. other people's labor that they appropriate and commercialize) because their own outputs are "polluting" it (via https://mailchi.mp/jack-clark/import-ai-266-deepmind-looks-at-toxic-language-models-how-translation-systems-can-pollute-the-internet-why-ai-can-make-local-councils-better)
The Council of Europe's global cybercrime treaty is a law enforcement wish list, which is not surprising since it was heavily influenced by prosecutors and police agencies. Read our latest analysis. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/09/eff-council-europe-cross-border-police-surveillance-treaty-must-have-ironclad
Littleone started virtual school today and it is the jankiest shit you ever did see.
She's had a protonmail account for about a year now, but the school went and made her a google account because all their laptops are chromebooks. First thing the machine teaches her is to accept all the t&c's without reading them, because you've no choice but to accept them or drop outta school.
🚨The Drivers Cooperative: Go Where Workers Are and Organize With Them
For this interview, I spoke with @firstname.lastname@example.org, Chief Technologist of @TheDriversCoop@twitter.com. During the interview we discuss TDC, how tech workers can help the labor movement, and DAOs.
Just a reminder to notice beauty in casual objects and to support @email@example.com
Own work / Public Domain / https://archive.org/details/zero323-2021-07-27-01
Having no exposure to leftist takes on NFTs I cannot vouch for best, but https://theblockchainsocialist.com/unlocked-the-best-leftist-hot-take-on-nfts-youll-ever-listen-to-remix/ by @theblockchainsocialist is definitely fun to listen.
Really mad about this Linux kernel - academic research kerfuffle. See: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-nfs/YH%2FfM%2FTsbmcZzwnX@kroah.com/
TL;DR: researchers at UMN introduced patches to Linux kernel that contained known-buggy code TO WRITE A PAPER and the UMN IRB didn't consider it human subjects research
Wtaf were these researchers thinking? How did the IRB not consider this human subjects resaerch? How did someone think this was an ethical thing to do?
"Seriously, that's all you've got? We can't end #VaccineApartheid and save the 2.5b unvaccinated people and forestall a species-destroying supervariant because it might lead to…a cure for cancer and heart disease?"
https://pluralistic.net/2021/04/27/bruno-argento/#pharma-death-cult by @pluralistic
Announcing Breadchain, a response to the rightwing dominance of the crypto / blockchain space...
Full Announcement on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/cryptoleftists/comments/mya058/announcing_breadchain/
Full Announcement on Twitter: https://twitter.com/breadchain_/status/1386350924285759491
Presentation at Money Lab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fiwwEPi6zI
Newsletter to stay up to date: https://breadchain.mailchimpsites.com/
The "lawful interception" industry is a hive of scum and villainy: these are powerful, wildly profitable companies who search out defects in widely used software, then weaponize them and sell them to the world's most brutal dictators and death squads.
Their names are curses: The NSO Group, Palantir, and, of course, Cellebrite, who have pulled publicity stunts like offering $1m bounties for exploitable Iphone defects that can be turned into cyberweapons.
"Wanting it badly is not enough" could be the title of a postmortem on the century's tech-policy battles. Think of the crypto wars: yeah, it would be super cool if we had ciphers that worked perfectly except when "bad guys" used them, but that's not ever going to happen.
Another area is anonymization of large data-sets.
61 MEPs from different political groups just asked the EU to ban biometric mass surveillance, days before @EU_Commission@twitter.com proposes new laws on AI.
Today we're kicking off the #GNU Assembly!
This is a new umbrella for GNU people seeking transparent decision-making and built around consensus. It's the result of a decade of struggle to make #GNU inclusive, transparent, and community-driven.
#GNU contributors: consider joining!
#FreeSoftware activists: help us spread the word!
Just a dog on the Internet. I would love to tell you, but then, of course, I'd have to erase your memory. C095AA7F33E6123A
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