Here's the DNC's lawyer arguing that it can favor particular candidates in presidential primaries, because it enjoys the same right of free association as any other incorporated entity.
Keep this in mind when you make donations, and otherwise are tempted to think of political parties as vehicles for advancing some shared set of civic values and policy beliefs.
wrest in pieces
Irrelevant for most people, but for those interested, the <ostatus:conversation /> Atom tag is in master now
Remember when the government was pressuring Apple to create a hidden backdoor in iOS because they could be trusted to keep it secret and not leak it? Well recently a whole trove of 'secret' government hacking and surveillance tools were leaked, and computers all over the world (including critical systems at hospitals) are being hacked.
Backdoors for the government means, in the fullness of time, backdoors for everybody.
so @djsundog just linked me to https://distbin.com/ which is a distributed half pastebin / half social network that uses activitypub! it's super interesting -- especially the fact that it has a public feed.
you can read more about it here on the activitypub repo: https://github.com/w3c/activitypub/blob/gh-pages/implementation-reports/distbin.com
Well, they are still fragmented because of an unimplemented feature in #Mastodon, but once that is fixed, they'll still need to follow until GS implements Masto-style convo retrieval.