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not sure how google assistant found out my internet bills are due on the 15th but .... thanks for the reminder???

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Facebook is doing research in AI & #endtoend encrypted messages, to analyze & target ads on them.

How an AI can determine you are trying to buy designer shoes, but your private discussion about health or politics won't leak?

We have no clue either.

engadget.com/facebook-analyze-

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@aral this article linked interesting too computer.rip/2021-04-03-use-co

It's about a general database program and how programmers have given up on creating such things.

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“The hacker ethos once championed as a method of subverting prevailing power has become at last its greatest lieutenant … I am not hoping for programmers to organize as a class, not anytime soon – you dudebro losers haven't got the guts – but good software simply won't be possible until we accomplish at least that much. There will never be the time or money to satisfy the guarantees our ethics require until we demand them with all the power we possess.”

garbados.github.io/my-blog/sof

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The lesson of this story (of a Catholic blog using commercially resold Grindr data to out a gay priest) is *either* that anonymised data can always be de-anonymised (pretty much the intuition of lots of experts I know), or, less generally, you can't expect an org that benefits from selling other people's data to calibrate how much they should spend on anonymising.
twitter.com/josephfcox/status/

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The Head of Strategy at Muse Group has now threatened someone publicly on the basis of their immigration status: web.archive.org/web/2021071911

This has NO place in free software and I'm ashamed and embarrassed on their behalf.

This is the same company involved in the wildly unpopular Audacity takeover: theregister.com/2021/05/07/aud

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Us pol 

And I know they're a part of the problem because they will, unprompted, start complaining about how poor people took all of their money and that they don't deserve anything. I have no idea how so many people in this country have been convinced so deeply that literally everything else is the problem except the greedy people ruling over everybody else.

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I work in financial aid for a large university, and people are so shocked and upset when I tell them they're going to be in lots of debt when they graduate. Then they start asking me why the government doesn't care about them as if I'm the one who's personally been putting greedy people in charge this whole time?? I don't understand how you can see so much about the student debt crisis in the news, do nothing about it for years, and then be surprised when it happens to you too.

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cryptocurrency rant 

the easiest way you can tell cryptocurrency for the most part is a grift is that it's a technology, not an actual solution that improves people's lives. who the fuck actually cares about technology for the most part? or even currency? i don't care if i'm using cash, credit card or something like paypal for the most part

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Frank Herbert's Dune actually takes place on a tiny planet. The sand worms are just normal sized worms

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Dear Silicon Valley,

You don’t “have a trust problem.”

You’re just not trustworthy.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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laziness is when you take elements out of an infinite list and the more you take elements out of an infinite list the more lazy it is

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Nothing illustrates the fundamental failure of the commercialized Internet better than the fact that it's not reasonable for most people to share a file with me by opening a port to their computer and giving me a URL

The degree of complexity we accept as normal for what should be the simplest of operations—sharing data with another user—is absurd

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