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IMO, one of the root causes with the mess that is data privacy in our high-tech culture is the idea that data is “owned”. Many companies’ position is basically that if I give them (or they discover) data about me, they now *own* that data

If they own it, they can do as they please with it, subject only to the limitations of any other property use

It’d be better if it was treated as *custodianship*

If you think your freedom of speech trumps your obligation to acknowledge other people's humanity and right to exist, you're wrong and you should be ashamed.

Even if you think it's minor and only about using the pronouns people request to be used about them.

I hate Windows. I tried using my computer, but instead it's doing a virus check. And I don't have the authority to stop it, despite it being my computer.

Reading Doctorow's Information Doesn't Want to be Free and getting angry.

「On Wednesday, Kashmiris began disappearing from WhatsApp — and no one initially knew why. Citizens of the disputed geographical territory, whose autonomy the Indian government revoked in August, abruptly and inexplicably began departing WhatsApp groups in which they had long participated, leaving behind only a “[Phone number] left” message.」
buzzfeednews.com/article/prana
#india

I did a detailed privacy check of the Tiktok app and website. You can read my article æt Süddeutsche Zeitung. Tiktok commits multiple breaches of law, trust, transparency and data protection. Here are the technical and legal details
Long thread⤵️

Evgeny Morozov wrote a really long review of Shoshana Zuboff's The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. His main criticism is that what Zuboff calls surveillance capitalism is just simply capitalism.

thebaffler.com/latest/capitali

I just finished the Murderbot books by Martha Wells and I liked them so much I wrote fanfiction of them. I've never done that before.

I have now twice disabled Chrome and other Google apps. Twice they have secretly enabled them again. Is there a way to keep them disabled?

Apparently my MacBook had a kernel panic during the night because a USB card reader (?) process crashed. Were there any USB devices connected? Of course not.

Hasbro is releasing a version of Monopoly that, for some reason, promises to take even longer to play than regular Monopoly.
boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/29

Since 12% of Monopoly games already last an infinite length of time (see: informs-sim.org/wsc09papers/03 ), we have to assume that Hasbro has increased the average length of the game from a countably infinite length (aleph null time) to an uncountably infinite (omega) length game.

advertising is a far bigger act of vandalism and nuisance on public spaces than graffiti

i'm so mad about this. it's shady as hell

ICANN? more like ICANN't even hahaha am i right

theregister.co.uk/2019/11/20/o

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