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

🐘

“The technology behind the internet is not incompatible with our rights, but the business model Facebook and Google have chosen is.”

Yep, that’s Amnesty International saying that.

amnesty.org/en/latest/news/201

You can now watch my talk on the future of Internet regulation at the European Parliament yesterday on Peertube (@joinpeertube) thanks to @vincib

video.lqdn.fr/videos/watch/70f

And here are my slides (which were on the screens but aren’t visible in the video):

small-tech.slides.com/aral/dea

starting a bondage session alright let's set up the rules

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL
NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
"OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in
RFC 2119.

sub: "h-how do you do that with your mouth. the capitalization. the citation. wh—"

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Some question our claim that "80% of people displaced by climate change are women." This number comes from the UN. The BBC wrote this interesting article about it: bbc.com/news/science-environme

#feminism #climatechange

I gave in and moved the Gnome applications list to the bottom of the screen as a dock. Not because that is clearly better, but because that is where it is on all of my other computers, and looking for it was starting to get confusing.

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