Capitalism is quietly erasing the idea of private property. All products are effectively becoming rentals, and the companies can revoke your right to use them whenever they feel like it. It's becoming increasingly difficult to actually own anything. Media is streamed, and devices are locked from the users.
It's hilarious how all the things people were afraid of happening under communism are actually happening under capitalism.
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#fediverse in 2019
In 2019 the number of fediversed registered accounts increased from 2.500.000 users to roughly 4.300.000 – about 🎉 1.800.000 newcome
Five networks growing most rapidly in online server numbers in 2019 were:
Apparently Google Chrome includes software_reporter_tool.exe, which scans your entire hard disk for executables to analyze and it reports the results to Google
And these 3 papers presented by A. Narayanan (Princeton) @random_walker
When we watch TV, our TVs watch us back and track our habits. This practice has exploded recently since it hasn’t faced much public scrutiny...
For the general public to understand it and feel concerned, it will take some time 😕
Holy shit, Samsung Smart TVs straight up send "snippets" of things that you watch back home to "to provide you with customized Smart TV experiences".
Search that page for the text: "Your Smart TV transfers video snippets or TV tuner information in order to determine the programs watched."
How we made A Clockwork Orange – by Malcolm McDowell https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/apr/02/how-we-made-a-clockwork-orange-malcolm-mcdowell-stanley-kubrick
"This Christmas approximately 568,000 people, a population equivalent to the state of Wyoming, will mark the holiday in homeless shelters, tent encampments or in the rough, all across the United States" https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/24/pers-d24.html
In 1983 there was a huge panic in UK caused by a increased rate of #leukemia among children living near on particular nuclear site (Sescale). Media were fast to jump to conclusion, ignoring science which couldn't explain the cause back then, but pointed out similar clusters elsewhere far from any nuclear installations and insisted nuclear is unrelated.
Today we know it was particular infection that caused it and #nuclear was indeed unrelated.