Is fax making a come back or is it just me? I've basically quit sending email. I can't even recall when I last sent #email. But I send a #fax almost daily. The fax machine never forces me to solve a #CAPTCHA & the receiving side very rarely rejects my fax on the basis of not liking how I sent it (probably ~1 in 100 get rejected because I send using caller ID rejection). Fax #justWorks.
@VictorVenema Scientists are practised at making comments look like questions. So as the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy was there I asked:
Good news: "Scraping is not hacking and doesn't violate the CFAA" https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/07/eff-ninth-circuit-recent-supreme-court-decision-van-buren-does-not-criminalize-web
When a bank blocks Tor, it's bad for environment. Liberals (who tend to care simultaneously for the environment & privacy) are forced into a dilemma in which privacy may prevail over paperless statements. So assessing whether a bank protects the environment is not simply whether they have e-statements.. they must also permit Tor so those e-statements are reachable.
When someone says "those #Amazon sweat shop workers have a choice whether to work there", my response is "Amazon's anti-competitive practices ensures that there aren't other options". What else should my response to that specific argument should I include?
It's occurred to me that the reason #DuckDuckGo is such an unshakable trend is #DDG marketers are fully exploiting the concept of #socialProof. https://ignitevisibility.com/social-proof/ They have mastered this approach to manipulate people. Everything they do is to leverage social proof. #showerThoughts
@rysiek If TomTom stops selling maps or Roku or Wii stops their online svc, you're fucked & yet article 1-5 miss this. A #RightToRepair that leaves someone w/a proprietary box doesn't go far enough if it only gives legal rights & not tech means. I don't just want TomTom to allow fiddling w/their old box- I want TomTom to release the SDK & src code when it decides it's EOL.
We need a reliable boycott list on shops using #FacialRecognition. #FFTF claims #Walmart & #Target committed to not using FR but #CBInsights gives details to the contrary: https://web.archive.org/web/20210519131518/www.cbinsights.com/research/facial-recognition-technology-us-corporations vs. https://web.archive.org/web/20210716141705if_/www.banfacialrecognition.com/stores/#scorecard
"The phone number of a freelance Mexican reporter, Cecilio Pineda Birto, was found in the list, apparently of interest to a Mexican client in the weeks leading up to his murder, when his killers were able to locate him at a car wash." https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/18/revealed-leak-uncovers-global-abuse-of-cyber-surveillance-weapon-nso-group-pegasus?__twitter_impression=true
This is a long but interesting read. TL;DR: the group that makes the very standards on which the internet is based is being filled with people and orgs who don’t care about your privacy. https://www.protocol.com/policy/w3c-privacy-war
In case anyone was wondering, Weinberg is a pushover with no constitution. I once asked him why #DuckDuckGo doesn't filter out privacy-abusing #Cloudflare sites & it triggered him. He had no sound defense.. no good answer for it. It's clear that he simply does not have the guts to truly deliver a privacy-respecting search engine. He's fixated on serving normies who are privacy-naive.