Went into *two* restaurant+bars recently & was told "we have no paper menus due to COVID; use your phone to get the web menu". It's disturbing that a B&M business just assumes everyone has a smartphone & they're willing to marginalize those who do not. One of the bars outsourced to a site that outsourced to #Cloudflare so the online menu discriminated further against Tor users.
Facial recognition can be biased, innacurate and invasive and yet it's creeping into our daily lives a little more every day. It's time the EU made the law clear and banned biometric mass surveillance
American activists: (call to action) #Mastercard's info sharing opt-out page blocks #Tor, which violates the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Plz file a complaint at consumerfinance.gov or ftc.gov. The more complaints, the more likely the consumer protection agencies will act. The offending site: https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/about-mastercard/what-we-do/privacy/data-analytic-opt-out.html
Anyone know if #USPS scans the backside of all envelopes, or just the front? https://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/03/us/postal-service-confirms-photographing-all-us-mail.html
"#Psychedelic drugs have been exiled to the fringes of #medicine, dismissed as recreational drugs with limited #therapeutic potential. That changed with the #breakthrough therapy status granted last year to #psilocybin, the active compound found in magic mushrooms, for its ability to reverse treatment-resistant #depression. In our latest interview series, we discuss the potential of #psychedelics to revolutionize clinical #neuroscience with thought leaders in the field."
if we collectively decide that vaccine hesitancy in the USA is enough of a problem that we need to fix it, maybe we should stop raising our kids in a culture of unbridled me-first individualism.
This is a copy of the #DDG-related post that Bruce #Schneier #censored at
I suppose we could expand the process, so everyone sends the signed keys to a trusted intermediary, who then witholds sigs that would go to someone who didn't do their homework.
Someone at the keysigning party later said: "I didn't get a signed key from you yet.. I'm not signing your key until you sign mine, because I've been burnt before". LOL. Tempting to reply & say "who's to say I can trust you to follow through? Maybe we should meet again and do an in-person exchange of signatures with impartial witnesses present."
We need to crowdsource a db of websites that have opted to exclude themselves from the #WaybackMachine. The WM has become essential with so many Tor-blocking and #Cloudflare blocking sites. I don't want to see WM-excluded sites in my search results. Such archive-resisting sites also downgrade blogs (a dead link invalidates part of an article when there's no archive)
@ashwinvis #SoftwareHeritage is not archiving the bugs db. That's a big oversight IMO. The issues are usually not part of git, so their more difficult to liberate and sometimes get sabotaged or lost in forge migrations. Note that Tor users are blocked from reading the issues on #Gitlab.com, so it would be very useful if archive.softwareheritage.org gave a way to access them.
@ashwinvis We need an underground version of #SoftwareHeritage, #scihub-style, that would preserve copies of commercially abandoned proprietary software. https://invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=uulMxLyiBZg&local=true&quality=medium&start=99
Data scraped from 500 million #LinkedIn users found for sale online
I'm really trying to practice brevity in my writing. I tend to be really long-winded, but I read a really good article in Practical Typography about how readers' attention is finite and it really got me thinking.
The article is about typography, but applies equally well to writing in general: https://practicaltypography.com/why-does-typography-matter.html
I also pointed out that his blog uses #DDG as the embedded search mechanism, and that #DuckDuckGo uses #Microsoft both for hosting & for Bing queries (so MS sees both user's IP address and queries, which it can combine). Why would Bruce #Schneier consider those facts unworthy of response, and even unworthy of exposure? Why is he censoring that? Does he work for DDG?