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Remember how US law made it illegal for Standard Oil to unfairly control what railroads could and couldn't ship?

In an information-centric economy, the parallels to Google are uncanny.

Me: I'm going to get back to working on getting healthy this week after a long holiday.

Also me: skips gym because we went out for too many beers yesterday

Also me: breakfast currently consists of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (king size) and swiss cheese.

I'm so bad at this getting healthy thing. Ugh

The quid pro quo from surveillance brands has always been to suggest if we're not happy with their shady business practices, we just shouldn't use their services.
Let's take their word then, shall we?
I've deleted my @amazon account a few weeks ago. Not missing it at all.

RT @Moonalice
This seems like a good time to mention that manipulation of human attention and behavior are not inevitable. We could prioritize liberty and self-determination. We could declare that data is human right, not an asset.

RT @aimeevanrobot
Mandatory facial recognition for mobile phone users in China "makes Chinese mobile phone and internet users easier to track."

Farewell consent.

RT @Adam_K_Levin
If you just bought a smart TV on Black Friday or plan to buy one for Cyber Monday tomorrow, the FBI wants you to know a few things:

A/C is back on which means I slept like shit. Not looking like a great start to a Monday where it is already 24C/75F just before sunrise. Ugh.

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RT @StephenKing
The reason the terrorist in London went on a "stabbing spree" instead of a "shooting spree" is because they have tough gun laws and serious penalties in England. Thus the toll was 3 dead (awful) rathe than 3 dozen (horrific).

RT @octothorp
From Icelandic law circa 1118: “If a man calls a man a name other than his own[…]the penalty is three years’ exile, if he takes offense.”

—quoted by Gissing Palsson, ‘The Man Who Stole Himself’ (@UChicagoPress, 2016)

We no longer safeguard one another’s honor so vigilantly.

RT @michelleames
31 Days of Marketing: During the holidays, your message canget lost in the chaos. Make sure that you have differentiated your marketing. Don’t tell them how you’re the same as everyone else. Show them how you’re different.

RT @ahockley
You know what we call the day after the end of the decade?


Don't place too many emotions around an arbitrary date. Keep going.

RT @mhanes
Hi please take time to enjoy the real world today, it's quite large and quite nice!

Go for a walk, breathe in life :)

What a day. Ran into another old friend and asked her about her dog as we hadn't seen him in a while. He passed on Thursday which brought our friend to tears. Time for me to go back to bed.

RT @TaupeAvenger
This before and after video from Vienna, Austria could be any American city. Safe bike infrastructure isn’t hard or especially expensive. It just takes the will to reallocate street space to build it.

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