It's bad enough that people put these things into their own homes but an Echo or similar device would be a deal-breaker if I was ever to rent a place with one. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qj45kx/amazon-wants-alexa-to-move-into-your-apartment-before-you-do
Google removed @k9mail from the Play Store without prior notice because they objected to the following text in the app description (that has been the same for more than a year):
(People sometimes call K-9: K9, K9 Mail, K-9 Email, K9 Email, K9 E-Mail, k9mail or k9email.)
"What Black Lives Matter Has Accomplished - The Atlantic"
"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"
Ireland's lacrosse team withdrew from an international tournament to give their slot to the Iroquois National's team to play in the tournament instead.
Lacrosse, as you may or may not know, began as a ceremonial sport played by Native American and First Nations tribes (I believe it belonged largely to the Haudenosaunee/ Iroquois Confederacy), and was at one time deeply spiritual but has been soundly ripped away from its roots and its people.
"Its simply the right thing to do," they say.
Consider that everyday people that use #privacy intrusive software like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, and etc need help more than chastisement.
Don't be afraid to meet them in the middle & continually offer reasons to switch from algorithms and human-behavior-as-the-income method.
It takes many conversations and practice to sway people from their habits.
A new documentary on social networks, filter bubblers, user privacy, etc. premieres on Netflix tomorrow
The Social Dilemma trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaaC57tcci0&feature=emb_logo
This morning's album on repeat: Dreams We Never Lost by the Scottish band Tide Lines. https://open.spotify.com/album/0qmVb65AZY3vVMYnu0do5V?si=Xd_sRxP_QQ6OyeeBmHgjSQ
What happened to Mozilla?
A lot has happened in regard to #Mozilla lately. Hundreds of staff in important positions have been laid off. Tough questions are being asked about the future of the 'company' and whether it is time to 'ditch #Firefox'. There are even those who have gone as far as to claim that Mozilla is dead. So what actually happened? Why are people angry and do you need to switch?
My measure of racist people is not their current act. I don't care that by law you're forced to respect black people. My measure is if you had the chance to live in a time that slavery was legal, what would you do?
Would you own slaves if it was legal? Would you make it look OK by telling yourself it's legal and it's just a business and everybody does it? If you do, you're a trash I don't want to have interaction with.
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