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Reality Winner has been in jail for a year. Her prosecution is unfair and unprecedented.

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Copyright should be a bargain between artists and the public, not a giveaway for recording companies.

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If current trends continue then what is a bit controversial for Google now will be a completely routine and unremarkable aspect of their business model in a few years.

The Google story spans from some guys making a search engine to being at the heart of the military/industrial complex carrying out assassinations with AI.
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And "It's Not Brain Surgery," by Cory @doctorow, is a science fiction tale about the dangers of internet-connected devices that we aren't legally able to
control with software of our choosing.

Centralized platforms are great. There are no potential downsides.

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Congress attempting to functionally extinguish copyright term limits, extend copyright protection to 140+ years; the 11th such extension in the past 40 years.

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"I don't understand that there's a world outside of the US".jpg

Hopefully this right to repair argument eventually comes out correctly. The DMCA was a weird law, but by now it should be clear to everyone that the anti-circumvention provision was a bad - and unreasonably broad - component.

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"Toward the aftermath, the main question is What will be left of advertising—and what it supports—after the adtech bubble pops?"

"Adtech is built to undermine the brand value of all the media it uses"

"Adtech spies on people and violates their privacy. By design."

Apparently there's a company that buys cell tower location data and sells it to cops. That means that the cell companies are selling location data.

Plausible story on what's going on with politics at the moment:

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Amazon threatens to suspend Signal's AWS account over censorship circumvention

Amazon and Google are both coming out opposed to people using their services for domain fronting, to circumvent censorship.

Note that Signal is actively blocked in Egypt, Oman, UAE, and Iran. So, that sucks.

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A collection of things I made for people new to #Mastodon, based on questions I commonly see in the public timelines during influxes of new folks. :)

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A two-way 🐘🐦 @crossposter:

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