uspol, cdnpol, borders Show more
This story is crazy. Not "thousands of children are being separated from their parents" crazy, but still.
TL;DR: A visitor from France accidentally crossed into the US while on a jog in White Rock, Canada and ended up being detained for two weeks by US immigration.
Being familiar w/ the area, it strikes me how easy it would be to make that mistake (the border is in the middle of a big park).
Worst case scenario seems pretty bad for anything cloud-hosted. Anybody has more info?
Just in: Supreme Court rules that government generally needs a warrant if it wants to track an individual’s location through cell records over an extended period
The children will go bathing
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TL;DR: If this goes through--and currently it looks like it will--we'll have to move our company out of the EU and we might have to stop serving European users, if doing so without implementing upload filters would be illegal. All thanks to lobbyists and bureaucrats, with not a single citizen ever having asked to have their Internet censored for them.
Real resistance and solidarity is happening in Portland, OR right now.
As the Trump admin is kidnapping children and terrorizing families, we will do EVERYTHING we can to stop this.
If a similar action is not beimg held near you, make it happen.
Portlanders, get tf doen to 4310 SW Macadam Ave if you can. Stat. We have ppl on the ground. We need bodies. We need support
tech / ICE / the banality of evil Show more
Since a lot of techies follow me I would like to remind you that places like Vigilant Solutions may try to hire you to work on technology that ICE has contracted. It is your ethical responsibility to not be a cog in the machine.
uspol, trump, concentration camps Show more
And so #Youtube won't allow the #Blender Foundation to share its creative commons licensed videos on the platform if they don't monetize it? Really? https://www.blendernation.com/2018/06/19/blender-foundation-youtube-update/ #b3d
@kristina I found a news article about parenting that confirms my existing opinion. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jun/18/over-controlled-toddlers-grow-up-unable-to-cope
@jbond Exactly. Since most of those old pages don't tend to have ads, they're invisible to Google. Classic Authoritarian High Modernism (http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2010/07/26/a-big-little-idea-called-legibility)
RSS and Google Reader are Dave Winer's pet peeves, and I'm sympathetic. But he's missing an even better example: what Google did to Dejanews. Just look at all these complaints about stuff that used to be on Usenet that is no longer available: https://hn.algolia.com/?query=groups%20dejanews&sort=byPopularity&prefix&page=0&dateRange=all&type=comment
The part about HTTPS totally makes sense. I've been struggling to articulate this for a while.
Dave Winer on http vs https vs google.
Tell me again why https everywhere is a good thing?
Censorship is a real thing. In this example, the excuses are "hate speech and other online crimes, including cyberbullying and pornography". The mechanism here is a government license for web sites.