Here's why the gun debate isn't just about guns. Making guns isn't that hard, and any regulation that effectively prevented it would also necessarily ban any sort of useful home workshop. This very quickly becomes an issue impacting the right to repair, and more importantly the freedom to tinker.
Great. Apparently the New England Journal of Medicine can't even meet their own commitments on handling statistical cheating in papers they've published.
Apparently the entire internet is slowly turning into an Amazon service: https://gizmodo.com/i-tried-to-block-amazon-from-my-life-it-was-impossible-1830565336
Turns out that when cell phone companies sell location data, that means that people can buy that data.
"Big Tech's problem is Big, not Tech" by Cory Doctorow (video) https://archive.org/details/decentralizedwebsummitmedia-2018-courtyard-2?start=509
I missed this when it came out a few months ago, but this is a great talk. I'm becoming more and more convinced that the problems of technology centralization can't be solved without antitrust. Tim Wu's recent book "The Curse of Bigness" also comes to mind here.
Become a Facebook-Free business
Seriously, @mozilla ?
Not only you went and implemented this DRM crap and now you're downloading non-free binaries behind our back???
I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.
When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.
https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25120/securing-the-vote-protecting-american-democracy National Academy of Science report on how to secure US voting processes.
lol. Will democrats actually try to fix vote counting in the US now, or will they keep saying that anyone who suggests that there are problems is trying to "undermine trust in the democratic process"?
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