When the US stops #EndlessWar in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, it can pay for #MedicareForAll without even raising taxes https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/17/opinion/medicare-for-all-funding-military.html
Victory! Last night, Berkeley’s city council voted unanimously to ban the city government’s use of face recognition technology.
great to see #security reviews also include key factors like "organizational transparency", #Mozilla #Firefox deserves the credit here https://www.zdnet.com/article/germanys-cyber-security-agency-recommends-firefox-as-most-secure-browser/
#BillGates gets so much "feel good" press these days because he has a foundation, but he's still up to his old tricks of profits above all else https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/republic-services-strike-bill-gates-sanitation
#fastlane collects tracking data and sends it to their server, it is also opt-out so it is enabled by default https://docs.fastlane.tools/#metrics
they hashed the Application ID so it must be private! ;-) except the Application ID space is small enough to just generate all possible Application ID, then have a lookup table.
Calling out to the Mastodon community again: famous @fdroidorg Repomaker is looking for a new maintainer (and contributors). Should be familiar with F-Droid, Python, Django.
Please help keeping it alive!
Volunteers go to https://gitlab.com/fdroid/repomaker/issues/234 – others please boost, as usual 😉 Thanks!
"20 companies responsible for 35% of world CO2 output since 1965" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/09/revealed-20-firms-third-carbon-emissions
Meanwhile, the Scotland and Norway are using their expertise in setting up offshore platforms to make gianormous, 100m tall, floating windmills that can power 20,000 homes (30MW).
"The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed"
it is absurd that airplanes pay no energy taxes while electric trains and buses do. #ClimateAction #kerosenetax_EU
The Austrian state railway #OBB is expanding the night train network! Night trains are really a wonderful, low stress, productive way to travel for work, and kids totally love them. They do take a little getting used to, but its worth it.
Bus-, Bahn- und Schiffsreisen könnten bald schon denselben Regeln unterliegen wie das Fliegen. Wir halten das für eine schlechte Idee und wollen deshalb auch die Fluggastdatenspeicherung kippen! #hoffentlich https://netzpolitik.org/2019/eu-staaten-diskutieren-ueberwachung-von-schiffs-und-zugreisenden/#spendenleiste
"By cross-referencing just one hour of video footage from public webcams with Instagram stories taken and shared in Times Square, BuzzFeed News was able to confirm the real names and identities of a half dozen people."
Interesting to see that the #ClimateImpact of travelling by electric train is less than the impact of manufacturing the car or motorcycle. So just owning the car has more impact than taking the train.
#Netanyahu is promising to annex territory gained through force. That should receive the same treatment as #Putin received when he annexed Crimea https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/13/eu-leaders-must-get-tough-with-israel
"#OpenBanking bedeutet vielmehr, dass es im Finanzmarkt viele neue Player geben wird, weil die großen Finanz-Haie ihre Gewässer für hungrige Piranha-Schwärme öffnen müssen – und wir sind das Futter."
Ecuador: Violent raid jeopardizes Ola Bini’s right to a fair trial
The raid carried out by the Attorney General’s Office on the home of Fabián Hurtado, the independent information technology expert witness in the case of digital rights defender Ola Bini, which resulted in the seizure of his electronic equipment, again caused great concern about the guarantee of a fair trial for Bini, Amnesty International said today.
#blogs are still a thing, especially in #security research, so my #RSS reader is key to my work. Recently, I've started an experiment with it: I read the articles in oldest-first order. It feels unnatural at first, but now I'm starting to appreciate the calm, without the #AddictionByDesign of pull-to-refresh breaking news feeds
#FreeSoftware like #SAMBA was key to breaking open the #microsoft #monopoly in the early 90s with #AdversarialInteroperability. The #BigTech web and bad #copyright and #patent laws like #DMCA make that even harder now than in the 90s.