In his latest report, the UN SR on extreme poverty @Alston_UNSR@twitter.com picked up our critique of the automated scoring system used by #AMS in Austria to categorize unemployed jobseekers, which “can reinforce or exacerbate existing inequalities and discrimination”
Sharp summary & analysis of the DNS over HTTPS debate w Firefox, Chrome & Cloudflare on Theconversation.com: "Fundamentally, this debate does not centre on the arrival of a new technology though. As often is the case, it centres on power, who should have it and who should wield it. For example, who should regulate the web, and who should be able to exploit our data?" -> https://theconversation.com/dns-over-https-why-the-webs-latest-privacy-tech-is-causing-an-outcry-125188?
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Efforts to boycott Elsevier and reimagine the scholarly communications ecosystem are on the forefront of the fight for knowledge. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/dont-let-science-publisher-elsevier-hold-knowledge-ransom
The Debian Project stands with the @GNOME Foundation in defense against patent trolls https://bits.debian.org/2019/10/gnome-foundation-defense-patent-troll.html
#DDoS targeted #Amazon S3 specific bucket domain names, e.g. mycloudydata.s3.amazonaws.com, that could be used as leverage to get Amazon to keep the bucketless domain name s3.amazonaws.com
Good to see some media pointing out that just because #Trump supports an idea does not make it automatically wrong. The US Intelligence establishment is pushing that belief as an means to rehabilitate their image after missing 9/11, making up #Iraq #WMD, waterboarding, #Snowden leaks, losing control of the #Vault7 exploits , etc.
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.
"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."