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McCarthy built such a machine in the `40s and `50s. Started with Communists, then Communist-leaning views, then Socialist views, eventually expanded to include homosexuality. Victims lost their jobs, were blacklisted from their industries.

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Black Hat drama this week shows the risks in creating a machine/process w/ the power to censor a group for personal views. Always starts w/ dangerous/unsympathetic views, inevitably expands to censor other groups based on shakier grounds.

Tsai ing-wen, president of the Republic of China (Taiwan): "On May 17th, 2019 in , . We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better country. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ"

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We won! The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the Investigatory Powers Tribunal is subject to judicial review before the High Court. The Court's judgment is a major endorsement and affirmation of the rule of law in the UK. privacyinternational.org/press twitter.com/privacyint/status/

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As you may have read yesterday, Adobe is telling customers using older versions of Creative Cloud that they could be sued (elekk.xyz/@eightbitsamurai/102).

If you are still using CC, it might be time to consider alternatives which let you actually own software instead of renting it:

switching.social/ethical-alter

#CreativeCloud #Adobe #Alternatives #DeleteAdobe

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Weird. My ZTE Blade suddenly started to throw "DRM not supported" errors whenever I try to install anything via the Play store.

The device isn't rooted, and I didn't upgrade anything recently, and there's no system upgrade available.

Some of the apps I used to use stopped working too. #Android always finds a way to piss me off. #Librem5 can't come soon enough.

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Plasma 5.15.5 brings improvements to KDE's desktop environment, including fixes to the Discover software manager, crisper widget previews and labels on the desktop, ... and emojis to window titles. Let that last one sink in for a second. kde.org/announcements/plasma-5

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Typical. Managed to play fetch with a cat for a bit, but once I started recording, he stopped.

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Did you know that there are apps that let you insert women into photos so you can pretend to have a girlfriend?

Completely unrelated, here's a picture of my cat Tippy and his girlfriend Madison.

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A animal with a history of abuse will often flinch when a well-meaning new owner tries to pet it. It takes a lot of time and effort to rebuild trust and security.

The emotional damage in the community from decades of abuse by exploitative companies isn't acknowledged nearly enough, and is hard to overcome.

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