you cannot offend the truly innocent
Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Juggalos figured out how to beat facial recognition

quote [ The world welcomed Juggalos to The Resistance when they marched on Washington en masses to protest the policies of the Trump administration. As if they weren't already doing the absolute most, the die-hard fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse have become accidental heroes for people concerned about facial recognition tech: According to Twitter user @tahkion, a computer science blogger, Juggalo makeup outmatches the machine learning algorithms that govern facial recognition technology. "i made a breakthrough. it turns out juggalo makeup defeats facial recognition successfully. if you want to avoid surveillance, become a juggalo i guess" ]

No magnets required.

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Informative]
[by Ankylosaur@1:40amGMT] [8 comments]

Friday, 29 June 2018

California approves privacy rules opposed by ISPs and tech companies

quote [ Law will give people some control over collection and sale of private data. ]

This isn't the net neutrality thing I at first thought it was; it is a step in the right direction at least.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4 Good]
[by hellboy@5:05amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 22 June 2018

Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data

quote [ In a 5-4 decision on Friday the justices decided that police need warrants to gather phone location data as evidence for
trials. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded the Sixth Circuit court's decision.

Carpenter v. United States is the first case about phone location data that the Supreme Court has ruled on. That makes it a landmark decision regarding how law enforcement agencies can use technology as they build cases. The court heard arguments in the case on Nov. 29. ]

Full article in extended (you know the drill)

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+8 Good]
[by knumbknutz@3:15pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 18 June 2018

Politicians, about to vote in favor of mandatory upload filtering in Europe, get channel deleted by YouTube's upload filtering

quote [ Perhaps this will cause them to reconsider next week?s vote, which they have announced they will support: the bill that will make exactly this ?arbitrary, political, and unilateral? upload filtering mandatory all across Europe. ]

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+6 Funny]
[by arrowhen@5:01pmGMT] [7 comments]

Monday, 4 June 2018

Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends

quote [ The company formed data-sharing partnerships with Apple, Samsung and dozens of other device makers, raising new concerns about its privacy protections. ]

Article text in extended.

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Informative]
[by arrowhen@8:08pmGMT] [2 comments]



Saturday, 19 May 2018

Google Removes 'Don't Be Evil' Clause From Its Code of Conduct

quote [ Google?s unofficial motto has long been the simple phrase ?don?t be evil.? But that?s over, according to the code of conduct that Google distributes to its employees. The phrase was removed sometime in late April or early May, archives hosted by the Wayback Machine show. ]

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+5 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@2:06amGMT] [9 comments]

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Against Facebook

quote [ This essay explores the ways Facebook transforms our attention into a product, and how that transformation changes us. It then proposes a social media strike as a concrete strategy to reclaim our attention, and finally lists many reasons why we should all quit Facebook. ]

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4 Good]
[by arrowhen@2:24pmGMT] [5 comments]

Facebook Has Begun To Rank News Organizations By Trust, Zuckerberg Says

quote [ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that the company has already begun to implement a system that ranks news organizations based on trustworthiness, and promotes or suppresses its content based on that metric.

Zuckerberg said the company has gathered data on how consumers perceive news brands by asking them to identify whether they have heard of various publications and if they trust them. ]

Extremely wary of this move.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+6 Sad]
[by knumbknutz@3:40amGMT] [17 comments]

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Appeals court: Indiana abortion law signed by Mike Pence unconstitutional

quote [ Indiana's ban on "selective abortions," which was signed into law in 2016 by then-Gov. Mike Pence (R), is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.

The law banned women from having abortions based on the gender, race or disability of the fetus.

The law imposes an "undue burden" on a woman's right to get an abortion, said the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. ]

I remember the circle of old white men congratulating each other after the ram-rodded this through originally
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2 Good]
[by knumbknutz@2:41pmGMT] [24 comments]

Monday, 9 April 2018

Top officials at Backpage.com indicted after classifieds site taken offline

quote [ Seven top officials of the website Backpage.com, long accused of facilitating child sex trafficking, have been arrested after a grand jury in Phoenix issued a 93-count indictment alleging conspiracy and money laundering, and the government on Friday seized all of Backpage?s websites around the world. ]

I don't know why you'd run something like this within reach of America?.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Informative]
[by foobar@9:48pmGMT] [74 comments]



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