legally speaking, we're all sodomists anyway
Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Amazon: How Bezos built his data machine

quote [ You might call me an Amazon super-user.

I?ve been a customer since 1999, and rely on it for everything from grass seed to birthday gifts.

There are Echo speakers dotted throughout my home, Ring cameras inside and out, a Fire TV set-top box in the living room and an ageing Kindle e-reader by my bedside.

I submitted a data subject access request, asking Amazon to disclose everything it knows about me

Scanning through the hundreds of files I received in response, the level of detail is, in some cases, mind-bending. ]

Everybody is paying attention to Facebook & Google, all while shopping away their information on amazon.com
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2 Underrated]
[by XregnaR@3:22pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Exclusive: Canada police prepared to shoot Indigenous activists, documents show

quote [ Canadian police were prepared to shoot Indigenous land defenders blockading construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

Notes from a strategy session for a militarized raid on ancestral lands of the Wet?suwet?en nation show that commanders of Canada?s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), argued that ?lethal overwatch is req?d? ? a term for deploying snipers. ]

Meet the young Indigenous organizers working to bring together ceremony and activism in Alberta | The Narwhal

I love how we're still building pipelines despite shooting far beyond the genocidal 2C limits of the Paris Agreement... but then again in ExxonMobil?s 2019 Outlook for Energy, the company projects no reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector through 2040?and no date at which emissions reach net zero, implying indefinite warming.

thumbsettlers
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2 Informative]
[by steele@8:19pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 6 December 2019

Why Virginity Tests Are Making News ? In The U.S. And Afghanistan

quote [ Virginity tests have been documented in at least 20 countries around the world, including Egypt, Indonesia and South Africa. And according to the U.N., increased globalization in the past century has resulted in requests for and cases of virginity testing in countries that had no previous history of the practice, for example, Belgium, the Netherlands and the U.K.

The test is administered for a variety of reasons: to determine whether a woman can go to school, get married, get a job ? or whether she is a victim of rape. ]

Why are father's obsessed with their daughter's virginity? That's just seriously creepy.
[SFW] [Big Brother]
[by knumbknutz@8:46pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 23 November 2019

ACLU - The U.S. Government Tracked, Detained, and Interrogated Journalists.

quote [ As part of a coordinated effort that undermined the freedom of the press, the U.S. government tracked, detained, and interrogated journalists who were reporting on conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, we?re suing on their behalf to defend their First Amendment rights.

On multiple separate occasions, border officers detained each journalist as they sought to return to the U.S. They interrogated the journalists about their coverage of the caravans of people traveling, and asked them about their observations of conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border, including in shelters. ]

No lies detected. /25 chars
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@3:11pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 22 November 2019

Sacha Baron Cohen slams Facebook as "greatest propaganda machine in history"

quote [ Sacha Baron Cohen slammed Facebook and other large social media platforms as "the greatest propaganda machine in history" in a searing speech Thursday night.

Addressing the Anti-Defamation League's Never Is Now summit, the actor ? who is known for using his satirical personas such as Borat, Bruno and Ali G to highlight bigotry around the world ? tore into technology companies for not doing enough to clamp down on hate speech and conspiracy theories. ]

No lies detected. Full article in extended.

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Good]
[by knumbknutz@9:50pmGMT] [3 comments]



Monday, 18 November 2019

Crazy Joe's been been watching old after midnight movies again...

quote [ Former Vice President Joe Biden has doubled down on his reserved stance over marijuana and says his questions over its status as a gateway drug are holding him back from supporting federal legalization.

...research has repeatedly failed to find solid evidence of marijuana leading people to use harder drugs. ]

Everything that comes out of this clowns diseased pie-hole pisses me the fuck off every bit as much, or more than trump-tweets do. Quit treating us like we are stupid - incarcerating non violent drug crimes is big money, and not just for the private prison corporations. There are city and state revenues (court fees, fines, etc) that depend on it, and we all know Biden is all about protecting cash flow for those at the top even if it destroys lives at the bottom.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 laz0r]
[by knumbknutz@2:03pmGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Farmers Say NYPD Mistakenly Confiscated 106 lbs of Hemp

quote [ NYPD bragged about the alleged bust, posting pictures on social media with photos of the hemp in bags. ]

Still not aware of any mistakes made
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2 Funny]
[by satanspenis666@2:41amGMT] [6 comments]

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Why My Children Have No Right to Privacy

quote [ My friend Kim at Let Me Start By Saying wrote an essay that was featured on the Huffington Post. It was about reading her five-year-old daughter's diary. Kim knew her daughter had been writing in her diary and Kim wondered what was going on in her daughter's head. She took the key and opened the book. [...]Now, it's known that the Huffington Post has some of the meanest, angriest, trolliest commenters around. I always imagine many of them living in vans down by the river or licking Cheetos residue from their fingers while typing their raging opus in their mother's dark basements. Well, Kim struck a nerve with her post and got those vans and basements rattling with anger. ]

I'd also like to note that only ONE of us lived in a van. No word on if he eats cheetos.

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+5 WTF]
[by snowfox@10:09amGMT] [18 comments]

Monday, 21 October 2019

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

quote [ Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into "smart spies." ]

"Alexa, play," who played me? (Me)
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 19 August 2019

How the West Got China's Social Credit System Wrong

quote [ It occupies a spot next to 'Black Mirror' and Big Brother in popular imagination, but China?s social credit project is far more complicated than a single, all-powerful numerical score. ]

A month or so back, while trying to find out wtf is actually going on with Venezuela, I started doing Spanish lessons on Duolingo because US Media's coverage of South America is so shit. Clearly, I'm going to need to expand my studies.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 Informative]
[by steele@6:13pmGMT] [4 comments]



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