Thursday, 30 July 2020
quote [ If you?re worried about mass surveillance, here?s another reason to wear a face mask ]
Apart from being the pragmatic option.
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
quote [ The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees. ]
For those eligible in the US, the tracker is now live. If you have filed for 2019 it will use that data, otherwise it will use your AGI from 2018.
If they do not already have your direct deposit payment info on file you need your AGI, and the dollar amount of any refund/owed amount, plus the expected address and banking info.
Friday, 3 April 2020
quote [ The worker helped plan an NYC warehouse strike ]
interesting look into union busting
Saturday, 28 March 2020
quote [ Let?s pretend it really happened. Imagine Congress passed a law tomorrow morning that banned companies from doing any ad microtargeting whatsoever. Close your eyes and picture what life would be like if the leading business model of the internet were banished from existence. How would things be different?
Netflix could still surmise that your life has felt empty ever since you finished season 7 of the Great British Baking Show, and suggest the appropriate spinoffs. ]
Nice summary, except maybe for the annoying Brave browser promo at the end.
Thursday, 12 March 2020
Don't be fooled, experts warn, America's anti-child-abuse EARN IT Act could burn encryption to the ground
quote [ Wait, a proposed law tackling the sexual abuse of kids and they name it... the EARN IT Act? Seriously? ]
With everyone focused on stocking up on TP and getting the fuck out of Europe, this is sneaking under the wire...
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
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
Sunday, 22 December 2019
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.
Friday, 6 December 2019
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.
Saturday, 23 November 2019
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
Friday, 22 November 2019
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.
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