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Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Nokia's involvement in Russia's digital surveillance, Russia attacted Ukraine largest ISP

quote [ a Russian cyberattack downed Ukraine?s biggest telecom and broadband internet provider, Ukrtelecom, to disrupt the country?s connectivity.
(Nokia) announced cutting off the company?s ties with the invading nation as per the latest sanctions. According to the NY Times, Nokia would also leave behind some equipment crucial for Russia?s SORM surveillance tool. ]

So Nokia is no better than Huawei for 5G. Cisco also supplied equipment.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2]
[by yunnaf@3:00pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 3 March 2022

The secret police: Cops built a shadowy surveillance machine in Minnesota after George Floyd?s murder

quote [ An investigation by MIT Technology Review reveals a sprawling, technologically sophisticated system in Minnesota designed for closely monitoring protesters. ]

This cyberpunk game sucks.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3]
[by steele@10:24pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Pa. fuel tax meant for bridge repair went to state police instead

quote [ Pennsylvania has almost 3,000 bridges classified as structurally deficient, though state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday that tally has actually been halved since 2008.

Over six years, $4.2 billion that could have helped fix those bridges has instead gone to State Police, he said. ]

Confused? More bridge collapses!

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5 Informative]
[by steele@5:50pmGMT] [9 comments]

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Suicide hotline shares data with for-profit spinoff, raising ethical questions - POLITICO

quote [ The Crisis Text Line?s AI-driven chat service has gathered troves of data from its conversations with people suffering life?s toughest situations. ]

This raises moral questions will in me on ow to gather information for suicide hotline AI themselves, that immediately get downed out by learning this wasn't even kept within a non-profit.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Sad]
[by biblebeltdrunk@3:51amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 4 November 2021

How The Furries Fought The Nazis and Won - Worst Year Ever

quote [ Katy, Robert, and Cody went to Midwest FurFest. They left with a tale of a Nazi terrorist attack, and a useful guide to surviving the worst year ever, together. ]

A bit of an old one perhaps, but I think it's still relevant. Podcast from Cody Johnston & Katy Stoll (Some More News) and Robert Evans (Behind The Bastards)

The furry community continues to suprise me

The link is for part one, but part two is in the extended.

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[by slaytanik@7:46amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Venezuela condemns illegal kidnapping of envoy Alex Saab

quote [ Venezuela?s special diplomatic envoy, Alex Saab, was extradited to the United States on Saturday October 16 after being detained in Cape Verde for 491 days. Saab was arrested in Cape Verde on June 12, 2020 at the request of the US government when his plane was refueling at the Amilcar Cabral International Airport on the island of Sal. Following his extradition on Saturday, the Venezuelan government released an official statement condemning Saab?s ?kidnapping? by the US with complicity of Cape Verdean authorities. ]

You may remember Saab as the Venezuelan envoy who the US went after for trying to secure food and supplies for Venezuela's poor, rebelling against the US's murderous sanctions.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2 Interesting]
[by steele@6:44pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 17 October 2021

A Florida Anarchist Will Spend Years in Prison for Online Posts Prompted by Jan. 6 Riot

quote [ Daniel Baker?s calls for armed defense against possible far-right attacks led to a much harsher sentence than that facing most insurrectionists. ]

I am Jack's fiery rage.??????
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[by steele@4:04pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Fridays for Sabotage? The strange fascination of climate Blanquism

quote [ The yearning for the appearance of some group of professionals that somehow saves us from the worst kind of mess can therefore be read as a projection of a deeper kind of anxiety that plagues the present radical zeitgeist, the realization that peaceful mass-mobilizations will likely not be able to avert a climate catastrophe. ]

Catchy read about people hoping for interference.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:20pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn?t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge.

quote [ Judge Donna Scott Davenport oversees a juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, with a staggering history of jailing children. She said kids must face consequences, which rarely seem to apply to her or the other adults in charge. ]

I can't decide if it's worse that we find out that this whole monstrous thing is another Kids for cash scandal, or it's just the typical white supremacist "justice system" in action.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+4 Underrated]
[by steele@6:20pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 1 October 2021

Six-Month Sentence for Lawyer Who Took on Chevron Denounced as 'International Outrage'

quote [ "This ruling was done to deter ANYONE from crossing corporate special interests." ]

Surprised I've never posted about Steven Donziger before.

Long story short he's a human rights lawyer who helped Ecuadorean people who were victims of Texaco's (now owned by Chevron) environmental malfeasance decades ago. He repeatedly won in Ecuador's courts, only to have the ruling overturned by US courts. He was then accused of corruption by Chevron, found in contempt of court (by a federalist judge with connections to Chevron) when he refused to reveal sources, and has been under house arrest for the past two years.

UN Says Steven Donziger?s House Arrest Violates International Law
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5]
[by steele@9:50pmGMT] [4 comments]

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