This could actually increase deaths as armed police are dispatched to “check in” on reportedly suicidal people. And that’s not counting the opportunities for algorithmic cruelty, like notifying someone’s domestic abuser that they’re suicidal.
This was the last straw for the fediverse’s jjg, who reports on the previous techcrunch post in his goodbye letter to Facebook. He points out that the AI capability is bound to be used to bring marketing to a new level.
But they’ve still got lots of ways to track you, even if you yourself aren’t on Facebook anymore. You should still quit, though.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s response to the Trump wall speech revealed why she threatens both Democrats and Republicans
AOC is a breath of fresh air…
But let’s not get carried away with the hero worship just yet.
It constantly amazes me how the fash have zero security culture, even compared to anarchists. I guess it comes from not having to worry about being targeted by the state.
ActivityPub: the present state, or why saving the ‘worse is better’ virus is both possible and important — kaniini’s blog!
Pleroma’s kaniini goes into some technical details on what’s wrong with ActivityPub (the protocol Mastodon, Pleroma, and others use to federate) from a security perspective.
The artifacts of internet life are personal—that is, not professionally or historically notable—and therefore worthless.
Medium is a lot like other silos — it makes money off of other people’s content, and generally doesn’t give anything back.
A minimalist emacs setup, sufficient to bootstrap you into setting up everything else you need.
While I’m not a Millennial (late GenX, child of earliest boomers), a lot of this resonated with me. Especially this:
That’s one of the most ineffable and frustrating expressions of burnout: It takes things that should be enjoyable and flattens them into a list of tasks, intermingled with other obligations that should either be easily or dutifully completed. The end result is that everything, from wedding celebrations to registering to vote, becomes tinged with resentment and anxiety and avoidance.
Good night, internet. Good night.