TIL: A shady company grabbed .sucks as a top level domain and is now shaking companies to pay up for brand 'protection'.
Another of many where the founder(s) unquestionably worked sleepless nights and pulled themselves by their bootstraps to provide the world with a service it did not know it needed.
even capitalism enjoyers are starting to realize that the gig is up
Once more, for the fediverse folks this time:
Future of Privacy Forum have helpfully compiled a list of people/orgs to NOT trust on privacy (it’s the list of their supporters and advisory board).
If you feel you’ve been unfairly included, you should probably remove yourself.
"For simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, McCoy was being investigated and, as a result, his Google data was at risk of being handed over to the police. (...) It’s a concerning trend, argue experts and advocates. They worry the increase signals the start of a new era, one in which law enforcement agencies find ever more creative ways to obtain user information from data-rich tech companies."
Only yesterday a techbro told me data collection is "inevitable"
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This of course presuming that ICANN’s headquarters being in the U.S. and most of its rank and file being American has no effect on the U.S. government control of the internet.
Of course it does, thinking otherwise is naive.
They effectively get the benefit of 'not controlling it' publicly, while of course still very much controlling it.
This paper's whole premise relies on a PR stunt by the Obama admin, nothing more.
Does this joke of a paper really qualify as 'academic output' nowdays?
It uses ICANN’s publicly known and widely criticised failures to assert that the U.S. should take more direct control of the internet once again ignoring the fact that if there's one organisation in the world many trust even less than ICANN, it is the U.S. government.
For me personally, the U.S. seizing news websites .com / .net domains from its so called 'state enemies' is enough.
Here at the intersection of "built to last" and "things fitting perfectly into other things", the MNT Reform laptop fits _exactly_ into a Saddleback front pocket leather satchel with no room at all to spare. (cc: @mntmn )
The fact that Take Two sued the developers of this reverse engineering effort that does require the original game assets - so not like it's piracy - points to the moral bankruptcy of modern copyright enforcement, where nothing can be part of the commons, nothing can be enjoyed for fun, even if it makes a buck for the copyright holders, DECADES AFTER ITS RELEASE , 2k is 🤮
If you're interested, or know someone who is, check out application details in this blog post: https://www.softwareheritage.org/2021/08/27/hiring-software-engineering-manager/
Venezuela!!! Oh wait... https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/3/why-are-there-food-shortages-in-the-uk
GitLab: no, we won’t let you customise the CSS…. but of course you can embed analytics scripts…
Hacker dude from the Interwebs: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab/-/issues/15199#note_666095150
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