Brendan Eich's 'Brave' seems to have just walked into a world of hurt due to its habit of soliciting donations in the name of people who have NOT given permission for it to do so (using their photograph without consent, even)
"Hackers steal millions from banks by sneaking devices onto networks"
I‘ve now submitted a pull request for mdbook that, if/when merged, will serve web fonts locally and not hit Google’s servers:
In the meanwhile, if you want to create Google-free #Rust documentation, feel free to use my fork:
@aral Massive transfer of personal data that wasn't paid for = breach
Massive transfer of personal data that was paid for = normal commerce.
Funny how that works!
Wasn’t allowed to ask the question so tweeted it instead (Twitter has its uses sometimes):
Facebook just presented a keynote titled Privacy at Facebook at #NordicPrivacyArena.
Here’s the question I would have asked if I had been allowed to: “Privacy at Facebook is an oxymoron; it is a contradiction of terms. Facebook’s business model is based on violating privacy…”
"GM captured minuted details such as station selection, volume level, and ZIP codes of vehicle owners, and then used the car’s built-in Wi-Fi signal to upload the data to its servers. The goal was to determine the relationship between what drivers listen to and what they buy and then turn around and sell the data to advertisers and radio operators."
@aral needs to be heard.
Too many people mistake privacy for secrecy.
I finally have a name for the broader concept that I want to look at.
Specifically, #liquiddemocracy should be an avenue to tear back control from representative democracies that have devolved into plutocracy.
By emplacing representatives that act as direct proxies for people who voted directly this could be enacted progressively without necessitating a formal change in governmental structure that is made impossible by that current system.
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