Archive for February, 2018

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#nsa et al (three-letter agencies) have just unintentionally told p…

February 28, 2018

#nsa et al (three-letter agencies) have just unintentionally told people, if you want relative #privacy from US/Five Eyes and don't mind spying by #china then buy #zte #huawei #xiaomi etc.

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One court decision on top of another, more so after Alice (SCOTUS),…

February 28, 2018

One court decision on top of another, more so after Alice (SCOTUS), #swpats are dying. They're already dead in many ways (in US courts). Nobody would really claim otherwise in 2017. #cafc finished the job.

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“What preserves a state is humaneness and rightness. If a state lac…

February 28, 2018

"What preserves a state is humaneness and rightness. If a state lacks rightness, even if it is large, it will certainly perish." https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2018/02/26/eliot-weinberger/advice-to-washington-from-ancient-china/

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#nsa does not worry about phones because they lack security but bec…

February 28, 2018

#nsa does not worry about phones because they lack security but because they have 'too much' #security i.e. no back doors for NSA to use

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Reminder: 1. #nsa cracked #huawei networks 2. NSA et al. put back d…

February 28, 2018

Reminder:
1. #nsa cracked #huawei networks
2. NSA et al. put back doors in pretty much everything
3. Huawei is bad because it's not US Empire
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-26/huawei-ceo-fights-back-over-trust-in-china-s-tech-companies

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#facebook is a threat to publishers. People now watch each others’ …

February 28, 2018

#facebook is a threat to publishers. People now watch each others' breakfasts and faces and press "like", then get links to junk/fake 'news' http://uk.businessinsider.com/littlethings-online-publisher-shuts-down-and-blames-facebook-algorithm-2018-2?r=US&IR=T

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#Iowa State University must have received some paychecks from #mons…

February 28, 2018

#Iowa State University must have received some paychecks from #monsanto and the likes of it.
People don't like #gmo …? BLAME RUSHA!@!!#@#@!
https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610389/russia-wants-you-to-hate-gmos/ same tactics used by #fracking companies

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He means “computers”, not “AI” https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6…

February 28, 2018

He means "computers", not "AI"
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610298/tech-companies-should-stop-pretending-ai-wont-destroy-jobs
Why is AI trending all of a sudden? Who/what triggered it?

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The End of American Film Censorship https://daily.jstor.org/end-ame…

February 28, 2018

The End of American Film Censorship https://daily.jstor.org/end-american-film-censorship/ "Supreme Court held that movies were “business, pure and simple,” no different from the pharmaceutical or banking industry"

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News Corp writing about a News Corp head complaining about censorsh…

February 28, 2018

News Corp writing about a News Corp head complaining about censorship as a third person. News Corp must be assuming people don't keep track of how many networks and sites News Corp owns entirely or partially.