Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: How Facebook will benefit from its massive breach; and more!
Archived at: https://pluralistic.net/2021/04/05/zucks-oily-rags/
How Facebook will benefit from its massive breach: Creating a problem does not qualify you to solve the problem.
#10yrsago US Customs’ domain-seizure program punishes the first amendment, leaves alleged pirates largely unscathed https://torrentfreak.com/us-governments-pirate-domain-seizures-failed-miserably-110403/
#10yrsago Scott Walker gives cushy $85.5K/year government job to major donor’s young, underqualified son https://web.archive.org/web/20110406040138/https://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/04/scott-walker-hires-dropout/
#10yrsago Closing down Borders sign: “No toilets, try Amazon” https://consumerist.com/2011/04/sign-at-borders-store-closing-in-chicago-tells-customers-where-to-find-a-restroom.html
#10yrsago Recording industry lobbyist appointed head of copyright for European Commission https://web.archive.org/web/20110401191310/http://www.keionline.org/node/1105
#10yrsago What is legitimate “newsgathering” and what is “piracy”? https://zunguzungu.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/why-arianna-huffington-is-bill-kellers-somali-pirate/
#5yrsago Google reaches into customers’ homes and bricks their gadgets https://memex.craphound.com/2016/04/05/google-reaches-into-customers-homes-and-bricks-their-gadgets/
#5yrsago Pollster explains how Chamber of Commerce can steamroller empathetic execs into opposing progressive policies https://gawker.com/business-execs-support-progressive-policies-but-the-ch-1768898477
#5yrsago Parent Hacks: illustrated guide is the best kind of parenting book https://memex.craphound.com/2016/04/05/parent-hacks-illustrated-guide-is-the-best-kind-of-parenting-book/
#5yrsago The Nameless City: YA graphic novel about diplomacy, hard/soft power, colonialism, bravery, and parkour https://memex.craphound.com/2016/04/05/the-nameless-city-ya-graphic-novel-about-diplomacy-hard-and-soft-power-colonialism-bravery-and-parkour/
#5yrsago Save Netflix! https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/04/save-netflix
#5yrsago The TSA spent $1.4M on an app to tell it who gets a random search https://kevin.burke.dev/kevin/tsa-randomizer-app-cost-336000/
#5yrsago Iceland’s PM says he won’t resign, mass demonstrations gain momentum https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/politics_and_society/2016/03/31/anti_government_demo_planned_for_monday/
#5yrsago Panama Papers reveal the tax-avoidance strategies of David Cameron’s father https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/apr/04/panama-papers-david-cameron-father-tax-bahamas
#1yrago Landlord accidentally organizes rent strike https://pluralistic.net/2020/04/04/a-mind-forever-voyaging/#bcc
#1yrago Private equity looting public health in a pandemic https://pluralistic.net/2020/04/04/a-mind-forever-voyaging/#prop-bets
Saturday's threads: Consumerism won't defeat Georgia's Jim Crow; China's antitrust surge; and more!
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