Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: Facebook employees stalk users; and more!
Facebook employees stalk users: Moral hazard vs the ACCESS Act.
#5yrsago It’s official: the Olympics result in the worst budget overruns of any megaproject https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2804554
#5yrsago America’s infrastructure debt is so bad that towns are unpaving roads they can’t afford to fix https://www.wired.com/2016/07/cash-strapped-towns-un-paving-roads-cant-afford-fix/
#5yrsago UK Labour’s dirty trick excludes 130,000 members from leadership vote https://www.itv.com/news/2016-07-12/corbyn-opponents-try-to-fix-vote
#5yrsago For the first time, a federal judge has thrown out police surveillance evidence from a “Stingray” device https://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/federal-judge-throws-out-evidence-gathered-with-stingray-cell-phone-tracker/
#5yrsago Security researchers: the W3C’s DRM needs to be thoroughly audited https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/06/call-security-community-w3cs-drm-must-be-investigated
#1yrago Privacy as a right, not a product https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/13/youre-still-the-product/#privacy-not-a-luxury
#1yrago Don't talk about cancer on FB https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/13/youre-still-the-product/#targeting
#1yrago California goes antitrust on Google https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poesy-the-monster-slayer/#feeling-lucky-punk
#1yrago Big Oil can have you locked up https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poesy-the-monster-slayer/#privilege-private-law
#1yrago Target workers strike over chickenization https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poesy-the-monster-slayer/#stay-on-target
#1yrago Artists vs tax havens https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poesy-the-monster-slayer/#moneylab
#1yrago Catalan politician hacked with NSO Group malware https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poesy-the-monster-slayer/#catalunya
#1yrago Poesy the Monster Slayer https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poesy-the-monster-slayer/#poesy
Monday's threads: Podcasting "Tech Monopolies and the Insufficient Necessity of Interoperability"; The Sacklers will get to keep billions; and more!
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* Privacy Without Monopoly, Defcon 29, Aug 7
Reset the Internet? (Project Syndicate)
* Trustbusting (Nicole Sandler)
* Launch for Neil Sharpson's When the Sparrow Falls (Mysterious Galaxy):
My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.
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