Linux, Wikimedia, and others. Please move.
60 posts • joined 27 Jan 2014
Deepfakes, quantum computing cracking codes, ransomware... Find out what's really freaking out Uncle Sam
Facebook's Libra is a terrorist's best friend, thunders US Treasury: Crypto-coins dubbed 'national security risk'
You're on a Huawei to Hell, US Sec State Pompeo warns allies: Buy Beijing's boxes, no more intelligence for you
Re: too short to reach the post box
"The union first started its campaign to raise the level of letterboxes in 1958 and, while it was agreed by the British Standards Agency, it was never enshrined into building standards law. “
1958 !! Long before the EU then.
Fake news? More like ache news. Grandma, grampa 'more likely' to share made-up articles during US election
US Homeland Security installs AI cameras at the White House, Google tries to make translation less sexist
Personalised ads, tracking of everything … that’s the details. What we’re talking about is Big Data, all the stuff all the apps collect about us. Here in Europe we’re much more safe compared with the US, where all kinds of data and databases are common merchandising.
But anyway, I have already supported https://eelo.io in Kickstarter. Now they have a Foundation set up.
By the way, as an European alternative, try Qwant.com as your search engine. Qwant is made in France, and I have it as default search engine since a year already.
Qwant Music was announced recently, and Qwant Maps is coming soon …
Super Cali: Be realistic, 'autopilot' is bogus – even though the sound of it is something quite precocious
"The way things are supposed to work is that we're supposed to know virtually everything about what [government officials] do: that's why they are called public servants.
They are supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that's why we are called private individuals.
This dynamic - the hallmark of healthy and free society - has been radically reversed. Now, they know everything about what we do, and are constantly building systems to know more. Meanwhile, we know less and less about what they do, as they build walls of secrecy behind which they function. That's the imbalance that needs to come to an end. No democracy can be healthy and functional if the most consequential acts of those who wield political power are completely unknown to those to whom they are supposed to be accountable."
---- Glenn Greenwald
Yes, negative interest rates is one thing, transaction fees are the next. And then the government wants to tax every transaction. Without cash there is no escape, except: moving savings to another country, another currency, gold, silver. Of course, in such cases the government would impose an "exit tax".
Everything is recorded by VISA, your bank, Apple, Google, Facebook and others. All of course in the interest of a greater good (for others).
To further enforce this "everywhere in the world is the United States", Europe, as well as countries around the Pacific, will get dictated this TTIP agreement. Under the banners of "free trade" and "economic growth".
The puppets in Brussels are of course following uncle Joe without much questioning.