inb4 NPCs rage at me:
UHS hospital network hit by #ransomware attack
«The combination of Fitbit’s health data with Google’s other data creates unique opportunities for discrimination and exploitation of consumers in healthcare, health insurance and other sensitive areas, with major implications for privacy too.» #privacy
"Samsung TV owners complain about increasingly obtrusive ads"
"On its webpage intended for business partners, Samsung boasts that is has 50 million Smart TVs in operation and that it has the industry’s largest ACR data set."
So ... we no longer own our things, apparently we just buy direct sales channels into our homes 🤔
How Online Course Providers #Track Learners
It's inevitable: whenever I talk about the need to curb concentrated power in the tech sector, someone comes along to ask why I only care about tech - why not do something about concentration in telecoms or entertainment?
That's not wrong, but it's not right either. Yes, telecoms and entertainment are grotesquely concentrated and abuse their monopoly power to the great detriment of the rest of us.
But no, gunning for Big Tech does NOT mean that we're not gunning for Big Content and Big Telco, too.
Bust 'em all!
The idea that these monopolized industries are somehow keeping each other in check - rather than colluding to screw the rest of us - is wrong. Google did an anti-Net Neutrality deal with Verizon. And all the tech and content companies illegally fixed wages between 'em.
What vegans don’t realize is that many animals and insects are killed in the process of farming. Also, monocropping depletes the soil.
Meanwhile, properly managed ruminant animals peeing and pooping all over the land replenishes the soil, which draws carbon out of the atmosphere. Much more environmentally friendly.
I will agree with vegans on one point: CAFOs need to die in a fire.
no weebs allowed ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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