General Strike on Amazon EU:
Global strike! No one go to work for megacorporations- except co-ops, democratized workplaces, and indie companies run out of rusting shipping containers and monocrystalline panels! All you uberdriving machine learning Ph. Ds living in cardboard boxes, artschool dropouts shilling brands on Birdsite with a gofundme for Ramen dinner, taskrabbiting coders underpaid to automate your own job away -- DEMAND TO BE PAID WHAT YOU'RE WORTH!
(If you can, don't hurt yourself!)
The $63 billion takeover of Monsanto by Bayer prompted a thorny branding question: what to call the new company? The company's management has announced its decision: the new company will be called "Bayer," despite the name's longtime association with Nazi slave labor camps, fatal human subjects experiments conducted on prisoners supplied by the Nazis, and complicity in the production of Zyklon B, the lethal poison used in concentration camp gas-chambers.[...]
Yesterday I was part of a panel at Disruption Network Lab "TARGETED, PROFILED & INFLUENCED: On Cambridge Analytica and Beyond". I sneaked in tons of What Remains game snippets. If you're in Berlin, this afternoon the program continues with "UNCOVERING CORRUPTION: On Strategic Harassment, Mexican Trolls and Election Manipulation".
An invitation for anyone nearby Rotterdam: Algo-Rhythms #2 a creative coding and algorithmic improvisation on May 31st, more details: https://worm.org/production/algo-rhythms/
HATE NEWS conference on May 25-26, 2018 @Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien Investigating online opinion manipulation, strategic hate speech and misinformation – and their impact on civil rights.
Given how important the WebFinger protocol is to Mastodon, I got curious about where this use of the word "finger" comes from. Fortunately somebody in 1990 thought to record the story of events from 1971, so that 47 years later we can discover what happened: https://groups.google.com/groups?selm=1990Feb20.firstname.lastname@example.org
*gasp* Facebook weakened WhatsApp encryption so they could open it up for businesses by selling user data and making a profit
Oh wait, no. That’s not surprising at all
the program for AMRO is out!
*this post is sponsored by Leberkas Pepi*
Currently there's a discussion on the projects GitHub, and if you know anything that may help us that's the place to go. Please try to read the conversation before pitching in though!
"Our access to information is incredibly broad but shockingly fleeting. A tweet that was meant to be forgotten resurfaces years later to cost someone their job, while a video providing evidence of war crimes disappears without a trace."
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