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New documents show ICE accessed data from automated license plate readers at Orange County shopping malls, despite companies' public denials last summer. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/here

Fascism is already here, it's just not evenly distributed

because that's kind of the whole point of it

I'm looking for music suggestions that evoke new beginnings, new homes, change, voyaging/exploring, revolution, etc. Diverse genres preferred.

New Zealand's domestic spies, obsessed with illegally surveilling environmental activists, missed a heavily armed right-wing terrorist
boingboing.net/2019/03/19/five

A scandal implicating Sweden’s oldest bank widened dramatically on Friday, with revelations that the suspicious flows that the institution handled--transactions with potential connections to alleged Danske Bank money laundering--amounted to $10.2 billion, and not $5.8 billion, as earlier reported.

occrp.org/en/27-ccwatch/cc-wat

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy9gNOnoR8M

There's an obvious parallel with the leftist idea of ownership of the means of production. What is the means of production in the digital era? Its the computers, the networks, the devices and the software that runs on them.

Also @aral makes a good point about changing the success criteria. Success in a decentralized system means something different from success in the Silicon Valley startup frame.

I admit I was the kind of person who might cheat at Monopoly. But in all practicality, if you land on developed Boardwalk 2x, that $2 rent from Mediterranean Av can only cover you so far, regardless of how creative your deals get.

I gave up that captililistic game and moved to chess where at least the pawn had a chance of capturing a king.

These days Sudoku is more relaxing because I don't have to count over 9.

I might move to checkers next.

Want to find new masto peeps to yap to!

Say hi! 👋

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Asked #Reddit: If you could design any website, app, or any other digital tech, and have a team build it, what would it do and how would it work?
reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comment

Would be great to have some more answers here. I'm trying to get across the idea that users don't have to be passive consumers of digital tech, but can play an active role in envisioning its development.

If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:

Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)

Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.

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The dystopia is here, it's just not evenly distributed.

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