Turns out the trick to fixing traffic wasn't adding more lanes, but ramping up gas prices.

Who knew.

Why do people treat advertising and propaganda like they're two different things?

@ilumium Most importantly, they call on the EU to "support and accelerate" the development and internationalisation of , and to establish a member state working group to "mobilise funding".


Via @ldubost

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The EU's outgoing presidency and the Council just passed a remarkable declaration about , acknowledging that they "contribute to the preservation and collective control and valuation of data" & "improve the security of digital tools and innovations."

to anyone who's thinking about buying github copilot:

just be warned that it may have been trained on code i wrote

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Arthur C. Clarke

"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced."

Barry Gehm

"Any technology, no matter how primitive, is magic to those who don’t understand it."

Florence Ambrose (Freefall, Stanley)

"It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done."

Terry Pratchett

being a shithole again, trampling on human rights. Honestly how this country can be part of the EU is beyond me.

"US woman left traumatised after Malta hospital refuses life-saving "

@davidrevoy drivers have literally zero reason to be proprietary.

They are only meant to be used with certain devices THAT YOU'VE BOUGHT!!! Making source code of a driver visible won't help you make a new device and infringe on patents or what not.

And even if one driver also works for another device of the same category, SO FUCKING WHAT THEN? It's not like anybody lost anything as the result.

So what is the point of proprietary drivers? There's none!

To conclude, Rapporteur Sophie In 't Veld asks is was willing to work with Amnesty Tech and the EP to "go through every single case of abusive use of ".

Answer: Kind of yes, but we won't be able to do much probably b/c we'd need customer permission.

So I guess that's a no.

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The only positive aspect in 's responses I could find so far: they made explicit reference to @FbdnStories and @AmnestyTech reporting.

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Other good Qs from MEP @salima_yenbou: What is definition of terrorism?

A: "a clear threat of violence against an institution" -- this sounds veeery broad to me and could easily include protesters in oppressive regimes.

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And now Polish MEP Sikorski on fire:

"I am contacting you as a victim, how can I now that I have been targeted by ?"

"Are you proud of targeting the Polish opposition?"

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Excellent question by @HNeumannMEP: What kind of regulation would be needed for companies like ?

NSO answer: "We would need something like weapons controls."

So the company agrees they are selling weapons??

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MEP Körner follows his colleague Heide with good questions on numbers, refuses to respond to most of them.

Except: More than 5 EU member states are NSO customer.

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says total number of targets is about 13,000 per year, used by 60 customers. That makes ~217 targets per customer.

Independent research said the number of targets was over 50,000.


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Hahaha, : "we are first and foremost a research and development company" LMAO

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NSO dude keeps on claiming how they take and international law seriously but refuses to say anything meaningful about the publicly known cases of abuse in , , , etc.

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