15th June 2013
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You should care about surveillance because once the system for surveillance is built into the networks and the phones, bad guys (or dirty cops) can use it to attack you. In Greece, someone used the police back door on the national phone company’s switches to listen in on the prime minister during the 2005 Olympic bid. Chinese hackers used Google’s lawful interception back door to hack Gmail and figure out who dissidents talked to. Our communications systems are more secure if they’re designed to keep everyone out – and adding a single back door to them blows their security models up. You can’t be a little bit pregnant, and the computers in your pocket and on your desk and in your walls can’t be a little bit insecure. Once they’re designed for surveillance, anyone who can bribe or impersonate a cop can access them.
12th June 2013
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Oh, you cat…
28th May 2013
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Last week, activists launched a campaign that urged companies to boycott Facebook advertising because the social media network allows users to post images of domestic violence against women, while banning advertisements about women’s health. More than a dozen companies have pulled their advertising as a result, including online bank Nationwide UK, Nissan UK, and J Street.
Facebook’s rules, however, appear to be enforced unevenly. A Facebook spokesperson told ThinkProgress that content featuring battered women, rape, and violence falls under “poor taste” or “crude attempts at humor” and does not violate its policies. And while Facebook screens anti-Semitic, Islamaphobic, and homophobic hate speech, the same standards do not apply to images of violence against women. At the same time, Facebook rejected an ad about breast cancer because it showed a woman’s breast.
This is a huge problem with our culture: violence (against women especially, but also in general) is completely tolerated, while sexuality and anything affecting women’s health (sexual or otherwise) is taboo and offensive.
Good on these 13 companies for dropping their ads, and a big hearty fuck you to Zappos, Dove (who is in the middle of a major campaign aimed at women!), Proctor & Gamble, and Zipcar.
25th April 2013
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23rd March 2013
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And this is why I was born.
13th November 2012
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More from the demographics of the election series: purple America. From Mark Newman at the University of Michigan:
I am sure you have seen the top three maps, but the bottom map seems to take into account the population density. I would love to find the source of this map and how they put it together.
19th October 2012
It looks like this Left 4 Dead mod will be revived after 4 years in the ground.
7th October 2012
This is what happens when you take the time out of the Tragedy + Time = Comedy formula, but it is completely hilarious. I love Tig Nitaro.