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Omg i didn't realize Trump gutted the FEC

"The latest departure leaves the FEC with only three out of six commissioners, which means that the agency is one vote short of the minimum of four votes needed to initiate audits, engage in rulemaking, vote on enforcement matters, or even to issue an advisory opinion or to hold meetings."

So Trump is free to break election rules

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fec-left-toothless-empty-seats-heading-2020/story?id=65215840
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Thinking of generating an address book with every US phone number in it so I can see every Signal user in the country in my contact list
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If people want an open network, stop shit-talking open things 

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#Ubuntu is placing ads in its motd when you ssh in.

The way it fetches this ad is by doing

USER_AGENT="curl/$curl_ver $lsb $platform $cpu $uptime cloud_id/$cloud_id"

curl -A "$USER_AGENT" ...

In other words, Ubuntu is sending Canonical tracking information so it can serve you an ad.

This doesn't exactly run every time you log in (it caches the ad in /var/cache), but still... phoning home for a frickin ad?

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Googlers should be required to develop their apps on 5 year old computers with a network connection capped at 1mbps with 100ms latency. On this flight today I've tried to use Gmail, Google Flights, and Adsense, and they are either ridiculously slow or just don't work.
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Incomplete list of things which are not private, by design:

Your SSH public key
Your PGP public key
Your name
Your email address

“‘Some members of the Toronto Police Service began using Clearview AI in October, 2019, with the intent of informally testing this new and evolving technology’” theglobeandmail.com/canada/tor

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2267. Blockchain 

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“It is highly disturbing that we still have to have to say this, but websites dealing with such sensitive topics should not track their users for marketing purposes. Your mental health is not and should never be for sale.”

privacyinternational.org/repor

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Lies in IT:
• Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
• Trivial File Transfer Protocol
• Portable Document Format

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Literally on the heels of the last "I wish GitLab was cool": #GitLab asking their saleswomen to wear short skirts and high heels, then hiding the follow-up discussion. theregister.co.uk/2020/02/06/g

Previously: GitLab drives out their female execs.
Previously: GitLab doesn't see how politics should determine who to take on as a customer.
Previously: All the same, no hiring people from China, Russia, or Ukraine.
Previously: Plans to put in detailed user telemetry until forced to backtrack.

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ICANN is going after .com price hikes now

Slimy

Fucking

Gits

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