"Anyone can use a web browser to inspect the source code on a web page using the “Inspect Elements” tool. By tabbing over to the “Img” section of the Network header, you’re able to find the URL of any Instagram image you’ve clicked on, be it a disappearing story or a photo posted to a user’s feed. That URL can then be shared and the photo viewed by anyone, including people who do not follow the private account in question."
Amazon has sold (as of 2019) over 100 million Alexa devices.
If Amazon is willing to share unwitting information via the Ring Doorbell, what is to stop them from sharing wide-scale audio as well?
This is potentially a much bigger deal than Ring.
Let your friends know that their always-on devices can be used for no good.
U.S. Politics/NY Times Media Bias
I knew the NY Times was biased against progressives, but holy shit, seeing it all laid out like this is jarring (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-new-york-times-has-it-in-for-bernie-sanders/ ). Not only are they clearly biased, but they repeatedly used lobbyists as sources, without mentioning that they're lobbyists. Yet another example of shameful behavior from the NY Times
talking shit about my generation
If there's any hope left for this dying planet, it's in the outrage of the youth to do something about it.
The kids are mad at us for how we filled the oceans with cheap plastic trash? How we fucked the atmosphere over?
Don't get defensive. The best thing we can do: support their outrage, help them transform it into something productive.
It's the only chance we have of survival at this point.
Wow PleromaFE keeps getting better! I really like the visibility warning and Favourites tab.
Great work #pleroma!
Looking at the API, I think I just need to get the "context" of the toot, which that python package does support. Sweet! https://docs.joinmastodon.org/api/rest/statuses/#get-api-v1-statuses-id-context
One idea I had: Is it possible to say, post a link to my blog post to Mastodon, then have any public comments that Masto post receives be displayed as comments on the blog post itself? Just found this Python wrapper for Mastodon, but not sure if it's capable of doing this: https://github.com/halcy/Mastodon.py
Eric Schmidt says Google’s new search engine for China, which filters our queries for things like “human rights”, “student protests” and “Nobel prize”, will make China more open. https://theintercept.com/2019/05/14/google-search-china-eric-schmidt-comments/ Who knew, censorship tools could help make governments more open, thanks for clearing that up, Eric!
Amazon's Facial Recognition tech is now being used by local police departments: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/04/30/amazons-facial-recognition-technology-is-supercharging-local-police/ Policing by algorithm should be outlawed. Add Amazon to the list #BoycottSurveillanceCapital
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