A great antho perspective of a Muslim experiencing American Christmas. https://twitter.com/MohammadHussain/status/1340439172687998981?s=19
But the real ticking time-bomb in the DMCA is Section 1201, the "anti-circumvention" rule, which makes it a felony (punishing by a 5-year prison sentence and a $500k fine) to help people tamper with "access controls" that restrict copyrighted works.
This rule means that if a company designs its products so that you have to remove DRM to use them in legal ways, those uses become felonies. DMCA 1201 is how Apple and John Deere make it a felony for anyone except them to fix their products.
A reminder: Apple does not end-to-end encrypt iCloud data. Apple routinely provides iCloud data to the FBI. Apple encourages you to sync your iMessage store to iCloud, where it is not end-to-end encrypted. https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-fbi-icloud-investigation-seattle-protester-arson-2020-9
Reason looks like it's putting out an interesting documentary about the "cypherpunk movement"... an important thing to document https://twitter.com/reason/status/1313540777138585608
It's easy to forget that for much of the 90s, the kind of cryptography we all rely on today was more or less outlawed. Much of the advocacy prior to legalization was civil disobedience, under the threat of government punishment. Without this work we'd be in a much scarier timeline (yes, even scarier than 2020 is today).
well, fuck, guess there goes roe v wade https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/us/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-dies-at-87.html
I'm working on https://conduit.rs which is a new matrix server built in Rust. I'm trying to make it very easy to set up and run. Everything is contained in a single binary. You don't even need to install mysql or something to run it. (tradeoff is that it's much harder to scale horizontally, but that's not the goal)
College swim team takes bathroom break on the way back from a road trip. Local deputies spot the team’s only black member, tackle him, put a gun to his head, threaten to kill him. They later claim they mistakenly thought he’d taken the bus hostage.