DocuSign waiting for your signature: Confirm that your mailbox is full and that you will accept the funds from a Nigerian prince 

click here, and have your date of birth ready

Amazon is not only one of the world's most powerful tech companies--it also sells numerous surveillance and anti-privacy products (Echo, Ring, Rekognition). Additionally, it's cloud services (Amazon Web Services) hosts much of the Fortune 500, as well as invasive US govt agencies, like the CIA and ICE. Result? A state-corporate nexus that embodies modern surveillance capitalism. Chapter from "The Cost of Free Shipping". hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:

@cxli yep! for example: block nytimes.com in NoScript and the paywall goes away, with very little effect on the content.

psa: if you turn off javascript on news sites with paywalls, you can often get around them and access the article anyway. also, use an adblocker

you know what never gets old? Docusign phishing emails. Whoo, what fun. 3, 4 an hour. Send me more. Can't get enough

@TheGibson despite this length of time, digitization, and security training, trashing is still a thing

@jreeves sounds like a good way to alleviate test stress... :)

Kyper's poll:

facebook, google 

ugh, and this isn't even a good story about it. It's just a bunch of marketing quotes from Facebook with a lazy gesture towards the previous SERIOUS concerns about Google Glass. No critical voice included.

And the dumbass FB execs are claiming that today is so radically different from 2013 that privacy concerns are not a thing.

Um, the opposite is true -- people are more concerned today than in 2013.

This FB glass thing can't burn in a fire fast enough for my taste

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thanks, all!

so, I guess I can't do research for my upcoming class. yay

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Are Taylor and Francis's journals down for everyone, or just me? For example, tandfonline.com/toc/rjos20/cur (Journalism Studies) shows an "Internal Server Error."

🇨🇦 election grumpy 

@bgcarlisle just vote his government back in! then watch the reforms come a-rollin' down from Ottawa

uspol, covid 

@mattbk At this point, I know a hell of a lot more about Covid than I do about the chemicals falling from the sky.

It's not that I don't want mosquito abatement; it's just that it's really odd that the one is acceptable but non-toxic clothe masks are the tools of tyranny

uspol, covid 

I didn't ask to have chemicals dumped on my house. What about my Freedom(TM)?

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uspol, covid 

I live in a town where people are ok with planes flying overhead dumping chemicals to kill mosquitos that may have West Nile, but where being asked to wear a clothe mask is The End of Freedom

André Brock's Distributed Blackness is the AOIR book award winner. I had the pleasure of serving on the awards committee and I could not be more grateful for a chance to read his book.

aoir.org/2021nbbookaward/

Afghanistan, uspol 

My take:

This wasn't a fuckup on the part of the U.S.

It was a successful, 20-year money laundering scheme.

Trillions of dollars' worth of Gen X's adulthood and Millennials' childhood were funneled out of American society, through Afghanistan

And into the pockets of defense contractors -- who are largely Republicans.

All those cushy, well-paying DC jobs in the past two decades -- these reports and videos are the price.

The Taliban aren't mystical superheroes who defeated the best armed forces on earth. They were the premise and the excuse for this multi-decade scam.

This wasn't a failure of the US military, either. Common soldiers were fooled and used.

And it's not Biden's fault -- or even Trump's really (though Trump made it worse because that's his shtick).

It's Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Rove, and earlier Republicans who made this happen.

"Never forget."

I need to hear this, so maybe someone else does, too:

YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

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