brexit, american politics
but also fuuuuuck the irish american caucus
Facebook Messenger still scans all messages, even with end-to-end encryption. Scanning is done locally on the device before text messages are sent and after received messages are decrypted.
Facebook privacy lol
Teardown of Apple's lightning-to-HDMI adapter, which turns out to be a tiny computer with 256MB of RAM https://boingboing.net/2019/07/29/teardown-of-apples-lightning.html
What motivates Boris Johnson? What kind of man is he? Useful to get an external perspective sometimes, found via the ever great https://nextdraft.com
The reset process for GE "smart" lightbulbs is fantastic. Modern technology is incredible. I think my favourite part of this is that someone realised how awful this process was and that they needed to change it, but only made the entire thing worse. #InternetOfShit
Now *this* is a good use of research into artificial intelligence!
Deepfake algorithms can now take a single photo of you and animate it to make you say anything. The thought occurs, why are we doing this? What are the possible positive results of this research and technology? Or are we just doing it to see if we can?
London police arrest man who covered face during public facial recognition trials https://boingboing.net/2019/05/15/london-police-arrest-man-who-c.html
And... just, urgh. Why can’t we have nice things? :(
This is a great long read in the Times Higher about the current state of English studies across the English speaking world, behind a paywall alas. Very timely and relevant for me as I'm starting to seriously consider the dreaded and oft delayed doctorate.
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org https://twitter.com/rabbit_isle_bot/status/1124221732577923072
I’m shocked at this news, shocked I tell you!
Isn’t modern science amazing?
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