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ORWELL WROTE 1984 AS A WARNING, NOT A HOW-TO GUIDE: Nearly half the public favors a digital Ministry of Truth, but it’s a terrible idea.
In politics, everybody is dead meat. It’s just a matter of time. Few go out as winners, and Gladys is unlikely to be among the few.
The 8 Best Online Shopping Sites for Cheap Electronics Make Use Of: “Buying cheap electronics is one way to save money. These online shopping sites have the best deals on cheap electronics. If you’re prepared to shop around, you can almost always save money on whatever you want to purchase. It’s no different with electronics. If you want to find cheap electronics and tech, you should check out these eight websites and online electronic stores…”
EFF: “Facebook recently banned the accounts of several New York University (NYU) researchers who run Ad Observer, an accountability project that tracks paid disinformation, from its platform. This has major implications: not just for transparency, but for user autonomy and the fight for interoperable software. Ad Observer is a free/open source browser extension used to collect Facebook ads for independent scrutiny. Facebook has long opposed the project, but its latest decision to attack Laura Edelson and her team is a powerful new blow to transparency. Worse, Facebook has spun this bullying as defending user privacy. This “privacywashing” is a dangerous practice that muddies the waters about where real privacy threats come from. And to make matters worse, the company has been gilding such excuses with legally indefensible claims about the enforceability of its terms of service. Taken as a whole, Facebook’s sordid war on Ad Observer and accountability is a perfect illustration of how the company warps the narrative around user rights. Facebook is framing the conflict as one between transparency and privacy, implying that a user’s choice to share information about experience on the platform is an unacceptable security risk. This is disingenuous and wrong. This story is a parable about the need for data autonomy, protection, and transparency—and how Competitive Compatibility (AKA “comcom” or “adversarial interoperability”) should play a role in securing them…”
How to Buy Online Safely, Securely, and Confidently Make Use Of: “Whether you’re planning to buy online for a special event, you’re inspired to buy by Black Friday, or have a bit of spare cash to spend, buying with confidence is vital. Christian Cawley and James Frew discuss how to buy confidently, check online reviews and discern which ones are honest and which are paid for, and how to spot online scams to help you shop safely and securely…”