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  • RSS/ATOM feed reader questions
    by /u/John_The_3rd on May 6, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Are rss/atom feed readers (newsboat in my case) any more private than actually going to the website in question? For example, I know reddit isn’t the most privacy-respecting site, but if I just used newsboat to keep up on subreddits that I liked, how much data would reddit be able to collect on me, if any? submitted by /u/John_The_3rd [link] [comments]

  • Against the Right: Hayek and the Libertarian Vocabulary
    by /u/punkthesystem on May 6, 2021 at 2:46 pm

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  • Want the vaccine? Cool. Dont want the vaccine? Cool.
    by /u/Bruleycj on May 6, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Guy 1: I decided to get the vaccine shot, because I think its worth it. Guy 2: Cool. Guy 1: What about you? Guy 2: I decided to not get the vaccine shot, because I think its not worth it. Guy 1: Cool. Guy 2: Cool. submitted by /u/Bruleycj [link] [comments]

  • No nonsense "Ending Qualified Immunity Act" HR 1470 - 117th Congress
    by /u/HolyCowEveryNameIsTa on May 6, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Read the bill. It's about a page long. If you think QI is bullshit, put your money where your mouth is and call your rep, ask them to support HR 1470. submitted by /u/HolyCowEveryNameIsTa [link] [comments]

  • Justice Department Worried About Arizona Senate Recount Because It's Next Stage Is Voter Intimidation
    by /u/jonfla on May 6, 2021 at 2:08 pm

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  • Janet Yellen tells truth on economy — then quickly reverses herself
    by /u/bobbyw24 on May 6, 2021 at 2:07 pm

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  • last time i checked the government is not doing a mass genocide of libertarians also this reeks of the "christian persecution" nonsense i grew up with
    by /u/InternationalSilver1 on May 6, 2021 at 2:04 pm

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  • Spinoza on Enslavement, Good, Evil, and Virtue
    by /u/drewbers- on May 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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  • ABA Mulls Racism, Bias Training Accreditation Requirement for Law Schools
    by /u/anon97205 on May 6, 2021 at 1:55 pm

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  • Massachusetts Bill Would Create State Process to End Police Qualified Immunity
    by /u/InternationalSilver1 on May 6, 2021 at 1:53 pm

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  • Hartford County MD Sheriff's Office released this video of the arrest of a copwatcher. Read the YouTube description, sounds like the sheriff is walking a fine line between condemning and condoning this arrest.
    by /u/Teresa_Count on May 6, 2021 at 1:52 pm

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  • Pretend this isn't about Trump and tell me how it's good for a major political party to publicly request a private corporation ban it's political adversary.
    by /u/Violated_Norm on May 6, 2021 at 1:43 pm

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  • is the dumb person's idea of being smart and hurts libertarian discussions and the advancement of a free society in order to sow political distrust and exacerbate the culture war, and make you distrust your fellow americans. This recent article on math shows that.
    by /u/mattyoclock on May 6, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    So I can't link it in the title because it was linked within the past two days, but here is the article that is driving me up the wall. Do you know how many qualified mathematicians worked on the california proposal is shitting on because they decided it was "leftist" to admit our current method of teaching math is bad? It's measurably, objectively bad. It's not good for us to think that math is an inborn talent decided by quirks of god or birth that you have or don't have. Memorizing Calculus is not as useful as actually teaching real goddamned math for once, just one damned class, as every mathematician has been screaming for people to do for decades. You having or not having calculus senior year has likely not affected your life. If you took it, your college course was way more advanced anyways, and if you didn't, it likely wouldn't have improved your life at all. A mathematician's Lament is 12 years old now. This isn't a discussion. We are bad at teaching math. harps on and on about it though, because scary "California" is "Changing Things". It gets posted here and around the world. The post here was crosslinked in 8 other communities, 4 of which are right wing. For trying to solve a clear problem, in the way experts have asked the whole country to solve it since I was a child in the 90s. It's not communist to listen to science and attempt to solve a real problem. This proposal doesn't raise taxes, it doesn't reduce gun rights, or challenge any of our amendments. It's what we want states to do. Local government is considering experimenting with a solution to a well recognized problem. If it doesn't work, we have 49 other states taking their own approaches. But it came from a heavily democratic state, so it has to be raised to the level of a serious problem, and be demonized to try to drive engagement and make sure that no one politically active has a calm day where they get their work done. It has to be fought against so that you are already primed against it so that you never think democrats have a good idea. I don't even know if this approach will work, we won't know for some time if it even gets implemented. But they are trying something, and it doesn't increase the size of government. This should be applauded according to every libertarian value I can think of. But, the "libertarian news site" is here to push back against the idea of one of the two parties we aren't part of doing anything good. And it has everything to do with their funding sources overwhelmingly being republican. submitted by /u/mattyoclock [link] [comments]

  • Democrats wary of appearing to push Justice Breyer out despite their small window to replace him
    by /u/HatsOnTheBeach on May 6, 2021 at 1:28 pm

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  • The home sales boom means you might end up renting - America’s high home prices could turn us into a nation of renters.
    by /u/speckz on May 6, 2021 at 1:18 pm

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  • States push back against use of facial recognition by police
    by /u/speckz on May 6, 2021 at 1:06 pm

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  • i have some questions about browser fingerprinting
    by /u/SwiggityOtaku on May 6, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    I read that more extensions means more unique fingerprint which is bad, but if I am using more extensions to block all trackers and pretty much everything that can harm my privacy, will it still be bad to use more extensions? if I use an extension or smth to change my browser header values like user-agent to a random value each time I open browser, how will a unique fingerprint affect me? submitted by /u/SwiggityOtaku [link] [comments]

  • Just Curious.
    by /u/Quiet_Customer_1619 on May 6, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Well when we say someone is a racist/sexist we cant just silence them can we? Like if I were to say something racist the only thing you can do is 'ask' me to not be racist coz if you tell me not to be racist then wouldnt it be violating my right to freedom of speech, opinion and expression ? lemme know you thoughts on this submitted by /u/Quiet_Customer_1619 [link] [comments]

  • The 51st US State
    by /u/cosmicmangobear on May 6, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    There are 50 United States that make up the Union but recently there's been discussion at the highest levels of government to add at least one more in order to expand representation to more citizens. Here are a few possible entities that meet some or all requirements for statehood as established by the US Constitution and the Northwest Ordinance: Douglass Commonwealth (DC) Capital: Washington Population: 689,000 (Municipal) 6,280,000 (Metro) Current Status: Federal District Support For Statehood: 85% Leans: Democrat Puerto Rico (PR) Capital: San Juan Population: 3,285,000 Current Status: US Territory Support For Statehood: 97% Leans: Democrat US Virgin Islands (VI) Capital: Charlotte Amalie Population: 105,000 Current Status: US Territory Support For Statehood: 13% Leans: Democrat Guam (GU) Capital: Hagatna Population: 168,000 Current Status: US Territory Support For Statehood: 74% Leans: Democrat Navajo Nation (NA) Capital: Window Rock Population: 173,000 Current Status: Tribal Territory Support For Statehood: Unknown Leans: Democrat Sequoyah (SE) Capital: Muscogee Population: 600,000 Current Status: Tribal Territory Support For Statehood: 86% Leans: Democrat Jefferson (JE) Capital: Yreka Population: 2,964,000 Current Status: State Territory (CA/OR) Support For Statehood: 56% Leans: Republican Lincoln (LI) Capital: Spokane Population: 1,897,000 Current Status: State Territory (WA/ID) Support For Statehood: Unknown Leans: Republican submitted by /u/cosmicmangobear [link] [comments]

  • Evernote for important documents
    by /u/PanzKampfer on May 6, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    hello, i want to use evernote as a document backup. Are there concerns about security or is it a safe app? submitted by /u/PanzKampfer [link] [comments]

  • [Long] Personal stories about targeted ads that appear after live conversations
    by /u/kpeter1993 on May 6, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Hello everyone! Today I saw a post here (I can't find it anymore) where one user was complaining how he sees targeted ads on instagram that are based on his conversations on Discord. The top comment explained that it is not possible to process live recordings from every single user. In the end days before I deleted Facebook I made exact and clear notes about what targeted ads I see that are clearly based on my live converastions / phone call conversations, that I'm sharing with you here. All of these conversations happened in hungarian, I am translating them to english. In the summer of 2019, I was sitting in a meeting room with some of my colleagues. While we were waiting for the presenter, the following conversation happened between two women in the meeting room:E: Aren't you married yet? I thought you are already a wife!A: I have been a bride for a very long time, and I'm starting to feel that he will never marry me, I won't be a wife anytime. After 6-8 hours of this converation, the following ad came on my Facebook wall: I never searched for wedding rings or anything similar at that time. My phone was on the desk, I had Google assistant on. I have never seen this ad after that. One month after the story above, we had the following conversation in the office with my colleague:E: Do you have a mattress that you can lend me for the weekend?Me: A mattress?E: Yeah. An inflatable mattress.Me: No. After 12 hours, the following ad came on Facebook: I didn't search for anything similar. My phone was on the desk, Google assistant was on. I have never seen that ad later. Still that year, I was having lunch with my friend, when he asked me if he should buy an external SSD or an external HDD for his girlfriend to store her photos. We talked about that for 1-2 minute, we spelled "external SSD" around 4-5 times in the conversation. After 12 hours, the following ad came on Facebook: My phone was in my pocket that time, still Google assistant was on. I didn't search for external SSDs or external HDDs around that time. I have never seen that ad later. Shortly after that, I had to move to another flat. I didn't have much stuff, therefore I managed the moving on my own. I was in a phone call with my father, when he asked me:F: Do you need help with the moving?Me: I don't know yet. Currently I think I can manage it on my own. The next afternoon, i saw the following ad: I have never searched for anything similar, because I knew we can handle the moving on our own. Still that month, I received a phone call from my friend, she said the battery drained in her car. The following conversation happened:K: Guess what, the battery drained in my car, because we left the lights on.Me: And what happened? Did you jumpstart it?K: We asked a man to jumpstart it, but he didn't have cable for that. He started it by rolling down on a slope, using the clutch pedal. A day after, the following ad came on my Facebook wall: I have never searched for anything similar. I clicked on that ad because I didn't know that these kind of battery jumpstarters even exist, and I saw it one day later again. Then it didn't appear anymore. I didn't translate the ads on the images, because they are all the same: Discount on exactly those products that we were talking about. The only common thing within these conversations was that I had my phone nearby, with the Google assistant listening feature on. Someone please explain this to me: How is this possible, if the live speech data is not analyzed? In the first story, it is unlikely that the bride was searching for wedding rings for herself on Google. That woman wasn't even my friend on Facebook. In the fourth story, none of us searched for moving services online. In the fifth story, my friend said she didn't search for jumpstarter devices, she bought a new battery shortly after the incident. In the second and third story, it is possible that the other party searched for the products on Google, but how would Facebook know who to display the ad to? The guy searched for "external SSD" and all of his friends get external SSD advertisements? After the last occurrence, I deleted Facebook. Later I sold my Android phone. I don't encounter any targeted ads anywhere. submitted by /u/kpeter1993 [link] [comments]

  • bill c-10 is trying to regulate what canadians post online and going against the canadian bill of rights, which protects free speech
    by /u/wittyusername424 on May 6, 2021 at 12:30 pm

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  • Vaccination requirements and verification programs split state governments
    by /u/MysteriousBread1 on May 6, 2021 at 12:26 pm

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  • The Eternal Recurrence – Friedrich Nietzsche: I believe that Nietzsche did not want us to think about the eternal recurrence in a scientific way, instead I believe that he wanted us to look at the philosophical consequences of such an argument.
    by /u/walden43200 on May 6, 2021 at 12:17 pm

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  • The Eternal Recurrence – Friedrich Nietzsche : What would it mean for our lives if we will repeat them eternally? What would we change?
    by /u/walden43200 on May 6, 2021 at 12:10 pm

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  • Think twice before you record a cop in Florida. You could be arrested.
    by /u/Best_Bing_Bong on May 6, 2021 at 11:57 am

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  • Please Take Our Attack the System Survey
    by Keith Preston on May 6, 2021 at 11:46 am

    The survey is available here.

  • Where I can find information that indicates serious abuse of privacy, surveillance by Google, Amazon and Apple?
    by /u/Peterov on May 6, 2021 at 11:38 am

    I am looking for serious sources where I can find information that indicates serious abuse of privacy, surveillance by Google, Amazon and Apple. If any of the companies also had an impact on geopolitical situations etc. I will also gladly accept such information. Do you know anything? ​ I need this for college submitted by /u/Peterov [link] [comments]

  • What do you store in your secure USB sticks?
    by /u/gosteneonic on May 6, 2021 at 10:54 am

    I've been planning to create a secure USB stick with passwords and other credentials so that my family has the backup information they need. I would like to know what kind of info are you guys storing or is there a guide on what stuff to keep on a secure USB that allows your family to have access to your info if something happens to you submitted by /u/gosteneonic [link] [comments]

  • Heather Cox Richardson on Liz Cheney and the new Republicans
    by /u/ExpatFruit on May 6, 2021 at 9:40 am

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  • OECD Global Minimum Tax Package Coming By October, Saint-Amans Says
    by /u/whywhenwho on May 6, 2021 at 9:28 am

    A deal on both reallocation of taxing rights among countries and a global minimum tax will be in place by October, Pascal Saint-Amans, the OECD tax chief who is leading talks on the changes, said Wednesday. [...] "By October there will be a deal and we'll have, yes, a package agreed," the OECD official said, adding that finance ministers' meetings of the Group of 20 industrialized countries in July and October will be vital in the process. Source (need account): submitted by /u/whywhenwho [link] [comments]

  • Tiktok seems to be aware of Reddit Activity. Does anyone know how to limit who Reddit shares data with?
    by /u/pigeon888 on May 6, 2021 at 9:27 am

    I've noticed Tiktok showing me new content shorty after joining a new subreddit. I am almost 100% sure this is not a coincidence as it has happened a number of times. Any other thoughts on this and does anyone know how to stop Reddit from sharing your data? submitted by /u/pigeon888 [link] [comments]

  • The US government's evil link "shortener"
    by /u/whywhenwho on May 6, 2021 at 9:08 am (stats here) seems to be the US government's link "shortener" (links are actually quite long). It is used (e.g.) in various US government newsletters. Brave Browser discourages people from using these links. "This site may attempt to track you across other sites — This site may try to link some of your personal data with a cookie before showing the content. — Brave has prevented the following site from loading" Why is a government doing this / why are taxpayers paying for this? (Serious question.) And would just disabling cookies on that site fix it? Or are they also taking fingerprints etc.? What do we know about this trap? submitted by /u/whywhenwho [link] [comments]

  • They Were Promised a Socialist Paradise, and Ended Up in ‘Hell’
    by /u/tito333 on May 6, 2021 at 9:04 am

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  • Brave + Ublock Origin + DuckDuckGo + NextDNS ?
    by /u/TheFlavouredOne on May 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Hi everyone, I am no expert in the privacy field but I am doing my best to learn something about how to keep your privacy when you use internet. I do not need to be anonymous or to hide myself from the FBI, I hust want those amazon, google and facebook trackers to stay away from me. Plus ads, of course. I currently use Brave browser with the most strict privacy settings ( aggressive blocking of trackers and ads, cross-sites cookies are blocked, hard block of fingerprinting... ) with DuckDuckGo. I also use Ublock Origin in medium mode (it blocks third party scripts and frames) BUT I do need to suspend it sometimes because websites will break and it is kind of annoying. I also started using NextDNS on my computer with pretty rigid lists and as I write it is blocking more or less 30% of all requests. On my smartphone I use blokada 5. Both on pc and on my phone I block 100% of requests on the adblock tester made by d3ward (if you need it I'll post the link in the comments); I also succesfully passed the tracking and fingerprinting test by the EFF. ​ Is there anything that I could improve in this setup or is there anything I am missing maybe? Passing tests against ads and trackers sometimes might not be the most important thing. Keep in mind that I need to use this 10 hours a day, everyday. I simply cannot use Tor or some kind of linux setup. Sorry if this is written badly but English is not my mothertongue. submitted by /u/TheFlavouredOne [link] [comments]

  • On Language and the Meaning of Words -- a general account of language, grounded in speech-act theory, most specifically enabling a non-descriptivist yet still cognitivist account of moral semantics
    by /u/Pfhorrest-of-Borg on May 6, 2021 at 8:59 am

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  • Libertarian Village
    by /u/0IL_BEEF_HOOKED on May 6, 2021 at 8:10 am

    I heard about another initiative for a libertarian village in the South of Norway. You can become a 1000m2 landowner for 7500 euro or 0,16 bitcoin (at the current rate)! Sounds interesting. submitted by /u/0IL_BEEF_HOOKED [link] [comments]

  • Thank you to all fellow libertarians who are not conspiracy theorist wackjobs
    by /u/I_AM_CANAD14N on May 6, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Belief in freedom =/= belief in baseless, fringe theories EDIT: well this seems to have generated quite a bit of discussion. I made this post at 4 am without much thought, but I appreciate a lot of it. I will agree that organizations like the CIA are certainly involved in conspiracy fact, but not believing everything the government says is not the same as believing something that is contrary to all evidence. Thanks for being reasonable EDIT 2: Epstein didn't kill himself, etc. submitted by /u/I_AM_CANAD14N [link] [comments]

  • The Great Candy Free Market of 1996
    by /u/nutbastard on May 6, 2021 at 8:05 am

    The Great Candy Free Market of 1996 I'll start by stating that this is all true, and it was a great lesson in why free markets are not only the best kind of market, but that even children can conceive of them, put them into action, and thrive. It wasn't my idea, it was my best friend David who came up with it. Our elementary school was rural and quite small, only about 90 kids per grade. As such there were no school lunches, no soda machines, nor anything to be purchased whatsoever. There was also nowhere to walk or bike to once you were home. Everyone lived in the sticks. If you had money, the only way to spend it was to tag along with your parents and hope they'd approve your choice of purchase. David had a reverence for money, frugality, and math. He taught me long division two years before I would need it for a test, and was also the first person to turn me on to the internet in 1993. David noticed that buying candy in bulk resulted in a massive price break. So he threw his entire $30 and my $10 into buying candy when he and his dad would go to Food4Less, which is where you went if you were frugal in the 90's. We agreed on a 75/25 split based on the initial investment. We were 11 and we owned a business, all without any education in the matter. It was just math. The first week, we were the only game in town. We spread the word quietly, and only brought a limited supply in case we were caught, to minimize losses. If I recall correctly, we recovered our initial investment in that first week. Our markups were high, but not unreasonable. We priced most things in 25 cent increments, though some were three for a quarter - stuff like gum or the really cheap stuff. Week two, and wouldn't you know it, this kid Eric got wise and started his own operation. And while there was some direct competition, he mostly filled a different market segment. He was a rich kid, so his product was higher end. We were selling dumdums and bazooka - he was selling Reese's and Snickers. His model was a little bit different - instead of a partnership, he came up with a commission model. He had way more people in his employ, probably five reps working for 10% of gross. By the end of that week, David had adjusted our inventory to carry some more high end items, and priced many of them as loss leaders. If someone was hesitant, we'd haggle or offer some cheap freebies on top if they bought from us and not Eric. Week three, things got interesting. Some bully named Bronson started up, and he was making a mess of everything. Just being blatant about it, talking trash, not being discrete at all. This is when David, Eric, and I sat down and had a meeting. We worked out some differences and some deals, established boundaries on product, but also set up a kick back system for referrals. We also colluded to price fix Bronson out of the market. The problem was that Bronson was only paying his goons in product, not cash. He was also intimidating kids into buying only from him. We knew we couldn't compete with him and still turn a profit, so we decided to sell at or just above cost and start a war of attrition. Before then our markups had been hefty, well over 50%, but we were playing the long game. Bronsons sales plummeted and his goons weren't making anything and realized they'd rather spend recess playing kickball or foursquare rather than pitching overpriced candy to deaf ears for crumbs. So then Bronson, the oaf that he was, seeing that his model had collapsed, he was on a rampage to sell off his inventory, but wasn't willing to take a loss. This lead to confrontations, which lead to school staff intervention, which lead to that piece of shit Bronson spilling the beans on every single person who had anything to do with any of the operations. Fortunately we were well insulated, and had switched to dead drops, third party holders, and recess-long passwords and hand signals, and we'd hidden caches of product, so what we had on hand to confiscate was minimal. Honestly it was among the best three weeks of my life. And it was only the intervention of the authorities and one short sighted rat that brought the whole thing down. If the market had continued unimpeded, it's entirely possible someone else could have undercut us with a more savvy model, but we were more than willing and excited to come up with new strategies. We even offered to partner with Eric, but he wasn't interested, and that was fine - we served different markets, and where we did overlap, there was professional courtesy. So that was it. In the course of 3 weeks an entire market cycled in and out of existence, brought down only by the least cunning competitor appealing to authority and scorching the earth out of spite. And you know who lost? Everyone. No more candy. No more profits. We were under a microscope, and while our parents didn't really care, they did mind being dragged into mettings with our idiot teachers. Bronson wasn't the real problem. We could have turned that market with another week of discounts and recruitment. Maybe even brought in new investors. The real problem was the regulators. The authorities. Anyway, that's the story of the The Great Candy Free Market of 1996 submitted by /u/nutbastard [link] [comments]

  • Las vegas police tyrant
    by /u/Shanectech on May 6, 2021 at 7:47 am

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  • Lelush: How a sulky Russian model became China's slacker icon
    by /u/msgs on May 6, 2021 at 7:28 am

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  • Documents reveal extensive surveillance of Australian campus activism by university and police
    by /u/cojoco on May 6, 2021 at 6:34 am

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  • I'm still being listened to and targeted... After opting out of everything using a microphone and personalized ads?
    by /u/Redenant on May 6, 2021 at 6:31 am

    I'm sure it's a never ending battle the one for privacy, but I feel like my choices are being outright ignored. I'm from Europe and I've opted out of all possible targeting settings on Facebook, Instagram, etc., and I did the same for my Android device (absolutely not using the Ok Google function). So yesterday night I was talking with some friends about wanting to buy a product which I never mentioned, searched or got interested in before... And this morning of course I get an ad for it on Instagram which I never got before. I'm not sure I can believe it was just a coincidence, but if targeted ads are off and the mic doesn't need to be always on, how could it be? submitted by /u/Redenant [link] [comments]

  • Got an Iphone 12. What Setting Do I need to Change and What Apps Should I Avoid?!
    by /u/LeadDummy on May 6, 2021 at 6:09 am

    The title says it all. I want to be as private as possible. submitted by /u/LeadDummy [link] [comments]

  • Judge blasts Barr, Justice Dept. for ‘disingenuous’ handling of secret Trump obstruction memo
    by /u/nosotros_road_sodium on May 6, 2021 at 5:51 am

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  • Rep. Lauren Boebert Decides To Streisand Parody Site Making Fun Of Her, Threatens To Take Legal Action Against It
    by /u/blademan9999 on May 6, 2021 at 5:38 am

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  • Can my hosting provider see my emails?
    by /u/n0thing2hide on May 6, 2021 at 5:23 am

    If I have a namecheap domain and hosting, can they see my emails/give them up for a government subpoena? I currently have my domain email address routed to my protonmail account, is this more privacy invasive? submitted by /u/n0thing2hide [link] [comments]

  • Some reflections on moral anti-realism
    by /u/no_bear_so_low on May 6, 2021 at 5:15 am

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  • Train conductor stops train and backs it up so he can get a license plate of a train watcher and call the cops on the train watcher video recording a train from a public street.
    by /u/davidverner on May 6, 2021 at 5:08 am

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  • Blacklight: this site will scan your favourite websites and show you the specific user-tracking technologies they're using to harvest your data
    by /u/ProfoundlyEccentric on May 6, 2021 at 4:29 am

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  • Europe’s New Online Terrorist Content Regulation: A Gift to Budding Autocrats
    by /u/Anoth3rDude on May 6, 2021 at 4:23 am

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  • James Rus Russell Thank you for helping with ballot access. Thank you for not being the type of democrat that suppresses 3rd parties and 3rd party voters.
    by /u/InternationalSilver1 on May 6, 2021 at 4:11 am

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  • Reality Check
    by No Author on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Back in May 2013, it dawned on me that, crazy as it sounded in those more innocent times, the Establishment was gearing up to make transgenderism into the next big thing. Lately, my Spidey sense for zeitgeist trends has started tingling again, telling me that my old jokes about how the “equity” that the Diversity-Inclusion-Equity racket wants is your home equity aren’t funny anymore. For example, the mainstream media is ramping up the antiquarianist articles about how ancient inequities in real estate practices mean that in 2021 it’s your fault that black neighborhoods have low property values and, therefore, you must pay. Redlining, which was … Continue reading → The post Reality Check appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • Biden vs. Biden on ‘Is America a Racist Country?’
    by Patrick J. Buchanan on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Shop all books by Pat Buchanan “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country.” So declared Sen. Tim Scott, a Black Republican, in his televised rebuttal to Joe Biden’s address to Congress. Asked the next day what he thought of Scott’s statement, Biden said he agrees. “No, I don’t think the American people are racist.” Vice President Kamala Harris also agreed with Scott, “No, I don’t think America is a racist country.” What makes these rejections of the charge of racism against America significant is that Biden and Harris both seemed to say the opposite after Derek Chauvin was … Continue reading → The post Biden vs. Biden on ‘Is America a Racist Country?’ appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • The World’s Master Diabolitician Calls the Shots on the Extermination of Human Populations
    by No Author on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Jacques Attali Una Piccolo Pandemia Permettera Di Instaurare Il Governo Mondiale “A Small Pandemic Will Allow The Establishment Of A World Government” Few people know the name of the world’s master diabolitician who has called the shots over the past 40 years for the globalist/socialist agenda that is now unfolding. The revelation that in 1981 a French economist, socialist and political advisor, Jacques Attali, said that the burden of providing for the burgeoning population retirees in western nations would force an economic crisis that would bring on the planned extermination of older people via a “pandemic targeting certain people… a … Continue reading → The post The World’s Master Diabolitician Calls the Shots on the Extermination of Human Populations appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • How the British Sold Globalism to America
    by Richard Poe on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    ON APRIL 13, 1919, a detachment of fifty British soldiers opened fire on protesters in Amritsar, India, killing hundreds. The soldiers were Indians, in British uniforms. Their commander was an Englishman. When Colonel Reginald Dyer gave the order, fifty Indians fired on their own countrymen, without hesitation, and kept on firing for ten minutes. That’s called soft power. The British Empire was built on it. Soft power is the ability to seduce and coopt others into doing your bidding. Some would call it mind control. Through the use of soft power, a small country like England can dominate larger, more populous … Continue reading → The post How the British Sold Globalism to America appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • Barbarians Rampage Through Europe’s Cemetery
    by Dmitry Orlov on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Around the world, very few people are capable of wrapping their heads around the European reaction to the migrant crisis. On the side of the migrants, we have avid displays of barbarism, fanaticism and aggression; on the side of the Europeans, we have abject fear of appearing… intolerant. In an out-of-control situation where we would expect people to organize, protest, put up road blocks and vote en masse for nationalist parties, we are instead subjected to the ridiculous spectacle of meek, effeminate Europeans dressed up in unisex outfits chalking “No to terrorism!” on sidewalks. Most people around the world see … Continue reading → The post Barbarians Rampage Through Europe’s Cemetery appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • India’s ‘Covid Outbreak’ & the Need for Scientific Integrity – Not Sensationalism
    by No Author on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Western media outlets are currently paying a great deal of attention to India and the apparent impact of COVID-19. The narrative is that the coronavirus is ripping through the country – people are dying, cases are spiralling out of control and hospitals are unable to cope. There does indeed seem to be a major problem in parts of the country. However, we need to differentiate between the effects of COVID-19 and the impacts of other factors. We must also be very wary of sensationalist media reporting which misrepresents the situation. For instance, in late April, the New York Post ran … Continue reading → The post India’s ‘Covid Outbreak’ & the Need for Scientific Integrity – Not Sensationalism appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • To Promote Equality, California Proposes a Ban on Advanced Math Classes
    by Michael Shedlock on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    In the name of equality, the California Department of Education seeks to dumb down the brightest kids. Dumbing Down of America Takes Another Leap Forward A friend of mine emailed an article the likes of which always prompts me to say “really?” Please consider the Reason article In the Name of Equity, California Will Discourage Students Who Are Gifted at Math. Culturally Responsive Framework I like to verify things myself and you can do so as well by reading the California Department of Education Mathematics Framework. In its framework, the Department of Education seeks “Culturally responsive mathematics education.” Introduction Highlights  Active efforts … Continue reading → The post To Promote Equality, California Proposes a Ban on Advanced Math Classes appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • More Government Spying and Lying
    by Andrew P. Napolitano on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Shop all books by Judge Napolitano Twice last week, the federal government’s unconstitutional spying on ordinary Americans was exposed. One of these revelations was made by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., who wrote that the FBI is still using warrantless spying in criminal cases, notwithstanding the Constitution and federal laws. The other revelation was a surprise even to those of us who monitor these things — the United States Postal Service acknowledged that it has been spying on Americans. Here is the backstory. The modern American security state — the parts of the federal government that spy on Americans … Continue reading → The post More Government Spying and Lying appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • The Extreme Polarization in US Politics… and the Impact of Localism in Smaller Countries
    by No Author on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    International Man: Every four years, the US engages in an increasingly contentious process of electing its politicians. Republicans and Democrats both engage in mudslinging—each side taking cheap shots at the other. Is this the nature of all politics and elections now? Jeff Thomas: Well, that aspect of election campaigns is nothing new. In the US, perhaps the nastiest election was the 1800 election, between President John Adams and contender Thomas Jefferson, who ultimately won. The Democratic Republicans under Jefferson attacked the Federalists under Adams for creating a central government that usurped states’ rights, for imposing excessive taxes, and for passing … Continue reading → The post The Extreme Polarization in US Politics… and the Impact of Localism in Smaller Countries appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • Child Sacrifice
    by Bionic Mosquito on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Sacrifice, a religious rite in which an object is offered to a divinity in order to establish, maintain, or restore a right relationship of a human being to the sacred order. While the original use of the term was in the context of a religious act, the word is used more broadly today. The term has acquired a popular and frequently secular use to describe some sort of renunciation or giving up of something valuable in order that something more valuable might be obtained. In a secular context, it really isn’t much different than what was meant in the historic, … Continue reading → The post Child Sacrifice appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • Vaccine Passports Are Just a Way for the Regime To Expand Its Power
    by Ryan McMaken on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Earlier this month, the conservative magazine known as The Spectator published an article with the absurd title “The Libertarian Case for Vaccine Passports.” The online version now bears the title “Vaccine Passports Are a Ticket to Freedom,” but the physical print version is perhaps more descriptive of what the author is trying to do. The author, a former Conservative politician named Matthew Parris, apparently believes that the forever lockdowns are an inescapable feature of reality, and that the only way around them is for the regime to enact a vaccine passport scheme. For Parris, covid lockdowns are just a force of nature, … Continue reading → The post Vaccine Passports Are Just a Way for the Regime To Expand Its Power appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • Explaining Minnesota’s Radical Political Nature
    by Paul Gottfried on May 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    As recent events have caused the eyes of the nation and the world to focus on Minnesota, a question I’ve wondered about has resurfaced: Why is Minnesota so politically radical? That Minnesota’s politics are radical is seen in a simple survey of the state’s prominent politicians. Both of Minnesota’s two U.S. Senators, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, are decidedly left-of-center Democrats. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz can be seen on TV inciting Black Lives Matter (BLM) crowds and rioters in situations that would seem to call for restoring civil peace. Keith Ellison, the state’s Attorney General, is an enthusiastic backer of … Continue reading → The post Explaining Minnesota’s Radical Political Nature appeared first on LewRockwell.

  • 19 Dead in Colombian Protests Over Pandemic-Related Taxes
    by Keith Preston on May 6, 2021 at 3:21 am

    –At least 19 are dead in Colombian protests over a pandemic-related tax proposal

  • bad 1L grades and considering a different career path
    by /u/icanttttt on May 6, 2021 at 3:18 am

    I just finished my 1L year and my grades are pretty disappointing with mostly B/B-‘s. I could have put in more effort but Zoom uni and the pandemic truly has me burnt out. I also found myself seriously considering whether a legal career is the right choice for me. I am wondering if anyone can offer some advice about how to best utilize a law degree in a different field without being a practicing lawyer. submitted by /u/icanttttt [link] [comments]

  • Forcing a conflict of interest
    by /u/InterfaceList on May 6, 2021 at 2:34 am

    I have an interesting file before me. I am representing the plaintiff in a matter against two individual defendants and company. I know for a fact there is a conflict of interest with the same lawyer representing all the defendants together. The problem is, it would take too long for us to move to have the lawyer removed off the record. But I know the case would move more smoothly if the defendants had proper and separate representation. How can I force this issue on the lawyer? I've tried reasoning with them, but they're refusing to budge and think they're in the right because they won't open their eyes to the facts. My thoughts are to send a settlement offer to one of the defendants and have them consider throwing all the other defendants under the bus since the offer would be clearly in their interests but not in the interests of the other defendants. It's ridiculous how low fellow members will stoop to just to get a few dollars even in the face of an obvious ethical issue. submitted by /u/InterfaceList [link] [comments]

  • American students convicted of murdering Italian police officer
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  • What Important Aspects of Privacy Would be Important to Teach Parents?
    by /u/IssacRedfield on May 6, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Hello folks! I'm not exactly sure how to word this question, so apologies in advance if there's any confusion. Basically, I'm going to be teaching a digital health & privacy class to parents about phone usage. I already have my own curriculum, but I thought I'd reach out to see if there were any additional ideas the community might have about how to effectively teach the importance of privacy to parents in regards to their kids. This could range from posting photos of their kids on social media (I do not recommend) to giving their kids a device (I REALLY don't recommend). I'm asking because I've recently read threads about people lamenting how difficult it is to get the public to even CARE about privacy. For one thing, it's hard to succinctly explain why privacy is important without running into the "I have nothing to hide" argument. Secondly, I feel that people don't really have a grasp of privacy at ALL. I feel that I'm in a unique position to be able to educate parents about privacy in relation to someone else they love & care about which will hopefully get them thinking about their own privacy & how to protect their families. Ultimately, I would love to see these parents teaching other parents about the concepts but lets not get too far ahead of ourselves. As I said, I've already got a curriculum that talks about bullying, negative future impacts of posting, developing profiles on kids that don't even have social media accounts and a few other topics. I'm looking to see if there are ANY ideas on how else to approach and make a complex topic both easily understood & highly relatable. Thanks for the help! Hope everyone is having a great evening so far. submitted by /u/IssacRedfield [link] [comments]

  • *{NEW VIDEO}* [NPC Shedders] People Are Shedding 💥(Uncensored Exclusive)💥
    by /u/BBD-36 on May 6, 2021 at 2:16 am

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  • This is oppression if you work for a living.
    by /u/givethemheller on May 6, 2021 at 2:14 am

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  • Researchers found that accelerometer data from smartphones can reveal people's location, passwords, body features, age, gender, level of intoxication, driving style, and be used to reconstruct words spoken next to the device.
    by /u/RevolutionarySexDoll on May 6, 2021 at 1:37 am Activity and Behavior Tracking A wide range of physical activity variables and behavior-related information can be derived from raw accelerometer data. Accelerometer-based pedometers (“step counters”), for instance, register the impacts produced by steps during motion and canestimate energy expenditure and distance walked . In medical studies, wearable devices with embedded accelerometers are widely used to assess the amount of sedentary time and physical activity among patients [11, 12]. Body-worn accelerometers have also been shown to enable real-time body posture and activity classification. High recognition accuracy has been achieved for basic physical activities, including running, walking, cycling, lying, climbing stairs, falling, sitting and standing [13–16], as well as for more complex activities, such as writing, reading, typing, painting, sorting paperwork or searching the internet [17]. Not only the type but also the duration of activities and temporal behavior patterns can be derived from acceleration signals [18, 19]. When worn during the night, mobile devices with built-in accelerometers may enable sleep-wake cycle monitoring, throughvariables such as sleep onset and offset, total sleep time and sleep intervals [20, 21], as well as the monitoring of sleep-related behaviors [11]. Accelerometers in handheld and wrist-worn devices can further be used to detect specific hand gestures [22], eating and drinking moments [23, 24], and smoking [25, 26]. Gait features of subjects, extracted from accelerometer data, can even reveal their level of intoxication. Researchers were able to distinguish “sober walk” from “intoxicated walk” [27] and to estimate blood alcohol content [28] as well as the number of drinks consumed [29] via accelerometry alone. In [17], signals from a single body-worn accelerometer were used to detect if a subject is carrying a load. Accelerometer-based gait dynamics have also been used to estimate the weight of carried objects with robustness to variations in walking speeds, body types and walking conditions [30]. Location Tracking It has been shown that accelerometers in mobile devices can be exploited for user localization and reconstruction of travel trajectories, even when other localization systems, such as GPS, are disabled. In [38], Han et al. were able to geographically track a person who is driving a car based solely on accelerometer readings from the subject’s smartphone. In their approach, they first calculate the vehicle’s approximate motion trajectory using three-axis acceleration measurements from an iPhone located inside the vehicle, and then map the derived trajectory to the shape of existing routes on a map. An example application of the algorithm is displayed in Fig. 2. Han et al. describe their results as “comparable to the typical accuracy for handheld global positioning systems.” User Identification Body movement patterns recorded by accelerometers in mobile devices have been demonstrated to be discriminative enough to differentiate between, or even uniquely identify, users. Various accelerometer-only approaches have been proposed to confirm the identity of a user based on biometric gait features [40, 41], hand gestures [42], or head movements [43]. Using accelerometer readings from smartphones, Kwapisz, Weiss and Moore were able to recognize individuals from a pool of 36 test subjects with 100% accuracy [44]. It has also been shown that, through aerial vibrations, accelero-meters can be sensitive enough to capture sound, including human speech, in sufficient quality to distinguish between different spea-kers with high accuracy [35]. The location trajectory of a mobile device, which can be inferred from accelerometer data under certain conditions (as explained in section 2.2), may reveal a user’s work and home addresses [45], and – in conjunction with white pages, employment directories, tax records, or other auxiliary datasets – a user’s real identity [46]. Keystroke Logging The input that users type into to their devices through touchscreens and keyboards contains highly sensitive information such as text messages, personal notes, login credentials and transaction details. Inference of Demographics Estimates of demographic variables such as age and gender can be made based on data from body-worn accelerometers. It has long been demonstrated that adults and children differ in their smoothness of walking, which is reflected in accelerometer readings [67]. Menz, Lord and Fitzpatrick compared gait features between young and elder subjects using acceleration signals and discovered that younger subjects showed greater step length, higher velocity and smaller step timing variability [68]. Using data from accelerometers in smartphones, Davarci et al. were able to predict the age interval of test subjects with a success rate of 92.5% [69]. Their work is based on the observation that children and adults differ in the way they hold and touch smartphones.Experimental results by Cho, Park and Kwon indicate that there are also gender-specific movement patterns [70]. In accordance, research has shown that it is possible to estimate the sex of individuals based on hip movements [56], gait features [71] and physical activity patterns [72], all derived from accelerometer data. An experiment also revealed that female gait patterns are significantly influenced by the heel height of their shoes [73]. Weiss and Lockhart emphasize that accelerometer-based gender recognition can work independently of a subject’s weight and height [56]. Even acoustic vibrations caused by a person’s voiceand captured through a smartphone accelerometer can be used to classify speakers into male and female with high accuracy [35]. Mood and Emotion Recognition The level of physical activity, which can be measured using body-worn accelerometers (see section 2.1), has been identified as a potential predictor of human emotions [74] and depressive moods [75]. Zhang et al. were able to recognize emotional states of test subjects (happy, neutral, and angry) with fair accuracy, relying only on accelerometer data from smart wristbands [76]. Accelerometers in smartphones have been used to detect stress levels [77] and arousal [78] in users. Also, Matic et al. found a positive association between accelerometer-derived speech activi-ty and mood changes [9]. Inference of Personality Traits Methods have been proposed for inferring preferences and other personality traits solely from body gestures and motion patterns. Englebienne and Hung used wearable accelerometers to estimatethe motivations, interests and group affiliations of study participants in scenarios of social interaction, based on their movements, body postures and expansiveness of gesturing [34]. A person’s level of physical activity, which can also be measured using body-worn accelerometers (see section 2.1), has been shown to correlate with certain personality traits such as conscientious-ness, neuroticism, openness, and extraversion [79]. Artese et al. evaluated the body movements of test subjects for seven days using accelerometer-based monitoring devices and found that agreeableness, conscientiousness and extraversion were positively and neuroticism negatively associated to more steps per day and other physical activity variables [80]. Examining correlates between the personality and physical activity of female college students, Wilson et al. discovered that neuroticism and the functioning of the behavioral inhibition system were both related to physical activity measures derived from accelerometer readings [81]. TL;DR Your phone and smartwatch are the best pocket snitch submitted by /u/RevolutionarySexDoll [link] [comments]

  • Anyone here specialize in appealing decisions made by Facebook to SCOTUS? Do you have to request cert? Or is it original jurisdiction?
    by /u/Faolin_ on May 6, 2021 at 1:14 am

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  • Epic Games’ Fortnite v. Apple Antitrust Lawsuit, Explained
    by /u/StillOk9399 on May 6, 2021 at 12:53 am

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  • Officer damages private property while executing a search warrant
    by /u/TheOneWhoWil on May 6, 2021 at 12:52 am

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  • Twitter BANS ‘Trump Desk’ account after Democrats demand censorship
    by /u/TruthSeeekeer on May 6, 2021 at 12:37 am

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  • The misinformation virus: Lies and distortions don’t just afflict the ignorant. The more you know, the more vulnerable you can be to infection.
    by /u/voltimand on May 6, 2021 at 12:33 am

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  • Local PD wants to use drones to spy on citizens.
    by /u/j10wy on May 6, 2021 at 12:15 am

    The police department in my my hometown Concord, CA wants to use drones to monitor the city. I find this very concerning. I am wondering what questions should I ask at this QA session (where minds already seem to be made up). Here’s a FB post from the PD. submitted by /u/j10wy [link] [comments]

  • Wyoming lawmakers approve marijuana legalization bill.
    by /u/wehosh on May 6, 2021 at 12:11 am

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  • Josh Duggar, Charged with Child Pornography Offenses, Asks Judge to Release Him to His Wife and Six Children
    by /u/wiscowall on May 5, 2021 at 11:12 pm

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  • The CIA Has Been Taking Over for Decades—Even Former Presidents Tried to Warn Us
    by /u/jeremiahthedamned on May 5, 2021 at 10:50 pm

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  • The CIA Used To Infiltrate The Media. Now The CIA Is The Media.
    by /u/jeremiahthedamned on May 5, 2021 at 10:48 pm

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  • Biden proposal will make free school lunch available to 29 million children every summer
    by /u/someuserofreddit12 on May 5, 2021 at 10:14 pm

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  • Vacationing Bay Area Schoolmates Convicted In Slaying Of Italian Police Officer; Sentenced To Life In Prison
    by /u/zsreport on May 5, 2021 at 10:03 pm

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  • Manhattan DA launches ‘Data Dashboard’
    by /u/greenielove on May 5, 2021 at 9:39 pm

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  • Herbert Fingarette, Existential Philosopher, Faces His Own Death and Mortality - The Atlantic
    by /u/Lingenfelter on May 5, 2021 at 9:18 pm

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  • The Florida Deplatforming Law is Unconstitutional. Always has Been.
    by Kurt Opsahl on May 5, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Last week, the Florida Legislature passed a bill prohibiting social media platforms from “knowingly deplatforming” a candidate (the Transparency in Technology Act, SB 7072), on pain of a fine of up to $250k per day, unless, I kid you not, the platform owns a sufficiently large theme park.  Governor DeSantis is expected to sign it into law, as he called for laws like this. He cited social media de-platforming Donald Trump as  examples of the political bias of what he called “oligarchs in Silicon Valley.” The law is not just about candidates, it also bans “shadow-banning” and cancels cancel culture by prohibiting censoring “journalistic enterprises,” with “censorship” including things like posting “an addendum” to the content, i.e. fact checks. This law, like similar previous efforts, is mostly performative, as it almost certainly will be found unconstitutional. Indeed, the parallels with a nearly 50 years old compelled speech precedent are uncanny. In 1974, in Miami Herald Publishing Co. v. Tornillo, the Supreme Court struck down another Florida statute that attempted to compel the publication of candidate speech.  50 Years Ago, Florida's Similar "Right of Reply" Law Was Found Unconstitutional At the time, Florida had a dusty "right of reply" law on the books, which had not really been used, giving candidates the right to demand that any newspaper who criticized them print a reply to the newspaper's charges, at no cost. The Miami Herald had criticized Florida House candidate Pat Tornillo, and refused to carry Tornillo’s reply. Tornillo sued. Tornillo lost at the trial court, but found some solace on appeal to the Florida Supreme Court.  The Florida high court held that the law was constitutional, writing that the “statute enhances rather than abridges freedom of speech and press protected by the First Amendment,” much like the proponents of today’s new law argue.  So off the case went to the US Supreme Court. Proponents of the right of reply raised the same arguments used today—that government action was needed to ensure fairness and accuracy, because “the 'marketplace of ideas' is today a monopoly controlled by the owners of the market.”   Like today, the proponents argued new technology changed everything. As the Court acknowledged in 1974, “[i]n the past half century a communications revolution has seen the introduction of radio and television into our lives, the promise of a global community through the use of communications satellites, and the specter of a ‘wired’ nation by means of an expanding cable television network with two-way capabilities.”  Today, you might say that a wired nation with two-way communications had arrived in the global community, but you can’t say the Court didn’t consider this concern. You might wonder why the Florida Legislature would pass a law doomed to failure. Politics, of course. The Court also accepted that the consolidation of major media meant “the dominant features of a press that has become noncompetitive and enormously powerful and influential in its capacity to manipulate popular opinion and change the course of events,” and acknowledged the development of what the court called “advocacy journalism,” eerily similar to the arguments raised today.  Paraphrasing the arguments made in favor of the law, the Court wrote “The abuses of bias and manipulative reportage are, likewise, said to be the result of the vast accumulations of unreviewable power in the modern media empires. In effect, it is claimed, the public has lost any ability to respond or to contribute in a meaningful way to the debate on issues,” just like today’s proponents of the Transparency in Technology Act. The Court was not swayed, not because this was dismissed as an issue, but because government coercion could not be the answer. “However much validity may be found in these arguments, at each point the implementation of a remedy such as an enforceable right of access necessarily calls for some mechanism, either governmental or consensual. If it is governmental coercion, this at once brings about a confrontation with the express provisions of the First Amendment.” There is much to dislike about content moderation practices, but giving the government more control is not the answer. Even if one should decry the lack of responsibility of the media, the Court recognized “press responsibility is not mandated by the Constitution and like many other virtues it cannot be legislated.”  Accordingly, Miami Herald v. Tornillo reversed the Florida Supreme Court, and held the Florida statute compelling publication of candidates' replies unconstitutional. Since Tornillo, courts have consistently applied it as binding precedent, including applying Tornillo to social media and internet search engines, the very targets of the Transparency in Technology Act (unless they own a theme park). Indeed, the compelled speech doctrine has even been used to strike down other attempts to counter perceived censorship of conservative speakers.[FN1]   With the strong parallels with Tornillo, you might wonder why the Florida Legislature would pass a law doomed to failure, costing the state the time and expense of defending it in court. Politics, of course. The legislators who passed this bill probably knew it was unconstitutional, but may have seen political value in passing the base-pleasing statute, and blaming the courts when it gets struck down.  Politics is also the reason for the much-ridiculed exception for theme park owners. It’s actually a problem for the law itself. As the Supreme Court explained in Florida Star v BJF, carve-outs like this make the bill even more susceptible to a First Amendment challenge as under-inclusive.  Theme parks are big business in Florida, and the law’s definition of social media platform would otherwise fit Comcast (which owns Universal Studios' theme parks), Disney, and even Legoland.  Performative legislation is less politically useful if it attacks a key employer and economic driver of your state. The theme park exception has also raised all sorts of amusing possibilities for the big internet companies to address this law by simply purchasing a theme park, which could easily be less expensive than compliance, even with the minimum 25 acres and 1 million visitors/year. Much as Section 230 Land would be high on my own must-visit list, striking the law down is the better solution. The Control that Large Internet Companies Have on our Public Conversations Is An Important Policy Issue The law is bad, and the legislature should feel bad for passing it, but this does not mean that the control that the large internet companies have on our public conversations isn’t an important policy issue. As we have explained to courts considering the broader issue, if a candidate for office is suspended or banned from social media during an election, the public needs to know why, and and the candidate needs a process to appeal the decision. And this is not just for politicians - more often it is marginalized communities that bear the brunt of bad content moderation decisions. It is critical that the social platform companies provide transparency, accountability and meaningful due process to all impacted speakers, in the US and around the globe, and ensure that the enforcement of their content guidelines is fair, unbiased, proportional, and respectful of all users’ rights.  This is why EFF and a wide range of non-profit organizations in the internet space worked together to develop the Santa Clara Principles, which call upon social media to (1) publish the numbers of posts removed and accounts permanently or temporarily suspended due to violations of their content guidelines; (2) provide notice to each user whose content is taken down or account is suspended about the reason for the removal or suspension; and (3) provide a meaningful opportunity for timely appeal of any content removal or account suspension.  FN1: Provisions like Transparency in Technology Act’s ban on addendums to posts (such as fact checking or link to authoritative sources) are not covered by the compelled speech doctrine, but rather fail as prior restraints on speech. We need not spend much time on that, as the Supreme Court has roundly rejected prior restraint.

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  • U.S. to Back Waiver of Vaccine IP Protections at WTO, Tai Says
    by /u/DevmeisterG on May 5, 2021 at 8:56 pm

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  • Peloton’s Leaky API Spilled Riders’ Private Data
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  • Florida Legislators Exempt Their Favorite Companies From Social Media Bill
    by /u/FullmetalGameMaster on May 5, 2021 at 8:49 pm

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  • Sackler Family Bid For Opioid Immunity Is Fought By 24 States And D.C.
    by /u/greenielove on May 5, 2021 at 8:48 pm

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  • SCOTUS Hears a Crack Sentencing Case That Shows How the Drug War Piles One Cruel Absurdity on Top of Another
    by /u/FullmetalGameMaster on May 5, 2021 at 8:47 pm

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  • Cops Who Killed a Man While Holding Him in a Hog-Tie Position Got Qualified Immunity. The Appeals Court Wasn't Having It.
    by /u/FullmetalGameMaster on May 5, 2021 at 8:42 pm

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  • U.S. backs waiving patent protections for Covid vaccines, citing global health crisis
    by /u/orangejulius on May 5, 2021 at 8:38 pm

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  • Florida will fine any business or school $5,000 each time it requires a “vaccine passport” or proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    by /u/SnooBooks5387 on May 5, 2021 at 8:37 pm

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  • Law School or MA: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    by /u/asdfghjkl_1223456 on May 5, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    I finished my fourth and final year of undergrad with a BA this past month, and I have accepted an offer from a great law school, thinking that I was set on my decision to attend law school in the fall for the 2021-2022 school year. However, weeks after accepting my law school offer, I also received a funded offer to one of the best 1-year MA programs in Canada, with the offer's scholarship covering ~63% of the MA tuition. I originally thought I could defer starting law school to pursue the MA for practically no cost; yet, my deferral request has been rejected. So now, I'm at a crossroads, whether to commit and attend law school or to pursue this funded MA. Some details and considerations: The subject I would be studying for the MA is something I enjoy and I would be saddened to abandon it for 3+ years. Obtaining the MA would be more of a personal achievement more than anything; I know that it likely won't be beneficial for employment opportunities down the road. My stats for most Canadian law schools are competitive; I'm not necessarily a marginal candidate except maybe for UofT and UBC? I didn't receive a scholarship from law school. The MA's tuition is only $8K. Like most people, I would rather not undergo the application for either program again (that's why I was hoping the deferral would work out, but alas). I'm in my early 20's. I'm scared that I would finish law school and the momentum of my legal career and paying off student debt would not allow me the chance to pursue further schooling, especially not for leisure or personal gain. So I guess I'm not really sure whether it's worth pursuing this MA at this time. Is personal achievement/pride enough of a reason to give up law school for a year? Is it smarter to delay law school for one year to pursue my "passion" or is it smarter to get the JD to be more marketable, more qualified, and set up to be more financially secure before pursuing further schooling? Thanks very much! submitted by /u/asdfghjkl_1223456 [link] [comments]

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