Facebook Will Finally Pay—Billions—for Its Privacy Missteps

"When Facebook released quarterly results Wednesday, it said it expects to pay a fine of $3 billion to $5 billion to the US Federal Trade Commission for violating terms of a 2011 agreement with the agency to better protect users’ privacy."
wired.com/story/facebook-will-

If You Use Alexa, Amazon Employees Probably Know Where You Live

"...an Amazon team member was quickly able to find the image and corresponding address of a user in a demonstration. The employee took less than a minute to find all the details just from one recording of the person’s Alexa command."
fossbytes.com/alexa-amazon-emp

Sick people should get medical treatment not because it's 'fair', but because they are sick.

Hungry people should be fed, not because 'fair', but because they're hungry.

Homeless people -> housing, same deal.

So, yeah, forgive student loans. And fix the loan system; it's rapacious.

Fix broken stuff. Relieve suffering. Don't get hung up on fair while others are bleeding out.

I just realized that if Weird Al wrote "White and Nerdy" in 2019 it would be a MUCH different song.

Perfectly Normal, How Autism Feels From the Inside

This short film by Joris Debeij features Jordan Kamnitzer talking about his experience as someone who is on the autism spectrum.
kottke.org/19/04/perfectly-nor

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If You Paid TurboTax but Make Under $34,000, You Could Get a Refund. Here's How. - ProPublica

If you are one of the millions of Americans who made under $34,000 last year, you should have been able to use a free version of TurboTax. If TurboTax directed you to a paid version, it’s worth giving the company a call.

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Not sure how I feel about this proposed tattoo license thing. I mean, yeah, I've seen some shit tattoos people have gotten from artists who shouldn't have been practicing, but at the same time, more barriers to entry in a profession where profits (at entry) aren't that great?

daytondailynews.com/news/local

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Actually, that's a toot all to itself. I really, really HATE hashtagging all over a post. It feels like the worst kind of "ooh look at me!" bullshit spouted by an "influencer".

BUT.

I'm aware that some folks have only come across my toots (or posts or whatever) that they were *genuinely interested in* because I put in the hashtags for them to find the post since I don't stick to a single topic.

Anyone else struggle with use?

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Faith Collapsing

Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like.