"...what is really at work here is the default prejudice against bottom-up self-organization without a profit motive." https://write.as/eloquence/why-mastodon-and-the-fediverse-are-doomed-to-fail
"It’s easy to conflate having a strong sense of personal justice with understanding how to create an equitable environment for others, but in practice they’re not very interchangeable. You simply cannot succeed if you privilege conviction over research." https://lethain.com/stuff-learned-about-dei-2020/
Edward Snowden: "Engineers like to believe that they’re like scientists, what they do is something that is pure, and they’re just trying to get the rocket up. Where the rocket comes down is not their department." https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wxqx8q/snowden-tech-workers-are-complicit-in-how-their-companies-hurt-society
"Farewell to privacy: Lindsay Graham unveils a bill that would make encryption useless" https://www.salon.com/2020/06/25/farewell-to-privacy-lindsay-graham-unveils-a-bill-that-would-make-encryption-useless/
"Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers" https://heated.world/p/facebook-creates-fact-checking-exemption
"Renewables surpass coal in US energy generation for first time in 130 years" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/03/renewables-surpass-coal-us-energy-generation-130-years
"White Americans turn out for Floyd protests, but will they work for change?" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-usa-white-analysis/white-americans-turn-out-for-floyd-protests-but-will-they-work-for-change-idUSKBN23I325
"...the climate movement has never and will never be just about saving the environment. It’s about fighting inequality and injustice - the story of climate destruction is just as much one of racial injustice and oppression as it is about the actual environmental damage." https://forgethefuture.substack.com/p/tumultuous-times
"Why U.S. energy CEOs will get big payouts despite oil meltdown" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-shale-executives-insight/why-u-s-energy-ceos-will-get-big-payouts-despite-oil-meltdown-idUSKBN2331IC
>Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions
help curl: the user survey 2020 https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2020/05/18/help-curl-the-user-survey-2020/ - please run over and fill in your views. We need them! It'll only take you a few minutes.
"Complexity Has to Live Somewhere" https://ferd.ca/complexity-has-to-live-somewhere.html
"On Earth Day, calls grow to treat shock of coronavirus with 'green recovery'" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-earth-day-britain-negotiations/on-earth-day-calls-grow-to-treat-shock-of-coronavirus-with-green-recovery-idUSKCN22418D
"Amazon fires two tech workers who criticized the company’s warehouse workplace conditions" https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/04/13/amazon-workers-fired/ #Amazon #ClimateChange
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