Hubski thoughtful web.Hubski Gun Bloggers are moving to Porn Hub #guns #youtube Kasarda and Ian McCollum, who run the gun review site InRangeTV, said they had started posting their videos on Facebook and pornography site PornHub."We will not be seeking any monetisation from PornHub... we are merely looking for a safe harbour for our content and for our viewers," the pair said in a statement.I looked up a gun video on pornhub and the next one coming up was called big chocolate asses 3. diet shows signs of slowing ageing in people #longevity #health end-run around the Fourth Amendment is buried in the budget bill #privacy #fourthminusfour CLOUD Act was previously floating around Congress earlier this year. While facially innocuous, it has some very worrisome implications.The law allows any country with which the US has an executive agreement to request that data held on US soil about non-residents be turned over to that government. No judicial process needed. First, this of course poses a danger to dissidents abroad who may be using U.S.-based services (Google?) for communications.But more directly for Americans, there's another ugly tidbit. The law acknowledges that data belonging to Americans may inadvertently (with varying degrees of scare quotes) be pulled with whatever data is actually targeted. The foreign government is then free to turn that data over to the U.S. if it "relates to significant harm, or the threat thereof, to the United States or United States persons."At least there's a standard, right? But the problem is that there's no one to enforce it, as the bill specifically precludes court review. As the EFF explains:The CLOUD Act allows the president to enter an executive agreement with a foreign nation known for human rights abuses. Using its CLOUD Act powers, police from that nation inevitably will collect Americans’ communications. They can share the content of those communications with the U.S. government under the flawed “significant harm” test. The U.S. government can use that content against these Americans. A judge need not approve the data collection before it is carried out. At no point need probable cause be shown. At no point need a search warrant be obtained.That's just for content; for metadata, they don't even have to show harm.This was originally proposed as a separate thing, but it has now been added onto the omnibus spending bill that's under consideration this week. See page 2,201 of the PDF.If I didn't already have a reason to ditch GMail, I sure do now. After FOSTA Passes, Reddit Bans 'Escorts' and 'SugarDaddy' Communities #internet Also, Reddit had Escorts? seriously? I mean I knew they had shoplifting and drug selling communities, but I guess everything really is on Reddit. And now they are going to have to clamp down, HARD, on the community and piss off even more people.Aaron is laughing in his grave.*sigh* fine. Bring in dark-timeline Captain Kangaroo. #whiterabbit Myth of Authenticity Is Killing Tex-Mex #grubski #society Creative Design Outsourcing Can Help Your Business #outsourcing #creativedesign’s very competitive for any niche brand out there! To get your product stand out from the rest, you have to be very strategic and willing to take an unflinching challenge in terms of advertising and content approach. What do you need to really be noticeable and notable? Design Outsourcing!, in court, acknowledges the science of anthropocentric climate change #environment hey we only figured it out ten years ago so no you can't sue us for misleading the public. bans videos that sell guns and accessories #guns videos may be a thing of the past on YouTube, with the Google-owned company updating its policies on firearms-related content. Videos can no longer sell guns or accessories via direct sales or even have links to sites that sell them. Videos also cannot have instruction on manufacturing firearms or associated items like magazines or silencers.Accessories banned include bump stocks, gatling triggers, drop-in auto sears and conversion kits, as well as high-capacity magazines. Instruction on upgrading firearms to automatic or simulated automatic firing capabilities is similarly prohibited. This isn't YouTube's first policy update around firearms, either; the company banned gun mod tutorials after the Las Vegas shooting last year. 1918 Influenza: "The Mother of All Pandemics" created the deadliest month in American History #history #ushistory Buckley - Gypsy Woman #music serious jam countries agree to continental free trade area #economics #africa Congress Censored the Internet #eff #internet'Amazing' News About The Awful Guinea Worm #health #brightside"I come from an area that had the most Guinea worm," South Sudan's Minister of Health, Dr. Riek Gai Kok, said at a news conference. "I never thought — even one time — that the area would be free of Guinea worm, let alone all of South Sudan would be.""But today that dream has come true," he added.The international effort to eradicate Guinea worm has been a huge success. Back in the mid-'80s, more than 3 million people were catching the parasite each year. Now Guinea worm is circulating in only three countries: Ethiopia, Mali and Chad. Last year, there were only 30 human cases worldwide. Contact by Richard Hescox #scifi #art.OftenBen's Website: Lucky is on Amazon Prime #movies #watchthisyall you haven't seen this movie, it's fantastic. Often described as redneck Ocean's 11, that simply does not do it justice. approves German chemical giant Bayer's takeover of Monsanto #business proposed acquisition has since been scutinized by competition watchdogs around the globe, and still faces US regulatory approval.In an attempt to appease EU regulators, Bayer announced in October the sale of parts of its agrochemical business to German rival BASF, in a deal worth €5.7 billion.Earlier this month, BASF also committed to buying Bayer's vegetable seed business in a last-minute concession to Brussels. Zuckerberg on the Cambridge Analytica Situation #politics #internet want to share an update on the Cambridge Analytica situation -- including the steps we've already taken and our next steps to address this important issue.We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you. I've been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn't happen again. The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes, there's more to do, and we need to step up and do it.Here's a timeline of the events:In 2007, we launched the Facebook Platform with the vision that more apps should be social. Your calendar should be able to show your friends' birthdays, your maps should show where your friends live, and your address book should show their pictures. To do this, we enabled people to log into apps and share who their friends were and some information about them.In 2013, a Cambridge University researcher named Aleksandr Kogan created a personality quiz app. It was installed by around 300,000 people who shared their data as well as some of their friends' data. Given the way our platform worked at the time this meant Kogan was able to access tens of millions of their friends' data.In 2014, to prevent abusive apps, we announced that we were changing the entire platform to dramatically limit the data apps could access. Most importantly, apps like Kogan's could no longer ask for data about a person's friends unless their friends had also authorized the app. We also required developers to get approval from us before they could request any sensitive data from people. These actions would prevent any app like Kogan's from being able to access so much data today.In 2015, we learned from journalists at The Guardian that Kogan had shared data from his app with Cambridge Analytica. It is against our policies for developers to share data without people's consent, so we immediately banned Kogan's app from our platform, and demanded that Kogan and Cambridge Analytica formally certify that they had deleted all improperly acquired data. They provided these certifications.Last week, we learned from The Guardian, The New York Times and Channel 4 that Cambridge Analytica may not have deleted the data as they had certified. We immediately banned them from using any of our services. Cambridge Analytica claims they have already deleted the data and has agreed to a forensic audit by a firm we hired to confirm this. We're also working with regulators as they investigate what happened.This was a breach of trust between Kogan, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. But it was also a breach of trust between Facebook and the people who share their data with us and expect us to protect it. We need to fix that.In this case, we already took the most important steps a few years ago in 2014 to prevent bad actors from accessing people's information in this way. But there's more we need to do and I'll outline those steps here:First, we will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before we changed our platform to dramatically reduce data access in 2014, and we will conduct a full audit of any app with suspicious activity. We will ban any developer from our platform that does not agree to a thorough audit. And if we find developers that misused personally identifiable information, we will ban them and tell everyone affected by those apps. That includes people whose data Kogan misused here as well.Second, we will restrict developers' data access even further to prevent other kinds of abuse. For example, we will remove developers' access to your data if you haven't used their app in 3 months. We will reduce the data you give an app when you sign in -- to only your name, profile photo, and email address. We'll require developers to not only get approval but also sign a contract in order to ask anyone for access to their posts or other private data. And we'll have more changes to share in the next few days.Third, we want to make sure you understand which apps you've allowed to access your data. In the next month, we will show everyone a tool at the top of your News Feed with the apps you've used and an easy way to revoke those apps' permissions to your data. We already have a tool to do this in your privacy settings, and now we will put this tool at the top of your News Feed to make sure everyone sees it.Beyond the steps we had already taken in 2014, I believe these are the next steps we must take to continue to secure our platform.I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I'm responsible for what happens on our platform. I'm serious about doing what it takes to protect our community. While this specific issue involving Cambridge Analytica should no longer happen with new apps today, that doesn't change what happened in the past. We will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward.I want to thank all of you who continue to believe in our mission and work to build this community together. I know it takes longer to fix all these issues than we'd like, but I promise you we'll work through this and build a better service over the long term. Happened to Yahoo #business #technology I went to work for Yahoo after they bought our startup in 1998, it felt like the center of the world. It was supposed to be the next big thing. It was supposed to be what Google turned out to be.What went wrong? The problems that hosed Yahoo go back a long time, practically to the beginning of the company. They were already very visible when I got there in 1998. Yahoo had two problems Google didn't: easy money, and ambivalence about being a technology company. 'burbs are dying #geopolitics a self-driving car killed a pedestrian in Arizona #technology Street View.1) 10pm. Low traffic. Sodium arc lamps overhead.2) No obstructions.3) MUTHERFUCKING BIKE LANE.4) Bike lane transitions into right-turn lane; bicyclists turning left must cross 2 lanes of traffic to get into the turn lane.Check out the awesome LiDAR video from NYT.Luminar's LiDAR can detect 10% reflective objects at 200m. 38mph is 17m/s. 200/17 is a shade under 12 seconds.The Uber car had a little under 12 seconds to detect Ms. Hertzberg.From here. College Course on Why Democracies Collapse - Timely, or Too Late #whiterabbit“We tend to think about things like coups — that’s the way democracies die,” he says. “They die in a firefight, or they die in a president being abducted by the military and shuffled off into exile. A real impetus of this course was on the ways that democratic backsliding can be extremely subtle and difficult to detect.”As an example, he cites a leader enacting libel laws that inhibit free speech or electoral laws that create barriers for opposition parties. “It tends to happen at the hands of democratically elected leaders,” says Blair. “And often with a veneer — doing things that undermine democracy while arguing that they are taking those actions because they are necessary for democracy,” such as supporting strict voter ID laws by claiming they guard against fraudulent votes. you ever wanted to know about Novichok but were afraid to ask #kleinbl00batshittery– It’s impossible to find a black button in a dark room. Moreover, the cat simply wasn’t there, because there wasn’t any production in the USSR, and Russia then was preoccupied with other things. The fact that the OPCW totally ignored our mutual statement with Mirzayanov in 1993 about the existence of agents of chemical warfare in Russia was a gross violation of the (Chemical Weapons) Convention, as signatory countries to the Convention are required to report the development of new substances, the most powerful of which are agents of chemical warfare (Russia only signed the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997 – The Bell). Scotia becomes 1st province to ban cat declawing - Nova Scotia - CBC News #cats #justice!One paw forward for cats. One paw backward for reupholsterers.tacocat March 21, 2018 #pubski CRS Report: website hosts reports prepared by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service #infodump #gnosisftw aren't actually secret, but are not published by default. Plus, under U.S. law, the federal government cannot claim copyright in something it produces (generally).The site (a joint project by Demand Progress and the Congressional Data Coalition) works with some unnamed members of Congress and some "library partners." Currently they're hosting over 14,000 of these things.And they really are great. For example, they have a "Background and U.S. Relations" article on every country in the world, which serves as a fantastic overview for that country's history and current events.Dig in!P.S. I posted this before, but I'm hoping there might be a better response this time.... furious over leak of warning to not congratulate Putin #trump (CNN) President Donald Trump was infuriated after it quickly leaked that he had been directly instructed by his national security advisers in briefing materials not to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his recent election victory during their call Tuesday morning, a source familiar with the President's thinking said. bombings: Suspect dead after detonating device, police say #news’re going to die eventually, why not now? #religion #existentialquestions, I’m not advocating suicide… well, maybe I am, in a way.For a person cynical of religion in general, it's refreshing to see religious people asking real questions.Related. faces growing homeless population as housing costs soar #poverty #housing