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Sunday, 24. October 12021
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How to get useful answers to your questions.

Sell! Sell! Sell!

Visualizing the products that won capitalism.

Source: neal.fun

Bugs in our Pockets (application/pdf, 3,698 KB) : The Risks of Client-Side Scanning.

In this report, we argue that CSS neither guarantees efficacious crime prevention nor prevents surveillance. Indeed, the effect is the opposite. CSS by its nature creates serious security and privacy risks for all society while the assistance it can provide for law enforcement is at best problematic. There are multiple ways in which client-side scanning can fail, can be evaded, and can be abused.

The housing theory of everything.

Western housing shortages do not just prevent many from ever affording their own home. They also drive inequality, climate change, low productivity growth, obesity, and even falling fertility rates.

How capitalism took hold of graphic design, and how to escape from it.

Caps Lock.

Capitalism could not exist without the coins, notes, documents, graphics, interfaces, branding and advertisements; artefacts that have been (partly) created by graphic designers. Even anti-consumerist strategies such as social design and speculative design are being appropriated within capitalist societies to serve economic growth. It seems that design is locked in a system of exploitation and profit, a cycle that fosters inequality and the depletion of natural resources.

Playdate.

It’s yellow. It fits in your pocket. There’s a crank. It comes with 24 free games to get you started. Say hi to Playdate from Panic.

Digital colonialism – Analysis of Europe’s trade agenda.

The global battle for control of the digital economy is typically portrayed as one fought by only two titans: US and China, but that does not mean that the EU has been standing still. As this briefing documents, the EU has been making strong efforts to catch up using trade negotiations and trade rules to assert its own interests. In the process, the EU is trying to climb up on the backs of the developing countries, undermining the chance for all to equitably share in the benefits of technological development.

Oho, so RSS is rearing its not-ugly-at-all head again…!?

Wednesday, 13. October 12021
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A collection of remarkable trees, from marvelous to strange, throughout the world (via densediscovery.com).

Source: i1.wp.com

This Word Does Not Exist.

(…) it was invented, defined and used by a machine learning algorithm.