@jim its a "disorganization" which is its strength and its weakness. Likely lots of calls for #XR to become more "organized" which will push against organic growth. We will then need a "new" disorganization to free up growth and the churning continues.
Age Verification is dead – for now https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/age-verification-is-dead-for-now #AgeVerification #pornblock
Protest is never convenient, but we'd be in a very different world without it. Let's not talk about disruption, let's talk about the goddamn climate crisis. #ExtinctionRebellion
- Are community land trusts a way out of the system? https://www.redpepper.org.uk/are-community-land-trusts-a-way-out-of-the-system/
Arctic sea ice is recovering incredibly slowly this year - we're about to cross over the 2012 line, which was the lowest measured so far. https://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_iqr_timeseries.png #ExtinctionRebellion
Long-stored methane is coming up from under the Arctic as it melts. This is potentially apocalyptic. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/12/us/arctic-methane-gas-flare-trnd/index.html #ExtinctionRebellion
The Amazon is on fire, as have been many many other places this year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Amazon_rainforest_wildfires #ExtinctionRebellion
We have suspected anthropogenic climate change since 1938, and we've known it's true for decades. We're NOT DOING ENOUGH to protect our civilisation. It's now or never. #ExtinctionRebellion
Internationalist Commune of Rojava@CommuneInt
In practice, the society in Rojava is organized from the bottom up, like a pyramid turned upside down.
To put social institutions at the service of people, instead of dominating them, is the core proposal of Democratic Confederalism.
#AgeVerification plans are halted, says Nicky Morgan MP. That's great news for the privacy of millions of UK citizens who access adult content.
The plans were extremely bad, and would have opened a market prone to user tracking, profiling and of course, leaks.
There would have been a steady stream of scams, blackmail emails, and credit card theft sites all thanks to this half-baked scheme.
We should all be very thankful that it is paused, dropped, scrapped, for now.
The chattering class are not saveing anyone, apart from themselves for a time. Please try not to be a #fashernista
@jim I changed the default in admin to be unmoderated.. it duse mean that admins have to go turn off off topic ones ;)
ICYMI: #QueensSpeech contains commitment to #onlineharms bill. Explanatory notes here: https://wiki.openrightsgroup.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Speech_2019#Online_harms
William Dalrymple on the East India Company
William Dalrymple explains how a single London corporation took over the Mughal empire and became a major imperial
* Episode Download link (31 MB): https://media.acast.com/historyextra/williamdalrympleontheeastindiacompany/media.mp3
I now think that it is important for us to resist the politics of Zuckerberg since he has declared that a) he will allow advertisements that include demonstrable lies--which plays right in to the hands of the current mendacious US President-- and b) he has said he would be willing to campaign against Warren--who has a good chance of winning the election but understands the power of Facebook.
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