Good news if you missed it! The EU voted against the Copyright Directive 318-278 earlier today, which now has to be redrafted before being voted on again this September https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/5/17535874/eu-copyright-law-article-11-13-rejected-first-vote #Article11 #Article13
One of the things that I noticed in listening to the European Parliament debate on #Article13 and #Article11 was the live interpreters briefly mentioning their own strike action before translating the rest of the debate. The were requisitioned to translate it: https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/meps-show-support-for-parliament-interpreters/
Hey I just wanted to personally say THANK YOU to those of you who wrote, called, visited, screamed at their MEP on this whole #Article13 fiasco. We had so many ways in which we could take action yet only a small proportion of us actually did. Proof again that when we pull together, we are strong!
Someone I've been doing some work with emailed me this https://gds.blog.gov.uk/2018/05/17/the-first-govtech-fund-competition-is-now-live-and-open-for-applications/ and said shall we have a crack at it
ended up emailing the government minister explaining that what they are asking is not merely impossible but actually insane
i will post any response I get, heh
democracy is a grassroots tyranny against public officials
if you don't like being subject to public consequences for your actions, retire from office
Looking forward to this, later today.
Shame that (so far) Mr Zuck won't talk to democratic structures representing less than c250 million people.
Not so much chat about the Royals here there? 😆
"over this period we have seen some differences between countries, with Scotland driving improvements in personal well-being in the UK"
I implemented a simple #efail exploit for Apple Mail, which is vulnerable to direct exfiltration with its default settings. The mitigation, disabling remote content, works but is brittle. So never click "Load Remote Content". (Thunderbird/Enigmail is vulnerable in a similar way, but I haven't tried that one yet.)
In the UK, sex workers will be dealing with the consequences of FOSTA/SESTA, as they find themselves banned from US platforms. This outlines the results: https://medium.com/assembly-four/my-six-week-rollercoaster-ride-172eb58ba80e
Observation on #HandmaidsTale: the racism of #Gilead is obscured by the TV series. In the book, black people are removed to another part of the USA, while Jewish people are apparently expelled to Israel.
I understand why this element has been omitted, but it does make the prejudice and regressive ideology run on much narrower lines, primarily being sexuality and gender. Which somewhat risks misunderstanding the novel’s point that repression tends to spill across multiple lines when let loose.