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So if Privacy Shield is invalidated, it should become illegal to use Cloudflare as a front to your website until each individual EU visitor gives permission.

commondreams.org/newswire/2020

No-one thinks Google is being honest about the Fitbit data lol

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Google says it definitely won't be using user data for advertising or to "sell" to others if the EU approves the purchase of Fitbit.

The EU will approve. What's going to happen next?

I think I might have mentioned this before but the X220 dock is rubbish because it blocks all the vents on the laptop causing lots of heat build-up which in turn reduces the life of your battery. Plus it means the fans are on all the time. Pretty poor design really.

politics of America 

“That’s not the way the world really works anymore….We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”[

thedisorderofthings.com/2020/0

stomach turning US food mention / politics 

Filth: Food Safety Regulations Are Not Just ‘Red Tape’. They Exist to Protect People Over Profit

“food contaminated with rat hairs, insect fragments and faecal matter are all permissible under US food safety legislation, as are 72 pesticides all currently banned in the UK. The US has no specific regulation for baby food; recent tests found that 95% contained toxic metals, with 73% containing traces of arsenic.”

novaramedia.com/2020/07/10/fil

I always get confused between Marty Feldman and Marty Friedman

Same reason they shit their knickers about any Chinese hardware being used in 5G (or other) networks

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The reason the Yoo Ess thinks China is using apps like TikTok to spy on its users is because that's what exactly how Yoo Ess companies are used by their government. Pure projection.

arstechnica.com/?p=1689839

Router to my network went down this morning while I was in another town! FFS! Sorted now so everything should be back up 😎

American pride at record low.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaahhhhh.

Still not low enough though

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