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"France, the Netherlands and Norway all formally supported the UK’s unsuccessful defence of dragnet surveillance powers. As the judgement points out, those countries, together with Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, all "officially operate bulk interception regimes over cables and/or the airways."

theregister.com/2021/05/25/ech

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GCHQ’s mass data interception violated right to privacy, court rules

This sounds good but doesn't actually affect anything. The UK interception system is much worse today with no sign of ever slowing down.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/m

UK Politics 

The Left Won’t Win the 2020s by Clinging to the Corpse of the Labour Party

Some good points here.

novaramedia.com/2021/05/24/the

voice control for playing music is bullshit. How do I play this Aphex Twin track:

"ΔMi−1 = −αΣn=1NDi[n] [Σj∈C[i]Fji[n − 1] + Fexti[[n−1]]"

Organisations and individuals are relying on the expertise of these people and they are being misled into breaking the law.

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Actually shocked at the amount of SEO and online advertising experts that have no idea about GDPR requirements.

Asking developers to embed tracking scripts without any thought about acquiring visitor consent.

"It's fine because everyone does it" etc

UK Local Politics 

When Labour lose horrifically in todays local elections it will help to understand that the goal of the right of the party is not to win elections.

Their goal is to remain in power within the party itself. Winning in the traditional sense doesn't come into it.

This is why they are telling party members to fuck off, expelling members, firing campaign teams, hand-picking shit candidates, agreeing with Tories, sucking up to the right-wing press etc.

Signal banned for booking obviously targeted ads? That story's too good to be true, Facebook claims

However, they do admit that most of the ads would have been banned for the exact reasoning behind the Signal campaign: I.e. you are not allowed to tell people you targeted the ad to their sexuality or medical conditions that you DID use to target them.

go.theregister.com/feed/www.th

The Government assault on your privacy rights

“We should be extremely worried. Proposals seem to have regressed to the kind of thinking we saw at the worst moments of the New Labour government.”

openrightsgroup.org/blog/the-g

Love to see Americans* on "hacker" "news" arguing that unions are bad actually from their no paternity leave, minimal maternity leave, no annual leave, no job protection, health insurance rip-off country*

The bootlicking is so strong there that you get everyday plebs arguing to be stomped on harder by their bosses.

*not all Americans obvs

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