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Reposted Opinion | How Your Phone Betrays Democracy (nytimes.com)

You protest, they watch.

Within minutes, with no special training and a little bit of Google searching, Times Opinion was able to single out and identify individuals at public demonstrations large and small from coast to coast.
Replied to The Day AppGet Died. (Keivan Beigi)

The story of how Microsoft embraced and then killed AppGet.

I never really understood why developers dedicated so much time and energy to a proprietary platform. I still don’t understand why one would want to contribute their free time to monopolists. This story confirms my gut feeling. Sad.
Replied to Public Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases Is More Effective than Lockdowns

South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its innovation is publicly disclosing detailed information on the individuals who test positive for COVID-19.

South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its innovation is publicly disclosing detailed information on the individuals who test positive for COVID-19.

in other words… screw privacy.

Source: Public Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases Is More Effective than Lockdowns