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Watching the Watchers.

Als reactie op de inzet van burgerwaarnemers, zetten de politiebonden nu zelf ook waarnemers in om burgerwaarnemers te controleren.

NOS: Veelbesproken proef preventief fouilleren van start in Amsterdam (2021-09-01)


Vertrauen ist gut, Kontrolle ist aufwändiger, unheimlicher und seltsamer.


Are you convinced by this explanation? Because I’m not. If this is all about slow websites, why not calculate the page load times locally and transmit only the slow ones? This still wouldn’t be great for privacy but an order of magnitude better than what Xiaomi actually implemented. Xiaomi really needs to try harder if we are to assume incompetence rather than malice here. How was it decided that sending all visited addresses is a good compromise? Was privacy even considered in that decision? Would they still make the same decision today? And if not, how did they adapt their processes to reflect this?

Almost Secure: Are Xiaomi browsers spyware? Yes, they are… (2020-05-04)

My eyes, my choice.

If Facebook delivered an equally flexible, sophisticated message-reading system to its users, those users could defend themselves against being nonconsensually eyeball-fucked with Donald Trump headlines.

Cory Doctorow: How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism


It worries me when an online course starts with "sign up for X" where X is a non-free proprietary third-party service. Education should not force its participants to be surveilled and exploited.


In an era when everything can be surveiled, all we have left is politeness.

Neal Stephenson: The Diamond Age


Denn wenn die Maschine, deren Teil Siri ja ist, nicht eine riesige Menge an Daten eingefüttert bekommt, kann sie nicht lernen, dass das phonetisch gleichklingende „Kot“ in bestimmten Kontexten graphemisch als „Code“ zu schreiben ist. Künstliche Intelligenz halt. Das findet ihr doch alle so geil!

Ulrike Sellmann: Anhören oder abhören (

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