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Here’s the user guide to the surveillance software ICE uses. Palantir collects data about private individuals and offers it up to law enforcement and corporate entities.
(Caroline Haskins for Motherboard)
There’s a tension between interoperability, big tech, and how we can fix the internet. Essentially, we need to bar big tech companies from using technical countermeasures that lock out other services.
(Cory Doctorow for Boing Boing)
The GOP has been continuing to ramp up its alliances with far right militias. From the Oregon senators using III%er militia members to allow them to commit crime to the increasing reliance on Proud Boys as shock troops, the Republican party is gearing up for conflict.
(anonymous contributor for It’s Going Down)
Ologies: Victimology with Dr. Callie Rennison
I’ve fallen into a rabbit hole with the podcast Ologies, listening to scientists describe their work. This episode stood out to me because it looks critically at the criminal justice system, and how it affects survivors, from a data point of view.
Conference Talk of the Week:
This talk is part of our “Favorite Talks” YouTube Playlist. Check it out and subscribe! Programming Empathy: Emotional State Machines
Coraline Ada Ehmke at RailsConf 2019 talks about how learning empathy and emotional intelligence add value to software developers.
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August 16-28, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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This newsletter compiled by Margaret Killjoy (@magpiekilljoy). Margaret is an author, activist, and musician based in Appalachia. Her most recent book series is the Danielle Cain novella series, which starts with The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion.
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