asking for help (boost pls!)
so @Penelo and I are thinking of moving to Chicago, does anyone in the Chicago area have a place we can crash for a couple weeks while we get settled in, find jobs in the area etc?
Striking Workers Are Bringing Back 1970s "Mindfuck" Tactics
"Deliveroo and UberEats riders, [...] are masters of the mindfuck. Because they’re technically self-employed, the laws on strike action and trade unions don’t apply to them. That means that the slow bureaucracy of postal ballots and turnout thresholds designed to prevent workers from taking collective action goes out the window. Instead, these workers can just do what makes sense to them. The result has been an explosion in militancy, as the platforms try to cut their workers’ already-low wages. Strikes are now breaking out every couple of weeks with little or no prior notice. They’re organised through complex networks of encrypted messenger chats which are completely invisible to platform bosses, meaning that all their standard management techniques need to be rewritten."
The Lying King
"NHS gives Amazon free use of health data under Alexa advice deal":
"The material, which excludes patient data, could allow the multinational technology company to make, advertise and sell its own products."
"... the contract will also allow the company access to information on symptoms, causes and definitions of conditions, and 'all related copyrightable content and data and other materials' "
I just published this 👉 The real dangers of facial recognition: mass obedience and online labor exploitation https://www.casilli.fr/2019/12/08/the-real-dangers-of-facial-recognition-mass-obedience-and-online-labor-exploitation/
Former MEP Julia Reda on France's #copyright transposition: "The audacity with which the proposed French law ignores the safeguards included in the EU copyright directive to protect user rights should be baffling even to the most cynical commentator."
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko