It's been a historic week in the fight against face surveillance:
Brookline, MA, San Diego, CA, and Seattle, WA each took steps to limit local use of face surveillance.
On Tuesday, Sea-Tac airport halted plans to implement face recognition: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/washington/articles/2019-12-11/sea-tac-airport-officials-opt-out-of-facial-recognition
Setting up my first #freebsd jail. Good news is it seems to be working. Bad news is I spent a bunch of time futzing around with networking before trying - https://iocage.readthedocs.io/en/latest/networking.html
Apparently it isn't auto-creating the bridge.
Also a bit surprised it starts the jail with the create command, before I've had a chance to mount the extra files and configure sshd.
blatant holiday commercialism, with coupon
Silicon Valley Is Listening to Your Most Intimate Moments
Looks like #writer Mike Resnick is still in need of some help - https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-mike-resnick-pay-off-a-neardeath-experience
I really like how when you hold down the space bar on #iOS it becomes a mini track pad to move the cursor.
New York City's POST Act would require documentation of the privacy-invasive surveillance technologies being deployed by city agencies and the technology's threat to fundamental civil liberties. https://www.eff.org/event/orwells-new-york-teach-post-act-and-fighting-surveillance-state
Blog post: Your xkcd passwords are pwned - https://www.unix-ninja.com/p/your_xkcd_passwords_are_pwned
Reading: 12 min
This is outrageous and dangerous. People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services.
School surveillance technology is often implemented without any notification or input from parents. It's unclear where and how students are tracked, with little to no information given to parents on the depth of the privacy invasion. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/dec/02/school-surveillance-us-schools-safety-shootings
I really like how easy it is to use vm-bhyve #freebsd
Managed to get #freebsd installed w/GeForce 9500 and only a little pain (had to install a couple xf86-input- packages manually to get the keyboard and mouse to work.
Some cool collaboration/sync/privacy research by Kleppmann et al at Ink & Switch: https://www.inkandswitch.com/local-first.html . Nextcloud should have got at least an honorable mention ( https://nextcloud.com/ ).
Conflict-free Replicated Data Types (CRDTs) sound cool.
Many interesting links in there, including the library of congress recommended formats: https://www.loc.gov/preservation/resources/rfs/TOC.html