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This is a message of solidarity from a group of current and former content moderators at Facebook

We would walk out with you — if Facebook would allow it. As outsourced contractors, non-disclosure agreements deter us from speaking openly about what we do and witness for most of our waking hours. Safety and data protection are important, but so is a healthy debate about what happens at Facebook. In contrast to the official Facebook employees, NDAs also prevent us from voicing concerns and contributing to the public discussion about inevitable ethical challenges connected to the job.

Why Electronic Voting Is Still A Bad Idea

Varför rår inte vänsterpolitiker på SDs migrationspolitik

När migration ramas in som en frihetsfråga blottas problemet med SDs politik, att den minskar människors frihet.

Rätt att lägga ned Palmeutredningen

Men övergripande – att efter 34 års utredningsarbete komma till slutsatsen att förundersökningen ska läggas ned – måste nog betraktas som ett klokt beslut, särskilt i ljuset av avsaknaden av ny teknisk bevisning, liksom de begränsade möjligheterna till att framgent finna ny bevisning. Dessa får nog anses uttömda.

Relationships Among Devices: IoT -> RaD

In classic programming, we are taught to create levels of abstraction to enable us to support the messaging from the button press to the device. The problem with layering is that it creates a dependence on the lower layers.

Vecka 23

Barack Obama: How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

So the bottom line is this: if we want to bring about real change, then the choice isn’t between protest and politics. We have to do both. We have to mobilize to raise awareness, and we have to organize and cast our ballots to make sure that we elect candidates who will act on reform.

Stanford lab envisions delivery drones that save energy by taking the bus

Researchers from Stanford University have devised a way for hundreds of drones to use the bus or trams in an effort to redesign how packages are distributed in cities.

K-Pop Fans Are Flooding Right-Wing Hashtags on Social Media

In their latest move to support protesters, K-pop fan accounts are flooding hashtags like #bluelivesmatter and #MAGA with memes and fancams.

Alert-o-meters: warn social media users of slander, falsehood… but with minimal screen footprint

Vecka 22

”It will get darker before the dawn”

”History is brutal teacher on this topic. As we have seen with COVID 19, it’s only when an existential crisis hits – with direct and immediate impact – that we then embark on truly dramatic change. Will this crisis be enough to trigger a broader understanding of, and appropriate reaction to, the greater systemic crisis?”

Felaktig organisation grund till tragedin inom äldrevården

”Äldre har rätt till sjukvård av samma kvalitet som alla andra. Nytillkomna symtom kräver nya medicinska ställningstaganden, i synnerhet om man är gammal och skör. Antingen tillförs resurser eller så prioriteras tillgängliga resurser om. Utan läkare med kompetens och intresse för primärvård inriktad mot geriatrik, äldresjuksköterskor och mellanvårdsavdelningar får vi ingen fungerande äldrevård. Det får vi inte heller så länge kommunerna har ansvaret.”

Därför dog fler svenskar under en månad 1993 och 2000 – jämfört med april 2020

”Det man ska hålla utkik efter är förändringar i återstående medellivslängd hos befolkningen. Generellt ökar den per tioårsperiod, med drygt ett år för kvinnor och 1,5 år för män.”

Beyond the Interweb

”Having intelligence in our device allows us to take advantage of opportunities rather than requiring guarantees. The reason it works is because we have intelligent devices at the endpoints.”

The Social Media Triangle

”Give a Section 230 like protection to companies in return for providing a complete set of enduser APIs. In other words, require Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc. to be fully programmable in order to have their liability limited.”

Software will eat software in a remote-first world

”I believe one of the more subtle impacts of this new way of working will be the tech workers losing some of the leverage they have over their employers. This will result in the further commodification of tech work, potentially less collective action by employees, and probably lower the salaries in the long run. Put another way, the technology industry will soon get a taste of what has been going on in other industries.”

Why a Biden Victory Hinges on Picking the Right Running Mate

”So the Biden team must make a pick that can help Democrats match what promises to be an energized Republican base. The best way to do that is a ticket-balancing candidate like Stacey Abrams or Kamala Harris. They would bring gender and racial diversity to the ticket and, perhaps even more important, ideological diversity.”

“Social media should not fact check posts” says child molester Mark Zuckerberg

”The billionaire social media mogul, who spends his free time taking candy from children, instead suggested that social media companies should allow all speech on their platforms, and only intervene if there was a threat of imminent harm to someone’s life, like the woman he keeps chained in his basement.”

Vecka 21

Ramar vinner över fakta

”Hur kan män som älskar sina pickup-truckar med extra stora hjul och slukar bensin byta till elektriska motsvarigheter? => Genom att de ser hur de kan leva ett friare liv, oberoende av stigande bensinpriser och negativa miljömuppar” Läs mer

The Truth Sandwich

The world’s most accessible stress reliever, singing! BBC Future

”Whether you have the voice of a songbird or sound like some ball-bearings in a blender, singing can have some remarkably positive effects.” Läs mer

The economics of cheaper batteries—and why they’re good news for the planet.

”In 2010, a lithium-ion battery pack with 1 kWh of capacity—enough to power an electric car for three or four miles—cost more than $1,000. By 2019, the figure had fallen to $156, according to data compiled by BloombergNEF. That’s a massive drop, and experts expect continued—though perhaps not as rapid—progress in the coming decade. Several forecasters project the average cost of a kilowatt-hour of lithium-ion battery capacity to fall below $100 by the mid-2020s.” Läs mer