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EU folks, the latest @EU_Commission proposal for scanning private communications and undermining end-to-end encryption is an extreme threat to privacy.

It threatens the right to meaningful encryption and would force your communications to be subject to scanning and classification by AI outside of your control. Truly dystopian shit.

This won't become law without the EU parliament's assent, so please follow this closely and speak up. See EDRI's analysis here:

“No system of government, no economic system, no currency, and no empire lasts forever, yet almost everyone is surprised and ruined when they fail.”
Ray Dalio

The illusion of evidence based medicine

“The advent of evidence based medicine was a paradigm shift intended to provide a solid scientific foundation for medicine. The validity of this new paradigm, however, depends on reliable data from clinical trials, most of which are conducted by the pharmaceutical industry and reported in the names of senior academics.”

Enlightening and affordable read for anyone interested in the current state of our health systems.

Anyone have any recommendations for cloud hosting for I've run out of the free trial with AWS and am starting to be billed at approx USD90 per month, so need to switch. I had hoped to get on but they're not taking new projects. Current favourite is Hetzner which would be EUR8.21 monthly if I dropped wikipedia indexing (or EUR27.25 monthly if I continued indexing wikipedia).

A broken package arrived today. I went to the DHL webpage to file a complaint, I had 4 options to do this: email, phone, Twitter or Facebook.

Email is my preferred choice, of course. But that is no longer available... (You know this after clicking on the email icon)

My only remaining option is by phone, but it will cost me 1 euro per call.

Does anyone else see a problem here?

Facebook versus the BMJ: when fact checking goes wrong.

“We should all be very worried that Facebook, a multibillion dollar company, is effectively censoring fully fact checked journalism that is raising legitimate concerns about the conduct of clinical trials. Facebook’s actions won’t stop The BMJ doing what is right...’”

Dr. John Campell comments on the topic:

It seems Julian Assange is going to the US.

I thought the judiciary system on this side of the Atlantic was more ... fair.

What a disappointment.

"This page contains an overview of any related software regarding the Log4j vulnerability. On this page, NCSC-NL will maintain a list of all known vulnerable and not vulnerable software. Furthermore, any reference to the software will contain specific information regarding which version contains the security fixes, and which software still requires mitigation."

Thinking about using Mullvad VPN. Any users that want to share their experience with it? Bonus points if you live in the Netherlands :)

“Survival will become an absolute, as though we were living in a permanent state of war”. That is how South Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han described the world after COVID-19, in an interview with Efe: “a society of survival that loses all sense of the good life”, one where “enjoyment is also sacrificed for health”

Published on May 25th 2020

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