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AT&T is blocking Tutanota. This shows why we must fight for net neutrality. tutanota.com/blog

Fossil-fuel industry doubles donations to major parties in four years, report shows | Environment | The Guardian

#Australia, you seem to be failing at #democracy.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/12/fossil-fuel-industry-doubles-donations-to-major-parties-in-four-years-report-shows

#capitalism

RT @PierAsselin@twitter.activitypub.actor
@EinsteinsAttic@twitter.com @murakamiwood@twitter.com @StevenLevy@twitter.com @Facebook@twitter.com "Another early Facebook employee confirms this, also saying that Facebook brainstormed Zuckerberg's idea of allowing people to create and edit dark profiles of friends, Wikipedia-style, but it was not executed."
Just the fact that he explored this crazy idea says enough.

RT @EinsteinsAttic
Well, well, well. Though he destroyed most of his journals "for reasons", it appears a few pages of 's early plans for world domination survived.

Fascinating preview by @StevenLevy@twitter.com of his book on @Facebook@twitter.com, coming out later this month:
wired.com/story/facebook-mark-

RT @PierAsselin@twitter.activitypub.actor
@EinsteinsAttic@twitter.com @murakamiwood@twitter.com @StevenLevy@twitter.com @Facebook@twitter.com "He took three pages to lay out a vision for something he called “Dark Profiles.” These would be Facebook pages for people who, whether by omission or intention, had not signed up for Facebook. "
So reassuring. Growth was always the thing, wasn't it?

RT @openDemocracy@twitter.activitypub.actor
@5050oD@twitter.com Stay informed about our investigation and find out how you can take action in your country: bit.ly/2SAmZmv

RT @openDemocracy@twitter.activitypub.actor
BREAKING: How a Trump-linked misinformation network targets pregnant women with ‘emotional manipulation and outright deceit’. Lawmakers call for action after 9-month @5050oD@twitter.com investigation bit.ly/2UF4H6l

RT @mozthunderbird
We are hiring for multiple positions! If you want to get paid to help create the most popular client in the world, apply today!

thunderbird.net/careers/

RT @tobie@twitter.activitypub.actor
@webmink@twitter.com @richardfontana@twitter.com @_msw_@twitter.com @lifeext@twitter.com @opensourceway@twitter.com @BrucePerens@twitter.com @OReillyMedia@twitter.com @esrtweet@twitter.com My main conclusion so far:

- The reality is much more nuanced than what I had in mind.
- Different individuals had different agendas and different world views.
- It seems more like things coalesced after the fact rather than were initially planned.

RT @Paul_Karp@twitter.activitypub.actor
Coalition seeks to sidestep high court ruling that Aboriginal non-citizens can't be deported using the aliens power - THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY TO DO IT theguardian.com/australia-news

RT @shawnacscott@twitter.activitypub.actor
Happy to chat about the position, culture, or company with ya; DMs open! I'm especially excited to connect with candidates who are underrepresented in tech or have non-traditional CS backgrounds (like me!). Come work with meeee! stitchfix.com/careers/jobs?gh_

RT @shawnacscott@twitter.activitypub.actor
It's not listed in the post, but we're also using React to create the UIs for our new features. We've got an interesting mix of legacy code at the verge of some major rearchitecture, and new features as a testing ground for figuring out what we want those new patterns to be.

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RT @uk_domain_names@twitter.activitypub.actor
The EU has voted very strongly in favour of giving Spain a veto over any future EU deal between the UK and the EU over Gibraltar.

Boy, I'm loving all this taking back of control...
gbc.gi/news/eu-parliament-vote

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