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Old 05-04-2019, 06:03 AM
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Crossing a couple streams here:

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Old 06-19-2019, 07:42 PM
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Nobody ever listens to me when I warn them, but goddamn it, I'm going to write this down here so I can come back later and say I told you so. It's cold comfort, but it's all I ever get.
Second bump for stage two of the attack on CDA 230: Deepfakes.

Next: Facebook will halfheartedly ask Congress not to throw them in the briar patch.

I cannot emphasize this enough: This is the road to complete corporate control of the internet.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:51 PM
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Ready to Pay $30,000 for Sharing a Photo Online? The House of Representatives Thinks You Are | Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:31 PM
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How is this possible?

CenturyLink, Frontier took FCC cash, failed to deploy all required broadband | Ars Technica

I mean, just because the incumbent providers have done this with the previous $400 billion dollars in public money doesn't mean they'd do it this time, too.

FAIR WARNING: $500 billion is the limit. That's the maximum amount you're allowed to steal from the public before we finally get fed up with you and decide to look into this situation. Yep. Half a trillion or so, and then we get serious, probably.
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I mean. Who would do that. Just take money and not return an goods or an service.
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A new bill could punish web platforms for using end-to-end encryption - The Verge

Told you so.
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:57 AM
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Who's behind and what it's called is like a trope somehow.

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Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is behind the bill, currently dubbed the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (or EARN IT)
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And here we go.

The EARN IT Act Is a Sneak Attack on Encryption | WIRED

Here is the text of the bill, and EFF's analysis, which is the only source I've found so far that even mentions the fact that CDA 230 does NOT protect providers from charges for federal crimes, so the bill would have no effect at all on the problem they are claiming it addresses. Zero. Therefore, that's not what it's intended for.

This is 2020, not 1992. The internet is not some vast undiscovered land, and there's no excuse for lawmakers, journalists, or anyone with an opinion not to understand this.
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Four senators—Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) missed the vote. The amendment would have passed if any of them had voted "yes."

So, the usual bullshit. However, there's an interesting twist:

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Four senators—Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) missed the vote. The amendment would have passed if any of them had voted "yes."
Well done, Bernie! :blank:
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Old 05-30-2020, 08:16 PM
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Sen. Hawley Questions Twitter's Sec. 230 Immunity - Multichannel

This is so far into 'not even wrong' territory that I wouldn't know where to start. He's either lying intentionally or he literally doesn't understand anything at all about CDA 230 or publishing. His interpretation of CDA 230 is almost the opposite of what he seems to think. The relevant section is a couple hundred words or so and probably middle school reading level at most.

Seriously, I'd be embarrassed to say something this stupid in public, especially over and over again as this guy does.
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French parliament passes porn age-verification legislation

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The French law gives sites discretion to decide how to perform age verification. Requiring users to enter a credit card number seems to be one of the most popular options.
That sounds like a great idea! I'm sure entering credit card details on porn sites is a brilliant idea.
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This implies the French had an age of consent in the first place! Who knew!
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Having seen The Social Dilemma can I change my vote to "burn it all down"?

Seriously though at least nationalize or heavily regulate Facebook and Twitter. These Silicon Valley overlords have far too much power.
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Nationalize Twitter, maybe -- Facebook needs to be killed with fire, and the ashes scattered to the four winds.
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Oh, hey, look at what the steroids are saying in all caps now.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...11340124917760
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More about that here: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54440662


From the linkFacebook has deleted a post in which President Trump had claimed Covid-19 was "less lethal" than the flu.
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Twitter hid the same message behind a warning about "spreading misleading and potentially harmful information".
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The President has reacted by posting: "REPEAL SECTION 230!!!"
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Oh, definitely. My underlying assumption with Trump, though, is that most of the time, he's just parroting things someone else told him. I guarantee he wouldn't be able to explain what it is or what it does.

Ultimately, repealing CDA 230 would probably be beneficial to Facebook, as they're one of the few companies that has the resources to implement something that'd cover their asses well enough for a legal defense. Eliminating CDA 230 would just eliminate future competition.

Someone else told him that that was the source of his problems.
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