Date: October 22, 2018
Date: October 21, 2018
“How much do you know about atheists in the States? Is it as unpopular being a nonbeliever in America as is sometimes reported? Are atheists a growing part of the ‘nones’? Watch this video on 5 interesting facts about atheists in the U.S. to find out some of this and more!”
|– Atheist Media Links|
Date: October 21, 2018
I don’t normally bring an old post back to “the front” of the blog…but I finally listened to this entire episode…and it’s an important piece.
It really exposes how idiotic and outrageous the censorship norms are, on the larger social platforms.
Outsourced people spending eight hours a day, making insanely quick [four seconds per complaint?!] judgements on whether or not to delete someone else’s content…How utterly shitty…
…And that insane religious woman, who calls everything [including classical art] “child pornography”?…
That woman has no business being anywhere near such a position…She’s incompetent.
Date: October 20, 2018
“Turkish officials are leaking what they say are details of Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged torture and murder.
Saudi agents were waiting when Jamal Khashoggi walked into their country’s consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. Mr. Khashoggi was dead within minutes, beheaded, dismembered, his fingers severed, and within two hours the killers were gone, according to details from audio recordings described by a senior Turkish official on Wednesday.
The government of Turkey let out these and other leaks about the recordings on Wednesday, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Ankara, in an escalation of pressure on both Saudi Arabia and the United States for answers about Mr. Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident journalist who lived in Virginia and wrote for The Washington Post.
The new leaks, which were also splashed in lurid detail across a pro-government newspaper, came a day after Mr. Pompeo and the Trump administration had appeared to accept at face value the promises of the Saudi rulers to conduct their own investigation into Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance — regardless of Turkish assertions that senior figures in the royal court had ordered his killing.
Date: October 19, 2018
“In a rare show of public protest, Apple has berated the Morrison government’s proposed anti-encryption bill, calling it “dangerously ambigious” and “alarming to every Australian”.
The Access and Assistance Bill would see tech companies like Apple compelled to help federal authorities gain access to encrypted communications, which the government has said are increasingly being used by terrorist groups and criminals to avoid detection and disruption.
Under the bill, Apple’s own encrypted messaging service iMessage would be susceptible to breaches by authorities, as would third-party messaging services like Wickr, and locked iPhone devices.
“[It] could allow the government to order the makers of smart home speakers to install persistent eavesdropping capabilities.” – Apple
In a seven-page submission to federal Parliament that was made public on Friday afternoon, Apple said that, rather than protecting citizens from online criminal behaviour, the changes could undermine the privacy and security of smartphone users.
Although the Australian government says the bill’s intention isn’t to compel software “back doors”, Apple says the “breadth and vagueness of the bill’s authorities, coupled with ill-defined restrictions” leaves its meaning open to interpretation.”
Are they really this uninformed?…or just stupid?
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