Sunday, September 04
External September Edition
- Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince, Wednesday:
Some argue that we should terminate these services to content we find reprehensible so that others can launch attacks to knock it offline. That is the equivalent argument in the physical world that the fire department shouldn't respond to fires in the homes of people who do not possess sufficient moral character. Both in the physical world and online, that is a dangerous precedent, and one that is over the long term most likely to disproportionately harm vulnerable and marginalized communities.
Today, more than 20 percent of the web uses Cloudflare's security services. When considering our policies we need to be mindful of the impact we have and precedent we set for the Internet as a whole. Terminating security services for content that our team personally feels is disgusting and immoral would be the popular choice. But, in the long term, such choices make it more difficult to protect content that supports oppressed and marginalized voices against attacks.
Yeah, forget all that.
- Amazon has lost a bid to prevent workers unionising at one of its NYC warehouses. (UPI)
Amazon provides a useful service - multiple useful services, though streaming anime sure isn't one of them - but by all reports treats its workers abominably. And is woke as hell so long as it doesn't lose them money.
- Speaking of Amazon losing money there are zero reviews on Amazon for their billion-dollar hate letter to Tolkien. (IndieWire)
IndieWire is also woke as hell, of course, and thinks silencing viewers is a great idea.
Tech Video of the Day
That's smaller than the diameter of an atom, but as the presenter notes a couple of times, these numbers are marketing, not measuring any physical reality.
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*Yes, I know I need to move to a different browser, like Brave (Which I am looking at.). Have not made up my mind yet, and at least Edge is not completely terrible as a backup.
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