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  1. Comment on Big Tech is trying to disarm the FTC by going after its biggest weapon: Lina Khan in ~tech

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    Shocking news: big corporations attempt to manipulate government bodies to avoid regulation.

    Shocking news: big corporations attempt to manipulate government bodies to avoid regulation.

    Khan’s confirmation to the FTC and appointment to lead the agency presents one of the clearest threats of major regulatory action in the tech sector in years. By seeking to recuse Khan, the companies are going after one of the biggest antitrust weapons the FTC has and, whether Khan is recused or not, the decision could muck up the antitrust charges against either company.

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  2. Comment on What are your favorite bits of more juvenile humor? in ~misc

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    The Red Green Show

    The Red Green Show

    8 votes
  3. Comment on To catch teenage gamers after curfew, Chinese company deploys facial recognition in ~tech

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    We’ll look forward to seeing you after your stay in the re-education camp.

    We’ll look forward to seeing you after your stay in the re-education camp.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on Slow news is good news in ~news

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    This is a request to support Mother Jones, but just as importantly it is about the importance of independent, non-profit journalism. The decline in support for quality journalism didn’t start with...

    This is a request to support Mother Jones, but just as importantly it is about the importance of independent, non-profit journalism. The decline in support for quality journalism didn’t start with Trump, and it won’t end as his spotlight dims.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What are some best anti-capitalist books? in ~books

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    Tools for Conviviality is pretty good.

    Tools for Conviviality is pretty good.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on 533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online in ~tech

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    Not specific to this FB breach, but identify theft prevention measures are always good practice, and maybe your friend should particularly consider freezing their credit. Credit freeze is #1 on...

    Not specific to this FB breach, but identify theft prevention measures are always good practice, and maybe your friend should particularly consider freezing their credit.

    Credit freeze is #1 on this list, for example: https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/finance/how-to-prevent-identity-theft

    3 votes
  7. Comment on 533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online in ~tech

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    The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and — in some cases — email addresses.

    A Facebook spokesperson told Insider that the data was scraped due to a vulnerability that the company patched in 2019.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on I like that the boat is stuck in ~life

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    Rather than create a new post, I'll just drop this link here: https://istheshipstillstuck.com/ EDIT: And also interesting is a link from that website to VesselFinder, where you can see a live-ish...

    Rather than create a new post, I'll just drop this link here: https://istheshipstillstuck.com/

    EDIT: And also interesting is a link from that website to VesselFinder, where you can see a live-ish map of the ship congestion that has built up on both sides of the canal.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Georgia House passes sweeping bill that would restrict voting access, setting up final vote next week in ~news

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    I haven't gone through the bill yet so I can't answer that. Here's another article, however, that also mentions the prohibition (although it doesn't use the word 'misdemeanor'):...

    I haven't gone through the bill yet so I can't answer that. Here's another article, however, that also mentions the prohibition (although it doesn't use the word 'misdemeanor'): https://www.ajc.com/politics/bill-changing-georgia-voting-rules-passes-state-house/EY2MATS6SRA77HTOBVEMTJLIT4/

  10. Comment on Georgia House passes sweeping bill that would restrict voting access, setting up final vote next week in ~news

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    Anyone who thought Trump's defeat was a sustainable win for democracy should think again. Anti-democratic forces are very active, and these events in Georgia are only one example.

    The legislation -- SB 202 -- would limit drop boxes to the inside of early voting locations during voting hours, make giving food or drinks to a voter a misdemeanor, allow for unlimited challenges to voter registrations and eligibility, and grant state officials broad rights, including the ability to replace local election officials. It would also shorten the runoff cycle from the current nine weeks to just four weeks and remove the elected secretary of state as chair of the state election board.

    Anyone who thought Trump's defeat was a sustainable win for democracy should think again. Anti-democratic forces are very active, and these events in Georgia are only one example.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on Big Tech critic Tim Wu joins Biden administration to work on competition policy in ~tech

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    The hire signals that the Biden administration is serious about competition policy and will likely be viewed favorably among progressives hoping to see greater enforcement of the antitrust laws, especially against tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Wu’s writing has played a major role in advancing the idea that major tech companies should be broken up to reinvigorate competition, particularly through his 2018 book, “The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age.”

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Why prehistoric humans needed no braces: Crooked teeth are a modern phenomenon and a telltale sign of an underlying epidemic in ~science

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    I think this (generally) is a pretty important topic for modern medicine. How many of our species' other challenges are caused by a mismatch of evolved human psychology/physiology to the modern...

    I think this (generally) is a pretty important topic for modern medicine. How many of our species' other challenges are caused by a mismatch of evolved human psychology/physiology to the modern environment? ADHD? Back pain? Allergies? And what solutions can we find by investigating the differences between our modern built environments, our diets, our hygiene practices, etc. and those of our hunter gatherer ancestors?

    Wikipedia has a pretty decent entry on the topic of "Evolutionary Mismatch", for anyone interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolutionary_mismatch

    2 votes
  13. Comment on After years of prep, NASA's Perseverance rover is ready to land on Mars Thursday in ~space

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    Thanks! Good catch.

    Thanks! Good catch.

    5 votes