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Gaming Like It's 1925: Last Week To Join The Public Domain Game Jam!

Sign up for the Public Domain Game Jam on itch.io » It's now been almost a full month since works published in 1925 entered the public domain in the US, and that means we're nearing the end of our public domain game jam, Gaming Like It's 1925 — but it's not too late to get involved! After all, plenty of game jams only run for a couple of days,...

Appeals Court Rejects Clearview's Attempt To Dodge A State Lawsuit By Trying To Make It A Federal Case

Clearview's attempt to dodge a potential class-action lawsuit filed against it in Illinois has just been booted back to the Illinois court system by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Clearview -- facial recognition's current supervillain -- was sued in Illinois by Illinoisans alleging violation of Illinois law. Multiple times. ...

Content Moderation Case Study: Facebook Targets Misinformation Spread By The Philippines Government (2020)

Summary: Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte's rise to power was greatly aided by Facebook and its overwhelming popularity within the country. An estimated 97% of Filipinos have Facebook accounts and the company itself co-sponsored a Q&A session with local journalists that was broadcast on 200 radio and television stations and livestreamed on...

Biden Fires Steve Bannon Protege, Who Tried To Turn Voice Of America Into A New Breitbart

Last summer we covered how Trump had hired Michael Pack, a protégé of Steve Bannon, to run US Agency for Global Media. USAGM is the organization that runs Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and Middle East Broadcasting. It also runs the Open Technology Fund (which itself spun out of Radio Free Europe, and helped to fund...

Turns Out That Brexit Means Rotting Pigs' Heads, And Losing An EU Copyright Exception

Surprising no one who understands anything about international trade, the UK's departure from the EU -- Brexit -- is proving to be disastrous for its economy. Among the latest victims are Scottish fishermen, who are no longer able to sell their catches to EU customers, and the UK meat industry, which has tons of rotting pigs' heads on its hands. And...

EFF Tells Louisiana Court Satire Is Still Protected Speech Even If The Government Doesn't Get The Joke

Last summer, as anti-police brutality protests were in full swing, a Lafayette man posted an obviously bogus Antifa call to action on his "cajUUn Memes" Facebook page. The announcement called for "cajun comrades" to rise up and engage in a takeover of the River Ranch neighborhood. Anyone with half a brain reading the post would have known...

Daily Deal: BitDegree Academy AWS Online Courses And Practice Exams

With the BitDegree Academy AWS Online Courses, you can master the world's most prominent cloud platform via over 191 lectures and 10 practice exams. You will be introduced to the concept behind clouds, such as its architecture design principles, AWS value proposition, and cloud economics aspects. You will also learn about AWS shared responsibility,...

Court Tosses RICO Lawsuit Demanding $90 Million And The Dissolution Of Google For Supposed Anti-Conservative Bias

A lawsuit [PDF] against Google over ad practices and search engine rankings has been dismissed. The allegations start normally before taking a sharp turn into some recently favored causes of action. First, there's the RICO. Second, the plaintiff claims the RICO and everything that goes with it is a result of Google's anti-conservative bias. ...

Amazon Ring App Found To Be (Again) Exposing User Locations, Home Addresses

While Amazon Ring and other doorbells certainly deliver a certain convenience, they've created no shortage of entirely new problems. Problems that could have been avoided with just a bit of foresight and ethical behavior. First comes the fact they're being integrated into our already accountability-optional law enforcement and intelligence apparatus....

The Esports Industry Grew; Now It's Time For It To Grow Up

As we've discussed for some time, the esports industry has been the subject of unprecedented growth in competitive sports. This growth trend began nearly a decade ago, but its pace steadily increased and was then supercharged by the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry is now looking back at a year when it nearly doubled in size, basking in its new found...

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