I may have found a solution for evading my house arrest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXKv7FrG24A
Google is now publishing entire countries' citizen movement data, thereby actively helping governments with their dystopian attacks on our most basic freedoms.
Anonymizing your location data doesn't magically turn this into not abusing your location data for something that you didn't agree to. Not sure why you would continuously send your location to Google in the first place, but you should be aware of the fact that they will definitely use it for whatever they want.
I'm now counting 4 different German and Austrian professors in microbiology, virology, and epidemiology, who have come out criticizing the harsh shutdowns and questioning the unreliable official numbers (due to lack of random testing):
In the beginning I thought it was cool that they're more cautious than many other countries. But over time, it has become clear that, under the veneer of reason and "expert committees", they're actually just in full-on panic mode, with no real expertise available, and nobody talking sense into the government that is ruling by decree now. Sad story. :/
Well, fuck. I'm unter literal house arrest on 4 days out of 7 of the week from tomorrow on. And I was only allowed to go out for buying food and medicine before. The authorities in this country seem to have no clue what they're doing, and instead are just cargo-culting, under the false assumption that making curfews even more strict will actually help more. Which is provably not the case, when you look at the countries handling this successfully.
(The courses use structured learning concepts, and it's a 10-minute-per-day type of thing.)
They finally found a reason to pipe everyone's data into Palantir's mass surveillance systems:
Who funds #bitcoin development?
This looks promising:
> A completely open UI stack
for your own personal TV box
TIL: Berlin had about 800K more inhabitants in 1939 than it did in 2015.
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