Some high-tech surveillance is so dangerous to privacy that companies must never deploy it against a person without their voluntary opt-in consent. It comes as little surprise that Amazon, the company that brought you Ring doorbell cameras and Rekognition face surveillance, has a tenuous understanding of both privacy and consent. Earlier this week, Motherboard revealed the company’s cruel “take it or leave” demand to its 75,000 delivery drivers: submit to biometric surveillance or lose your job.
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China-Iran pact more than meets the eye Asia Times
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Our ruling elite just might be stupid and sociopathic enough to go to war with China.
I've worked in mainstream media for a decade. I used to see NYT/WaPo/network stories and generally assume they were basically true, even if the outlets made mistakes from time to time (we're all human).
Now I think, "What kind of bullshit are these ideologues pulling on me now?"
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) April 6, 2021
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