Latest on COVID-19 in MN: 18 new deaths, Minn. waits for restriction rollbacks | MPR News

I fail to understand why we would be easing restrictions related to COVID-19 when we know that there’s the newer faster spreading variant in the US now. I know everyone is anxious to get out, but why throw away your umbrella when it’s still raining.

Facebook touts itself in this case as protecting small businesses, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Facebook has locked them into a situation in which they are forced to be sneaky and adverse to their own customers. The answer cannot be to defend that broken system at the cost of their own users’ privacy and control. 
— Read on www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/12/facebooks-laughable-campaign-against-apple-really-against-users-and-small

Facebook’s frustrations with Apple’s user-centric privacy concerns and control over iOS run a lot deeper than the new mandatory privacy nutrition labels and upcoming ad-tracking opt-in controls launching in a few weeks.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/12/18/australia-facebook-onavo

Lest you forget what kind of behavior Facebook wants to have the freedom to do…

It’s an unfortunate quirk of the English language that free as freedom and free as in beer are very different meanings of free. But when you see an ad headlined “Apple vs. The Free Internet”, most people would assume they’re about to hear an argument about free as in freedom.

Not Facebook. They’re arguing about free as in beer. I mean, they’re alleging that Apple is taking away freedom — the freedom of small business advertisers to benefit from unrestricted tracking for ad targeting — but their argument to the public is that such privacy initiatives will cost users their free beer.
— Read on daringfireball.net/2020/12/facebook_free_as_in_bullshit

Biden’s Branding

December 16, 2020

https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/joe-bidens-election-branding-was-both-traditional-and-trippy-and-it-looks-like-the-future-of-politics/

Via – https://daringfireball.net/linked/2020/12/16/biden-branding

Daring Fireball: Craig Federighi’s Keynote at the 10th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/12/12/federighi-edppc-keynote

Daring Fireball: Instant Claim Chowder: Gordon Mah Ung on Apple’s M1 Performance Claims
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/11/16/instant-claim-chowder

I’m not going to post or even visit the claim mentioned here… This kind of take on Apple news is click-bait that should be ignored on principle, because engaging it in any way rewards bad journalism with clicks/views.

The Biggest Problem with Org-mode | Irreal
— Read on irreal.org/blog/

I’d go a step further and say that the problem is getting colleagues to understand why to use it.

Daring Fireball: ‘A Large Portion of the Electorate Chose the Sociopath’
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/11/06/nichols

Ring announced the Always Home Cam during Amazon’s annual product event, a new home security camera that can autonomously fly around your home to get different viewpoints when you’re not home. It will be available starting in 2021 for $249.99.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2020/9/24/21453709/ring-always-home-cam-indoor-drone-security-camera-price-specs-features-amazon

This is Minority Report direction tech, and the fact that Amazon is introducing it should emphasize that… The only more obvious way this would scream Ad Tech would be if it was from Facebook.