Intelligence chief Michael Atkinson first alerted Congress to a whistleblower complaint.
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Obviously nothing to see here…

Daring Fireball: Mossberg on Chrome on Mac
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Daring Fireball: Hobby Lobby Reopened Stores in States With Coronavirus Lockdowns
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Anyone who dies from this should be counted as murdered.

Zoom’s misleading encryption claims are just the latest problem for the popular service – Six Colors:

What Zoom is offering is, at best, “end-to-middle-to-¯\_(ツ)_/¯-to-middle-to-end” encryption.

jwz: Zoom is bad and you should feel bad
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It’s pretty bad.

The More You Know!

The Prodigal Techbro | The Conversationalist:

Ex-Google lobbyist Ross Lajeunesse left the company in 2019 over its censored search engine for China and also because of homophobic, sexist and racist work practices. He’s now running for a Democratic senate nomination, and recently wrote a classic of the ‘scales have fallen from my eyes’ genre, called “I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.” Its lede is “The company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” Things have changed.”

Really? Has Google really changed? Lajeunesse joined in 2008, years into Google’s multi-billion dollar tax avoidance, sexist labor practices and privacy hostility and continued to work there through the years of antitrust fines, misuse of personal health data, wage fixing, and financially pressuring think tanks. Google didn’t change. It just started treating some of its insiders like it already treated outsiders. That only looks like radical change if you’ve never thought too hard about what you are doing and to whom.


Daring Fireball: ‘Who Would Have Thought an iPad Cursor Could Be So Much Fun?’
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Further evidence of what I had posted earlier… The new iPad OS pointer is Apple redefining the utility of one of the fundamental interfaces of our time, giving it context and intelligence nobody would expect on the desktop.