Involuntary biometric #surveillance in public spaces is an outrageous humiliation and a severe attempt to restrict personal freedom with hardly any benefits to general security ...
Please consider signing and promoting the @reclaimyourface European citizens initiative. (If enough EU citizens sign such initiatives, eu comission has to put this on their agenda!)
Received an unsolicited e-mail with confidentiality notice? Just ignore it. (1) By sending an open unsolicited e-mail to your mailbox the sender already violates any confidentiality, and disclaimers would not help. (2) You have never agreed to hold the correspondence confidential. (3) Open, unencrypted e-mail can be treated as public by your organization.
@natalia Congratulations to Natalia, a newly elected signature member of the American Impressionist Society https://www.americanimpressionistsociety.org/Sys/PublicProfile/34082300/4128936
Tutanota is fighting in court to protect end-to-end encryption
Little pygmy possums found again in Australia. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-australia-55240839
Congratulations DEGART 2020 International Art Show & Contest for professional artists winners:
Best of the show: Hailey E. Herrera (USA)
Best Oil painting: Natalia Andreeva (Russia / USA)
Best Watercolor: Alexander Gorelov (Russia)
Best drawing: Alexander Goreliv (Russia)
Honorable Mention (pointillism art): Eric Theodore (USA)
Honorable Mention : Apolinario Neil Folloso (Philippines).
All artworks available for sale at Degallery (Texas, USA)
Online messaging platforms may soon be subject to data collection in Estonia https://news.postimees.ee/7100007/bill-to-obligate-data-collection-and-personalize-prepaid-sim-cards
Right to repair is something that we urgently need to combat climate change.
#climatechange Want to stop climate change? Embrace the nuclear power!
Estonia is about to start requiring identification for purchasing SIM cards. Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, U.S. and Canada are the countries that do not currently require identification verification for pre-paid SIM cards.
A study has found that as a result of evolution more people are being born without wisdom teeth and with an extra artery in their arm.
Demographers find that
a hypothetical 1 million US deaths in the COVID-19 epidemic would mean a drop in life expectancy for 2020 by 2.9 years, equivalent of U.S. mortality levels in 1995.
The scenario of 1 million COVID-19 deaths is similar in scale to that of the decades-long HIV/AIDS and opioid-overdose epidemics but considerably smaller than that of the Spanish flu of 1918.
Investigation of competition in digital markets:
US Government vs Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple:
Subcommittee staff found evidence of monopolization and monopoly power....