Also, how it was filmed.
Solid summary of privacy-related developments in Safari and Chrome via the EFF:
Starting sometime in 2018, Google’s Chrome browser will begin blocking all ads on websites that do not follow new recommendations laid down by the industry group the Coalition for Better Ads (CBA). Chrome will implement this standard, known as the Better Ads Standard, and ban formats widely regarded as obnoxious such as pop-ups, autoplay videos with audio, and interstitial ads that obscure the whole page. Google and its partners worry that these formats are alienating users and driving the adoption of ad blockers. While we welcome the willingness to tackle annoying ads, the CBA’s criteria do not address a key reason many of us install ad blockers: to protect ourselves against the non-consensual tracking and surveillance that permeates the advertising ecosystem operated by the members of the CBA.
The New York Times has is keeping track since Inauguration not only how often the President lies, but also the content of the lies and the corresponding facts.
It is baffling but mostly nauseating that this is the new normal.
The Rands Leadership Slack was created on May 17th, 2015 at 12:08pm. I would call this community “vibrant.” Let’s start with stats from this weekend: 1.08 million messages since creation. (67% public, 2% private, 31% DMs) 3882 users. Talking in last seven days: 319. Reading in the same period: 1,159. 285 live channel. 207 archived.… More
The world is full of bullshit right now. Perhaps it’s always been full of bullshit, but I’m sitting here right now, and I feel that we – as a species – have taken the bullshit to an entirely new level. Strongly held beliefs are based on the flimsy opinions delivered by totally unqualified sham journalists… More
The daily morning calendar scrub goes like this: Open the calendar and look at the entire day. Note the number of meetings and the amount of unscheduled time. If unscheduled time is zero, die a little inside. For each meeting, ask the internal question, “What do I need to do be prepared for this meeting?”… More
At the 100 day mark of this presidency, here’s my situation: My Twitter consumption has returned to normal levels. I no longer read every single tweet looking for the next 140 words that are going to piss me off. My ACLU donation is now recurring. I know a lot more about the Federal Budget because… More
Via the New York Times, the money quote:
The key psychological insight here is that people have no trouble turning any information into a coherent narrative. This is true when, as in the case of my friend, the information (i.e., her tardiness) is incorrect. And this is true, as in our experiments, when the information is random. People can’t help seeing signals, even in noise.
Says a lot about a recent election, too.