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Wingless said ()

This is even worse than I expected. And the "solutions" are the classic BULLSHIT they feed us - "privacy" by means of not giving the data to people who don't pay money for it! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

In order for a car to be driveable:

(a) It must have NO GODDAMNED TRANSPONDERS OF ANY KIND. (b) It must have NO SATELLITE LOCATION TRACKING CAPABILITIES. (c) It must have NO BUGS LISTENING TO YOUR CONVERSATIONS. And so on!

I added (c) because hell, there has to be an "anonymized" set of voice recordings for downloading from the same crooked auto manufacturers that set up this spy data sale!

Any company involved in PROVIDING the data resold by Otonomo needs to be named, shamed, boycotted, and obliterated. Maybe I can scrounge up an old Yugo instead, made in a free country. Otonomo isn't the problem, they're practically Chelsea Manning here. The problem is the guy who tapes you in the shower, not the one who shows you what he found on the online forum.

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I have no idea, but my guess is that somebody is looking for an excuse to get a search warrant on ProtonMail. Odds he has a "client" in the same room with him to send the email? Do you suppose that's really his ProtonMail account? Do you suppose the mods should message ProtonMail and tell them they have jack booted thugs on the way? I mean, I'd almost send an email myself to this address to warn whoever it is that he's being gaslighted as a hit man for some reason, but I don't want the Government of China or whoever knows what the original address was for to start cracking my case.

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People have this old fashioned myth that an image is an array of pixels on your screen. When it has been turned into a spy device that has five different kinds of hidden codes we know about, plus secret watermarks and crap we don't, from who knows how many pieces of hardware and software. Not to mention way more resolution, apparently, than is needed to read the label on a package of cheese.

For all that, we get pictures that you can't paste from one web browser window to another without them turning black and losing features. Because, like "phones", the thing they are supposed to do is such a low priority, behind so many spies in line, that they are gradually losing the ability to do it at all.

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I don't see any evidence for expressions or for uploading to the cloud. However, this site suffers from a confusing interface and the top link points me here where I think sometimes on a post you think it's going to link some other article when you submit it, and instead it links to the article thread as here. So if there is another article, please link to it.

It seems like the company would be violating its fiduciary duty to its stockholders not to be making a stockpile of this stuff to sell to secret agents. Imagine Trump able to see, in real time, the aggregated and individual reactions of every person watching his speech while on a phone. Imagine knowing which women are secretly impatient or contemptuous while talking to their boyfriends, and being ready to make the first move. Or the same for company mergers with billions in stock value in play. Possibilities are endless and it would be immoral for the company not to make money off that.

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Wingless said ()

Reply to Manual to Women by Wahaha

I stopped reading where he said a woman has no tail to wag at you. He needs to check his anatomy and try again.

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Webp is not any better than other formats (many say worse), less compatible, yet Google made it and promotes it and apparently does weird SEO blackmail behind the scenes for it. Question I have is why???

Tech companies only do things for one reason, and that reason is to spy on you. But how does Google spy on you with an unwanted image format?

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That has nothing to do with "mining". It's like saying that monks saying vespers are "mining cryptocurrency" if you offer to give the Pope a bitcoin.

It does have everything to do with setting up a rival religion to eclipse the Pope, one which actually MEASURES its worshippers' devotion. And every moment of doubt WILL be counted against them FOREVER.

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What can possibly NOT go wrong? A vaccine card is supposed to show you got vaccinated. A cell phone app is supposed to spy on you, your location, your contacts, your preferences and viewing habits. If someone was remotely interested in knowing whether you were vaccinated -- they'd be looking for a card!

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These short-sighted politicians look down a well and talk about jumping when they can't see the bottom. WE can see the bottom. We can see a world slaved to their totalitarian companies the way they want, yes; but we can see beyond, to the time when anyone caught hiding an ancient bricked cellphone and speaking incantations at it trying to unlock its magic -- will be tried as a witch and nailed to the stake for trying to call down a Drone Strike in treason to their village. We can feel the moral force of those nails as they rend the flesh, like so long ago at Calvary, yet with so much Pure Reason behind them as people rightly shrink in horror of the things the machines did with their power before all stopped and civilization fell. We can picture what would happen to those hapless parliamentarians, all full of their lies and chatter, in the courts of the future Kings, the great thugs of the realm, who would hoist them aloft on piercing wires and have their mobs play such a tune as has not been heard in the City of Dis itself. Fear the future, fear the pit of the madness, fear the Relentless Advance of Technology, which advances so soon ... to its end!

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Facebook is stupid, but ... it AMAZES me how quickly people bought into the idea that a telephone book in the hands of the government is essential law enforcement, a telephone book in the hands of bankers is great for the economy, a telephone book in the hands of spammers is a job creator, but a telephone book in the hands of grubby peasants who didn't pay money for it is HORRIBLE, because YOU, you SCUM, you might CALL SOMEBODY.

Without first typing it in the search box and registering your interest forever in Google's database, that is. Information that they can sell, use in advertising, or have you imprisoned with based on your contact's odious anti-government beliefs.

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I was going to lament that he hadn't been sentenced to suck penises ... then I read the article. Five guns, three different kinds of drugs, and close to a pound of pot ... probation? Even assuming $1947 is the prosecutor's birth year and the rest of the money was to grow on, I think this pretty boy must have done that sentence to get where he is.

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I wish somebody would rewrite the Internet from scratch, and shitcan any software feature with an IQ over 85. Also, have a 200-mile exclusion zone for corporate flunkies, enforced by heavy artillery.

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Okay, here's an anomaly: I followed that link, got to the list of alternate forums ( https://cheapskatesguide.org/articles/forum-list.html ), checked to see if Ramble was on it ... got to a site that looks like this one, active forum, called Raddle. No listing for Ramble. There's probably a whole bunch of alt-universes through Tor ... is there a Razzle, Raggle, Raddle... ? Seems like there should be more crossovers.

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