Fuck The Police

Alleged to have threatened customers, John Crawford, 22, was talking on his phone while holding an unloaded BB gun

Read the whole story. Heartbreaking.

Basically, if you are a black American, the police do not see you as a human being. You are, to them, an animal they will execute as they see fit. And they will get away with it because the white power establishment will back them to the hilt. Paid leave and backslaps all round.

I say it a lot but it holds up to repetition: fuck the police.

GoTenna Networking

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A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities — even though that wasn’t its creators’ intention. (Source: cnet.com)

I can’t help but feel that de-centralised, ad hoc networking like this is one possible alternate future. Including, of course, the internet of things, everything alive, responsive and addressable.

But that’s a future the major telecomms companies really, really don’t want to see happening. Or the FBI, CIA, NSA, MI5, MI6…

It’s going to be an interesting century.