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#Microsoft: #Office365 ProPlus to change #Chrome's default search engine to #Bing in upcoming #update


source: https://old.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/es6xp5/office_365_proplus_to_change_chromes_default/

#news #software #windows #search #economy #internet
 

With great Tech comes great #Responsibility


What we don't want: military contracts, invasive data
mining, biased algorithms, inhumane warehouse conditions, racist facial recognition software


What we want: The first step is recognizing that those who build tech have always faced ethical challenges and
that all tech workers, from warehouse workers to software developers, have always been at the
forefront of organizing for change.


4MB PDF from Mozilla -> https://foundation.mozilla.org/documents/58/Mozilla_Zine.pdf

#ethics #moral #technology #software #developer #coder #future #humanity #internet #economy #digital #wisdom #mozilla #military #algorithm #bigdata #privacy #security #freedom
 

#Advertising Makes Us Unhappy


source: https://hbr.org/2020/01/advertising-makes-us-unhappy
The University of Warwick’s Andrew Oswald and his team compared survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 900,000 citizens of 27 European countries from 1980 to 2011 with data on annual advertising spending in those nations over the same period. The researchers found an inverse connection between the two. The higher a country’s ad spend was in one year, the less satisfied its citizens were a year or two later. Their conclusion: Advertising makes us unhappy.



#news #economy #ad #manipulation #happiness
 
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pls stop being anti-surveillance


I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and share them ! :)

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#humor #tech #Linux #diaspora #Facebook #market #economy
#surveillance #phone #language #1984 #Orwell #data
 

Boeing has temporarily stopped making 737 Max airplanes - CNN

The assembly line in Renton, Washington, has temporarily stopped building Boeing's bestselling plane, the company confirmed late Monday. Boeing announced plans to pause production for an undetermined period in December, but it had not previously announced a precise day for the shutdown.
Boeing will not furlough or lay off workers because of the shutdown, but pain will ripple through its supply chain and could hurt America's economic growth. The shutdown will make restarting production and recovering from the crisis more difficult for Boeing once it finally gets permission for the plane to fly again
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/21/business/boeing-737-max-production-halt/index.html
#economy
 
inequality - perception and reality - private corporatism finance system - is the true devil of our times

this private corporatism “the planet is owned by the highest bidder” (who has access (!) to the cheapest loan of a private bank) is the true devil of our times.


Selfishness and greed are the exact opposite of love – and might kill all of mankind.

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#NickClegg defends #Facebook's decision not to fact-check political adverts, saying it would be 'an inappropriate #power' for companies to decide the #truth


source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7908807/Nick-Clegg-defends-Facebooks-decision-not-fact-check-political-adverts.html

**Facebook's #philosophy: "Nipples are forbidden, #racism is allowed in political #advertising."

#economy #news #advertisement #politics #election #democracy #factcheck #internet #technology #ethics #moral
 

Tech journalist #CliveThompson examines the #people behind the #software changing the #world


source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/25/18277279/clive-thompson-coders-silicon-valley-software-engineers-programming-interview-books
Then #Uber, for example, does a great job of optimizing how we hail cars, and that’s terrific for people that need to find cars, but it turns out to be pretty bad for people that want to drive cars and make a good living doing it. Those drivers are at the whim of one large cor
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#5G #Security - doesn't exist ...


source: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/01/china_isnt_the_.html
Chinese, Iranians, North Koreans, and Russians have been breaking into U.S. networks for years without having any control over the #hardware, the software, or the companies that produce the devices. (And the U.S. National Security Agency, or #NSA, has been breaking into foreign networks for years without having to coerce companies into deliberately adding #backdoors.) Nothing in 5G prevents these activities from continuing, even increasing, in the #future.
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5G security is just one of the many areas in which near-term corporate #profits prevailed against broader social good. In a capitalist free market #economy, the only solution is to regulate companies, and the United States has not shown any serious appetite for that.
#mobile #news #backdoor #privacy #fail #software #capitalism #technology
 
Развитие событий на тему "глобального потепления" информация о которых льётся с новостных лент навело меня на мысль, которая, до сих пор, с такой ясностью мне в голову не приходила.
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#bitcoin #computer #economy
 

The Formula for #Phone Addiction Might Double As a Cure


source: https://www.wired.com/story/phone-addiction-formula/
In September 2007, 75 students walked into a classroom at Stanford. Ten weeks later, they had collectively amassed 16 million users, $1 million dollars in advertising revenue, and a formula that would captivate a generation.
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A decade ago, Fogg’s lab was a toll booth for entrepreneurs and product designers on their way to Facebook and Google. Nir Eyal, the bestselling author of the book, Hooked, sat in lectures next to Ed Baker, who would later become the Head of Growth at both #Facebook and #Uber. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the founders of #
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Internal Boeing messages detail how pressure to cut costs eroded company's renowned safety culture | CBC News

Internal messages and emails from Boeing paint a picture of a profit-focused management culture at the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, where pressure for short-term shareholder returns seems to have overwhelmed safety concerns.

The revelations are just the latest in a parade of evidence pointing to the decade-long civil-war inside Boeing, pitting its famed "safety culture" against financial performance of the kind that pushes the stock price higher and provides big bonuses for senior executives.

Longtime Boeing engineer Cynthia Cole, now retired, traces that conflict back to the company's amalgamation with rival McDonnell Douglas in 1997.

"McDonnell Douglas managers were more cutthroat, and it was all about the bottom line — cut those costs!" she told CBC's The Fifth Estate. "They didn't follow a good capitalist model. They followed greed and putting people in the upper echelon, putting their interest first above the wo
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SUPPORT DEMOCRACY NOW! - the truth must get out there

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https://www.democracynow.org/shows/2020/1/17
Not all Americans are asshole capitalists.

DemocracyNow.org will give you all the news – that the major news outlets – simply leave out.

So yes: The News agencies lie to the public by leaving out important stories.

This is why mankind desperately needs alternative news outlets that are well funded and dedicated to produce high quality researched content – to counter the propaganda – that is mass produced around... Show more...
 
Trump you god damn moron - Trump Tax Cut Hands $32 Billion Windfall to America’s Top Banks

Trump Tax Cut Hands $32 Billion Windfall to America’s Top Banks


“GREAT” Isn’t it? X-D



i am very sure, the banks will use this money to make this world a better place… or maybe not.Trump just does EXACTLY the opposite of what

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#politics #economy
 

Угрожает ли Китай интересам США в Арктике?


Интересам США в Арктике угрожают не притязания Китая на участие в её освоении, но сама политика страны до сих пор во многом базирующаяся на... Show more...
 
California, backed by Abigail Disney, wants to tax companies for executive pay ratio | Fox Business https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/california-ceo-pay-chief-executive-compensation
California is considering raising taxes on some of the country's largest companies, but the size of the tax increase would depend on how much its highest-paid executive makes compared to its employees.
#economy
 

UK plummets from 11th to 156th in global children’s rights rankings. The Tories are responsible


If you know anyone who voted Tory last month – or who didn’t vote at all, tell them: well done.

Be as sarcastic as you like.

Tell them that, under the Tories, the UK has become one of the worst-performing countries in the entire world in the matter of improving children’s rights.

Tell them that, thanks to their vote – or lack of it, the UK’s government will continue to fail younger generations.

And tell them that discrimination against children on racial or religious grounds has been incorporated into the structure of UK society under the Conservatives.

#politics #UK #Children #Economy #Humanrights #EU
UK plummets from 11th to 156th in global children’s rights rankings. The Tories are responsible
 
Средняя зарплата в городах Китая на средину 2018 года (RMB).
На первом месте Пекин с суммой эквивалентной рублёвому эквиваленту 95 тыс. руб. Далее идут Шанхай и Шэньчжень.
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The New #Feudalism


"Are Mark #Zuckerberg and Jeff #Bezos the new feudal elite? Anand Giridharadas talks to INET President Rob Johnson about how the titans of Silicon Valley use “ #philanthropy ” to control more of our lives.



#capitalism #society #inequality #economy #bigtech #siliconvalley #facebook #amazon #democracy #plutocracy
 
“The first stage of the economy’s domination of social life brought about an evident degradation of being into having — human fulfilment was no longer equated with what one was, but with what one possessed. The present stage, in which social life has become completely dominated by the accumulated productions of the economy, is bringing about a general shift from having to appearing — all “having” must now derive its immediate prestige and its ultimate purpose from appearances. At the same time all individual reality has become social, in the sense that it is shaped by social forces and is directly dependent on them. Individual reality is allowed to appear only if it is not actually real.”

Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle

#society #sociology #fulfilment #life #economy #being #possession #appearance #reality #philosophy
 

‘World Economy Would Collapse’ If City of London Stopped Laundering Money, Says HSBC Whistleblower


#World #Economy #Collapse #City of #London Stopped #Laundering #Money, Says #HSBC #Whistleblower #politics #international
 
#Trumpanomics #AmericaFirst #Economy
 

#Apple #AirPods: #iPhone Accessory Or The Next Big Thing?


source: https://www.kevinrooke.com/post/apple-airpods-iphone-accessory-or-the-next-big-thing
This is what AirPods revenue looks like compared to some of the world’s top tech companies. AirPods make as much money as #Spotify, #Twitter, #Snap, and #Shopify combined.
#technology #economy #news
 

Letting slower passengers board airplane first really is faster, study finds | Ars Technica

Commercial airlines often prioritize boarding for passengers traveling with small children, or for those who need extra assistance—in other words, those likely to be slower to stow their bags and take their seats—before starting to board the faster passengers. It's counter-intuitive, but it turns out that letting slower passengers board first actually results in a more efficient process and less time before takeoff, according to a new paper in Physical Review
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/01/letting-slower-passengers-board-airplane-first-really-is-faster-study-finds/
#economy #travel
 

Advertising Makes Us Unhappy

The University of Warwick’s Andrew Oswald and his team compared survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 900,000 citizens of 27 European countries from 1980 to 2011 with data on annual advertising spending in those nations over the same period. The researchers found an inverse connection between the two. The higher a country’s ad spend was in one year, the less satisfied its citizens were a year or two later. Their conclusion: Advertising makes us unhappy.
https://hbr.org/2020/01/advertising-makes-us-unhappy
#psychology #society #economy
 
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Sub-national 'climate clubs' could offer key to combating climate change


The 'climate club' model is based on a uniform policy—most likely in the form of carbon pricing. The club would then offer exclusive trade benefits or club goods to members. It could also attract further membership by imposing penalties on imports from non-members, to limit competition from unregulated sources.

https://phys.org/news/2020-01-sub-national-climate-clubs-key-combating.html #economy #pollution #environment #climatechange #climateemergency #climatecrisis
 
Advertising looks shiny but deals in misery. To sell something you have to make people dissatisfied with what they already have - and as the market saturates and the goal becomes to sell people things they don't even need the influence has to intensify. And it does:
Our analysis shows that if you doubled advertising spending, it would result in a 3% drop in life satisfaction. That’s about half the drop in life satisfaction you’d see in a person who had gotten divorced...

anonymiss - 2020-01-15 14:57:25 GMT

#Advertising Makes Us Unhappy



source: https://hbr.org/2020/01/advertising-makes-us-unhappy
The University of Warwick’s Andrew Oswald and his team compare
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Declaration of Independence 2.0 - we also hold these truths to be self evident

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." (src: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence) new version: 2.0 We hold[...]

\#money #alternative #systems #altcoopsys #alternatives #... Show more...
 

#Advertising Makes Us Unhappy


source: https://hbr.org/2020/01/advertising-makes-us-unhappy
The University of Warwick’s Andrew Oswald and his team compared survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 900,000 citizens of 27 European countries from 1980 to 2011 with data on annual advertising spending in those nations over the same period. The researchers found an inverse connection between the two. The higher a country’s ad spend was in one year, the less satisfied its citizens were a year or two later. Their conclusion: Advertising makes us unhappy.



#news #economy #ad #manipulation #happiness
 

#Advertising Makes Us Unhappy


source: https://hbr.org/2020/01/advertising-makes-us-unhappy
The University of Warwick’s Andrew Oswald and his team compared survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 900,000 citizens of 27 European countries from 1980 to 2011 with data on annual advertising spending in those nations over the same period. The researchers found an inverse connection between the two. The higher a country’s ad spend was in one year, the less satisfied its citizens were a year or two later. Their conclusion: Advertising makes us unhappy.



#news #economy #ad #manipulation #happiness
 
Thinking about #Virginia...

https://bisonprepper.blogspot.com/2020/01/long-tail-target.html
Don't misunderstand, I KNOW the #elite want us #disarmed. But do they not understand it is impossible and trying to take away the #guns guarantees an early #rebellion? The #economy is already crap, #White #Deplorables are mere years from comp
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Daniel Kahneman: Thinking Fast and Slow, Deep Learning, and AI | MIT | Artificial Intelligence Podcast

Daniel Kahneman is winner of the Nobel Prize in economics for his integration of economic science with the psychology of human behavior, judgment and decision-making. He is the author of the popular book “Thinking, Fast and Slow” that summarizes in an accessible way his research of several decades, often in collaboration with Amos Tversky, on cognitive biases, prospect theory, and happiness. The central thesis of this work is a dichotomy between two modes of thought: “System 1” is fast, instinctive and emotional; “System 2” is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The book delineates cognitive biases associated with each type of thinking.
https://lexfridman.com/daniel-kahneman/

#podcast #economy #science #AI
Daniel Kahneman: Thinking Fast and Slow, Deep Learning, and AI
 
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Lost Decade For Climate Change? Not According To The Stock Market


The juxtaposition of the lost decade for climate change, and associated warnings regarding future climate related problems, with the great stock market returns and implied expectations for future profit growth is jarring. Nonetheless, the implications of the surprising results should not be exaggerated. The stock market responds to a myriad of factors and climate change is only one. It is possible that other good news simply outweighed the climate related bad news. Or it may be that the market does not believe that climate related costs will be that great. However, it is also possible that the market has failed to give adequate credence to the gathering storm clouds. After all, the market was also rising prior... Show more...
 
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Vanguard refuses to sign up to climate crisis commitment


US asset manager that built up fossil fuel portfolio fails to join rivals in engaging with climate

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/13/vanguard-refuses-to-sign-up-to-climate-crisis-commitment #environment #climateemergency #climatecrisis #economy #investments
 

#Skype audio graded by workers in #China with 'no #security measures'


source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/10/skype-audio-graded-by-workers-in-china-with-no-security-measures
A #Microsoft programme to transcribe and vet audio from Skype and #Cortana, its voice assistant, ran for years with “no security measures”, according to a former contractor who says he reviewed thousands of potentially sensitive recordings on his personal laptop from his home in #Beijing over the two years he worked for the company.
#privacy #software #communication #economy #data #news
 
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