1/ This is one of many barely-visible cameras at a Walgreens convenience store.

The system tries to determine the age and gender of those nearby.

Then, it serves ads, based upon their artificial intelligence algorithm, on the refrigerator doors.

See-through doors have been replaced with full video screens.

It takes diligence to find this type of #privacy-invading #AI manipulation that uses sexual stereotypes and age discrimination to sell products.

> Fighting back is possible.

Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation | WIRED
Interesting article. I wasn’t aware that Vint Cerf was deaf, or that Joybubbles, one of the first phreakers, was born blind. wired.com/story/opinion-blocki

Some associated links:

Firefox Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension


Electronic Frontier Foundation Privacy Badger


While you are there, install HTTPS Everywhere to force SSL connections


"Privacy isn't about hiding bad things, but about protecting what defines us as human beings, who we are. Our day-to-day behavior, our personality, our fears, our relationships, and our vulnerabilities."

-- The Tor Project

@WearsManyHats You and me! I listen to quite a few episodes of Radio 4 in Pocket casts.

Corporate greed strikes again, how Microsoft sent to prison a guy for making copies of free restore disks. Yes the ones you used to get for free with your computer.


@rlaska @purism I used to be a full time Ubuntu user since 9.04 until 14.04 and I loved it but laptop wise I never found one accesible that will play well hence why I ended up on OSX. Thanks for the tip!

@bjarni That sounds very interesting, I guess the replacement of the processed sugar it's very clever. Thanks for the tip :)

@purism Glad to see that more mainstream channels are picking up on you guys, I'm very close to ditch my Mac for one of these, just saving a little! Are you guys doing any Black Friday deals? :-)

#ServiceDesign #DesignSystem
"Why every design system needs a service designer" a design system is not just a bunch of components in Sketch and maybe some HTML/CSS, it's so much more and having a service designer in the team helps a lot amyhupe.co.uk/articles/why-eve

@angristan I Literally can't wait now to see what the release 5.1 would be like! Very intrigued :-)

@bjarni honey in coffee? I don't think I've got to those extremes yet? Does it just sweeten the coffee or does it actually give the coffee a hint of honey?

@gargron that’s great news! Do you know how popular is in Spanish speaking countries?

@Floppy sounds interesting, adding it to review when I’m home!

@northernjamie wow, that’s madness I mean it’s usually around 60 to 90 pounds with Virgin but £200, jezzzz!

@nolan thanks for sharing that article, it’s very insightful!

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