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Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Facebook lawyer says users ‘have no expectation of privacy’
According to Law360, Facebook attorney Orin Snyder made the comment while defending the company against a class-action lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
“There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy,” Snyder said.
In an attempt to have the lawsuit thrown out, Snyder further claimed that Facebook was nothing more than a “digital town square” where users voluntarily give up their private information.
Sorry, hard to argue with that. Everyone knows this to be true.
Don’t like it then #DeleteFacebook .
Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers
The probe, announced Monday by Rep. David Cicilline (R.I.), the leader of the House’s top anti-trust subcommittee, is expected to be far reaching and comes at a moment when Democrats and Republicans find themselves in rare alignment on the idea that the tech industry has been too unregulated for too long. The sentiment spurred a sharp sell-off in tech stocks to start the week.
Cicilline said the investigation won’t target one specific tech company, but rather focus on the broad belief that the “Internet is broken,” he told reporters. In doing so, he pointed out problematic practices at tech giants such as Google, which has faced sanctions in Europe for prioritizing its own services in search returns over those of its rivals, and Facebook, which Cicilline criticized for acquiring competitors or copying their services to ensure its continued dominance in social networking.
Amazon and Apple also could figure into the committee’s early plans, he said, cautioning the goal is a broader look at the industry.
Not holding my breath on anything meaningful to come of this.
How to Stop Your Butt from Burning after Eating Spicy Foods
That means your poop is laced with spicy particles. “And since the last part of your anal region—your rectum and anus—is lined by cells similar to those in your mouth, spicy foods can burn just as much on the way out as on the way in,” says Dr. Basso. Ouch.
Posted for the headline. We already know that. I started frequenting a bar called the Texas-Wisconsin Border Cafe when I was 17. They had the Texas Widowmaker Chili. You could get it hot, mild, or half-and-half. By the time I hit about 30 years old I was down to eating the half-and-half and wasn’t because of the heat going in.