Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Doorbell-camera firm Ring has partnered with 400 police forces, extending surveillance reach
“But legal experts and privacy advocates have voiced alarm about the company’s eyes-everywhere ambitions and increasingly close relationship with police, saying the program could threaten civil liberties, turn residents into informants, and subject innocent people, including those who Ring users have flagged as “suspicious,” to greater surveillance and potential risk.
“If the police demanded every citizen put a camera at their door and give officers access to it, we might all recoil,” said Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, a law professor and author of “The Rise of Big Data Policing.”
By tapping into “a perceived need for more self-surveillance and by playing on consumer fears about crime and security,” he added, Ring has found “a clever workaround for the development of a wholly new surveillance network, without the kind of scrutiny that would happen if it was coming from the police or government.”
I warned of this last December: Amazon’s Disturbing Plan to Add Face Surveillance to Your Front Door
Whole Foods CEO on plant-based meat boom: Good for the environment but not for your health
“if you look at the ingredients, they are super, highly processed foods.”
You couldn’t pay me to eat that crap. Well you could but it would cost you at least Surf & Turf dinner (with adult beverages).
Workers say wearing jeans to work is worth $5,000 to them
“In fact, 33% would rather quit their job — or decline a job offer — if it meant wearing business attire every day of the week, according to a new study by staffing firm Randstad US, which looked at attitudes about workplace fashion.
Similarly, one-third of workers said they would rather have a casual dress code than an extra $5,000 in pay each year.”
I don’t like suits. I don’t wear suits. I don’t understand suits. IMHO it’s the uniform of a bygone era.