Ethiopia is undergoing the craziest 48hrs in a long time. A fiercely influential Oromo artist is gunned down, confrontations lead to more deaths, Oromo politicians arrested, major sweeps and arrests, over 80 people dead per police force, communication blackout....in just 48hrs!
“We recognise that wax print today is definitely a reflection of our own ideas, symbols, conversations, histories, many of the fabrics canonised important moments in our history as African countries,” Amma Aboagye.
Addis Standard reporting that artist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, the prominent #Oromo singer, songwriter, is shot dead today in Ethiopia's capital AddisAbeba.
This article makes the case for probable whys: https://medium.com/@joemorrison/why-on-earth-did-facebook-just-acquire-mapillary-9838405272f8
One of the expensive problems in mapping: keeping maps updated with “street level data” about signs, addresses etc.
Companies like Apple and Alphabet Inc -- send out fleets of vehicles outfitted with cameras and other sensors to gather images + fetch user data posted on their platforms.
Mapillary - crowdsources images, ingesting pictures contributed from smart phones and other types of cameras.
Why then sell to Facebook crowdsourced intelligence?
INSURANCE, n. An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.
Minnesota is now using contact tracing to track protestors, as demonstrations escalate – BGR
Solidarity Protest Sat May 30 - Seattle
#Seattle Solidarity Protest
Saturday, May 30, 12 pm (noon)
610 5th Ave. South
”March for Justice #GeorgeFloyd”
"The history of payment cards ... is not just a history of financial innovation and computing; it is also a history of Big Data and consumer surveillance."
I’ve written a basic intro on how to read RSS in 2020, with some recommendations for feed readers.
(I started writing this a few weeks ago, but now might just be a great time to curate the news you want, and filter out the needlessly overwhelming stuff.)
Real talers have the same existence that the imagined gods have. Has a real taler any existence except in the imagination, if only in the general or rather common imagination of man? Bring paper money into a country where this use of paper is unknown, and everyone will laugh at your subjective imagination.- Karl Marx, Doctoral Thesis, Appendix (1841)
incentivizing stewardship of the commons.
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