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I'm happy to see the migration of Scottish Independence supporters from Twitter. Note, though, that if you're an admirer of Wings, you probably shouldn't follow me.

George Monbiot is excellent when writing about environmental issues, but often embarrassing when he writes about other issues. His latest is a cringe-inducing example of the latter. And he's wrong. It's not "something else." theguardian.com/commentisfree/

“In this critical time, when scarcity is a reality, you see the hierarchy. Certain groups are valued over others. This is the world that so many disabled and chronically ill people already live in. Our lives are still seen as expendable. Now the magnitude is much greater.”

esquire.com/news-politics/a324

It's bad enough that your boss has decided that you now must turn part of your home into an extension of your workplace at no cost to them.

Then they add Bossware to your computer so they can spy on you (and your family), adding insult to injury.

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/insi

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So suddenly there’s a lot of attention around email and it’s exposing how many people in the web community still use Gmail. Like actually trust all your personal information and communication (and that of your potentially marginalised or vulnerable contacts) with Google. 🤮

There are a lot of hard problems and lack of alternatives when it comes to rights-respecting technology. But email (as imperfect as it is) has a fair few affordable alternative providers. Small change, big difference.

Texas Realtors: We Will Stop Using 'Master' to Describe Bedrooms, Bathrooms

Every BIPOC person I know: Ok but we were wanting police held accountable for excessive force so they stop killing us
tmz.com/2020/06/26/master-bedr

"I think one of the most morally disgusting statements I have read in my life can be found today on the website of the Save the Children Fund, stating that it is for the good of the poorest children of the planet, racked by poverty and disease and dying in their hundreds of thousands, that the executives of the Save the Children fund need to be paid at levels that enable them to lead lifestyles of the fabulously wealthy." —Craig Murray craigmurray.org.uk/archives/20

In 1948, an ad recommended ‘a wholesome combination’ of 7-Up and milk to mothers whose children didn’t want to drink milk. (Image: Cardboard America, @73sand88s). t.co/HZ8HaN2ASi

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