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Charles Littejohn - American Whistleblower
  • name and shame 👇

    Also she's apparently Ana Reyes confirmed as first LGBTQ federal judge in D.C..

    Besides this work, for more than a decade Ana has devoted significant time to her pro bono representations of asylum seekers and refugee organizations, including numerous appellate matters for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and impact litigation for Human Rights First,

    Lmao, somehow I don't believe this. It's incredibly ironic that she helped people fearing bad government and now she is protecting bad government. What a dunce.

    Also she was nominated by Biden which is the most perplexing fact:

    Reyes’ Senate confirmation came nine months after Biden submitted her nomination in May 2022.

  • European Court of Human Rights bans weakening of secure end-to-end encryption

    www.eureporter.co European Court of Human Rights bans weakening of secure end-to-endencryption - the end of EU‘s chat control CSAR mass surveillance plans? - EU Reporter

    The European Court of Human Rights yesterday banned a general weakeningof secure end-to-end encryption. The judgement argues that encryptionhelps citizens and companies to protect themselves against hacking,theft of identity and personal data, fraud and the unauthoriseddisclosure of confidential inf...

    European Court of Human Rights bans weakening of secure end-to-endencryption - the end of EU‘s chat control CSAR mass surveillance plans? - EU Reporter
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    Lift by Netflix is incredibly bad wow

    Is this the first AI generated movie or something?

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    GTA 6 is likely to skip PC again and only launching on current gen consoles

    kotaku.com GTA VI Confirmed Next-Gen Only, Skipping PC At Launch

    Rockstar's highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto sequel set in Vice City will be out in 2025

    GTA VI Confirmed Next-Gen Only, Skipping PC At Launch

    I'm confused why Kotaku mentioning next gen in the title when Rockstar only commented on current generation PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

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    www.notebookcheck.net Samsung and Google challenge Dolby Atmos with new IAMF 3D spatial audio technology

    Samsung has just announced that it has developed a new 3D spatial audio technology, IAMF (Immersive Audio Model and Formats), in collaboration with Google. IAMF is open source and has features like vertical sound channels, AI-based scene analysis and the flexibility to customise content audio based ...

    Samsung and Google challenge Dolby Atmos with new IAMF 3D spatial audio technology
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    Humane’s AI Pin (smartphone that projects on to your palm) launching soon @ $699 + 24$/mo subscription + integrates with openAI

    I wonder what Lemmings are thinking of this device. I admire the innovation but just don't see how this would be used in practice outside of memes.

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    Mortal Kombat 1 Has Sold Nearly 3 Million Units in 2 Months. Will focus ion 3-4 year release cycles and live service

    techraptor.net Warner Bros. Will Focus on Live Services as Hogwarts Legacy Fans Play for 700 Million Hours to Date

    Today, during Warning Bros' conference call, chief executive officer David Zaslav talked about Mortal Kombat 1 and the company's gaming business.

    Warner Bros. Will Focus on Live Services as Hogwarts Legacy Fans Play for 700 Million Hours to Date

    Most interesting part of the article:

    > "Our focus is on transforming our biggest franchises from largely console and PC-based with 3-4 year release schedules to include more always-on gameplay through live services, multiplatform, and free-to-play extensions, with the goal of having more players spending more time on more platforms. U

    > Ultimately, we want to drive engagement and monetization over longer cycles and at higher levels where per specific capabilities we're currently under scale, and see significant opportunity to generate greater post-purchase revenue"

    What a major turn-off ngl.

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    kotaku.com That's The End Of Activision Blizzard's $120 Million Overwatch League

    The Overwatch esport league was a money pit and now everyone's walking away

    That's The End Of Activision Blizzard's $120 Million Overwatch League
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    My Time at Sandrock - Fully Released from Early Access (Steam)

    store.steampowered.com Save 15% on My Time at Sandrock on Steam

    Travel to the desert community of Sandrock and take on the role of a fledgling Builder. Use your trusty toolset to gather resources, construct machines, and turn your run-down workshop into a well-oiled production facility to save the town from the jaws of economic ruin!

    Save 15% on My Time at Sandrock on Steam
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    Facebook Puts a Price on Privacy in EU, EEA and Switzerland: It’s 9.99€ a Month + 6€ for Each Extra Account

    www.wired.com Facebook Finally Puts a Price on Privacy: It’s $10 a Month

    Meta is about to roll out ad-free subscriptions on Instagram and Facebook. But critics say privacy should not be turned into a luxury.

    Facebook Finally Puts a Price on Privacy: It’s $10 a Month

    Ad free Facebook and Instagram is officially on. I'm trying to stay open minded but honestly it's too expensive especially with this sneaky account center rule unless you're in an unfortunate position where you need to spend a lot of time on these platforms.

    More on official blog post: https://about.fb.com/news/2023/10/facebook-and-instagram-to-offer-subscription-for-no-ads-in-europe/

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    UK's PM Sunak proposes raising smoking age every year to create 'smoke-free' generation

    news.sky.com Sunak proposes raising smoking age every year to create 'smoke-free' generation

    Rishi Sunak has proposed raising the smoking age every year in a move welcomed by health charities but criticised by those in the tobacco industry.

    Sunak proposes raising smoking age every year to create 'smoke-free' generation
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    Meta announces always online DRM for all existing and future Quest VR devices

    mixed-news.com Meta introduces new anti-piracy measures for Meta Quest 2

    Meta introduces a new API that performs hardware and application checks, targeting piracy among other things.

    Meta introduces new anti-piracy measures for Meta Quest 2

    Meta sneakily introduced "Platform Integrity Attestation API" which basically calls home to see whether the user has a valid license to play.

    This means that to run apps user has to have online connection to perform an integrity test. Whether it's only a test on launch or continues call home like Denuvo-like DRMs is not yet clear. This could also mean that modified headsets could fail to pass this test essentially closing down the device for modifications that could damage "platform integrity". Not all details are clear yet but this doesn't look good.

    Currently it's optional and up to app developers to enable it.

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    Pulsar Timing Arrays expected to be a part of the big physics announcement on June 28/29th. Here's what they are.

    So, apparently Pulsar Timing Arrays work and something important was discovered that'll be announced in few days.

    This might sound like a bunch of space-nothing but just like radio waves, discovering gravitation waves could open up a lot of new posibilities in space observation. Though, in practice producing gravitation waves takes absurd amounts of energy so we'll not be applying this on earth any time soon.

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    YSK about Hermit - app that turns web pages to native apps. Works great with Fediverse apps!

    hermit.chimbori.com Hermit • Lite Apps Browser

    Native apps eating up battery and slowing down your phone? Switch to Lite Apps.

    Android browsers can already add pages to home screen but Hermit takes this even futher.

    It has significantly better UX with frameless and full screen modes. You can bookmark pages, so on Lemmy you can quickly bookmark community in specific sorting order. There are user scripts and blockers and loads of customization. You can even add push notifications for changes on the site or RSS feed.

    I've been running most Fediverse web apps through Hermit and it works really well! The only exception is that I couldn't figure out how to setup notifications on Mastodon.

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