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  1. Nov 2021
  2. Aug 2021
    1. Zoom told its users that their video calls were end-to-end encrypted when actually they were protected by TLS encryption. Zoom generated and stored the keys to its users’ encrypted information on its servers rather than on its users’ devices, meaning anyone with access to those servers could monitor the unencrypted video and audio content of Zoom meetings. These servers are located around the world, often in countries where companies can be forced to share user data with law enforcement organizations. What’s worse is that, according to the most recent lawsuit, Zoom’s response made it clear that it “knew that it did not use the industry-accepted definition of E2E encryption and had made a conscious decision to use the term ‘end-to-end’ anyway”.
  3. May 2021
  4. Mar 2021
  5. Feb 2021
    1. 2019 lanserade Sverigedemokraterna en affischkampanj på Stockholms tunnelbanor med texten: ”Det är inte första gången sossarna hjälper Tyskland att ta över Europa.” Kampanjen anspelade på en diskussion om EU och fick stark kritik från flera håll, däribland av den dåvarande justitieministern Morgan Johansson (S) som skrev att ”SD bedriver nu ren historieförfalskning i Goebbels anda”, samt av Judiska ungdomsförbundet som ansåg att ”det är omdömeslöst, historielöst och exploatering av Förintelsen i politiska syften”. Mikael Nilsson menar att Sveriges roll under andra världskriget har diskuterats länge och ur olika perspektiv. – En ironisk och lite tragisk sida till det hela är att mycket av den kritik som framförs mot den svenska politiken under andra världskriget som idag förs fram från högern, det var kritik som fördes fram av vänstern på 90-talet. Maria-Pia Boëthius bok ”Heder och samvete” granskade Sveriges roll under kriget och paketerade det i en vänster­moralisk kontext.
    2. En av dem som uppmärksammats för att på sina sociala medier skrivit att nationalsocialismen vuxit fram ur vänstern är Magnus Jacobsson, riksdagsledamot för Kristdemokraterna och andre vice ordförande i Trafikutskottet. Bland annat har han skrivit på Twitter: ”Nationalsocialistiska partiet var en del av alla de vänster­sekter som kämpade om ­makten i Tyskland efter WWI.”
    1. Remember that bullshitters, unre-stricted by truth, have more freedom to frametheir statements. They are at liberty to deviseappealing bullshit with three significant charac-teristics. First, the bullshit may offer personalbenefits to the audience. For example, if a scien-tist in a research and development (R&D) depart-ment hears some bullshit from their boss thatsuggests the company is about to double the R&Dbudget, the scientist is likely to find this bullshitappealing. In addition, some employees may alsorelish or need workplace bullshit so as to flourish intheir jobs. They view bullshit as a necessary aspectof organizational life. Trendy jargon, flaky logic,and shallow arguments can be so appealing tosome that they provide them with direction andenergy.
  6. Jul 2020
    1. The first occurs when a person makes unpleasant comments about a third party that he or she knows to be false. Such statements can only be made out of malice, with the intention of harming others.
  7. Apr 2020
    1. People often talk about how colours are meant to contrast, by using colour wheels or by checking the HSV coordinates, but be aware that these tools are lies. The scale of computer colours is typically not perceptually uniform. Brown should be a narrow region for instance and blue should be a huge region. To see the proper range of each colour, consult a rainbow.
  8. Mar 2020
    1. European Internet users are being subject to a lot of ‘consent theatre’ (ie noisy yet non-compliant cookie notices) — which in turn is causing knock-on problems of consumer mistrust and consent fatigue for all these useless pop-ups
  9. Jan 2020
  10. Dec 2017
    1. a power lie: its purpose is not to convince the audience of something that isn’t true but to demonstrate the power of the speaker.


  11. Nov 2013
    1. Thus, to express it morally, this is the duty to lie according to a fixed convention, to lie with the herd and in a manner binding upon everyone.

      The duty to lie.

    2. to wit, that which shall count as "truth" from now on is established. That is to say, a uniformly valid and binding designation is invented for things, and this legislation of language likewise establishes the first laws of truth. For the contrast between truth and lie arises here for the first time. The liar is a person who uses the valid designations, the wo rds, in order to make something which is unreal appear to be real.

      Truth vs. lie