Cold and a little cloudy, but nice to get a breath of fresh air.
As of December 19th, 2019 on Wirecutter:
In light of recent reports of Ring device login credentials being compromised, we’re suspending our recommendation of all Ring products. Ring owners should update their passwords with a new, previously unused one.
Don’t buy a Ring camera. Don’t use a Ring camera.
The highlights of that company’s transgressions:
- Exposing user home WiFi password
- Secret partnerships with local police departments to shill for Ring
- Giving those same local police forces access to your videos on demand, without your consent.
For a quick rundown on what Ring is, what the Neighbors app is, and all the other “bad” coming from that direction, check out this piece on Vice.com.
If there’s one law I hope to see passed in the next decade, it’s one that simply says: “your data cannot be shared by any company without your express permission and informed consent.” Throw in a line about making it illegal to request perpetual consent via a EULA, too.
From DC Rainmaker:
For the money, there’s no smart trainer on the market which delivers as much functionality as the Fisher-Price Smart Cycle. App compatibility across virtually every larger-format screen you can think of, half a dozen themed apps with dozens of modules (courses) between them, and more alphabet games than there are letters. Now I know my ABC’s for sure.
$89 and this thing looks amazing.
i still think my favourite thing that’s ever happened to me on the internet is the time a guy said “people change their minds when you show them facts” and I said “actually studies show that’s not true” and linked TWO sources and he said “yeah well I still think it works”
— Catherine na Nollag (@cafernblue) December 10, 2019
The man acknowledged the outburst was unrelated to the purpose of the event, stating, “No disrespect to you all, I’m glad you guys are getting recognized for your genocide, but this man is a f—–g liar!”
Sounds like a Trump voter.
However, Democrats supportive of the idea — a group that includes conservative Blue Dogs as well as liberal members — applaud Amash for his courage standing up to Trump and his own party. While Amash was not part of the House investigative process, he’s a former lawyer known for his strict interpretations of the Constitution and is well-versed in the writings of the Founding Fathers.