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My question is "Why has this taken so long?"

iPhone users will soon be able to change their default music app with Siri

engadget.com/iphone-ios-14-5-b

India floods: Man trapped inside tunnel rescued in Uttarakhand [after a glacier collapsed and triggered a huge flood]

bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-ind

@grabe One of the problems is that the company would then have to keep a copy of your passport/national ID/driver's license on file, creating a privacy nightmare. Parler required a DL and all of that data was stolen by hackers. Plus, some countries might have laws against collecting that level of information.

@grabe I have often thought that Twitter and FB should charge $1 per month (or local equivalent) for people to post on their networks. The free tier would be read-only. That way they can easily ban people by rejecting the credit card.

Content moderation is more difficult, though. Section 230 says that content providers the protection from the posts of the users, but responsible companies should remove illegal content. It is not the bogeyman that these elected officials are saying it is.

A frequent topic of discussion on the TWiT network is section 230. Now the Democrats are getting in on the game: tweets.newsbots.eu/ReutersWorl

In the US today, up to 40% of adults agree with the young Earth creationist claim that all humans are descended from Adam and Eve within the past 10,000 years.

snopes.com/news/2021/02/04/why

us politics 

@leo People worry about making associations to Hitler, but when they basically do exactly what Goebbels did, how can the comparison be avoided?

@leo I even bought a brick back when I lived in Orlando πŸ˜‹

@leo Well, you live rent-free, so there's that πŸ˜‚

@leo I've been following you since ZDTV and TWiT episode 0. You and the people around you occupy a LOT of room in my noggin. πŸ˜‚

@grabe Absolutely. Unfortunately, they are embracing the lunacy.

@MovieBozo Which episode/season are you currently on? Season 2 has quite a few references from Star Wars: Clone Wars.

@CKsTechnologyNews Whenever I hear about the police saying they can break laws, I think "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

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