I'm begging space sims to stop turning themselves into shooters

A galaxy of infinite possibilities reduced to men with guns.

pcgamer.com/im-begging-space-s

AI Inventing Its Own Culture, Passing It On to Humans, Sociologists Find

Algorithms could increasingly influence human culture, even though we don't have a good understanding of how they interact with us or each other.

vice.com/en/article/pkp7y7/hum

An appeals court finds Florida's social media law unconstitutional

npr.org/2022/05/23/1100831545/

"A Florida law intended to punish social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment"

Crypto And NFT Conference Has To Make Special Adjustments To The Toilet Situation

iflscience.com/technology/cryp

"enough of the attendees are men that they had to make some last-minute changes to the women's toilets in order to make them men's."

Artifice and Intelligence

techpolicy.press/artifice-and-

"Words matter.

Starting today, the Privacy Center will stop using the terms “artificial intelligence,” “AI,” and “machine learning” in our work to expose and mitigate the harms of digital technologies in the lives of individuals and communities."

NEW: We're suing Mark Zuckerberg for his role in Facebook’s misleading privacy practices and failure to protect millions of users’ data.

Our investigation shows extensive evidence that Zuckerberg was personally involved in failures that led to the Cambridge Analytica incident.

twitter.com/AGKarlRacine/statu

In Big Win, Settlement Ensures Clearview AI Complies With Groundbreaking Illinois Biometric Privacy Law

As Part of the Settlement In ACLU v. Clearview AI, the Company Is Now Permanently Banned, Nationwide, From Making Its Faceprint Database Available to Most Businesses and Other Private Actors.

aclu.org/press-releases/big-wi

Lonestar plans to put datacenters in the Moon's lava tubes

How? Founder tells The Register 'Robots… lots of robots'

theregister.com/2022/05/21/lon

Celebrity-endorsed NFTs leave some investors ‘financially crippled’

With little regulation, some influencers are stepping in to call out their peers

nbcnews.com/business/business-

Joby Aviation's CEO let workers live in tents and yurts on his Santa Cruz property. One former employee said it made the flying-car startup feel like a family, while another said it fed into a hustle culture of long hours.

businessinsider.com/joby-aviat

APPLE SHIPPED ME A 79-POUND IPHONE REPAIR KIT TO FIX A 1.1-OUNCE BATTERY

I’m starting to think Apple doesn’t want us to repair them

theverge.com/2022/5/21/2307905

US Department of Justice will no longer prosecute 'good faith

"Good faith security research" will no longer be charged under the new policy revision

pcgamer.com/us-department-of-j

Russia Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine as Hackers Target the Country

Vladimir Putin thinks a switch to 'domestic technology' is the solution.

pcmag.com/news/russia-gets-a-t

We Shouldn’t Try to Make Conscious Software—Until We Should

Eventually, the most ethical option might be to divert all resources toward building very happy machines

scientificamerican.com/article

The company buying Trump's social network Truth Social warned investors about his history of bankruptcy and failed business ventures

The company buying Trump's social network Truth Social warned investors about his past business failures.

In a filing Monday, Digital World noted the bankruptcy of Trump Taj Mahal and failure of Trump Vodka.

The blank-check firm is engineering a merger with TMTG, the company that owns Truth Social.

businessinsider.com/donald-tru

Apple accused of union busting in its stores for the second time this week

The CWA has filed another complaint, this time in NYC

theverge.com/2022/5/19/2312824

We Need to Take Back Our Privacy

In a post-Roe America, women will bear the costs of letting data collection undermine our liberty.

nytimes.com/2022/05/19/opinion

Blizzard facing potential class-action suit over Hearthstone card packs

The Hearthstone developer has already responded in court

polygon.com/23123218/hearthsto

"Earlier this year, Hearthstone developer Blizzard Entertainment won its fight to keep its Overwatch loot box lawsuit out of court, forcing the matter intro arbitration. Months later, another parent — on behalf of a minor — is looking to sue the company, this time regarding Hearthstone card packs."

A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show. The company paid $250,000 for her silence.

businessinsider.com/spacex-pai

“She accused Musk of exposing his erect penis to her, rubbing her leg without consent, and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage, according to interviews and documents obtained by Insider.”

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