3 Steps to Digital Freedom (Part 1 of 2)
Sean Tario outlines an approach to achieving digital freedom, which involves conducting a personal digital audit and methodically reducing reliance on big tech companies.
ATF Takes Shot at Ghost Guns, Misses - Narrowly - The ATF came after your ghost guns by redefining “firearm” to include all the individual parts of a gun, not just the fully-assembled gun. An appeals court has decided that this kind of rule-setting amounts to rewriting the law, and the ATF doesn’t get to do that.
Nikki’s Presidential Campaign Pitch: Social Media ID Check for All 🙄 - Presidential hopeful Nikki Haley hates online anonymity. On her first day in office, she would require all social media users to be verified by their name. Because, national security. Vivek Ramaswamy calls it “disgusting”. Elon says “she can stop pretending to run for president”.
HTTPie Community Turned to Stardust 🤦♂️ - In a stunning example of dark UI patterns and user error, a GitHub repository was mistakenly set to private, erasing a 54,000-user community. Though it initially denied restoration requests, GitHub has improved its UI in a way that may help prevent such colossal facepalms in the future.
Google releases ‘AI Opportunity Agenda’ for policymakers - Google’s attempt to
capture regulate AI goes global, with its “AI Opportunity Agenda”. The agenda would set up regulatory guardrails for “responsible” AI, and create a Global AI Corps for workforce AI training. So, government on AI steroids.
Kids Beat the Bots - Large Language Models get trounced by young children in basic problem-solving tasks testing their ability to innovate.
Tax GPT - A reddit user created a U.S. Tax bot using OpenAI’s new GPT creator. “It knows the whole tax code (4000 pages), does complex calculations, cites laws, double-checks online, and generates a PDF for tax filing.”
OONI.org - The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) is a non-profit project that documents internet censorship globally, providing tools for measuring network interference and publishing real-time censorship data to advocate for a free and open internet.