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19th March 2019

Having sadly seemingly slit her wrists early Saturday morning in the wake of the Leaving Neverland documentary resulting in a rush to hospital and a temporary 5150 hold, California law code for an involuntary psychiatric hospitalisation for 72 hours akin to an emergency section under the Mental Health Act in the UK:

Paris Jackson rejecting rehab … post suicide scare (tmz.com).

Paris Jackson, Instagram
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … those close to Paris suggested rehab after what law enforcement says was a suicide attempt over the weekend, landing her in the hospital. We’re told the attempted suicide shows some serious underlying problems … they say Paris is dealing with all sorts of emotional issues as well as substance abuse issues.

And it seems her lawyers ensured she did not have to spend the full 72 hours on 5150 hold by promising the hospital they would take her to a UCLA Medical Center but then did not.

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16th March 2019

Christchurch shootings: [Home Secretary] Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage (bbc.co.uk).

Sajid Javid: “You really need to do more @YouTube @Google @facebook @Twitter…”
Writing in the Daily Express, Mr Javid said: “Tech companies must do more to stop [a gunman who killed 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand] messages being broadcast.”

The attack live-streamed on Facebook and the video lasting for 17 minutes, half of which being of him driving to the mosque in his car with anti-Islam graffitied guns and ammo magazines conspicuously displayed on and beside him and even posing for an in vehicle selfie. Despite the original video being taken down it quickly popped up on other platforms leaving them all playing whack-a-mole but with it also finding quickly a home on various ad revenue funded sensationalist gore sites, many with a compatible anti-multicultural doctrine.

Mr Javid urged people to stop viewing and sharing the “sick material” online, adding: “It is wrong and it is illegal.

“Online platforms have a responsibility not to do the terrorists’ work for them.”

A “responsibility” they cannot agree to the burden of lest they become publisher rather than Web 2.0 platform….

Note: This post has been moved to Blog due to length of extended updates.

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16th March 2019
Kylie Jenner—Got Milk?

Kylie Jenner—Got Milk?

Already picking out names for their second child despite Travis Scott having to assure her just weeks ago that he hadn’t cheated on her… (click to read more).

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12th March 2019

With Google celebrating his creation with a Google Doodle today on the 30th anniversary of the world wide web (dailystar.co.uk):

Tim Berners-Lee: ‘Stop web’s downward plunge to dysfunctional future’ (bbc.co.uk).

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim’s “dysfunctional” including malicious activity such as hacking and harassment, business models that reward clickbait, and populisms aggressive or polarised discussions on social media and in comment sections and telling the Beeb people had realised how their data could be “manipulated” after the Cambridge Analytica scandal (Blog Mar. 2018) and in an open letter also acknowledged that many people doubted the web could be a force for good being “concerned about nastiness and misinformation spreading” but that people were beginning to better understand how they are being used as web users:

“When the Cambridge Analytica thing went down [people] realised that elections had been manipulated using data that they contributed.”

He added that in recent years he has increasingly felt that the principles of an open web need to be safeguarded.

The only problem with that perhaps being that the “Open Web” is something of a sweeping term relating to open code and standards with freedom of expression and digital inclusion often tagged on to the concept but with many equating it with a “free” internet where everything is free, including music, movies and software they used to have to pay for, liberties we doubtless all take but which will eventually censor Web 2.0 as is happening now with the European Union’s decision to back controversial copyright reform (Blog Jun. 2018) while stateside at least Open Web protecting net neutrality was repealed (Latest Picks Dec. 2017) by populist demoguge Orange Don more than anything else because Obama favoured it.

And for those virulently opposed to any legislation over their free web it may shock Sir Tim’s solutions do involve the adoption of new laws and systems which limit bad behaviour online, albeit wooly ones as yet only vaguely defined in his Contract for the Web project which Google and Fidiotbook eagerly cuddled up to the PR of while not yet having to put anything into practice (Latest Picks Nov. 2018) and along with requirement of seemimgly self-medicating our own Internet Fuckwad Syndrome (urbandictionary.com) requiring governments to agree to do something them self other than argue the populist toss:

“We need open web champions within government—civil servants and elected officials who will take action when private sector interests threaten the public good and who will stand up to protect the open web,” he wrote.

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6th March 2019

Facebook’s two-factor authentication puts security and privacy at odds (cnet.com).

Mark Zuckerberg: “Data privacy is overrated”
First: The phone number you give to Facebook to help keep your account safe from potential hackers isn’t just being used for security. A tweet thread from Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia, on Friday showed that people can find your profile from that same phone number, and you can’t opt out of that setting.

And following up on it being found that 2FA was also being provided to advertisers on the platform for targeted posts. For sure, and you thought you could trust those social rascals with your phone number. Add to that that it’s been found that 2FA by SMS is susceptible to hacks and, well…

While using phone numbers for 2FA is better than having no security at all, it’s not as secure as using an authenticator app or a security key.

Which, with hackers able to intercept text messages containing your PIN code when you try logging in is why Google began shifting its 2FA method to its authenticator app instead, meaning you don’t need to use your phone number for that security feature anymore. And isn’t that a shame for the ad revenue purposes Fidiotbook was using it for incidentally.

SMS-based two-factor authentication is not safe—consider these alternative 2FA methods instead (kaspersky.co.uk, Oct. 2018).

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