Daily Archives: 8. Mai 2022


08.05.2022 - 16:42 [ theHill.com ]

Jill Biden pays surprise visit to Ukraine, meets first lady

Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to western Ukraine on Sunday, holding a surprise Mother’s Day meeting with first lady Olena Zelenska to show U.S. support for the embattled nation as Russia presses its punishing war in the eastern regions.

08.05.2022 - 16:36 [ WikiLeaks / Nitter.net ]

„The deck is stacked…Julian is facing over a century and a half in prison“ CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou [@JohnKiriakou] on #Assange extradition

Filmed by: @FordFischer

08.05.2022 - 16:20 [ New York Times ]

The Banality of Systemic Evil

(September 15, 2013)

In “Eichmann in Jerusalem,” one of the most poignant and important works of 20th-century philosophy, Hannah Arendt made an observation about what she called “the banality of evil.” One interpretation of this holds that it was not an observation about what a regular guy Adolf Eichmann seemed to be, but rather a statement about what happens when people play their “proper” roles within a system, following prescribed conduct with respect to that system, while remaining blind to the moral consequences of what the system was doing — or at least compartmentalizing and ignoring those consequences.

08.05.2022 - 16:09 [ Frankfurter Rundschau ]

Die Macht steht immer auf der Seite der Macht

(Erstellt: 20.01.2013Aktualisiert: 17.01.2019)

In einer Welt, in der die Architekten der Finanzkrise regelmäßig im Weißen Haus zu Abend essen“, schreibt Lawrence Lessig, Jura-Professor in Harvard und Autor der Zeitschrift The Nation, „in einer solchen Welt erscheint es lächerlich, dass Aaron Swartz ein Schwerverbrecher gewesen sein soll.“ Doch den 26 Jahre alten Internetaktivisten Aaron Swartz erwartete tatsächlich ein Prozess, der mit einer drakonischen Höchststrafe von 35 Jahren Gefängnis hätte enden können, dazu eine Geldstrafe in Millionenhöhe. Sein Vergehen: Er hat über das Netzwerk einer Universität mehr als vier Millionen wissenschaftliche Artikel heruntergeladen, die kostenpflichtig waren.

08.05.2022 - 15:38 [ GoodReads.com ]

The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz

(2016)

Here for the first time in print is revealed the quintessential Aaron Swartz: besides being a technical genius and a passionate activist, he was also an insightful, compelling, and cutting essayist. With a technical understanding of the Internet and of intellectual property law surpassing that of many seasoned professionals, he wrote thoughtfully and humorously about intellectual property, copyright, and the architecture of the Internet. He wrote as well about unexpected topics such as pop culture, politics both electoral and idealistic, dieting, and lifehacking. Including three in-depth and previously unpublished essays about education, governance, and cities, The Boy Who Could Change the World contains the life’s work of one of the most original minds of our time.

08.05.2022 - 15:31 [ Techdirt ]

Why Did The Secret Service Take Over Aaron Swartz’s Case Two Days Before He Was Arrested

(14.01.2013)

The same filing shows that MIT allowed all of this to happen despite no warrant, court order, or subpoena — just handing over all sorts of info.

08.05.2022 - 15:26 [ CNN ]

How Aaron Swartz helped build the Internet

(15.01.2013)

„Aaron was an embodiment of the Web, and a contributor to many of the aspects that made it great,“ said Matt Mullenweg, who founded the blogging platform WordPress, in a statement. „When I was young and getting into technology Aaron was even younger and literally setting the standards for the Web with contributions to RSS 1.0 and Creative Commons. He inspired a generation to share online, to move to (San Francisco), to not be afraid to start things, and to break down barriers.“
Swartz died Friday of an apparent suicide in his apartment in Brooklyn, New York. He was 26.

08.05.2022 - 15:12 [ Harvard Magazine ]

RSS Creator Aaron Swartz Dead at 26

(14.01.2013)

Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old computer genius, activist, and technology innovator known as a hero of the open-access movement—which promotes use of the Internet to provide free and easy access to the world’s knowledge—committed suicide last Friday in New York City, according to authorities and various media outlets. He was a Safra fellow studying ethics at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society in July 2011 when a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of gaining illegal access to JSTOR, a subscription-only service for distributing scientific and literary journals, and downloading five million articles and documents—nearly the entire library, according to Insidehighered.com.

08.05.2022 - 12:51 [ Voonze.com ]

How to follow Twitter accounts by RSS with Nitter

n fact, as in so many other web platforms that were born in the last couple of decades and even before, RSS support was present on Twitter from the beginning, until one of the many updates received, its managers decided get it out of the way. Why? With the explosion of social networks, the enlightened ones considered that a technology like RSS was doomed… but nothing could be further from the truth.

08.05.2022 - 12:44 [ Sky.com ]

Local elections 2022: Critics turn on Boris Johnson as Tories lose almost 500 council seats

Tory MPs are assessing the fall-out after a „tough night“ for Boris Johnson in his first test at the ballot box since being fined for breaking lockdown rules.

The Conservatives lost nearly 500 seats in England, Wales, and Scotland in Thursday’s council elections, with partygate and the cost of living crisis cited by local leaders as key issues on the doorstep.

08.05.2022 - 12:28 [ Telegraph.co.uk/ ]

The NI Protocol lacks democratic legitimacy and must be removed

It is the Protocol – not Brexit – that has created a border in the Irish Sea. As such it represents an existential threat to the future of our place in the Union. No Conservative and Unionist government can stand by and watch as the pro-union people of Northern Ireland diverge further and further from the rest of the United Kingdom. The checks on the Irish Sea border are the symptom of the underlying problem, that Northern Ireland is subject to a different set of laws imposed by a foreign entity without any say by any elected representative of its people.

08.05.2022 - 11:56 [ Ghacks.net ]

How to bypass Twitter’s „See more Tweets from“ and „See what’s happening“ prompts

Nitter is a third-party Twitter instance that you may open in any web browser. It is a privacy-first speed optimized front-end for Twitter that offers the following benefits:

– Open Source.
– No advertisement or JavaScript.
– Requests go through the Nitter backend, no direct contact between client and Twitter.
– Support for RSS feeds.

08.05.2022 - 11:32 [ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk ]

Northern Ireland election results: Sinn Fein becomes largest party at Stormont with 27 seats – as it happened

Sinn Fein has become the largest party in Northern Ireland after winning 27 seats at the Assembly election – the first nationalist party to ever do so.

Until today, a unionist party had always been the largest party in the Assembly since the formation of Northern Ireland in 1921

08.05.2022 - 10:53 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

#Russian forces dropped a bomb on the school of Bilohorivka, #Luhansk region, where almost the entire village was staying, reports #Ukrainian media. There were about 90 people in the school. Nearly 30 people have already been taken out of the rubble.