Apparently at least one major government had an insider working undercover at Twitter:
It doesn't really matter if Twitter is trustworthy or not, simply having a vast amount of personal data in one place is going to attract spies from all sorts of organisations that wish to misuse it.
This is why decentralisation is important, to make it technically more difficult to invade people's privacy.
This character is _fascinating_
She is caught between:
* making her parents feel like giving up so much for her education was worth it
* staying true to herself, since she and her parents believe so deeply in that being important
* figuring out who she is, and whether that’s who her parents think she is.
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"are you a 1337 h4x0r?"
"no, I'm a 1773 h3x4r."
"we're like the 1337 guys, but instead of being all edgy and leaking people's private data, we help people modify their equipment so it behaves how they need it to behave, and install solar-powered wifi hotspots in poor neighborhoods"
A chapter (mostly finished) introducing a character for my book.
- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m
90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them
Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m
This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created
The Kite Maker https://www.tor.com/2018/08/29/the-kite-maker-brenda-peynado/
This story was fabulous. Heartbreaking. Painful. Beautiful.
Writing a teen transgender urban fantasy. Ask me about it.
I study natural language processing, parsing, & graph theory.
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