Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic.net:

  • Denmark is denying bailouts to companies headquartered in tax havens: If you don’t pay taxes, you don’t get to enjoy tax benefits.

  • Zoom claims it uses AI to stop sexytimes. Zoom won’t let you zoom anybody on Zoom. Or so it says – AI has been terrible at detecting nudity, there’s no reason to think it’s gotten better. And why does Zoom believe it has the right to be sex police?

  • Cars, not public transit, are correlated with contagion in NYC. I need to look into this further; it doesn’t make sense. I am 100% pro-public-transit, and it absolutely can be made to work even here in suburbanized Southern California. But public transit, like sporting events, religious services, Comic-Con, and other wonderful things, seems like contagion vectors.

  • 94.5% of “small business” money went to giant corporations. Because Trump’s only skill is grifting.

  • Also, while every President since Reagan has had a terrible record on anti-trust, Trump is the worst. He’s not even trying.

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner