Sep 082020
 

If California’s current effort to abolish cash bail succeeds, it would establish a system that keeps people in jail based on the recommendations of “crime prediction” algorithms—technology that experts criticize for enabling discrimination.  Under Proposition 25, a ballot measure up for vote in the state this November, judges will be required to use an algorithm, known as a “risk-assessment tool,” that predicts whether a defendant will be re-arrested or skip their trial if released. With…

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Sep 082020
 

Next Tuesday, Sep 15, is the 25th anniversary of Hackers, so we’re doing another Cyberdelia! Obviously we’d rather be doing this in person, with the skate ramps and the costume contest and whatnot, but… it’s the apocalypse.It’s a two-part event: at 5pm PDT, Hackers Curator is hosting a movie watch-a-long with live commentary and Q&A from celebrity guests at twitch.tv/hackerscurator. Guests include: Laurence Mason – Lord Nikon Peter Kim – Blade Darren Lee – Razor…

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Sep 082020
 

The Wisconsin Supreme Court wants the State Election Commission to file a response by 4 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, in the ballot access lawsuit filed by the Green Party and Howie Hawkins.

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Sep 082020
 

It is with a sad heart that I report the sudden and unexpected death of Kevin Zeese early Sunday morning. Kevin was working up until the end and died in his sleep of a possible heart attack. Kevin was going to write a newsletter this weekend about the extradition trial of Julian Assange, which begins today. Kevin understood the great importance of the prosecution of Julian Assange as a battle that will define journalism in…

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