on the digital divide in America in the age of the coronavirus https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/21/coronavirus-us-digital-divide-online-resources
Map of COVID-19 Cases in Michigan by the MSU Space, Health, and Community (SHAC) Lab
#Encryption is a fundamental technology, it precedes so many important things we take for granted on so many levels. Not the least of which are security and privacy; at home, at school, on main street, industry, etc etc.
80s Detroit punk is always playing in my soul https://www.stereogum.com/2074422/third-man-announces-unearthed-album-release-and-reunion-show-from-80s-detroit-punk-band-the-pathetx/news/
And then things like this happen. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdza5/big-telecom-say-it-has-first-amendment-right-to-sell-your-private-data
Though, on the flip-side it seems that there is something that seems like hope in #localfood and #organicfood. https://www.michiganadvance.com/2020/02/19/why-many-organic-farmers-didnt-notice-the-trade-war/
On the #cherry industry in #Michigan and losing the global #TradeWar. https://www.bridgemi.com/economy/why-michigan-cherry-industry-lost-trade-fight-turkey-and-its-plan-b Speaking as someone who grew up in a northern part of the state, the cherry industry is important both financially and culturally.
A problem that's only going to get worse: #microplastics in the #greatlakes. http://greatlakesecho.org/2020/02/03/microplastics-are-filling-the-great-lakes-and-birds-bellies/
To that end, you have the option to try to protect your #privacy in some fashion at least. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/feb/16/internet-privacy-settings-apps-to-protect-you-
Quote: "#Privacy invasion has no bottom." It vaguely feels like they're describing something from #WeHappyFew. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/02/we-may-have-no-privacy-things-can-always-get-worse/606250/
#StarTrekPicard wild guess: Zhat Vash are trying to destroy the thing they hate in themselves - Romulans are synthetic.
What happens when you pollute drinking water with #pfas in #michigan? You win awards. https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/01/major-michigan-pfas-polluter-named-business-of-the-year.html
Goodbye Norma. We didn't deserve you. https://www.stereogum.com/2070494/norma-tanega-cult-60s-singersongwriter-dead-at-80/obit/
Bloom in Tech, Michigan Vue, Ann Arbor Autonomous Vehicle Group, and Local Sourced Game Development to #madeina2
Quote - "The demise of local journalism in many areas creates an information vacuum, and raises the chance of success for these influence campaigns." https://www.cjr.org/tow_center_reports/hundreds-of-pink-slime-local-news-outlets-are-distributing-algorithmic-stories-conservative-talking-points.php
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