Demand Alejandra's release because it's wrong for any human being of no conceivable harm to others to be in a cage, because when any group of people are denied any rights as immigrants are now this is the sort of political repression that inevitably follows https://
Any lawyers want to sue PayPal? They insist on sending out e-mails that could just as easily be spoofed e-mails, thereby making it impossible for their hundreds of millions of users to exercise basic best practices in avoiding phishing attempts. (You should never follow a link claiming to be from your bank or anywhere likely to ask for your log in or payment information unless it is definitely the official domain of the institution claiming to be e-mailing you. When in any doubt, and best practice anyway, is to type in the domain of the institution into your browser yourself, or search for it if necessary. E-mail reply addresses mean nothing; anyone can fake them easily.)
PayPal has been called out on this before - https://
Many have simply reported it to email@example.com and told others it's a fraud - https://
And one intrepid English IT professional communicated with PayPal exhaustively by every possible means in every possible way explaining this is unacceptable - https://
Surely someone can come up with a good legal case could be made that PayPal is exercising negligence or willful disregard of some responsibility to protect PayPal users from spammers claiming to be PayPal? If i run a local store and request customers to shout their credit card numbers to me from across the street, and someone takes the opportunity to steal the credit card numbers, i'd think i'd have some liability.
PayPal's official response now, still, after years of being called out on this intolerably irresponsible behavior, simply encourages people to check that domains follow a paypal-something dot com scheme, which of course is no protection at all, as any scammer or phisher can register paypal-totallynotaphishingattempt.com right now— as they acknowledge - https://
That is wildly irresponsible, and for a modest consulting fee of a few million dollars i'll introduce to them PayPal, Inc. to the concept of subdomains.
The Internet fights back: https://
Love that Evan Greer got this on NBC, which is owned by Comcast, but probably rely on https://
A few closer-to-the-action posts on one of the more important fights by the working class this year:
OK well we don't have much of that, so other coverage too:
@Dell fantastic that you sell laptops free of Microsoft like http://
Don't forget making the step of making the initial determination of whether something is a command or not happen locally. We don't need any more always-on surveillance devices. Even a new home-based intelligent assistant marketing itself as a privacy-minded alternative doesn't include such a basic safeguard.
Definitely an open, web-based architecture is a good thing. Most popular assistants will likely need to make their own determination of which service, which API, to talk to to get the response you want; very few people will want to keep track of many options and what to call them and when one gives a better result.
So it's worth looking at what this mediation layer would look like, what kind of machine learning could be used, and how to make it as free and hackable (by the user, not others) as possible.
Thanks Chris for expanding on Dries' super-welcome post about using Drupal to participate in the independent web first, and push to locked-down privatized pieces of the Internet like Facebook, Twitter, et. al. secondarily!
I'm sure you didn't mean it this way – and honestly i was happy to be alerted to your post by https://
Were you intending to alert us through webmentions, or had we come up in research but didn't end up being included in the finished post?