Meet a community-led police accountability database: for the past 30 years, Berkeley Copwatch
has been filming police misconduct and serving as a hub for people to gain valuable Know Your Rights
information and report abuses by law enforcement. This piece
by the MIT Review makes the point about filming the police to end brutality. This 2003 paper called it sousveillance
(inverse surveillance) by referring to wearables.
While most people experienced Covid-19 for a couple of weeks, there are thousands of “long haulers”
, people experiencing it for months. They are invisible. Body Politic, a queer wellness feminist collective, created an online support group
, assembling thousands of long haulers worldwide.
Long story short: on the same day (!) the European Commission opened an antitrust investigation
into App Store and Apple Pay, Apple rejected
from its store the the new email service Hey. This opened the Pandora’s box of Apple 30% cut on subscriptions and in-app payments. Jason Fried, the CEO of Hey and Bandcamp, said
it’s not (only) about the money: it’s lack of choice and Apple being intrusive in the customer/company relationship. What next? 🍿🍿