About 25 attendees showed up to Facebook vice president of public policy Joel Kaplan and Laura Cox Kaplan’s gathering, including Brett and Ashley Kavanaugh.
PinboardLet's remember too that Facebook's vice president of public policy, who flew to D.C. to attend the hearings, hosted a party for his friend Brett Kavanaugh after his confirmation to the Supreme Court
After Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai called for the liberation of Hong Kong, Blizzard suspended the Hearthstone player and withheld his prize money. The decision has been widely criticized. Fans have now started posting images of Overwatch hero Mei...
PinboardPlayers have consciously been making an Overwatch character a symbol of the Hong Kong resistance in the hopes of getting the game banned in China. So far they got the launch event banned in New York City
An unmistakable sense of alarm is spreading among both small business owners and corporate executives who see no way out of the impasse.
PinboardThe article they did run, on the economic impact of the protests, doesn't mention the government's extensive program of subway closings, which have turned into a de facto curfew. Retail stores close along with the subway system, deepening the crisis.
Practically every major MTR station and transit hub has been repeatedly vandalised. Shutting the network will let people know the price they are all paying for allowing the unrest to fester for so long
PinboardAlex Lo, a South China Morning Post columnist who is a reliable shill for government interests (and was admiringly quoted in the New York Times by Thomas Friedman, an idiot) calls for a total closure of the MTR to punish people for protesting.
City’s largest bus company KMB was required to hand over transaction records from the ubiquitous Octopus in Hong Kong.
PinboardThis is a big deal; the Hong Kong government has obtained a court order to collect payment records from mass transit and CCTV footage to try and identify demonstrators. If this tactic expands to cell phone records, a lot of people will be at risk.
Mozilla is a global nonprofit dedicated to keeping the Internet a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.
PinboardI don't want to speak for other sites in this position, but it's a special feeling when you spend a decade building a privacy-centric business that doesn't rely on an advertising business model, and then find out Mozilla will just throw money at people
致香港人： 我們是一群香港文化藝術工作者。 我們相信將音符凝聚，能譜成樂章。 將樂章傳頌，能凝聚眾人。 光復香港，時代革命。 《願榮光歸香港》 Glory be to thee, Hong Kong 曲：thomas dgx yhl 詞（中）：t, 眾連登仔 詞（英）：七劍浣春秋 編（原曲）：t, bp, clk...
PinboardHong Kong's new anthem, written, composed, arranged, performed, and professionally video edited by a self-organizing group of volunteers with no formal leadership, all within the last couple of weeks.
A BuzzFeed News investigation found low-paid American workers producing tear gas in potentially dangerous conditions. It's then shipped to Hong Kong where it's used against pro-democracy protesters.
PinboardA fantastic article about Nonlethal Technologies, the family business that makes tear gas used against Hong Kongers. I've been tear-gassed by Nonlethal and come to admire its smooth, rich flavor, notes of peppermint and allspice, and full, lingering finish
Passengers ran for the terminal exits and left carry-on bags behind in a rush prompted by what authorities said was a false report.
PinboardThere have been several instances of airport chaos in Hong Kong tied to the ongoing protests, but America maintains its total dominance in this category by being able to have airport chaos for no reason whatsoever.
Part of our work at training and advising activists and journalists at Security First involves spending lots of time analysing global…
PinboardThis document shows such a profound misunderstanding of the tactics being used in Hong Kong, and the threats the protesters here are defending against, that it should completely discredit @_securityfirst and Umbrella app. Eschew.
Congress must take action if we are ever to find a long-term solution to strengthen our borders, fix the humanitarian crisis and make certain our legal immigration system is merit-based so we can adequately meet our workforce needs. We must do...
A week ago last Friday, I spoke to Joi Ito about the release of documents that implicate Media Lab co-founder Marvin Minsky in Jeffrey Epstein’s horrific crimes. Joi told me that evening that the…
PinboardDeleted an earlier tweet of mine in response to @popehat where I praised Joi Ito for apologizing for what I believed was a tangential connection between him Epstein. The story seems to be much worse, and I trust @EthanZ on it completely