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Millions or hundreds of millions spent on substandard product at an apparent overprice from a Tory donor without competition? Who could have guessed? https://rebrand.ly/computacenter-laptops

I spend a lot of time looking in detail at abusive situations where tech plays a starring role: stalkerware, bossware, remote proctoring, etc. But nothing I'd read really prepared me for the tale of @arisevsinc, an abuser without parallel.

https://pluralistic.net/2020/10/02/chickenized-by-arise/#arise

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Program Manager for #Yemen, Marc Schakal, explains why we are worried about the new US sanctions, and what the risks are for aid to Yemen – and the Yemeni people – if there is not a broad exemption for humanitarian work to these sanctions.

https://bit.ly/2LAuIlm

Over 400,000 people have died of the #COVID19 in the U.S., according to an NBC News tally early Tuesday.

US makes up ~4% of the world’s population, but ~20% of the world’s 2 million COVID deaths.

Let that sink in.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-covid-19-death-toll-nears-400-000-n1254575

Fund trains, not planes!

BBC News - Eurostar: Government urged to 'safeguard' rail firm's future
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55696664