If you've heard of Dataminr, it's probably because of the 2016 shitstorm in which it was revealed that the social media "analysis" company was spying on Twitter users for US intelligence agencies.
Worse: Dataminr's investors included the CIA..and Twitter itself.
Twitter has since divested itself of its stake in Dataminr, but the company remains a "trusted partner" with access to Twitter's firehose - the raw feed of all public tweets.
FYI Linux Mint is dropping Snap
Their May monthly explained the reasons for this, including a clip from June from last year
I like it. I wonder if you could have it boot to Emacs and that's it?
Microsoft steals name of Linux Desktop project (MauiKit and the Maui distribution) for their project that does the same thing and then blames Linux community for using that name to begin with (which is obvious trademark infringement as they've both had those names for years now). Abusing power over GitHub to then delete any issues on their project related to the name collision and deny they are at fault for ignoring the first search result that comes up for the name Maui.
You can tell they are trying to embrace, extend, and extinguish. But with blunders like this and the way their megacorp stooge bosses like to handle it they won't be extending anything.
bad news for android users
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Scientist investigating the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
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