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    Facebook Update & QLD Open

    Hey all! Just a quick couple of updates. First, and most important, the QLD Open will be happening at Comics Plus in Annerley on the 12th and 13th of March from 10am. Handicap division (2d and weaker) will be on the first day, with the Open division (2k and stronger – so yes, if you’re 1k you can participate in either. We do not recommend both, but I don’t know if there’s a rule against it) being over two days, because you strong players actually think while playing so take a lot longer :p This will also include the QGS AGM, so if you want to rise up against my…

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    Privacy Concerns Continued

    So you may have seen the last post I made, where I talked about my concerns about what some have called “privacy capitalism” or “surveillance capitalism“, in which our personal data is viewed as valuable by a range of entities, most of whom do not have our best interests at heart. And as happens in an economy, if something is valuable, people figure out ways to get it, usually as cheaply as possible. While this is perfectly normal, even desirable, when we’re talking about wheat or entertainment or medicine, when it come to personal data, there’s another element – the desires for the data inherently conflict with desires of us…