FBI Informant Helped Out In Terrorism Stings While Running A ‘Stranded Traveler’ Scam | Techdirt 

The government is trying to bury this damaging information. It has already asked for evidence of Agbareia’s illegal sideline to be placed under a protective order, supposedly for national security reasons. The government is also refusing to turn over information of Agbareia’s criminal efforts to one of the accused, despite two of three suspects targeted in the sting having already pled guilty.

Sodium Benzoate Nonsense | In the Pipeline 

If you Google “sodium benzoate”, prepare yourself for a firehose of stupidity. There’s a long list of sites that are convinced that while benzoic acid is a fresh, healthy, natural ingredient, that sodium benzoate is a devilish industrial chemical that will rot your soul. No, really, that’s pretty much how it goes, and since I know that the great majority of the readers here have a good understanding of acid/base chemistry, you all must be furrowing their brows in puzzlement about that one. I’m with you.

Our Safety Work: Results Update 

There are repeat offenders who create new accounts after being suspended for violations. Our new systems, in the last four months alone, have removed twice the number of these types of accounts. Beyond the technology, our teams are continuing to review content daily and improve how we enforce our policies.

Productivity Apps and Subscription Pricing — Pixel Envy 

There’s incentive to add bloat in order to justify paid updates, for instance, but an app on a subscription model is expected to be updated more frequently and, as a result, may incentivize greater bloat.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve never thought of subscription software as something that needs to constantly update and improve. I always consider it a periodic license grant to run the software.

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