Here are some of the reads & comics I’ve found thought-provoking over the last week. Ranked in priority-reading order:

  1. The Restorative Justice movement is key (see my recommendation of Changing Lenses) to a more just society. This detailed essay gets into some of the political considerations and implications:

  2. Related: Slate Star Codex talks about the tactic of focusing on Bail Reform:
  3. Related: Freddie doBoer says we can’t simultaneously be a movement based on rehabilitation and restorative justice AND a viciously judgmental moral aristocracy”
  4. Related: Mariame Kaba discusses prison-abolitionist tactics:

  5. Richard Beck of Experimental Theology once again discusses the paradox of Denouncing Caesar while embracing Caesar.”
  6. System/Application Threat Modeling is a highly valuable and underutilized activity in securing systems. OWASP has a new github-integrated tool to help you try threat-modeling:
  7. People have become so accustomed to seeing videos of abuse from law enforcement officers, that the beating of Rodney King seems not so bad:
  8. It’s a bit simplistic, but good to see something other than victim-blaming regarding Wannacry:
  9. When…commons is enclosed and run for the benefit of capital, or actually run by capital itself, price-gouging and favoritism to business are only to be expected. And every step in the process is characterized by collusion and self-dealing. That’s the nature of the capitalist state: to subsidize inputs, socialize costs and risks, and facilitate the privatization of profit.” and
  10. XKCD sarcastically articulates the current state of machine learning ethics:
  11. Reminder: Because terrorism is so uncommon…any strategy for combating it that involves policing entire communities is likely to end up harming huge numbers of innocent people — thus feeding the same climate of alienation and hostility that fosters political violence in the first place.”
  12. The Onion’s ClickHole has gone PatriotHole and it is brilliant:
  13. This framework/classification of dystopias is useful. You could even rate a society on each type:
  14. As with other things, we get more upset about our privacy more than we actually do anything about it:

  15. Related, here’s how to address Twitter’s new setup:

  16. Freddie deBoer challenges the left’s public-private divide around honesty:
  17. Cory Doctorow talks about human nature in the midst of crisis, as well as his new book:

Read anything over the last week that I should add for next time? Let me know in the comments!