I spent a good part of this year investigating Google's ad business. Today we published a story about trying to crack open its black box ad network.

Unlike its competitors, Google conceals nearly all publishers it works with and where billions of ad dollars flow. We found that Google's vast ad network contains manga piracy, porn, fraud and disinformation.

Give it a read: propublica.org/article/google-

@tiago It was amusing for me coz that code would give an error that indentation is missing. So not even a function. I wasn’t trying to undermine the string inside.

@tiago the print statement is not part of the function. Indentation is terribly missed.😅

@PipingHotData this seems to be more than a simple SQL join. I think it’s cool.

RT @RorschachProdu1
Aaron Swartz would have been 36 today.

Aaron committed suicide after being sentenced to 35 years in prison by US authorities for transferring and sharing scientific articles from JSTOR.

@moanos Excel can be a pain in the ass with dates. I feel slightly better if I could atleast read the date as string without converting it into the underlying days since whatever excel used. Then i would use string operations to extract the date.

Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.

@freemo @trinsec I added another link and now it shows verified. I guess rather than doing it periodically, changes to the section is the trigger.

@freemo @trinsec While you’re at it could you also check whether the domain based verification is switched off. I added a link to my profile as suggested to my header. However it’s not verified yet. Did that a couple of days ago. Perhaps you had disabled it because of too many hits. I just wanted to verify this before going for funky emojis.

@trinsec @freemo guys looks like @carlschwan identified the issue. You guys are the admins, so I hope you guys feel motivated enough to figure out a fix😛😛

@freemo @trinsec i think it’s the way I have made the request. One thing i changed in the code was to use the cdn version of dompurify package rather than a local one. But from what I’ve seen the fetching is not done by the package and that’s where the error is happening.

Ha i saw a js library for mastodon but that seemed to require a token.

@trinsec Okay for some reason, the get request from the code is denied!

Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at https://qoto.org/api/v1/statuses/109399795717279616/context. (Reason: CORS header ‘Access-Control-Allow-Origin’ does not match ‘*, *’).

I am not sure if it is some server setting that only the admin can do something about.

@trinsec

curl https://qoto.org/api/v1/statuses/109399795717279616/context

That’s the simple curl i did. The json response seems intuitive. I will just have to figure out how the others mapped it to the ui.

@trinsec I can get our toots in get request. The guides i found for Hugo seem to be complicated for me(because of the javascript ofcourse). Well enough for the day I’m gonna sleep. If I figure it out i will be adding it to the wowchemy theme and maybe even write another blog😂 addressing my roadblocks.

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