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Thanks to a @joeyh for sharing this article about the history behind the EFF and what their real mission is.

The bafflingly "just don't worry about AMP" piece I was talking about last night makes so much more sense now.

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Github is sinking. What now? Some quick suggestions on my blog.

Move. No reason to stay.

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"It's intuitive natural-language writing! Just describe things in simple English!"

ok like what structure

"Whatever you want! The parser will figure it out."
"Except not that way."
"That's also wrong."
"That makes no sense."
"That doesn't work."
"Wrong again."

ok but what's the right way

"Intuitive natural language!"
"But not that way."
"Or that."
"Same to you buddy!"

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When @Shareconference asked about the new Huawei cameras in Belgrade they were told all of the relevant documents were ‘confidential’ and the ministry didn’t have any documents regarding the locations or even how the locations were chosen.

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I met a Chinese trans woman yesterday, and her opinion on China's social credit system was "It's not a problem if you're not doing anything wrong".

When I asked what she thought about journalists being given a low score due to reporting on politicians, she said "It's not really a problem, since we have a one-party policy anyway".

Fucking terrifying.

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Recently I had a discussion with a friend, saying he doesn't care whether Google et a. got his data or not. What should they do? He would not be of interest to them.

Although I'm privacy-aware, I'm bad at such discussions. I argued with annoying advertisement, which he rejected with "I just won't pay attention to that". Fair point, though someday ads might be more intrusive.

He does not violate law, he is no activist. Arguing with corrupt governments would be a stretch. What would you say?

Star Trek has been called "competence porn", why not make some series where that is an explicit goal? Let a fixed team of actual, professional domain experts, from aerospace medicine to military tactics, vet all scripts with full veto rights. Let the protagonists and antagonists be truly smart and absurdly competent, and not just with informed abilities and whatever somebody who researched the subject for half an hour thinks sounds cool. I'd watch the <CW> out of that.

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Die Berliner Datenschutzbeauftragte antwortet Microsoft zu Teams: "Mithin ist in jedem Fall keine rechtskonforme Nutzung (...) möglich, weil mehrere Rechtmäßigkeitsanforderungen nicht erfüllt werden."


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#Mapillary contributors: you have the power to take action today to respond to the Facebook acquisition.

Check out these two scripts to get your full-res photos back and delete them from their archive:

- Take Out script:

- Exit Mapillary script:

Don't let #Facebook lucrate on your original content. Claim back your photos and remove them from their database.

#tracking #OSM

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Hey fediverse!

I'm looking for some motivated computer programmers to learn and collaborate with.

I am the sole developer at my job, and the (mostly) sole developer for all of my side projects; and to be frank, I've been lonely.

My goals are to further study mathematics and computer programming fundamentals in order to become a true professional and not just some "guy who makes webapps". I want to contribute meaningfully to my field and the world.

Feel free to boost, dm, and share links.

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Träcktor ist jetzt unter Open Source Lizenz, im Gitea-Repository von @codeberg und nutzt Bootstrap statt Wordpress. Alles noch etwas chaotisch, aber man kann gerne mitwirken oder Features anfragen. Danke an @PrivacyBlog und @rugk für die hilfreichen Tipps!

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oh... oh no...

someone has taken advantage of Rust's trait system being Turing complete to implement a Forth in it

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Using #LoRa (long range) frequencies to leverage the reach of #briar.
(a e2e encrypted messenger that routes everything through Tor when there is internet connection, if there is none, it can create a meshnet)

Currently only a gitlab issue.

But a prototype that uses #meshtastic instead of briar reports to have a reach for about 1-2km (single device to single device) and can be used for around 8 days without recharging.

More about that here:

#meshnet #hamradio

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Here's that censorship I just mentioned.

US company Zoom closed the paid account of a US-based group holding an event remembering the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

It's happening here *now*.

RT @LindsayPGorman
U.S. video-conferencing company Zoom closed the account of a group of prominent U.S.-based Chinese activists after they held a Zoom event commemorating the 31st anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Square Massacre. via @Bet…

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Ord om dyr. Denne lista er litt inspirert av, og så lurer eg på kva andre folk bruker om sine , anten det er , eller noko anna? Køyr debatt. Her er i alle fall mine katteord.

Puset (med uttala t, altså "pusett")
Pusens luff
Lufsens pus
Kozepuzi eller berre puzi
Katt den puse
Preses puses
Primus pusus
Primas inter puses
Vesle strekk

... og så sjølve namnet på katten:

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asking for FOSS help, boost pls 

I have a friend who is getting uncomfortable with the encroachment of surveillance capitalism who hasn't given much thought to things like libre/free software and privacy.

what are some good resources that are easy to understand but are correct? at the moment I just have the Privacy Tools website and personal advice (which doesn't go as far as I'd like)

#askthefediverse #foss #help

small note: as for any question about threat model, I'm not looking for "hiding in a cave inside the moon" level, but something that moves away from Discord and (maybe) Windows. preferably it should be short-ish or be a series if it's long, but one huge chunk is also fine.

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new testcase with prettier output and screenshots added to the etnaviv bug (1000 EUR bounty):

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