I'm not really impressed with our opening plans.
Google Analytics is the most prevalent tracker in the world. During our last crawl, we found it on 64.2% of web sites:
Developers: every time you add Google Analytics to a site, you are helping build the global panopticon. Stop it!
Zoom is not safe at the free tier, and will never be safe at the free tier.
"Free users for sure we don't want to give that because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose," Yuan said on the call.
(Note: this is not the place to recommend alternatives or chastise Zoom users. Use your own space.)
"So, do you think one day robots will have human rights?"
"Perhaps," the robot said, "but first I want to see all humans have human rights."
"What do you mean? All humans do have human rights. It's in the name."
"Then I first want to see all humans considered human."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic
We're chatting on the "fediverse", in which a bunch of "instances" "federate" with each other. These words, oft repeated, lose some of their meaning, but think deeper into the etymology of the fediverse.
This is not a platform, it is a federation (noun) of soverign platforms (plural). The true, profound power of the fediverse is in its decentralized governance and the treaties established between its soverign states.
When we add these systems to our websites, we are literally telling people that if they are unable to solve their questions, that they are not human.
People that lack the visual and cognitive skill to complete this are STILL HUMAN.
The irony is that these captcha system are 'training' AI engines, which are definitely not human.
periodic reminder that Signal has mandatory google play services in it which makes the whole thing completely useless
google can just read your messages after the app decrypts them. google is also part of PRISM
moxie has explicitly refused to make an f-droid build, which would mitigate this complete bypass of the e2ee security model by not including any untrusted google binaries. wonder why that is
Signal to move away from using phone numbers as user IDs
Signal launches profile PINs, the first step in supporting Signal user accounts that are not tied to phone numbers.
"From now on, all IT solutions developed by and for the EU institutions will first need to be assessed against the possibility of using Open Source solutions." https://european-pirateparty.eu/european-parliament-strongly-recommends-any-software-developed-by-and-for-the-eu-institutions-to-be-made-publicly-available-under-free-and-open-source-software-licence/ #eu #policy #publicCode #FreeSoftware #OpenSource
Hey people who run ISPs and other businesses that offer hosting services, have you thought about putting a small fraction of your revenue into a fund (managed by you or with a consortium of others) that can be used to pay developers to work on some of the free code software you business depends on? Particularly those components that quietly do their job in the background, and struggle to get funded any other way.
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