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“I’m against surveillance capitalism but Google’s service is listed first on my app because it is so popular” is the “I’m against the tobacco industry but I offer anyone coming into my home a cigarette because smoking’s so popular” of tech.

If you offer people easy access to cigarettes without so much as a warning about the risks, you might want to reconsider whether you really are against Big Tobacco or whether you’re doing their bidding.

A while ago I've removed the always-visible, ever-ticking clock in the bottom-right corner of my screen.

It made me realize how often I subconsciously looked at it. Turns out, the current time is usually not relevant at all, so I got better at setting alarms for time-bound events and removed one (albeit minor) source of distraction.

@cwebber @emacsen Just discovered there's a new episode of Libre Lounge already and wanted to say hi and thanks for all the good stuff! 🙂 I really enjoy listening to you both.

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How apps on Android share data with Facebook...

At least 61 % of apps automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment people open the app, whether they have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not.

privacyinternational.org/repor

#FuckFacebook #FuckAndroid #SurveillanceCapitalism

Finally got my Haskell program to run on Android using Termux. Just required qemu emulating an aarch64-Debian on my laptop, compiling for almost two days (dependencies, yay!) and proot'ing into another Debian on Termux to actually run it...

There's got to be a better way. But for now I'm just happy the endless bit-crunching was not useless :-).

A sweet gift for children here in for the upcoming mid-autumn festival. Adults like it, too 😊.

Moving is a breeze when everything you need fits on one scooter and your way is across beautiful Hải Vân pass.

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@emsenn Just read your post on the Consumer Cost of the Bullshit Web… you might “enjoy” this: observer.com/2016/10/aral-balk :)

Experimentally switched to yesterday. Trying to be productive in a new environment is the best way to see if it works out. So far I really enjoy saving that extra set of navigation shortcuts. It feels more sluggish than XMonad, though...

I have a Google account for work, that I carefully only log in to when I need, and log out afterwards. It's so creepy and certainly not intuitive that if you happen to listen to a song on YouTube, this action will be automatically tied to that account.

I'm seeing (actual) recommendations for songs on YouTube for the first time of my life now 😂.

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The most beautiful code I have ever see. It modifies itself to spin a world globe: aem1k.com/world/

café in Đà Nẵng. Look at the drink holders! Those tables are just perfect. social.coop/media/7GjrM5uC2BkC

Just ordered a second coffee. I guess it's a two-coffee-problem now.

How do you your devices? I've been running `adb backup` + `rsync` for a while now, but I feel it's not a solution I'd recommend to average users. Ideally, root access on the phone should not be required.

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"What emerges is a marriage of database and truncheon—a vision of supple, gleaming technology at the surface of everyday life, working hand in hand with the oldest and most brutal forms of oppression, continuing their unbroken reign in the depths below." https://u.fsf.org/2h4
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An interesting story/article describing how much information can be obtained through very basic traffic analysis of a "smart" home's IoT devices:

https://gizmodo.com/the-house-that-spied-on-me-1822429852

Someone with more experience could derive far more information.

#privacy #security #iot #metadata #iwillnotspendtimeinyoursmarthome

Played all morning in a busy café in Đà Nẵng. Simply one of the best games I know, and I just discovered it recently. social.coop/media/zkdKAWlWnpSG

My instance just got a new home on a new server, upgrading from 11 to 12 on the go. I'm impressed how painless this all was.

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