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"Google confirms it tracks users even when location history setting is disabled"

Crappy source, but important news. Without free software, legible, modifiable, and distributable by and for everyone, this will inevitably happen under the present political economic system.

appleinsider.com/articles/18/0

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There should be a global 'awareness' week for developers. For a week reduce your RAM to 2 GB, disable all cores except 2, downscale your resolution to 1366x768 and cap your internet at 1 Mbps (or less for mobile developers)...

Maybe, just maybe we will start to have less crappy, bloated software.

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And that's why Mozilla can say "RSS/Atom has been in decline and support has been dropped by companies such as Google (Google Reader), or Apple (Apple Mail), or changed focus." And that's why I think we need to keep RSS/Atom despite big companies dropping support because RSS and Atom work precisely for the slow web, the small sites, for average Internet people, for us.

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Dear #fediverse, what are some interesting non-tech accounts to follow?

Switched to Tootdon on . One advantage over Amaroq so far - it has the share sheet function, so I can more easily share photos and other content. 😊

"Over a decade ago Bill Gates insinuated that free software was redolent of communism. He wasn’t wrong. Free software presages something very different from the regime of accumulation under which Microsoft flourishes — a system in which the commons benefit people rather than capital."

jacobinmag.com/2016/02/free-so

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"Have you ever noticed how online accounts are incredibly easy to sign up for, but can be hair-pullingly difficult to close? Sometimes the Close Account option is right where you’d think it would be, but other times you have to hunt it down, clicking through menu after menu until you finally find out that you can’t close it online, you actually have to call.

There’s a name for this phenomenon—dark patterns."

lifehacker.com/how-to-notice-a

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Just for the reason that Bryan Lunduke got an acc. on the fediverse:

He takes part in criminalizing #riseup and their supporters.
This has real life consequenses such as the house raids happend in #germany today.

Just via #patreon #Lunduke earns +4500$ per month.

#BrianLunduke is not the nice guy he might believe by themself.

Support #Ziebelfreunde, #riseup, #tor or @qbi Instead of Bryan Lunduke.

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Egypt has done more than censor the internet. Egypt was found to have hijacked unencrypted HTTP connections for advertising and cryptomining 💰

A groundbreaking new report by OONI and AFTE details these anomalies and more: blog.torproject.org/egypt-inte

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This is my friend's cat Angel. She is 20 years old today. Boost this toot to wish her a happy birthday! #mastocats

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Can you push to multiple git remotes with a single command?

In other words, can I do something like configure one remote "name" that pushes my local changes to several different remotes at the same time?

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pushing people to switch from twitter to the fediverse take Show more

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I get lost in my sockpuppets sometimes. Like when I’m logged into a LinkedIn profile of a fake persona, I get into the InMails and recruiter DMs that I receive.

I get flattered that they want to hire my fake persona. I tweak my profile a bit to show off my best fake skills.

I coyly explain to the recruiters that I am not currently interested in a new opportunity, but that I’ll pass the job req to my fake friends and fake associates.

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Some CEO of some facial recognition company claiming that it's too dangerous to sell to governments or police. Maybe true, but governments are so intertwined with commercial subcontractors that it will be hard to avoid indirectly selling this to a government. If you have ethical issues with face recognition it might be best just not to work on that.