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@wrenpile If you're in EU, you might have legal right to see info connected to your name. But Irish data protection officer does not sanction their non-compliance with this. See (German text)
europe-v-facebook.org/DE/Daten

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"Facebook users should pay attention: When you tag a friend in a photo, that’s feeding a massive facial recognition dataset"

slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2

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HOLY SHIT!!!!!

MIT, the FUCKING MIT is running a mastodon instance!

mastodon.mit.edu/about/more

@mayel oh really? In that case, they also offer an APK download on the briarproject.org homepage

is in public beta!

Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn't rely on a central server - messages are synchronized directly between the users' devices. If the internet's down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. If the internet's up, Briar can sync via the Tor network.

play.google.com/store/apps/det

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All new status update on Matrix development, funding & sponsorship is up: Groups, Rich Text Editor, Mentions & more! matrix.org/blog/2017/07/19/sta

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Ultimately Mastodon's killer feature is that it's a public good that someone built because they thought it needed to exist and not a startup someone built because they wanted to get rich quick selling other people's data.

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The first ever Matrix show is up for Patreon $5+ supporters! Tune in for the latest from @ara4n@twitter.com & @AmandineLePape!@twitter.com patreon.com/posts/matrix-live-

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Dear Mastodonians: in case you missed it, Matrix has hit a major bump in funding and we're asking for folks to support us via Patreon/Liberapay. If you believe in a world of decentralised real-time messaging/VoIP/VR/etc, then now would be an *amazing* time to help out!!

matrix.org/blog/2017/07/07/a-c

Important: The decentralized, end-to-end encrypted project needs financial support:

matrix.org/blog/2017/07/07/a-c

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Want to make a huge contribution to Mastodon adoption?

Create and maintain a Debian package for Mastodon. If you know anyone fluent in making and maintaining Debian packages, please share this with them. Let’s reduce the complexity of installing Mastodon on Debian-based distributions (e.g., Ubuntu) down to running a single command and watch the instance numbers shoot up! :)

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/ mastodon.ar.al/media/LnF6IcwsX

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TIL: printers do microdots, barely visible yellow dots that encode the timestamp of printing and serial number of the printer. That's how Reality Winner was identified (that's a real name apparently). I'm not sure if all printers have that or only American ones or only NSA ones

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I can't stress how important it is. Without #GnuPG secure communication would be extremely difficult, and journalists and their sources would be in even more danger.

I #SupportGnuPG: youtube.com/watch?v=6DqfWz-KHS

cc @OCCRP @fsfe

@clhendricksbc I have started to use Humanities Commons (hcommons.org/) - it has social features, but is non-commercial and scholar-run. You even get a DOI for everything you upload. Some things are still a bit awkward to use but they are very open to constructive criticism. Once I asked for a few minor features, and they were immediately implemented.