The problem isn't the phone, it's the ad-funded, data-capturing apps designed w/ addiction psychologist input specifically *to trigger* addictive behavior. Addiction = engagement = eyeballs on ads, your personal data in databases. #privacy https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/business/cell-phone-addiction.html
Apps makers are sharing sensitive personal information (Including ovulation-tracking and real estate apps) with Facebook but not telling users - Because its only intended to better target… #facebook https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/22/18236398/facebook-mobile-apps-data-sharing-ads-health-fitness-privacy-violation
#TIL Pleroma has can federate over tor using onion v3 addresses.
So many exciting things happening with ActivityPub projects recently!
- mastodon adds registration api
- pleroma stable release, tons of updates
- prismo has a new logo and version
- anfora has a surge of recent development
- florence gaining traction
- fedilab adds support for non-masto projects
- funkwhale hosts sync meetings to coordinate project dev
- WriteAs announces WriteAs Labs
- Spritely releases Golem demo
And lots more! #activityPub
Creating a Computing Revolution: from Personal Computers to Personal Servers - Danny Haidar, FOSDEM 2019 https://peertube.mastodon.host/videos/watch/52fb6887-9627-46b0-936c-bf9f635bdcd2
Blockchain: decentralisation centralised on my coin.
Hint: the core of decentralisation isn’t about having a billion copies of the same database. It’s about a billion people each having their own, unique database.
PS. In a truly decentralised system, no one makes a billion dollars. *watches all the right libertarians make for the door*
PPS. A venture capitalist would never invest in a truly decentralised system. Why? See PS, above.
'Trade group including Facebook, Google to ‘oppose’ EU climate efforts'
Does your school give the data of their kids to a random cloud provider in another country? Or does it what the capital of Switzerland does for its 35.000 students, keeping their data safe and secure in their own #nextcloud?
Yes, some of us may be strong enough to resist, revolt against, and maybe even overthrow an unjust system and replace it with something fairer. Others may not be and that does not necessarily make them complicit.
That’s not to say that some shortsighted fools will not side with the oppressor against their own long term best interests. But the one thing we must not do is blame the victims. Nothing infuriates me as strongly. It is salt rubbed into the wound of inequality and injustice.
I've made a really simple tool for searching your outbox.json (Mastodon archive) file. It's all browser-based and all data stays on your computer — it's not uploaded to the cloud!
There's lots of room for additional features so feel free to suggest some! 💚
This merits some thought: "...growing trend that sees major tech companies teaming with oil giants to use automation, AI, and big data services to enhance oil exploration, extraction, and production."
Hi folks !
If you are using an ARM board for self-hosting, beware that some people experience issue with a recent kernel upgrade ...
If the upgrade did broke your board, you might want to have a look here for a solution : https://forum.yunohost.org/t/brique-ne-demarre-plus-apres-migration/7152/9 (in french though, but we can work on a translation)
https://blog.smc.org.in/gayathri-malayalam-font-release/ #ഗായത്രി ഫോണ്ട്. @jishnu adapted it for android/magisk.
Prismo is an open federated alternative to sites like Reddit or Hacker News.
It's still under development, but the first instance is online here:
It's been in closed beta for a while, but Prismo now has open sign-ups for the first time.
You can sign up at:
Idealist, technologist and general optimist.
Admin of https://social.masto.host
This is a general instance supporting toots in English and తెలుగు.
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