🇬🇧 EU #DigitalServicesAct explained in 5 minutes: Thursday’s vote will decide i.e. on

🛡️ Anonymity
🎯 Surveillance advertising
👁️ Internet surveillance
🗣 Arbitrary removals
🔄 Interoperability


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Best thing to happen in 2022 so far. Hope this goes through and other countries would follow.

The Banning Surveillance Advertising Act

"On Tuesday, Democrats introduced a new bill that would ban nearly all use of digital advertising targeting on ad markets hosted by platforms like Facebook, Google, and other data brokers."

TIL about lichess.org/ , one of the world's most popular chess servers, run entirely on free software by a nonprofit, ad-free, supported by donations with a budget of ~$420K/year according to lichess.org/costs

They've been around since 2010.

As awesome as this is to see, imagine how many free/open nonprofit alternatives to Big Tech platforms would exist if, down to the municipal level, we decided to support them with funding & infrastructure.

No, I don't want to install an app to use these earbuds.

No, I don't want to install an app to activate my cable modem.

No, I don't want to install an app to powerup my dishwasher

No, I don't want to install an app to control my heating and lights.

Why are we taking away the interfaces that directly control these things? Apps can be helpful as an alternative interface and even increase accessibility, but when they are the only option it has the opposite effect.

I'm trying to get push notifications without invoking the privacy-killing beast that is #Google.

Has anyone managed to set up notifications on their phone using @unifiedpush ? I'm using @yunohost with @nextcloud so I could install Yunohost's Gotify (or must it be Gotify-Up?). I'm trying Nextcloud's UnifiedPush provider though. If I install #Gotify-Up / #ntfy on my phone, what URL should I to set it to? Oh for a clear tutorial.

#Selfhosting #UnifiedPush #Yunohost #Nextcloud #Gotify #privacy

If common behaviours were pathologised:

MFOD - Monetary fixation obsessive disorder

DAAD - Diversity aversion & avoidance disorder

CEDD - Chronic empathy deficit disorder

LRDD - Logic & rationale deficit disorder

CFHD - Capital & financial hoarding disorder

#Gitea is joining the fediverse 🎉 We can now announce we've been accepted into the #NLnet funding round that we applied to. nlnet.nl/project/Gitea/

Thank you to @NGIZero @dachary @forgefriends and so many others for getting us to this point.

We are very much looking forward to many wonderful things that federation within forges can support.

Just saw a bullshit headline claiming Disney lost $600M on the Black Widow film due to piracy. The BS napkin math on this is that it was downloaded 20 million times. Then the article declared that each download is somehow a lost Disney+ subscription with $30.

This is obviously ridiculous logic. There's no evidence that a pirated show would have been purchased if not downloaded, let alone that a platform subscription would have happened. Nor do we even know that 20 million downloads represents 20 million individuals.

This isn't a matter of technical ignorance. These facts aren't hard to understand. They're intentionally misrepresented to benefit rich companies that want penalty payments in lawsuits. What utter hogwash.

France fines Google and Facebook €210m over user tracking

A Google spokesperson said: “People trust us to respect their right to privacy and keep them safe. We understand our responsibility to protect that trust and are committing to further changes and active work with the CNIL in light of this decision.”

Ahahahahahahahah ahaha ha ha haaa haaaaah oooooh woooow! 🤣

Cities Aren't Loud: Cars Are Loud

Urban noise is a common problem, and the vast majority of it is created by motor vehicles. Noise is far too often dismissed as a minor nuisance, rather than the legitimate health issue that it is.

#Cities #Cars #Loud #FuckCars #MeLikeCarGoVroomVroom


Finally, there's a patent-free vaccine developed despite the neo-liberal tunnel vision of western governments and idiot "Bill"ionaires.

Rather, the Luddites - who took their name from the mythological General Ned Ludd, whose legend included the smashing of weaving-frames - were engaged in the most science-fictional exercise imaginable - asking not *what* a technology does, but who it does it *to* and who it does it *for*.

The Luddites, you see, were skilled weavers, whose intense physical labor produced the textiles that clothed the nation.


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If you're looking for a password manager that stores your data offline/locally, I like KeePassXC!


My guide from 2017 sts10.github.io/2017/06/27/kee

Official getting-started guide:

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