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Our #solarpunk conference, solarisecon.org/ is happening tomorrow 14:00 CEST on YouTube and PeerTube!

Join us for four panels of artists, writers, filmmakers, technologists, activists and educators discussing how to imagine a better - and realistic - tomorrow in face of climate change!

The art below is CC-BY-SA Comando Jugendstil

Using 2FA phone numbers for targeted advertising. One of the dumbest ways ever for a company to abuse its users’ trust. Take a bow, Twitter. And have a $150 million fine too.

grahamcluley.com/twitter-2fa-p

UnifiedPush is a set of specifications and free open source tools to help users get more control over how their phone's (or computers's) notifications are handled. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @unifiedpush

The project website is at unifiedpush.org

There are options for self-hosting notification systems if needed.

#UnifiedPush #Notifications #PushNotifications #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Smartphones #Phones #Smartphone #Phone #Dev #SelfHosting #Computing

I think I'm just not the target audience for 99.9% of TV shows today.

Not sure folk are aware that using Google fonts by URL in their CSS undermines the privacy of each and every site visitor, sending their IP to GG with every visit. How? Because with each visit they download the font from GG, not your server.

If you will use GG fonts, don't do this

@import url('fonts.googleapis.com/css?famil[...]

Download that font, and resource it locally instead

@font-face {
font-family: FontName';
font-style: normal;
src: url('../fonts/FontName.woff2');
[...]
}

Cloud Provider: Zero Trust. Assume breach. Verify explicitly.

Me: Okay, I assume you have been breached by the NSA. Please explicitly verify that you haven't been.

Cloud Provider: Not like that! You're doing it wrong.

LiberaForms is a free open source online form system. You can follow at:

➡️ @liberaforms

The project's website is at liberaforms.org

LiberaForms.org offers form services from their own website, or you can self-host the software if you prefer.

#LiberaForms #LiberaForm #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #SelfHosting #CommunityHosting #Form #Forms

After sniffing some flowers, visiting the communal litterbox, and playing with his bestie Panda Cat, it's time for a well deserved nap.

Geez I wish I was a cat. #catsofmastodon #thebestlife

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"That’s what aggressively weaning ourselves off fossil fuel would look like.

And that’s what the banks are not doing."

A discomfiting study, again, of the role of how the assets of tech firms, simply by virtue of being held in banks, do much more damage to the environment than all the constructive changes they might make. This one is from longtime campaigner Bill McKibben.

newyorker.com/news/daily-comme

brassica oleracea is such a cool and useful plant. it's fascinating to me how it's been artificially selected into a bunch of almost entirely unrecognizable yet characteristically unique cultivars.

i say unique because look at all these fractal-like patterns! these are all the same species of plant!!

Spent a lot of time today playing a browser-based game called Half Earth. There's also a book of the same name.

play.half.earth

@zuz The energy consumption of all communication and computation technology currently in use in the world is currently around 3,000 TWh, about 11% of the world's electricity consumption.

It amounts for about 3.5% of global emissions.

Networks are estimated to contribute between 24% and 35% of this total, so computing is between 76% and 64% of the above figures.

mdpi.com/2078-1547/6/1/117

sciencedirect.com/science/arti

If your community/organisation/company is interested, I am keen to give on-line talks about #FrugalComputing, aka Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing.

Example topics are:

Frugal computing
On the need for low-carbon and sustainable computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

How to reduce the carbon footprint of your digital lifestyle

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

Frugal computing: developer perspective
On the need for low-carbon and sustainable computing and what developers can do about it.

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

But happy to discuss specific topics in this area.

(boosts much appreciated!)

#LowCarbonComputing
#SustainableComputng

The EU Commission is planning automatic CSAM scanning of your private communication – or total surveillance in the name of child protection. This would be the worst surveillance apparatus outside of China:
tutanota.com/blog/posts/eu-sur
#Fight4Privacy #No2Backdoors

EU folks, the latest @EU_Commission proposal for scanning private communications and undermining end-to-end encryption is an extreme threat to privacy.

It threatens the right to meaningful encryption and would force your communications to be subject to scanning and classification by AI outside of your control. Truly dystopian shit.

This won't become law without the EU parliament's assent, so please follow this closely and speak up. See EDRI's analysis here:

edri.org/our-work/private-and-

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