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A tech. giant like Facebook behaves one way in Europe and behaves the other way in rest of the world, because Europe has #GDPR while a country like #India doesn’t have such legal frameworks to penalize the violators or protect the users.

First thing, we should demand in #India is to take up the Personal Data Protection Act for discussion in both the parliament houses and pass it. (In my personal opinion, this activity must also take place in state level legislative assemblies too, for it to be effective and inclusive).

Having the Personal Data Protection Bill is one thing and enforcing it actively is another thing. If the regulators failed to keep the violators in check, the presence of the bill is of no use. We should hold the public offices to be accountable.

#SurveillanceCapitalism #Privacy #GDPR #PDPA

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"The #PinePhone is basically a handheld computer with 4G connectivity. With #Mobian, this (truly smart) phone comes with a distribution tons of #Debian users are already familiar with, optimized for the PinePhone while still giving them access to the 50,000+ packages already in the Debian archive."
blog.mobian-project.org/posts/

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Dafür fragt man sich bei diesem Bild von gestern Abend was Sterne sind und was Schnee 😂 ❄️

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Elon Musk is part of the problem. He is blind to any decentralized and democratic solution like Matrix or XMPP. This stand is in fact analogous to his preference of luxury electric cars over a robust and far reaching public transport.

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RT @JassiKhangura@twitter.com

In any functional democracy something like the Goswami leaks would lead to Ministers resigning and govts possibly falling. Here, it just another day of arrogance.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/JassiKhangura/stat

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Highly serious issue.

RT @DrAMSinghvi@twitter.com

Arnab's chats dated 23.02.2019 refer to sharing of Intel re: action along the Pak border. It means someone very senior in Govt is leaking highly confidential info which may endanger the lives of our soldiers & so that mercenary considerations can add to TRPs.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/DrAMSinghvi/status

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This week in KDE: choose where to open tabs in Dolphin, find widgets easier with the new “Get new Plasma Widgets” dialog, and get text flowing in Konsole -- among many more improvements and enhancements.

pointieststick.com/2021/01/15/

A major leak of chats happened in India for a right wing media head Arnab Goswami. He runs a channel similar to foxnews where there is more noise than signal. His connections to are clearly exposed. youtu.be/wpiU_xHT06E

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Looks like Whatsapp chose the worst week possible to spend money to advertise its privacy claims.

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Deprecating apt-key is bizarre, because the alternative seems more complicated. I have no idea what the rationale for this would be.

#debian

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rant, Alphabet union 

"We will ensure Alphabet acts ethically and in the best interests of society and the environment."
alphabetworkersunion.org/princ

I am not going to hold my breath for Alphabet to change its business model away from

Data mining my life using renewable energy sources isn't ethical.
Hiring a gender-diverse work force to write spyware and censorship tools isn't ethical.

One-dimensional ethics that don't hurt profits are convenient but they don't count.

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Hé, les gens, entre :

- Signal,
- Telegram,
- Element,
- Rocket.chat,
- Mattermost…

Vous voulez pas choisir *un* système de messagerie commun et vous y tenir ? 🤔

J'en ai marre d'installer des trouzaines d'app pour garder contact avec tout le monde 😑

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Have you seen This Week in Matrix yet!? First of the year, absolutely top quality news and updates about Matrix, including an interview with the maintainers of NeoChat, the Matrix client from KDE! #twim #matrix #decentralisation matrix.org/blog/2021/01/08/thi

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I encourage everyone to upload media to Wikipedia and help different articles.

Nobody anticipated the world to not be the same anymore. Best we capture the lives we live today and save it for the future.

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Our college arts festival was in March 2020 just before lockdown. I captured videos of some arts like Kolkali which happens to be the only CC-licensed video to be used on Wiki en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkali

commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cat

Who'd have know the world wouldn't be the same after!

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I've a bad phone camera, but I took photos and uploaded them to @Wikipedia whenever I could. Just found my pic used here. It's a small festival celebrated in some parts of Kerala. There are no other CC-licensed media of it!

Every photo/video created pre-pandemic is valuable now!

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Legends who started wearing masks and went into quarantine much before COVID19.
One year of JNU violence. No arrests yet.

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La demande d'extradition de Julien Assange vers les États-Unis à été refusée hier, et c'est tant mieux, mais ça soulève quelques questions...

laquadrature.net/2021/01/05/li

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