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@ubuntustudio, the Linux distribution "for creative humans", will move to KDE's Plasma desktop by default for future releases. Plasma's "better tools for graphics artists and photographers" and lightness make it the ideal desktop for Ubuntu Studio's users.
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There is a big problem, a universal biometric ID without a strict legal framework of privacy laws can be a tool of oppression in the hands of a tyrant.
Congress failed to address this, their biggest SIN! https://twitter.com/rohanrgupta/status/1257543756234055680
The apps that we call "contact tracing" apps don't do contact tracing - they do "exposure notification." Exposure notification is a useful adjunct to the labor-intensive work of contact tracing, but it is no substitute for it.
"We should #opensource the code, fix the vulnerabilities, ensure that in addition to the disease, our citizens don't also have to worry about #data theft or mass #surveillance"
@MishiChoudhary on the #AarogyaSetuApp in India
Sealed Delhi-Haryana border hampers movement of corona samples https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/national/sealed-delhi-haryana-border-hampers-movement-of-corona-samples
Until 1945 when Germany was completely destroyed, Germans believed that Hitler's decisions are because of his patriotism for Germany
Sad that history repeats but in a different country
Not to mention the app violates every single tenet of patient confidentiality. This is a medical horror before it is a a mass surveillance system
COVID19 is already a stigmatized infectious disease in #India. It'll make the work of HCWs even more difficult by spiking vigilantism https://twitter.com/the_kbeat/status/1256583590416187398
The Arogya Setu app, is a sophisticated surveillance system, outsourced to a pvt operator, with no institutional oversight - raising serious data security & privacy concerns. Technology can help keep us safe; but fear must not be leveraged to track citizens without their consent.
Anyone installing spyware on their phone because govt says so, probably leaves their laptops and phones without passwords, because parents or bosses say so.
After all, if some benevolent authority tells you to be vulnerable to malicious elements, it is a good thing, right?
#SouthAfrica #Nurses demand Personal Protection Equipment #PPE for their #safety. Its utmost important that #healthcare workers such as nurses #doctors and others get security else we will soon be heading towards no person land! https://www.newsclick.in/nurses-south-africa-protest-demanding-PPE-income-tax-breaks-danger-allowance
Govt is strong-arming Indians into using the #AarogyaSetu tracking app, that gives itself permission to use data as it likes. How can it be make mandatory for work, mobility, transport, without privacy/timeline guarantees? Is it being challenged in court? https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/aarogya-setu-surveillance-covid-tracking-app_in_5e8d6e26c5b6e1d10a6bdea6
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