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I’m going to talk about Small Tech and our work at the Small Technology Foundation at my opening keynote at ÖzgürKon (FreedomCon) on May 16th.

Organised by the Turkish Free Software Foundation.

Free to attend online.

ozgurkon.org/

"When I think of what was 'common sense' about black people, gay men, women, Jews, disabled people, or child abuse just 20 years ago, I think 'common sense' is one of the most disgusting ideas ever presented. It just means, 'this is not only what I think, but the only thing that can reasonably be thought on the matter'."

quora.com/What-do-history-prof

Today I learned that George Orwell's books are now in the public domain…

and that the FBI had quite the large file on him: archive.org/details/GeorgeOrwe

Does anyone use the Android encrypted SMS app and can tell me where it saves the export files? It's impossible to find!

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Twitter Removes Privacy Option, and Shows Why We Need Strong Privacy Laws

Twitter greeted its users with a confusing notification this week. “The control you have over what information Twitter shares with its business partners has changed,” it said. The changes will “help Twitter continue operating as a free service,” it assured. But at what cost?What Changed?Twitter has...

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/twit

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If you need Zoom to work, study, or just communicate with family and friends, you can take these steps to protect yourself from privacy threats. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/hard

Loving that suggests relevant stickers when you choose a smiley. :blobhyperthink:

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Ok, so I thought content warnings about eye contact in pictures was taking it a bit too far. Now I saw a toot with "cw: cat". It was, indeed, a cat.

So I just set up a Samsung phone that comes with Android 8.0, and it has this built in newsfeed called that keeps sending notifications with vibration and sound! And there's no way to turn it off inside the app itself, you have to go to the systems notifications settings. How many knows how to do that? This is crazy!

I love so much! But it's a real PITA having to go trough multiple steps for every single song I want to download. Does anyone know of any simpler way of downloading all tracks from an artist, if they only have singles, no albums?

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Alright guys. By the end of 2020, I aim to be completely out of the cold, greedy ecosystems of Facebook and Google. I started slow by deleting the Facebook app. Very effective, I went from checking the feed multiple times per day to.. well.. hardly logging on any more. Should make it easier to delete account at sone point — can't quite get myself to do that yet.

Next up: Ditching Google calendar. Suggestions? What are the best alternatives?

#opensource #privacy

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#1yrago Citing transphobic policies, 172+ googlers call for removal of Heritage Foundation from Google's "Advanced Technology External Advisory Council" medium.com/@against.transphobi

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