NYC: Tomorrow night, join Electronic Frontier Alliance ally @RethinkLinkNYC at @PeoplesForumNYC for a discussion on local organizing as a check on big tech companies. https://twitter.com/RethinkLinkNYC/status/1067815804295467008
I’m for stricter gun laws in the US but this is not just giving access to the person’s account 24/7/365. It is giving over the private information for all that follow/interact w said person too & all of it will be stored elsewhere forever (& most likely leaked). #Privacy
“Gun Bill To Require Buyers To Hand Over Social Media Passwords & Search History”
" Windows-as-a-service fail: Microsoft keeps customers in the dark "
" How to Wipe Your Hard Drive "
Below you can check out the results of brainstorming sessions we have had the last days regarding the Registration issue on disroot.
" Facebook data breach. The DPC is concerned that this breach was discovered on Tuesday & affects millions of users. At present Facebook is unable to clarify the nature of the breach & risk to users. We are pressing Facebook to urgently clarify these matters. #dataprotection "
had a couple websites prompted for access to camera or mic recently (recently switched to #Firefox mobile on Android, have adblock plus installed)
Not a great look folks.
Simple Analytics (https://simpleanalytics.io/) looks incredible. It's an alternative to Google Analytics, and all the other large analytics providers who track your users extensively. I love the idea, and the execution looks great! Might have to give this a try sometime soon.
Just listening to this great podcast about #Mastodon with @Gargron. Interesting to hear how he sees Mastodon, the motivation behind it, etc. Nice to hear that it is not "just for fun" but that he has a clear vision on how the internet and #socialNetworks should work and about the importance of #decentralization and #federation. https://changelog.com/podcast/315
Google tells Congress it continues to allow developers to scan, share Gmail data: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-google-congress/google-tells-congress-it-continues-to-allow-developers-to-scan-share-gmail-data-idUSKCN1M02OR
In Tutanota no one can scan your emails.
To explain this a bit, the network storage with the videos was in a different data center than the actual server (around 300km distance). I moved the VPS to the same datacenter where the videos are stored. This gives a bit lower latency to access videos, and hopefully also a bit more bandwidth to retrieve videos.
As Marx said, "Focus entirely on electoral races in NYC and totally abandon an internationalist and antagonistic perspective for the sake of 'popularizing socialism'. Read Jacobin and pretend that reformism is feasible in an era of violent climate change."
@botwiki's guide to creating Mastodon bots:
Any other bots you would recommend?
Hey 👋 it's easier to follow an account than a hashtag, so I created this one for https://Read.as.
Read.as is a long-form reader, similar to Feedly, built to be a peaceful place to read things from the fediverse -- particularly from long-form platforms like #Plume, @write_as, #Microblogpub, etc. In the future it'll also support RSS and curating what you read on your own profile.
It's built from scratch to be #FOSS, and is still very early in its development. But...
It's time for #FollowFriday
@calendar_social Calendar.social: Open federated alternative to Google Calendar, under development
@tootapp Toot!.app: New Mastodon app for iOS in beta testing
@doctorow Cory Doctorow: Writer and open internet campaigner
@samuelpepys Samuel Pepys: Livetooting from London in 1665
@GIbiz GamesIndustry.biz: Official account for the gaming news site
Previous #FF posts:
" Regulatory complaint concerning massive, web-wide data breach by Google and other “ad tech” companies under Europe’s GDPR "
" Twitter finally banned alt-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones "
Wait til he thinks of coming to the Mast. After the wilw fiasco, it would make hid seem merely like a cold and clamy frenchfry.