Suggestion to #facebook development team: to enable users to opt out of a tracking consent (e.g. giving out call logs), just provide the option of rooting the device and changing a config file. Please avoid old-fashioned, deprecated and ugly permission dialogs.
There is still an important gap between non-tech collectives and foss communites. Although they share values, many of the former still tend to use closed, tracking apps and extractive platforms. To make things worse, in many cases they consider the kind of technology they use as unimportant. I think that, both sides, we should work on reducing this gap.
I was thinking of upgrading to #protonmail plus. But there is still missing an important part. Although they ve released the source code of the web client, the android app and the desktop bridge are still closed. Probably they have their reasons for not doing so. But e2e encryption without an end client that you truly control implies that you totally trust the app provider. This is a contradiction of e2e philosophy, designed to offer secure communications even in untrustworthy environments.
What do you mean the dystopian Chinese Social Credit System isn't the first in the world? What do you mean it's already implemented in the US, but under a different name?
"...the U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants (...) to make immigrants submit their credit scores when applying for legal resident status."
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A cleaning woman has been tried and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Without parole. She is already serving her sentence in a prison in Thebes. The origins of her crime date to about forty years ago, when she was a ten-year-old girl in fifth grade. At 29, this same girl mother of two, she falsified her Primary School Certificate in order to get a job as a cleaner for the municipality. Today, this woman is locked up in jail.
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Cleaning lady jailed for 10 years for faking diploma; she had completed five years of elementary school, but she provided a certificate showing that she had completed six years. To get a job as a cleaner. She is already imprisoned.
Hey guys, as always:
Remember that the people working retail are humans,
That the things that annoyed you in the store were almost certainly not their fault,
That if they’re ringing register, they probably can’t change corporate policy,
and that they are PEOPLE and deserving of your consideration and respect.
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Matt Slater responds to the rise of the #PlatformCooperativism movement by issuing a call for #ProtocolCooperativism:
It makes some sense to choose the platform of a customer-oriented company instead of the tracking-oriented one's, cos you need here and now a smartphone that just works.
But only a #foss platform can give back to the users the control of their devices.
Let's not fall into the "lesser of two evils" trap. There are foss mobile initiatives out there. And they need our support.
Today I received a notification from LinkedIn saying that my contact xyz has just joined LinkedIn.
I can't remember having consciously shared my address book with LinkedIn. Probably, I have just pressed the big "Continue" button upon first login via the mobile app...
Here you can check if LinkedIn can access your email or phone contact list, and manage your imports:
Nevertheless, the ministry of the economy (Greece) obliges us to use credit cards. If we don't, we are "tax evasion" suspects.
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This isn't controversial or partisan, it's about science and reality.
Almost all climate scientists, people who know climate best, say Earth is in serious trouble due to human action.
We have 12 years to act, which means start change *now*.
If huge swathes of the planet become uninhabitable, it will mean awful consequences for all of us. Not just weather but brutal wars as entire nations end up fighting over what is left.
Red Hat is planning to deprecate Plasma 4 on RHEL by 2024.
Plasma 4 was published in its LTS version for the last time in August 2015. The year before, Plasma 5 had been released, built using Qt 5.
Since then, a lot have happened.
Jan 2016, KDE announces KDE Neon
Feb 2016, openSUSE announces Argon and Krypton
Aug 2016, Canonical becomes a KDE patron
Jan 2017, KDE Slimbook is available
Jul 2018, Debian joins KDE's Advisory Board
Aug 2018, KDE Plasma runs on ARM Pinebook
We started by rejecting social diversity. Then we moved forward, killing biodiversity. What's next?
[A reimplementation of] @email@example.com's Big O chart with emojis
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