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I really wish OSS communities would stop defaulting to Discord or Slack. Your software isn’t a lifestyle. I don’t want to live with the goddamn thing. I want a forum I can visit once in a while, not to take out an attention mortgage.

This guy makes a new video every September 21st, and they keep getting better every year. 🎉

I wonder what tomorrow's will be? 🤔

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhT

“ Paid influencers must label posts as ads, German court rules”

Good job Germany! 👏 I almost dislike “sponsored content” more than actual ads. It’s being disingenuous to your readers.

reuters.com/technology/paid-in

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I don’t know whether to laugh, or cry. Mostly I’m crying. The internet was never perfect, but it used to be so much better.

how-i-experience-web-today.com

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No matter how well-intentioned, @Apple is rolling out mass surveillance to the entire world with this. Make no mistake: if they can scan for kiddie porn today, they can scan for anything tomorrow.

They turned a trillion dollars of devices into iNarcs—*without asking.* t.co/wIMWijIjJk

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I’ve noticed some of these Dark Patterns on Reddit as well. The ads are obviously built to deceive users into accidentally clicking them.

“Reddit's disrespectful design”

ognjen.io/reddits-disrespectfu

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Sweet, Firefox 89 puts all cookies in separate cookie jars per website while in private browsing mode. A step in the right direction. Probably too crazy to enable by default in “normal” browsing mode for now?

“Firefox now blocks cross-site tracking by default in private browsing”

bleepingcomputer.com/news/secu

@jackbaty yes! I turned the title bar back on in Firefox. I wish other apps let you do this.

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@skelly@redroo.ml USD is going to the moon 🚀 🚀 🚀

these 💎 🙌 are HOLDING

What is the most condescending type of bear? 

A pan-duh 🐼

Signal bought some targeted Facebook ads, which Facebook is fine with, it’s their bread and butter.

The thing is, the ads told the users that they were targeted advertisements. Then Facebook banned Signal from advertising.

So Facebook is fine with targeting users with ads, just not telling users that they’re being served targeted ads.

signal.org/blog/the-instagram-

This post eloquently conveys Lichess’s stance on Advertising, user experience, and open source software. I wholeheartedly agree with their sentiments.

lichess.org/blog/YF-ZORQAACAA8.

> “ There is absolutely nothing positive about advertisements on websites from the perspective of their users.”

@angristan the only one I’ve ever been able to understand is MIT. I’ve tried to read the others, even their summaries, they’re just too confusing.

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