self-driving cars are a a great idea if your goal is to de-skill drivers and introduce all computer problems to the vehicle world.

Clever: Facebook will let others target you based on intimate details of your life but they don’t want you to know that… I wonder why… 🤔

(Also, I guess this means Signal is no longer being paid by Facebook to work and provide priceless PR for their products.)

signal.org/blog/the-instagram-

#SurveillanceCapitalism

Back in November, we learned that Disney had pulled a breathtakingly criminal wage-theft manuever on one of science-fiction's most beloved authors, Allan Dean Foster, an elderly cancer-patient caring for his sick wife.

pluralistic.net/2020/11/19/dis

Foster is the bestselling author of some of the most successful movie novelizations ever, from the first STAR WARS novel to ALIENS novels and more.

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The shutdown of one chinese coal mine stopped around a third of all #bitcoin mining.

Can we now find the other two coal mines, plz?

fortune.com/2021/04/20/bitcoin

I can’t believe I’m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

#FLoC #Google #SurveillanceCapitalism

@rysiek @plausible

I absolutely hate this opt-out non-sense. Reminds me of Google's "_nomap" suffix for wlans. 🤯

Why do they get away with that?

Facebook has *such* a sweet racket. First, they used the Roach Motel model - data checks in, but it doesn't check out - to trap you and all your friends in a mutual hostage-taking situation, where you can't leave because they're there, and they can't leave because you're there.

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The Free Software Foundation needs to reform itself if it wants to represent the diverse free software movements. RMS needs to be removed from all leadership positions in the FOSS community, including the FSF and GNU, and the FSF board. rms-open-letter.github.io

This is a long shot, but I want to put the power of social media and federation to the test.

My son wants to become a commercial airline pilot when he’s grown up. It would be awesome if we could find a commercial pilot in the fediverse that we can follow and ask questions of.

If everyone who reads this could boost it, it would be much appreciated and it would mean the world to my son if he could get in touch with a real-life commercial pilot! ✈️

#pilot #flying #airline #jet #boeing #airbus

Würden wir in Europa nur wenige Jahre das Geld das momentan in Lizenzen von MS & Co. gesteckt wird in lokale Firmen mit Freie Software Lösungen investieren wären wir im Handumdrehen unabhängig und langfristig deutlich erfolgreicher.

Das einzige was wir dafür brauchen ist der nötige politische Wille unabhängig zu werden und die lokale Wirtschaft zu stärken, anstatt Milliarden jedes Jahr aus dem Fenster zu werfen!

heise.de/news/Datenschutzbeauf

#DigitaleSouveränität #FreieSoftware #OpenSource #Politik

GitHub, f*ck your name change.. Tech industry be whilin. | by MooseyAnon | Mar, 2021 | Medium - mooseyanon.medium.com/github-f

Last month Gab was hacked. I examined the ~65gb of the hacked data. Here's a broad overview of what I found.

Inside Gab, the Online Safe Space for Far-Right Extremists theintercept.com/2021/03/15/ga

Two months ago we announced a first proposal for a #Wayland driver for Wine. Here's an update on this effort, with support for new features including copy/paste, drag-and-drop and for changing the display mode! col.la/w6fh2 #Wine #Linux #OpenSource

Please remember: functional cookies (login session, shopping carts) do not need user consent. So every time you see one of this oversized cookie banners someone is trying (often through dark patterns) to make you accept the whole tracking and spying as well. Don't be mad at the legislative for creating the need for tracking consent. Be mad at the websites that are trying to stir you up against that law by annoying you with those banners.

Hey fediverse, can anyone recommend a CI server that is open source?
I'm looking into replacing my current Jenkins setup with something lighter and maybe more modern UI.

"What happens if malicious code is uploaded to npm under these names? Is it possible that some of PayPal’s internal projects will start defaulting to the new public packages instead of the private ones?"

"For instance, the main culprit of Python dependency confusion appears to be the incorrect usage of an “insecure by design” command line argument called --extra-index-url."

medium.com/@alex.birsan/depend

#security #infosec #programming

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