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Germany's public radio and television uses #Nextcloud to sync interviews & other recordings back to the studios & collaborate easily!
Learn how over 8000 employees enjoy the benefits of easy & secure sharing, transferring over a terabyte of data daily!

Your own VPN + Pi-Hole 

I went a step further to protect my family and friends from big tech eyes (the most i can), and installed them my own VPN to block anything unneeded (a.k.a ads, tracking, useless pollers...)

They sometimes yell at me because things stop working, but it's okay though 😅

#LineageOS with #MicroG updates are back, I just updated from LineageOS 16 to 17. It was a smooth upgrade and everything works fine. Thanks everybody involved! 😃 #FYA #Android

Overloading phishing websites with fake data is actually a very effective way to prevent mass phishing campaign from being successful

LGBT rights in Poland, police brutality 

Please fucking boost this as far as possible. Please, PLEASE.

A Polish trans activist named Margot was arrested. Her "crime" is minor destruction of property (she cut up a tarp on a truck covered with vicious anti-LGBT propaganda).

Her pre-emptive arrest for two months was authorized by a court, despite the fact that such arrest, by Polish law, are meant to be used for people who are a flight risk or an immediate danger to others.

But wait, there's more.

surveillance capitalism 

Turns out constant spying on people to microtargetting ads at them doesn't even actually work particularly well

An IGF Workshop on decentralization and regulatory approaches to opening up big platforms, which I am a panelist at, is confirmed:

I am there very specifically to talk about #Fediverse and give perspective on how this federated social network deals with problems like hate speech, bad actors, etc; and to talk about what a sane and practicable plan for opening up the social walled gardens could be.

I would love to pick your brains on all of this. Will ask specifics soon.

Google does not get credit for Go. Credit goes to a small number of language designers, whose backgrounds and prior experience came from outside Google, and a small number of obvious inspirations, also not of Google. If Google had not signed the check, Go still would have been made and would have been exactly the same.

All of Go's flagship features: goroutines, channels, garbage collection, even GOPATH; are direct descendants of Plan 9 at Bell Labs.

This is so wonderfully funny though. US government is making all the arguments about the necessity of keeping the data locally that EU had been making in the past (with the US gov't then strongly pushing back, because of course).


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With the US mulling the decision to ban #tiktok, we should also consider banning #instagram and #facebook because they essentially do the same thing: piss all over your privacy while allowing you to be "connected" to people that atrophy helped you get rid of long ago.

Oh, wait, American companies that spy on people are okay and acceptable. It is different when the Chinese do it.

Oh, interesting. My chrome on Android works when I'm not on my pi hole network. That leads me to suspect it's trying to phone home some telemetry on start-up.

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Hey ,

How hard is to host a mastodon instance?
Is there any data on how much hardware I need for a small-sized intance?

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!