Imagine a government agency ordered Apple to include hashes of all documents they wanted to track into that kiddie porn database. Suddenly the government knows who's got that antivax meme JPG. Or tax protest DOC. Or an environmental report PDF.
And it's just hashes! Apple won't know what they're tracking, so they can't say "no".
Now tell me you honestly believe no government *ever* will take advantage of this invisible monitoring power.
Note to schools that have a BYOD policy (for the record, I'm against them, as they amplify inequity), if my child brings a Linux-powered computer to your school, it will be sufficient. If it isn't, it's your systems that have to change, not our computer. If you don't know what I'm talking about, consider this: https://davelane.nz/explainer-digitech-risks-school-boards (relevant even for those outside NZ).
Germany’s national healthcare system adopts Matrix
I think #Akamai is not making the Internet any "faster at the edge" right now:
"Facebook and its advertisers are ‘panicking’ as the majority of iPhone users opt out of tracking"
This is from the co-creator of Dogecoin (thread)
After years of studying it, I believe that cryptocurrency is an inherently right-wing, hyper-capitalistic technology built primarily to amplify the wealth of its proponents through a combination of tax avoidance, diminished regulatory oversight and artificially enforced scarcity. https://twitter.com/ummjackson/status/1415353984617914370?s=21
PeerTube, the Fediverse's alternative to YouTube, uses peer-to-peer technology so that anyone can host their own video service without any data centres.
You can find out more at https://joinpeertube.org
PeerTube also now includes support for livestreaming.
You can run your own instance without technical knowledge by using a managed hosting service such as https://federation.spacebear.ee
Thanks for all the suggestions folks. Much appreciated
Interesting - listening to this guy from Seattle who cut his own CEO salary to ensure his staff was well paid: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/2018803421/dan-price-the-ceo-who-slashed-his-salary-by-1-million Kim Hill asks him if he could've achieved the same if his company was public/listed. He suggests he couldn't. The system's broken & public trust of public corporations is misplaced.
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