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Happy 109 anniversary to this little nugget of an article. We've known what the problem is for over a century.

Nextcloud wird bereits von 17 deutschen Bundesministerien und Behörden im Rahmen der #Bundescloud genutzt. Tendenz steigend! Nice!

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: (relevant even for those outside NZ).

There's a real challenge for non-coding projects to implement an open-source workflow with minimal costs, using open technology. There needs to be a Wiki or some repository where knowledge can be shared with many contributors without a per-editor cost. Does anyone have any ideas?

LibreOffice Calc Survey

❤️ "Help Us Improve LibreOffice Calc" -- due 31 July 2021


⭐ Please share it would help LibreOffice development.

✏️ #LibreOffice #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Development

"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.

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

PeerTube also now includes support for livestreaming.

You can run your own instance without technical knowledge by using a managed hosting service such as

#FediTips #Fediverse #PeerTube #YouTube #DeleteYouTube

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