In the last few months:
- Tumblr purged adult content (and a bunch of stuff it misindentified).
- Flickr purged free storage above a limit of 1000 photos/account.
- Myspace deleted 12 years' worth of music.

And Google+ only has two weeks left before Google pulls its plug.

Back up your accounts!

And if you can, consider donating to the Internet Archive. archive.org

Wenn du demnächst nicht mehr in die USA einreisen darfst weil du auf einer Demo in Deutschland warst oder bei Amazon das neue Demo-Set angeboten bekommst, dann erinnerst du dich:

Die #Bundespolizei speichert ihre Bodycam-Aufnahmen ab jetzt auf Servern von #Amazon, und verwendet bald dann vermutlich auch das hauseigene KI-gestützte #Gesichtserkennungsprogramm "Amazon #Rekognition". Ein "universell seinsetzbares, totalitäres Überwachungswerkzeug".

heise.de/tp/features/Bundespol

Das Bild vom Teenie, der nur aufs Smartphone starrt, dürfe mit #FridaysForFuture bröckeln. Jungen Menschen merken, dass auch sie Macht haben. Es gibt noch viele andere "Baustellen.
Hoffentlich hören Politiker langsam mal auf Politik nur für die alte Wählerschaft zu machen.

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Douglas Adams Quotes I Can Remember:

"The ships hung in the sky in exactly the way that bricks don't."

"Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all."

"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by."

"For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a few seconds, nothing continued to happen."

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."

Facebook is down. Now is probably a good time to do a little #fediverse evangelizing! #facebookdown

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@eurasierboy Hi! I really enjoy using Amaroq. While doing so, I noticed a small bug: When using the app with German language, in the app settings, one of the posting options is in English. The others are in German though.

Pixelfed Labs will be establishing working groups to tackle a wide range of issues and topics related to pixelfed and social media.

The first batch of groups will be:
- Abuse Prevention
- Accessibility
- Privacy
- Youth Safety
- Dark Pattern Prevention
- Security

We will need your help. You will have a chance to shape pixelfed's future and make it more inclusive and safe for everyone.

For more info, follow @PixelfedLabs

Who in the world decided it was time to start giving USB anime title-like names. USB 3.2 Gen 2x2??

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