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My thoughts on the failure of Agile software development: wakingrufus.neocities.org/fail
Please give me feed back on this. I am constantly trying to synthesize new ideas into this.

why would you even put microchip trackers into a vaccine, if the adtech industry already exists?

i'd rather use software that's kinda rough around the edges but which lets me control updates and improves with every release than software that's better polished but which can forcibly break my machine without my consent

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According to Google, you’re not human if you aren’t being tracked by Google.

“…one of the ways that Google determines whether you’re a malicious user or not is whether you already have a Google cookie installed on your browser.”

fastcompany.com/90369697/googl

#SurveillanceCapitalism

Microsoft blocks Bing from showing image results for Tiananmen ‘tank man’

theguardian.com/technology/202

For the software developers out there: let's remember that #Microsoft owns #github so if you rely on some code hosted on github then this is your problem as well. Don't think that you are not involved. We are all involved.

#Microsoft and other big tech companies have too much power in the world. Work towards reducing their power and empower individuals instead.

#tiananmen #freedom #freespeech

The OSS bubble that is and the blogging bubble that was – Baldur Bjarnason

“The biggest problem—and this isn’t limited to web development—is how it has baked exploitation into the core worldview of so many people.”

Me, on the OSS bubble in web dev baldurbjarnason.com/2021/the-o

In completely unrelated news, upcoming versions of Signal will be periodically fetching files to place in app storage. These files are never used for anything inside Signal and never interact with Signal software or data, but they look nice, and aesthetics are important in software. ... We have a few different versions of files that we think are aesthetically pleasing, and will iterate through those slowly over time. There is no other significance to these files.

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By including a specially formatted but otherwise innocuous file in an app on a device that is then scanned by Cellebrite, it’s possible to execute code that modifies not just the Cellebrite report being created in that scan, but also all previous and future generated Cellebrite reports from all previously scanned devices and all future scanned devices in any arbitrary way (inserting or removing text, email, photos, contacts, files, or any other data), with no detectable timestamp changes or checksum failure

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Plausible has opted out of Google FLoC!

Visits to our site will not be included when Google determines a cohort to share with their partners for personalized advertising purposes.

We recommend other sites to opt out of FLoC too!

plausible.io/blog/google-floc

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

apple and google both pretend that decentralized services don't exist, so e.g. Masto and Matrix have to pretend to be centralized, as if each Matrix client connects to just one content network, or whatever - and get punished like that, too

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and more than that, i simply can't trust any Apple device or service, or any service that _relies on_ an Apple device or service, because I simply can't know when they're going to pull shit like this again

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apple has the ability to single-handedly destroy just about any internet service for a lot of reasons but they basically boil down to: centralized services with just one client have to comply with Apple's content policy or else be randomly forced off the app store without warning

People argue about feet/inches versus meters, but there's only one true universal measurement system.

racism mention 

FYI The official framework account just went on a racist rant on Twitter. Some of it was capped, but there was more before they scrubbed: twitter.com/TartanLlama/status

lol @ "google did fair use" when fair use is almost never upheld when it is a person doing the fair use of a company's properties
supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pd
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