Google and Microsoft push websites to go passwordless.
..and notify google or Microsoft every time you make a purchase. Sounds great.
Will be interesting to see if the standard allows other implementations or if it’s just another lock-in for the big companies
if you support free speech for groups that primarily exist to suppress free speech, you're not actually supporting free speech
i hate recommending tech products to less technical friends or family now. over the last 5-6 years, every product has started requiring so much time and energy just to work around all the user-hostile design to avoid being screwed over in some way. i feel like the only advice i can offer in good faith anymore is "i'm sorry, you shouldn't get ANY smartphone/tablet/TV media box, because they're all now completely unsuitable for a normal person"
"Rob's in the garden doing some sort of craft work with the kids."
LOL If you want a good laugh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6MOygdfPPA&feature=youtu.be
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Here in the UK Scarfolk council have been celebrating yesterday’s record store day by digging out some proper gems https://twitter.com/scarfolk/status/987602336926269440?s=12
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Despite 10% processing error rate, it effectively seeks to block access to legal recompense against such errors for people seeking to start a new life in the #UK. A lot of media talk of the Windrush Generation lately - history is repeating itself and right before our eyes!
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For a long time, it puzzled me how the most dogged & abusive of the Left-Punchers out there (at least those not ready for MSNBC) would invariably have some "ironic" version of Trump's name and face in their handle.
At some point, I realized what I was seeing was basically Orwell's Two Minutes Hate, but dragged out to the length of infinity. Or until they get around to rehabbing him like they magically rehabbed Bush... whichever comes first.
I've been hearing a lot of prominent people speak about surveillance and privacy, but when I hear Richard Stallman talk about it, it really struck a chord with me.
"We need a law. Fuck them — there’s no reason we should let them exist if the price is knowing everything about us. Let them disappear. They’re not important — our human rights are important. No company is so important that its existence justifies setting up a police state. And a police state is what we’re heading toward."
Does anyone use a tiling WM on a little laptop screen? Like 12" or something? Is it usable?
How about Gnome, but really lightweight
Maybe we should just do a red team exercise to see how much data can be scraped from the fediverse.
To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if it was much more most people are aware of.
The insights can be used to think of better protection schemes.
Either way, "I just trust all my data to this big company" isn't the only option to go about privacy.
What valuable metadata are you withholding from the global megacorporations today?
Keep it up
Facebook previews new GDPR privacy settings