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them: there is no more knights in XXIst century.

me:

Btw PHP is now pronounced “ffffp”

Google and Microsoft push websites to go passwordless.

pcmag.com/news/360582/google-m

..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

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if you support free speech for groups that primarily exist to suppress free speech, you're not actually supporting free speech

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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"

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"Rob's in the garden doing some sort of craft work with the kids."

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World Bank recommends that countries eliminate minimum wage, dismantle wrongful dismissal rules, and contractual protections for workers boingboing.net/2018/04/21/are- #latestagecapitalism #neoliberalend-game #guillotinewatch #worldbank #finance #graeber #Post #debt

Here in the UK Scarfolk council have been celebrating yesterday’s record store day by digging out some proper gems twitter.com/scarfolk/status/98

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uk pol activism action Show more

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UsPol, Le Birdhouse Meta, Liberals Liberalling Again Show more

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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

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@paul
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.

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What valuable metadata are you withholding from the global megacorporations today?

Keep it up