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The "10 Gig Fiber Network Upgrade For Under $50" video is up for Patrons. Warning: There will be #Linux.

patreon.com/posts/47925839

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Fun fact about Outlook's image processing on Windows:

First of all, the JPEG artifacting is RIDICULOUS

If you copy-paste a PNG from word into an Outlook email composer, either via the Signature or via straight pasting image+text, upon sending, it will automatically convert it into a JPEG and artifacting will be really bad

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Is one of the things holding people back on their break from #bigtech #socialmedia the idea that having followers is the same thing has having productive conversations?

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#Valheim​ gets a day one #Linux release! Embracer yoinks the game porting experts at Aspyr, big upgrades for #OpenSuspect​, Corsair wins their infringement case against Valve, and Google #Stadia​ is winding down.

linuxgamecast.com/2021/02/linu

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Oh yea.... Watching the latest
It's time.

Just saw Ribbit tear a new bot apart. POW BAAMM! BOOM!! 💥

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There is no such thing as a backdoor that only lets the good guys in. Together with Tresorit, @threemaapp and Tutanota, we are calling on EU policy makers to rethink anti-encryption proposals that would introduce backdoors in encryption platforms: protonmail.com/blog/joint-stat

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This post from @Edent is really spot-on about our #techprivilege problem:

mastodon.social/@Edent/1056221

The #web experience of those without fancy devices (or for anyone wanting speed, accessibility and freedom) may be negatively impacted by a lack of empathy for their needs.

#Tech privilege allows us to implement bad practices ranging from usability to privacy.

If we decide to make the web about sharing information instead of taking it, the world will be better.

Need: Simple. Fast. Private.

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Please stop handing Google your users' data by using Google Forms. There's a fine alternative: Nextcloud Forms! Keep your data on your own server. #privacy #GDPR
nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-f

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If you are like me and enjoy minimal interfaces, this launcher is for you.
Some hidden gem features (home apps can be renamed, black wallpaper can be selected)

Olauncher f-droid.org/packages/app.olaun

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@fosstodon we probably should be listing block reasons for all the servers listed, in the interest of transparency

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Netflix needs a playlist feature such that you can watch all TNG/DS9/VOY episodes in chronological order.

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At the heart of the #privacy problem, there is often a #privilege problem.

People that control technology routinely undermine the privacy freedoms of the public as they become entranced by shiny new things and dollar signs.

When you can, develop smaller tech.

Always strive for ethical tech.

Consider placing user needs above your own. If you can't, you might not be making ethical decisions.

This is a regular shout out to read "Ruined by Design" by Mike Monteiro ruinedby.design/zine

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Poetic Justice: Average user sees new T&Cs for Whatsapp, misreads them (sort of), spreads misinformation about WhatsApp on Facebook. Haha.

Day made!

WhatsApp clarifies privacy practices after surge in Signal and Telegram users - The Verge
theverge.com/2021/1/12/2222679

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