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#1yrago F-Droid: A free, open, privacy-oriented Android app store that corrects Android's "original sin" boingboing.net/2018/01/22/f-dr

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Google Is Fined $57 Million Under Europe’s Data Privacy Law


“the French data protection authority announced Monday that it had fined Google 50 million euros, or about $57 million, for not properly disclosing to users how data is collected across its services — including its search engine, Google Maps and YouTube — to present personalized advertisements.”

#GDPR #SurveillanceCapitalism

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RT @krassenstein@twitter.com

The words of a true native AMERICAN Hero and Vietnam Vet, Nathan Philips after dozens of bigoted Covington Catholic high school students mocked him in MAGA hats.

Listen to this man’s words. Particularly those who hide their bigotry behind MAGA hats

🐦🔗: twitter.com/krassenstein/statu

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So #FontAwesome is apparently offering a student license at $30 a year for their pro version of the icon fonts. fontawesome.com/buy/student?se

I'd like to remind students that they are free to grab and contribute to the fully free and open source project called #ForkAwesome. It's packed with icons for #fediverse related projects and has a friendly community behind it.

Save those $30 and come join us: forkawesome.github.io

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RT @cspan@twitter.com

First House Floor speech from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC@twitter.com): “The truth of this shutdown is that it's actually not about a wall...The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms."

🐦🔗: twitter.com/cspan/status/10857

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If you haven't seen it already, there's a lovely official animation which explains how #Mastodon works. It's perfect for sharing with people who are curious about joining:

"What is Mastodon?" (YouTube)

"What is Mastodon?" (PeerTube)


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Police: Enemy of labor, guard dogs of capital.

This morning in LA police threatened striking teachers with arrest if they did not stop picketing as they attempted to escort scabs. See the BRRN-LA Facebook page for videos.

#UTLAstrike #NoScabs #StrikeToWin

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RT @SenSanders@twitter.com

On nearly every "radical" idea the American people are with us:

72% want to expand Social Security.
70% want Medicare for All.
65% want a jobs guarantee.
64% want to legalize marijuana.
60% want tuition-free public colleges.
58% want $15 min wage.
57% want to break up big banks.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SenSanders/status/

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#Blender 2.80 will be able to export animated curves & NURBS to #Alembic meshes, opening up a whole new avenue of interoperability and possibilities for artists.



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If you take the time to watch the entire video I'm sure you'll agree.

Against Capitalism - G. A. "Jerry" Cohen - PeerTube on Mastodon.host

Anyone have experience using the new "nextcloud social" app, new in version 15?

I recently started testing it and it doesn't seem to federate. I can't send or receive from it. In my case I'm using a hosted option but have admin rights.


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