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What are you supposed to post on Mastodon as a user without any friends here? I'm really struggling to figure it out and find the correct way to use it for me. Certain times I feel like using it in more blogging-esque ways, sometimes I feel like sharing pictures and sometimes I just think about what I'm missing by not being on Instagram, Snapchat or any of the other places where most of my friends are.
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I wonder if anyone will actually see this.

#GoodPrivacyNews: Today we celebrate the data protection day!

In Europe you have a fundamental right to privacy.
Privacy protects the powerless from control and manipulation by the powerful.

Speak out against #MassSurveillance and #SurveillanceCapitalism!

Today we shouldn't only commemorate the 70th anniversary of George Orwell's death, the author of a dystopia on a totalitarian surveillance state (1984).
We should prevent this dystopia from coming true - we owe it to our society and our children.

RT @asta_fish@twitter.com

Lol the German press publisher's right allows for 128x128 pixle preview of images. And you can use up to 3 seconds of a newsclip without paying.
This is why I sometimes say: the European union disagrees with the fundamental functionality and generativity of the internet! twitter.com/Senficon/status/12

🐦🔗: twitter.com/asta_fish/status/1

Hi Fediverse 👋

we want to propose another alternative, this time to "year 2019" users:

🎆 #2020 🎆

It shall be more open, more easy-to-use and more fun than the previous versions 🎉

2020 was released today, so make sure to give it a try! So we can have a great time enjoying and improving it together. 🙃

Happy New Year Everyone! 🙂

#DecadeUpgrade

Happy New Year from the entire Tutanota Team. 🍾😀🎉 Stay secure. 😉

There are people who will tell you that the way things are is the way things have always been and will always be.

Don’t listen to these people.

The way things are is just raw material for the way things can be. And by your every action or inaction you help determine what that is.

#2228 "Machine Learning Captcha" 

More likely: Click on all the pictures of people who appear disloyal to [name of company or government]
xkcd.com/2228/

Personally, I'm surprised this isn't already the case. The US government having access to other governments' data seems like a crazy national security risk.

It might also bring forth more privacy friendly alternatives, as the EU already has shown interest in them, like Protonmail.

It also seems like it's the markets that are gonna build them, so that should be good for competitiveness.

Overall, I'm positive.

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I just now found out about this. Germany and France have plans to build a European cloud, to compete with Google, Microsoft and Amazon. It's to ensure that the US doesn't have access to sensitive European data, through the CLOUD act and such. Their hope is to regain "digital sovereignty".

What do you think about this? Is it good or bad?
(My opinion in the comments.)

It's our birthday today! We are now the wise age of 22. 😋 Join us in reminiscing these past years by sharing some of your favorite GNOME memories!

Fuck this marketing bullshit.
Fuck Silicon Valley.
Fuck the startup culture.
Fuck capitalism.
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Have a good day! :)

This is a petition to EU government software. This would lead to more transparency, more participatory democracy, and improve the quality of digital services of the public sector. Please consider signing!

publiccode.eu/

Surprise, surprise, Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched!

Faster CPU, dual 4k HDMI support, up to 4GB RAM, USB type C, USB3 and (finally!) no more bottlenecking the ethernet port over USB2: full gigabit speeds!

Also: same old price 😍

What's on your mind?
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What are you supposed to post on Mastodon as a user without any friends here? I'm really struggling to figure it out and find the correct way to use it for me. Certain times I feel like using it in more blogging-esque ways, sometimes I feel like sharing pictures and sometimes I just think about what I'm missing by not being on Instagram, Snapchat or any of the other places where most of my friends are.
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I wonder if anyone will actually see this.

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