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Many articles about the Australia-Facebook dispute noted that a large number of people rely on Facebook as their primary news and information portal. Because I think that relying on a big tech entity that treats users as products for advertisers as a primary news source is unwise - I suggest RSS as an alternative in my post.

thenewleafjournal.com/around-t

#facebook #bigtech #rss #australia #newsfeed #news #newleafjournal #mastodon #pixelfed #atom #fediverse #decentralization #kde #akregator

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I decided to go with rss2email[1] as my replacement for Newsboat. I have set it up with msmtp[2] on my Alpine Linux computer and it's working good so far.

I enjoy being able to read my articles using Neomutt, as well as having access to everything on my phone as well, without any complicated 'cloud' or any additional software.

1. github.com/rss2email/rss2email
2. marlam.de/msmtp

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This thing about working on a static website through Git is so fun. I don't know exactly why, it just feels fun to do 😅

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I have nothing new or interesting to post for , so I thought I'd dig out an oldie for this weeks edition. This one is from March 30th, 2012. There's an IRC window down in the lower left, and some conky in the upper right. I THINK this a pre-Cinnamon Mint distro, but it could be just be a Gnome 3 desktop. I did run Mint 12 back around then, which was the version before Cinnamon became a thing.

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Good to see an article like this from someone like the ABC, abc.net.au/news/2021-02-21/whe.

“But in a country with so little civil society infrastructure, our heavy reliance on a corporation to provide such a fundamental public service is deeply problematic.

Facebook, Inc. doesn't care about your fundraiser or political protest.

It couldn't care less about your art exhibition.”

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I'm working for a big tech company in California. Yesterday all employees received an email from our security guys.

We have to deactivate all personal assistant gadgets (like Alexa) during worktime in the homeoffice.

They have evidence that these gadgets are recording audio from conference calls.

Nothing new to me but notable that I've got this order.

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Check out this awesome video!
😂🐧🐧

Ryan @dasgeekchannel@twitter.com takes a deep dive and shows us
A New Dawn In The Browser Wars - Goodbye Chrome & Hello @Ghostery@twitter.com!

#Privacy #BrowserWars #Security #Linux #DestinationLinux

youtu.be/NlMdyW7N9Eg

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I LOVE how many people wrote interesting, lengthy responses to this post! So far the engagement on
@VoiceHQ@twitter.com has been through the roof. That's what it's all about.

voice.com/post/@jasone/communi

I'll highlight my favorite comments later today in a follow-up post.

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A lot of weird rambling about the different ideas and ways I have used and seen technology in my life. Some quality nonsense right here:

joelchrono12.ml/blog/tech-on-m

Day 14 of

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Peacefully protesting the murder of George Floyd shouldn't make anyone the suspect of a crime.

We will keep saying this over and over: Privacy isn't for people who have something to hide. It’s an essential part of a functioning and inclusive democracy.

techcrunch.com/2021/02/06/minn

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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Good morning! Here's what's happening in my world today:

-Later today on @VoiceHQ@twitter.com I'll tell you one of my "tech origin stories." voice.com/tech-for-everyone

-Episode 45 of the @Linux4Everyone@twitter.com podcast is finally out! Listen here: linux4everyone.com/45-shaking-

Have a kickass day!

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LastPass just limited users to one "device type" for free accounts. 🤦🏻‍♂️ Using @LastPass@twitter.com still? Let's fix that!

Switch to @Bitwarden@twitter.com, an #opensource password manager for all your devices, plus Bitwarden supports DLN! 🐧

Get started at bitwarden.com/dln 👍

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