@ataraxia937 Much of the malware is pre-installed at time of purchase. #DefaultsMatter, most people are not able to judge whether they can or should remove something that's mildly hidden on their device. So it stays.
So, while the user has some amount of agency, it is over-estimated. Many people have a lot less effective choice.
It can be simple or complex depending on what you need, there are loads of plug-ins and apps.
Mike's one piece of advice for new Mastodon users - dive into that Federated column and follow ANYONE and EVERYONE who looks like they've posted anything at all interesting to you. Just hammer the button. There's no penalty for mistakes. Go wild.
Later, when your Home timeline is buzzing, go in and unfollow people you decide you're not enjoying so much now.
Then do that again a few times. Then some more. Forever.
“We want to send a message to all software patent trolls out there — we will fight your suit, we will win, and we will have your patent invalidated.
“To do this, we need your help. Please help support the #GNOME Foundation in sending a message that patent trolls should never target free software”
The Debian Project stands with the GNOME Foundation in defense against patent trolls
“Big Tech *does* take away our right to choose, but not through manipulation. Rather, Big Tech steals our right to choose by monopoly. That's why the EU's Copyright Directive -- which will clear the field of small enterprises that might challenge Big Tech's dominance -- is such a catastrophe. We need a vigorous, muscular form of antitrust that goes beyond merely fining firms and actually splits them up.”
In this instance Adobe is complying with an order from their nation's government. Don't present that as an excuse; why place any corporation in a position to revoke your access unilaterally, for whatever reason?
Yet another good reason to avoid all #ServiceAsAsSoftwareSubstitute, your computing is entirely at the whim of some unaccountable third party.
Because you don't control it or host it, the provider can simply turn it off one day and tell you that they:
> will no longer provide access to software and services, including free ones, or enable you to make any new purchases. We apologize for the inconvenience.
#ClownComputing is not a solution to any problem we have.
Watch out for bugs in your iPad, @kev
This is why my answer to your poll was Peertube. Not because it meets *every* criterion you asked for; that is IMO impossible (and even undesirable).
Rather, because it is less a centralised platform, and more a #federated protocol. That's where the fairness and self-determination come from, IMO.
@ZedXo Any operator of a platform is bound to operate within their local laws or get shut down. So, any platform you find, will have explicit or implicit restrictions on what you may do on that platform.
If you want to avoid the inherent limits of platforms and instead distribute control to users, we need to build #ProtocolsNotPlatforms https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190825/21540442853/protocols-not-platforms-technological-approach-to-free-speech.shtml
Not free-software related (but run on Mailman because the tech should be free-software).
Also, I should be paying *just* for the mailing list, not gouged for a bundled of other services.
Just downloaded ~500MB of my #facebook data and deleted the account permanently. Google's next :)
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