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Der neue Bundesdatenschutzbeauftragte Kelber legt gut los:
- Warnung vor Ausweitung von Videoüberwachung und automatischer Gesichtserkennung
- Vorratsdatenspeicherung abschaffen
- Datenschutz zum Unterrichtsstoff in Schulen machen. Einbindung in den Lehrplan und fester Teil des Unterrichts

Darf gerne so weitermachen!

@Ronflaix do you mean self-hosted or are trustworthy webservices also okay?

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@Ubuntu_ard Hello ard, welcome to the Fediverse! Have a good time!

@colomar definitely also use it as you described. But contrary to what you felt what its purpose is and what the name "Favorite" suggests, the (official?) User Guide states "signaling agreement or offering support" as purposes of hitting that button:

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Reminder: If you are knowledgeable about something (and you are!), you are in a position to help people. If you have the spoons/energy/capacity, post it to your timeline occasionally!
Maybe pin it to your profile? Or we could find a good hashtag for this?

@colomar @Matter Very good points that you make, and I agree with them. I am glad that they could pass the GDPR, affecting several countries.
Let's see what happens in the long run, of course it is better to have it than to not have it.
Your point on education is excellent, that's what it always boils down to. The question about how to change it remains difficult, imho.

@Matter Thanks, I only looked in Tootle and they don't have that feature (yet). Should've just have a look in the browser...Sorry! Thanks again!
The Toot I answered to was this:

@Matter The post from @gairsty from Tuesday, about him trying to install Nextcloud on a RasPi. In the process of redrafting it, it seems to have been unattached...do Toots have a unique ID that one can reference them by?

@gairsty This seems like a neat project to get started:
I just found it when I read your toot, so I can't recommend it from experience, but it seems to be serious...but please do check for your own before using it. Maybe somebody else knows of it?
EDIT: Dang, didn't see the post from @Matter until now, leaving it here anyway...

@Matter Sure, I mean I think people around here will not suffer from this effect, but when I see how people are using the internet, I'm quite sure a lot of people would agree to anything just to be able to use the sites they're used to, no matter what data is collected. As an example: if you do not own a PC or laptop, just mobile devices, how would you know what a cookie is?
Imagining how the next generation is going to handle infosec without something bad happening...scares me.

@Matter You're completely right, of course. I don't know about you, but I regularly see my colleagues, family and friends just tapping the okay button on their phone's browser...without checking what they're consenting to. With most of them, I'm not even sure they know the reason why every site now prompts with "these annoying popups"...at least that's my impression. I'm glad if that's not the case in general!

@jrswab certainly an interesting read, hadn't heard of it until now. Thanks!

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IPFS is an open source way to host files and share them around the web. As demand increases so does the speed of retrieving the content.


#technology #ipfs #internet #decentralization #blog

Does anybody else have the feeling that all the complaints of businesses about the GDPR just went away because they noticed that now that users have to consent, they can literally just collect any data they want? I have the feeling that it had a completey reversed effect to what they wanted to achieve...

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This is a public service announcement: by saying "IT is crap because users still buy it" you are effectively blaming the victim.

There is a huge information and resources asymmetry between large companies creating software and hardware, and regular person who just wants their Internet-connected device to, you know, not do harm. Companies effectively made a business model out of that asymmetry.

We need education and regulation to make IT not crap.

@ricman@mastodon.social Thanks! Have a nice day!

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