@zig I joined Google thinking they were a search & advertising and realized during orientation that they see themselves as an AI company, with "the Star Trek computer" as their goal.

The scary thing, though, is that their intent is not to have each person have their own "Star Trek Computer", but to develop just one, that they control.

Do we want the world dependent on an AI where a single hierarchical organization has root and very little accountability?

@friend @komun_en It's not possible to remove Google tracking from a normal Android. You need to unlock the bootloader and load a fork like LineageOS.

I recently bought a new phone and have been trying to remove all the Google tracking. The fun part is that the OS updater doesn't work without the Google Play Services installed.

So, that felt pretty much like that picture: Yes, you can have security updates to protect against trojans, but you also need a trojan installed.

2019: Sophie Labelle's Assigned Male comic making a damn good point

Because of the #ClimateCrisis, there is a lot of action needed!

What do you do (or not)?

#ClimateChange #Klimaatverandering

(version 2 , sorry)

RT @_DylanHamilton_
#schoolstrike4climate outside the Scottish Parliament, week 50! #FridaysForFuture – At Scottish Parliament

🚀 We're happy to be the first #VPN provider to #opensource apps on all platforms and undergo an independent security audit. Transparency, ethics, and #security are at the core of the Internet we want to build. protonvpn.com/blog/open-source

Our team :

- GETTING RID OF GOOGLE FOREVER IN YOUR LIFE, open a free account in Nexcloud: nubo.komun.org and stop using Google services, you'll love Libre Open Source Software

Convert your files with ease -🎉 HTMLDOC is a program that reads HTML and Markdown source files and generates EPUB, HTML, PS, or PDF files with an optional table of contents. Now available for #Ubuntu in the Snap Store 📜 〽️ 👇

snap install htmldoc


How to avoid drama on the fediverse (part 2):

Stop and think before you reply:
- Does this conversation benefit from my input?
- Am I the best person to speak on this topic?
- Do I have a full understanding of what's being said?
- Is that *really* what's being said right now?
- Do I know and/or understand where the OP is coming from?

If you answer "no" to any of these questions, shhhh.

@komun_en 4th quarter 2019:
Fakturo: mutual support and advice on invoicing of economic activities: +1651.05
Kolabora (kolabora.komun.org/) : Crowdfunding campaign management + Donations: 200

🚨 Les êtres humains ont tué 83 % de tous les mammifères sauvages et éradiqué la moitié de toutes les plantes, selon une étude

Actuellement, 70 % de tous les oiseaux de la planète sont des poulets et autres volatiles de ferme


I'm pleased to announce my new cryptocurrency, Bean Coin - a new stablecoin whose price will be anchored to the cost of a single bean. Bean Coin ($xBC) is backed by a reserve of beans securely stored in my pantry. Free yourself from the oppression of fiat-backed stablecoins and the volatility of un-anchored coins. $xBC will be developed openly through a transparent, democratic process maintained by the community. White paper and v1 of the client to follow. Go buy some beans.

"I support the @fsfe because it's totally worth it. Its community is strong and very knowledgeable on a wide range of topics, so contributing to its mission is a good way to help the #FreeSoftware movement."

Join Vincent and become a #supporter:
my.fsfe.org/donate #nt

Ooh, and I just got a lovely birthday present from my dear friend Peter: early access to the first episode of his upcoming TV series, The Activist.

And. It’s. Really. Good! (Watched the first ten minutes or so and now saving it to watch with Laura tomorrow) :)

Trailer: vimeo.com/369111385

Thanks, @brokep


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