Since the @email@example.com organizers chose to register #defcon:http://matrix.org and make it invite only, I made #defcon_public:http://matrix.org for #defconsafemode hackers that feel we have an ethical obligation to promote open software over nonsense like Discord.
Tech is not neutral. You can explain this away by saying, “It’s the news coverage fault! It’s online conversation’s fault!” or whatever other excuse, but tech exists in this world, not in a bubble—it is not and cannot be neutral.
I'm shocked how hard it is to generate text about Muslims from GPT-3 that has nothing to do with violence... or being killed...
LibreWolf: like Firefox, but better! - Linux app pick https://share.tube/videos/watch/a8493008-a9b9-4de6-8e8a-5aac70f6e45a
Advice to anyone on Mastodon who's new.
Let me say this if you are on here because you think you're going to somehow convince your friends to migrate here or you think you will be an influencer like over there, I got news for you, prepare to be disappointed.
If you're willing to have patience though, try communicating with some of the people on the local and fed. timelines. Even the simplest thing like a compliment will mean a lot to someone and who knows you might make new friends.
"NSA warns that mobile device location services constantly compromise snoops and soldiers.
"It might be best not to ask how the NSA knows this and why it advises most mitigations don’t help."
"Latest Firefox rolls out Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0; blocking redirect trackers by default"
"Since we enabled ETP by default, we’ve blocked 3.4 trillion tracking cookies."
Nice improvements! Firefox keeps delivering! 👍
Fresh from the factory: the first backcovers of the postmarketOS #PinePhone Community Edition!
If you've missed the announcement about our collaboration with @PINE64, read all about it here: https://postmarketos.org/blog/2020/07/15/pinephone-ce-preorder/
"We recently discovered that when you provided an email address or phone number for safety or security purposes this data may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes"
Of course 🤷♂️
So you think creating a @gnome application is necessarily done with C and you need to fight the compiler for hours before getting anything?
Quite the opposite! This thread shows you how to get started quickly to create a GNOME friendly GTK Rust app!
The Internet Is Faster, but Websites Aren’t
@TheUpBeat and I'm not surprised. Working in that area is just annoying. People don't care about so many parts.
It's not about content or even design or functionality. It feels like it's about: how much garbage can we add without thinking about it?
It frustrates me.
SaaS: The ultimate form of privatization of digital tools to benefit corporations at the expense of individual freedom.
It's the worst of capitalism applied to goods that literally cost NOTHING to replicate.
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