RT @lrvick@twitter.com

Since the @defcon@twitter.com organizers chose to register #defcon:matrix.org and make it invite only, I made #defcon_public:matrix.org for #defconsafemode hackers that feel we have an ethical obligation to promote open software over nonsense like Discord.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lrvick/status/1291

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.

RT @abidlabs@twitter.com

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...

🐦🔗: twitter.com/abidlabs/status/12

#sandisk why don't you simply ship the drive in the small box instead of the big unnecessary plastic garbage bit?

The #environment would thank you.

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."

theregister.com/2020/08/05/nsa

"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! 👍

blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/

Lemmy Pre-Release v0.7.40 - Customizeable site, user and community banners and icons, display usernames, and an Active sort.

dev.lemmy.ml/post/38674

#activitypub #lemmy #fediverse

Fresh from the factory: the first backcovers of the postmarketOS Community Edition!

If you've missed the announcement about our collaboration with @PINE64, read all about it here: postmarketos.org/blog/2020/07/

"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 🤷‍♂️

help.twitter.com/en/informatio

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!
⬇️

“hey google, turn off the microphone”

device: “microphone now off”

“hey g—“

device: “—yes? i mean. haha speak up sonny the mic’s off”

PSA: We will migrate servers today. Planned downtime from 11:00 UTC to 11:30 UTC. We try to keep it as short as possible!

Sorry for any inconvenience.

@TheUpBeat and I'm not surprised. Working in that area is just annoying. People don't care about so many parts.

I'm wondering what people are actually doing in our busines. It looks like they are just throwing libraries for JavaScript and CSS on websites. Adding more and more bloat from 3rs parties like webfonts and analytics.

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.

@xpac
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.

Don't make more "privacy-respecting" analytics tools. If you actually cared about privacy, you wouldn't fucking track people to begin with.

My dream for Mastodon is for it to be a viable choice as a publishing platform for any creator. In other words, for people to not feel like they're locked in to Twitter or Instagram if they want to be professionally successful.

"While it is in violation of federal law to deny people housing, employment and education based on race, you can't sue an algorithm." - Yeshimabeit Milner, Tuesday #keynote at #HOPEconf

scheduler.hope.net/hope2020/sp

archive.org/details/hopeconf20

#Data4BlackLives #equity

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Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.