Facebook didn’t build Instagram. It bought it, explicitly to neutralize a competitor. That raises the question of whether that merger should have been permitted in the first place, and whether it should be unwound today. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/10/what-facebook-whistleblower-tells-us-about-big-tech
Mozilla has announced a grant of up to $30,000 "to people and projects that illuminate how to reimagine data in a way that shifts power away from big tech platforms and toward individuals and communities."
“Facebook is a Doomsday Machine…”https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/12/facebook-doomsday-machine/617384/
Tell Congress: The Fourth Amendment is not for sale. Your Senators and Representatives need to hear that the government should be barred from purchasing personal data it would otherwise need a warrant to acquire.
At the request of the Russian government, Apple and Google have both pulled an app from their app stores that guides opposition voters and highlights anti-corruption campaigns—on the morning of election day. https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/17/22679425/apple-google-remove-navalny-smart-voting-app-russian-election
most people I see on the #fediverse are self hosting one thing or another https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkb4ng/meet-the-self-hosters-taking-back-the-internet-one-server-at-a-time
The FSF is seeking a motivated and organized individual to be our full-time outreach and communications coordinator: https://u.fsf.org/3fx
⚠️ IMPORTANT: Users of Element Desktop/Web/Android, FluffyChat & Nheko should upgrade immediately to address a critical encryption vulnerability.
We are not aware of this being exploited in the wild yet, but as the bug is now disclosed please upgrade now. https://matrix.org/blog/2021/09/13/vulnerability-disclosure-key-sharing
I'm confused by all of the layers of abstration when dealing with #matrix on top of #irc.
I like that with Element I essentially have my own bouncer and can pick up the conversation without constantly being attached to IRC, but I can't wrap my head around the whole setup.
Not that I participate much in IRC regardless.... :/
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