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What oauth server do you use? Looking for an open source solution, preferably with an existing FreeBSD package.

We need the ability for users to create & maintain their own accounts & then use that for oauth logins.

That server & where they login will be within the same domain.

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Google is sending text messages from your phone without telling you. Here’s why.
androidauthority.com/google-te
As 9to5Google noted today, Android users reported their phones sent out text messages on their own over the past few months. As if that wasn’t creepy enough, those messages were sent to Google. The good news is this isn’t spam or a phishing attempt.

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Google's algorithm may prioritize AMP pages for Google Discover but you can still have a fast site and get traffic from Google Discover without AMP.

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@nolan So my husband and I have a catchphrase which is basically a branded consumer good we have no interest in actually buying and never talk about in any context, except in front of devices we think might be spying on us.

A few weekends ago, we helped my parents set-up their "smart" TV, and jokingly said the phrase a few times.

Guess what my husband started seeing advertised on Facebook a week later?

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My wife probably thinks I'm nuts, because I'm shopping for a new TV and trying to figure out if I can avoid connecting it to the internet (they're all "smart" now), or else blacklist its MAC address if it forces me to connect during setup. I may have also mentioned disassembling the remote control to destroy the microphone.

I am probably nuts.

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"Killing links is a strategy, designed to keep people from the open web. The web is where we can make sites that don’t abuse data in the ways that Facebook properties do. Links take us to places where we can make choices that Instagram never would."

anildash.com/2019/12/10/link-i

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@wizzwizz4 Yeah that's possible. LTT(LinusTechTips) are building their own platform. It would be an interesting project indeed if it launches and succeeds.
See Floatplane

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@wizzwizz4 @rtwx drewdevault.com/2019/11/29/dot has some wise advice for those in the US - the baitnswitch of .org is illegal and should|could be stopped.

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@rudolf I think it's interesting and amazing, but not that scary.

* It relies on EEG data (so isn't remote); and
* It's probably picking stuff up from the visual cortex, which sounds more like en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Eck_ than mind-reading.

I'm more happy that I might be able to hack together my own brain-machine interface at some point, instead of relying on an invasive, proprietary chip in my brain.

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Now this is really scary:

"Neural network reconstructs human thoughts from brain waves in real time"

m.techxplore.com/news/2019-10-

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> "how to contribute to open source"
> "Create an account on GitHub"
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so if twitter implements their decentralized thing, they will be able to control everything, from character limits to other instances' rules, as them defederating from an instance would make that instance basically pointless to use

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Twitter is funding research into a decentralized version of its platform called Bluesky... a bit like Mastodon?

Twitter is funding a small team of researchers to build an “open and decentralized standard for social media,” with the goal of making Twitter a client for that standard. CEO Jack Dorsey announced the news and laid out his reasoning in a tweet thread this morning, although he acknowledged that the process could take years.
Dorsey says he was inspired partly by a proposal from Techdirt founder Mike Masnick, who has long promoted a standard of “protocols, not platforms” for the internet. He also says that a decentralized system could solve some key problems with social media — especially moderation issues.
Decentralized social networks already exist. The best-known system is likely Mastodon, which is composed of individual- or community-run servers loosely connected through a system called the “fediverse.” Mastodon itself is based on an open-source networking protocol called ActivityPub. squeet.me/objects/962c3e10d672

On the second day of Walkout, my true love gave to me,
new rules 'gainst threat'ning
and a strike on Flight o' t' Bumblebee

Anyone know a good instance for (pre-uni) mathematics education?

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