As predicted by many commentators, #CambridgeAnalytica is going to escape punishment because all the people involved simply formed a new (but legally separate) company:
By going after companies and not people, it is very difficult to enforce privacy laws.
This is a familiar pattern that commercial con artists use: run up liabilities with one company, then transfer assets to a new company. If they get caught, they simply do it again, and it's legal.
This is new to me, people have been abusing ad-blocking extensions to achieve political goals and censor some websites 😖 https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uBlock-issues/issues/285 #censorship #adblocking
We do need to get away from the belief that all data collection is inherently bad because it is not. It is possible to collect metrics for software improvement while still respecting the user’s privacy
To survive, FOSS has to steal my data like the adults
Boredom is valuable, it is a state that drives creativity. When your brain feels bored, but doesn't have the outlet of games, TV, or social media, it will seek other ways to relieve it, which often results in making cool things or thinking up some ideas.
The craving to refresh reddit or RSS has value, it is the same sensation that drives you to do cool stuff. By not refreshing the page, you can "save up" the boredom/dopamine, fuel it into the motivation to do useful things.
Good news - yesterday i managed to implement a federated comments! We're getting really close to first official release 😱
Meanwhile - did you know you can have a real impact on development process (without having the programming skills) by joining our discourse forum and taking the floor? https://socialhub.network/c/projects/prismo
Android: Google entfernt NetGuard aus Play Store
I actually really like gnome.
Started out with KDE cause tons of people like it. but after watching @ChrisWere POP!_OS video i just loved the aesthetics of it. Having everything super minimal then pressing the super key have everything pop up
The latest version of #Chrome doesn't delete Google cookies even when you ask it to delete all cookies:
It also does some dodgy stuff with logging people into Google:
Chrome is made by Google, who make vast amounts of money from invading people's privacy.
The best easy-to-use alternative right now is probably Firefox:
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