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so we would ask everyone, please be wlecoming, inclusive, and friendly no matter what tag their instance says -,, and dozens more are all great communities, and collectively we're all better together because of the federated model. it keeps us honest and prevents many problems that come from monolithic platforms with obscure moderation and corporate governance.

thanks for listening! we love you!

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and GNU stands for GNU’s Not UNIX and UNIX stands for Uniplexed Information and Computing Service so the full proper name for GIMP is actually:

GNU’s Not Uniplexed Information and Computing Service Image Manipulation Program

Cloudflare friends and haters, have a look at this. Cloudflare now provides an IPFS gateway and use IPFS as backend for your site.

Yes, it's still cloudflare, it's still intercepting connections, but as I pointed out earlier, that's exactly what you want them to do.

Anyway, enjoy the read:

#cloudflare #ipfs #dweb

Chrome is a Google Service that happens to include a Browser Engine,

Since Chrome 69 or Chromium (latest), logging into a Google service logs you in the browser. This is not neutral at all. It must be an extension at worst…

#google #chrome #neutrality

It's easy to make sure everyone knows you oppose #DRM on the upcoming International Day Against DRM (IDAD): just add this modal window, which works without proprietary Javascript, to your Web site:

@lx I like your XKCD Bot, but it seems to have stopped. Now that you've moved to another Mastodon instance, are you going to move the bot too?

Why technology favors tiranny
" makes it possible to process enormous amounts of information centrally.
The conflict between and is actually a conflict between two different systems. AI may swing the advantage toward the latter."

A @yaso tá chique e escrevendo no The Intercept sobre a relação entre zero rating e desinformação (me ajuda aí a arrumar um termo melhor que fake news, amiga!)

Artigo da @yaso e da Natália Mazotte, contrapondo as necessidades de transparência e privacidade após a aprovação da Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais (LGPD).

Artigo do Guilherme Almeida e Manuel Bonduki para a Jota sobre uma condição fundamental para a inovação:

Inovação em governo: um esporte coletivo

Adding this to #infosec

If you use Debian: you're not getting the recent Intel CPU bugfixes because Intel updated the firmware package's license to state that it's not redistributable.

If use Linux other than Debian and have the bugfixes: ask your maintainers why they're distributing software they're not legally allowed to.

And in any case: next time you purchase a CPU, evaluate whether AMD might be a better choice than Intel.
via @stevelord @tek

#2025 "Peer Review" Show more

#2029 "Disaster Movie" Show more

#2030 "Voting Software" Show more

Usuários de #Android que gostam de ver ou ouvir vídeos no #YouTube mas ficam igual o :canarinho_pistola: por causa das propagandas ou do app ruim, tenho uma solução: Chama-se #NewPipe.

- Dá pra importar o que se segue.
- É simples e leve.
- Sem propagandas.
- Sem conta.
- Sem sessão de comentários.
- Independente do Google Play Services.
- Suporta download, playlist, pop up, tocar em 2º plano e etc.

E o mais importante: está no #FDroid e é #SoftwareLivre.


No boundaries: Exfiltration of personal data by session-replay scripts

"These scripts record your keystrokes, mouse movements and scrolling behavior, along with the contents of pages you visit, and send it to 3rd-party servers.. are intended for the recording and playback of individual browsing sessions, as if someone is looking over your shoulder.

Even on a HTTPS site, because the 3rd party doesn't enable HTTPS when the publisher logs in to replay your session."

#1909 "Digital Resource Lifespan" Show more

Here's a link to a great blog post that echoes the theme "I've seen the future of the Web, and its full of Linked Data!" (via Kingsley Idehen)