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Today is the Day against #DRM! Join us and the @fsf@twitter.com in raising awareness about digital restrictions
fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201910 #IDAD

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I see FB are receiving some heat over the ad delivery system.
The unavoidable problem is that in order to deliver ads to the desired users, FB has to discriminate against its users. This is a problem that cannot be solved without FB losing significant delivery efficiency/user interaction with their delivered ads.
I hope this is the beginning of the end for them. #deletefacebook

wired.com/story/facebooks-ad-s

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Researchers at MIT are recruiting Tor users for a research study focused on the importance of anonymity online. The study is meant to understand how the uses of services like Tor may change under different contexts. Learn more and take part: anon-research.mit.edu/

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Just joined! Glad to be part of this!

I discovered Mastodon after reading about the "Re-decentralizing the Internet" movement. It hit me right on the nose. Being a developer who's worked in media and ad tech, and someone with kids, I'm concerned about the direction we seem to be moving in. Joining this community is my first small step towards decentralization of my "personal infrastructure" and taking back ownership of our data and privacy.

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I can't believe there are people who still defend Facebook! Open your eyes, are you blind?

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User @hexmasteen posted this helpful comment on reddit:

Let's list our accounts and some follow-recommendations for people to bootstrap their fediverse experience.

Privacy International: @privacyint

Nextcloud: @nextcloud

Tor: @torproject

Protonmail: @protonmail

Tutanota: @Tutanota

Disroot: @disroot

Matrix: @matrix

CryptPad: @cryptpad

Debian: @debian

YunoHost: @yunohost

FreedomBox: @freedomboxfndn

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A bunch of Swedish MEPs pressed the wrong button in the Copyright Directive vote, defeating the chance to vote to delete #article13 and #article11.

Well, that’s quite the mandate to fuck with millions of Internet users.

boingboing.net/2019/03/26/jfc-

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Everyone give the @postmarketOS mastodon account a follow!

They are doing a great job at porting a pure Linux-based operating system on phones with a focus on upstreaming the kernel and providing support for old devices!

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So, I've imported ~25Gb of music from the Free Music Archive on open.audio using this method.

It worked beautifully, and it's now available for the whole #Funkwhale federation. Follow this library from your Funkwhale instance and you'll have access to it:

open.audio/federation/music/li

You can also visit open.audio/library/ directly to listen to all this new content! (you don't need an account ;)

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Zuckerberg apologises for not spying on people enough, and says ultimately everyone wants Facebook surveillance in India, because they can't be trusted to communicate unsupervised.

wired.com/story/how-whatsapp-f

Unfortunately I believe most of them just moved to Instagram. Some of these young users love Instagram's stories.
I don't think they are leaving because they care about their privacy.

Good news. "Facebook exodus: Nearly half of young users have deleted the app from their phone in the last year"
cnbc.com/2018/09/05/facebook-e

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Oh man: LinuxMint really have it right with their planB LMDE distro just in case a certain other giant starts buying up that other important Linux distro...

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Firefox is removing RSS features, but defaults to allowing third-party cookies.

Firefox, your priorities are wrong.

Remove the old RSS code, make it new. Block third-party cookies.

Or drop RSS like it was gopher+, and block third-party cookies.

Or ignore everything I've said and block third-party cookies.

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Hey #Fediverse. When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude

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