The @postmarketOS folks are making massive strides in their work, not just for the #Pinephone but also dozens of other devices new and old. 😄

In a data-driven listening environment, the commodity is no longer music. The commodity is listening. The commodity is users and their moods. The commodity is listening habits as behavioral data. Indeed, what Spotify calls “streaming intelligence” should be understood as surveillance of its users to fuel its own growth and ability to sell mood-and-moment data to brands.

Spotify top marketing execs have expressed that the company’s ambition is “absolutely” to be the third-largest player in the digital ad market behind Google and Facebook.

When a user chooses a “private listening” session on Spotify, the effect is to make them feel that it’s a one-way relation between person and machine. Spotify has been selling access to that listening data to multinational corporations.

If you use the app and like it, consider throwing $1 or $5 or $12 our way.

the $12 is a yearly donation which represents $1/ month. It's not for everyone, but those who can afford it does go a long way.


It's THAT time. I've just started to disrespectful people here in Mastodon. Recurrent accounts I don't want to see contents from. (Noone did me anything personal, though.)

Social platforms should be places to talk and discuss. And that really means listening and trying to do your best to understand the other in a calm and peaceful manner.

Birdsite is not that ideal place, of course. But Mastodon is becoming annoying… I'm afraid this is about the "media" part of "social media." Arggg.

#FridaysForFuture is a student movement to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. But participating in a protest could get you under surveillance: these are three technologies you should know about.

TechCrunch: "users of the LaLiga app were outraged to discover the smartphone software does rather more than show minute-by-minute commentary of football matches — but can use the microphone and GPS of fans’ phones to record their surroundings"

"This site tries to gather remakes of great old games in one place. If you think that something is missing from the list - please go to our GitHub repository and create an issue or even a pull request! "

We are proud that our tools can serve the LGBTQ+ community, particularly in places where it is dangerous to be out.

This June and year round, the Tor Project stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

Happy !

Unless you trust your device manufacturer, pin or pattern lock is way better option than revealing your fingerprint and/or face data to companies. You don't know where your super personal data will end up

"Support products and companies that protect your freedoms, put you in complete control, and work to eliminate harm. The interesting side effect is you will also be building a more tolerant, empowering, diverse, and inclusive society."

Once you become a system administrator you realise...

...the Internet is held together by patches over patches, and very thin strings that explode if you ever dare touch them.

HTTPS? Essentially the same thing as the first HTTP version, but wrapped in TLS.

Mail server security? Don't get me started on DKIM, DMARC, SPF, DNSBL, greylisting and a thousand other techniques that are just shitty patches.

Domain names and IPs? It's arpanet but with cool names. Fuck this shit I'm out.

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