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Calling all admins of instances in the . The is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based , , , , , and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

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Make no mistake about it : if the #insects were to disappear, we would be doomed ! #science #ecology #entomology #biodiversity
📄 Sánchez-Bayo & Wyckhuys (2019) Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers. Biological Conservation 232:8-27
🔗 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.20

"La indiferencia es estar lejos, pero del lugar en el que uno vive. Indiferencia es alejarse de las decisiones políticas, de la intervención social activa, de la construcción del futuro y de tu propia historia."

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"Critics of the big tech companies are often told, 'If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.' I did this experiment to find out if that is possible, and I found out that it’s not—with the exception of Apple."

What happened when a reporter blocks blocked Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple for a week.

- Onionshare
- Jitsi
- Purism laptop
- Nokia phone
- physical maps, calendar, and books
- cash


inventoras olvidadas:

¿Qué se puede hacer para desarmar los estereotipos por razón de sexo en ciencia y superar la desigualdad?

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Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to: https://u.fsf.org/2nd

A is forced to remove material used to teach to children aged 7-9, in , , for referring to homosexuals from biblical quote as "They were sinners... They deserved death", ""sin must be paid for by human life being given", etc

Other churches don't publish what they teach in scripture lessons, so the Ministry has no control over it.

The Education Ministry should have control on the teaching materials being used in the religion classes.


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Australia is proposing to look at encrypted communications without backdooring encryption protocols or looking at network traffic. Instead they propose to rootkit the client-side.

This is how you get China.


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One misconception of is that when you arrive here you expect to see all your friends or at least someone to follow. It's like walking into a library and expecting your favorite book to be lying on the table in the lobby waiting for you. The community you seek is here, you just have to do a bit more work to find them.

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Your true friends are the ones who install your obscure messenger app just to speak to you

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My #mastodonadmins friends: I think the wave of spammers is going to get worse, and I think it goes a lot further than just spam. Basically, I think Russia is going to try to use us the same way they used Twitter and Facebook in the 2016 elections. We can't let that happen.

I wrote a little about this at blog.freeradical.zone/the-russ which includes something you can do on your own instance today to help.

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Using iCloud calendars on GNU/Linux


Since iCloud uses an open standard called CalDAV, you can synchronise your calendars to your other devices on other operating systems like GNU/Linux. That said, the process is not well-documented … this post aims to help with that.

Another reason to be cautious about publishing your face or other people's with no privacy restrictions, including the , blogs or other social networks, is the fact that and other companies plan on scanning all publicly available data to track you and use it to index who you are.

Someone could then take your picture, do a "reverse image search" in Google and easily get all the data they have about you.

Google's already patented it. More info:

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"We demonstrate that through the application of a supervised learning algorithm, we are able to identify any user in a group of 10,000 with approximately 96.7% accuracy."

"We also found that data obfuscation is hard and ineffective for this type of data: even after perturbing 60% of the training data, it is still possible to classify users with an accuracy higher than 95%."


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23andMe Sold Access to Your DNA Library to Big Pharma


If only some of us had seen this coming and warned people… oh, wait…

#SurveillanceCapitalism HT @hjdraper8

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u can haz open source digital freedoms. Pay what you want for the Linux Geek Bundle and benefit EFF!

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