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Denmark is testing video calls on 112. You call, they send an ambulance. You receive an SMS with a link to an encrypted video call. A doctor will assist you in helping while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

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why does English spelling suck?

"As noted earlier, in the 16th century, some scholars of Greek and Latin literature tried to make English words look more like their Graeco-Latin counterparts, at times even erroneously. They did this by adding silent letters, so det became debt, dout became doubt, sithe became scythe, iland became island, ake became ache, and so on.[7][8] Some spelling reformers propose undoing these changes. "


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Das ist wirklich übel was @rufposten aufgespürt hat. Alle nachgeschlagenen Wörter auf der Duden-Seite werden an Facebook übermittelt - inklusive Facebook-Cookies. Damit ist ein Personenbezug herstellbar. Das dürfte ein klarer Verstoß gegen die DSGVO sein.

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Cory Doctorow: "Google verdient Geld indem es dich ausspäht, Apple indem es dich einsperrt, Facebook indem es dich ausspäht und einsperrt."

Schön zusammengefasst!

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iptables vs ffmpeg, which one leads to the most arcane command invokations...

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"Give a man a program, frustrate him for a day.

Teach a man to program, frustrate him for a lifetime.”

-- Muhammad Waseem

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Don't miss the Question & Answer on the bottom of this recent #facebook leak blog...
Q: Any possibility to know if i'm leaked?
A: Do you have a Facebook account?
Then the answer is always YES!


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"Starting today, users of Brave’s latest release of the desktop browser for macOS, Windows, and Linux can choose to view privacy-preserving Brave Ads by opting into Brave Rewards. These users will receive 70% of the ad revenue share as a reward for their attention, which they can auto-contribute to publishers under default settings."

Really really curious to see how this is going to work out...
#brave #bat #webfunding

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95% of Californians want a right-to-know law so that, when companies collect and share your personal information, you can learn which companies got your information.

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1. Telling everyone at the party that you are leaving, but actually staying. Ex: Theresa is at the party, brexiting near the fridge for over an hour now


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Firefox admits they will eventually be sending all of your DNS to Cloudflare. Cloudflare will monetize your internet browsing, no matter how much their PR people say they are.

If you want to disable that, go to "about:config", and set "network.trr.mode" to 5.

The values are: 0 - default off, 1 - race, 2 TRR first, 3 TRR only, 4 shadow, 5 off by choice

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Auf der Pressekonferenz hat gerade bestätigt, dass Presseverlage mit schlechter Wahlberichterstattung gedroht haben, wenn Abgeordnete gegen die #Urheberrechtsreform stimmen. Er findet das nicht problematisch. 🤔 #Artikel11 #Artikel13 #SaveYourInternet


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the Ramones are very communicative in the things they both want, and do not want and i think we could all learn from that

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If I'm just pretending to be smart, is that Artificial Intelligence?

Or is it when you're stealing intel from the artificers?

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Don't trust "open source" projects with Contributor License Agreements, they are effectively not open source/free software at all and cannot be trusted or forked in productive ways that eliminate corporate control. (glares at Microsoft with VSCode and Azure)

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I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all)

It’s always difficult admitting you’re wrong. But sometimes you have to in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. So, today, I admit that I was wrong about Google, Facebook, & surveillance capitalism in general being toxic for our human rights and democracy … it simply cannot be true given how they are endorsed by some of the most well-respected organisations in the world.

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"You see", the professor says with a smirk, "all of you are generating data with your devices and sending it to companies"
"Not me!" I yell from behind my Arch Linux™ laptop filled with entirely free and open source software which respects my freedom. "Tell your M1cr0$0ft sponsors that the future is libre and it's coming"
"NOOOooooo..." he screams as his Windows Surface Pro Disintegrator™ Uploads™ him to the cloud for going against the Terms of Service* which forbids the knowledge that it is truly the year of the linux desktop

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@vfrmedia @conservancy @aral @bob @Shamar

On the FOSS politics, apart from everything already known about Google I expect that this year might be the one where they formally launch Fuchsia and begin on the road towards deprecating the Linux kernel. Fuchsia will be technically Free Software but not copyleft and the design of its architecture will be controlled by Google, allowing them greater opportunities for data exfiltration and inserting ads in a manner which can't be blocked.
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