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I would be quite happy if Signal would rebrand itself to be "a messenger that doesn't share your data", instead of a "secure messenger".

It would serve at least two useful purposes:
1) it's a more clear message, and thus easier for non-technical folk to get without need for further explanation
2.) it would stop all of the concern about Signal prioritizing new features instead of focusing on "security"

Do you have more Bitcoin than you know what to do with? Why not support the arts with your Magic Internet Money?1AHVa7mVfnmN6dBweJRLxeTExRLqSc214G

according to hacker news, the ideal programmer can keep the entirety of a massive complex system in their head all at once and instantly analyze all possible data flow paths, but is a total fucking idiot when it comes to basic local tasks like adding numbers together

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Every time the US has a change of administration, EFF staffers - lawyers, policy analysts, activists - create a "transition memo": a series of one-page briefings on the tech policy issues the new admin should take up. The Biden memo is *great*.

eff.org/wp/eff-transition-memo

It opens with a section on surveillance, with three subsections:

I. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

II. Facial Recognition Technology

III. Border Search and Immigration Surveillance

eff.org/wp/eff-transition-memo

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BTW, today we released #PeerTube v3, complete with p2p live streaming features and a behind-the-scene short film.

Read more about it on our blog (and please share 😉) framablog.org/2021/01/07/peert

clock, vector clock, matrix clock... tensor clock? :thaenkin:

hello fediverse, this is my formal request for friends to learn #haskell with me this year. please leave your applications below. thank you for your time. boosts are appreciated :blob_reach:

Happy Public Domain day y'all, it's awesome to see how you all stay awake just for this event!

https://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2021/

Progress in chip technology is so slow... Look at that, it took 35(!) years to go from 7mm to 11mm.

Porting the rest of the fucking owl to a new pair of circles...

reason 2 wear masks even after covid 

:verified: be like other countries, wear them when ur sick :dragnheart:
:verified: conventions. sick of yearly con crud? wear a cute mask :dragnheart:
:verified: wear them during winter and avoid flu! maybe even help end the flu epidemic itself!! :dragnheart:
:verified: don't let genetics control ur face. make face look how u want it with Mask Power :dragnheart:
:verified: defeat government facial recognition :dragnheart:

A recruiter email seriously pitches "founders are serial entrepreneurs" as a point of pride… Do they want me to have the same attitude towards code? Just throw something together and then move on to the next job right before the system collapses?

Oh wait… It actually explains a lot about modern software!

The Tutanota incident shows how adding E2E-encryption is futile for centralized services.

A legal entity will get sued and will either become compromised or driven from existence.

Game design challenge: make a game that isn't a Skinner box.

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