(I don't normally quotetoot but seems important to give some context here:)
@sean writes the Fediverse's news site @blog, the excellent vidcommons.org instance on PeerTube, and runs lots of other projects promoting decentralised social media. He provides these free of charge, but now needs our help.
If you are able to support his good work, please give him a hand 👍
Details of how you can send support in the post below:
The banana is one step closer to disappearing - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/08/banana-fungus-latin-america-threatening-future/
**Singapore to ban domestic elephant ivory trade**
"From September 2021, Singapore will ban local sales of ivory, removing a key end-market for the valuable material. Some 100 African elephants are estimated to be killed each day by poachers who want their tusks."
Big Pharma is using faux generics to keep drug prices high, critics say - https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/big-pharma-is-using-faux-generics-to-keep-drug-prices-high-critics-say/
In other news, I've been getting detox from #twitter and this data proves it.
An official report for the Dutch government concluded:
“(Microsoft Office) systematically collects data on a large scale ... covertly, without informing people. … Microsoft does not offer any choice with regard to the amount of data, or possibility to switch off the collection.”
Don't use Microsoft Office, use LibreOffice instead 👍
It's free, open and you can get it here:
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“There's this myth that treating cancer is expensive,” says Christian Rusangwa - https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/07/26/745225133/how-to-bring-cancer-care-to-the-worlds-poorest-children
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