Every time you write code that requires Chrome or CEF or Electron, just remember: you are giving Google control over you and your users.
You are letting them dictate what you can and cannot do. You are letting them view your user's potentially private activities (URLs are always sent to Google without Debian's patch set).
You are becoming a part of their toxic culture, their neocapitalism.
Twitter is going full pro-censorship: https://blog.twitter.com/official/en_us/topics/company/2017/Announcement-RT-and-Sputnik-Advertising.html
How can we intelligently determine foreign and domestic misinformation campaigns when media distribution companies, who are prone to coercion and bias, actively censor?
Prediction: Twitter, a US-based company, will start distributing propaganda paid by the highest bidder. The general public will be none the wiser.
Hurtling toward cyberpunk dystopia: Amazon confirms picture and video stored indefinitely....
The final remaining patent on the MP3 format — "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING DIGITAL SIGNALS EMPLOYING BIT ALLOCATION USING COMBINATIONS OF DIFFERENT THRESHOLD MODELS TO ACHIEVE DESIRED BIT RATES" — has expired today.
I made an instance previewer, so you can see the local/federated feeds of an instance without signing up: http://www.unmung.com/mastoview?url=xoxo.zone&view=federated
Pandavirtualization: Exploiting the Xen hypervisor, this is the writeup of the latest XEN bug XSA-212 https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-212.html, tested against Qubes OS 3.2 - https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2017/04/pandavirtualization-exploiting-xen.html
if you don't get it, I highly recommend reading https://www.jwz.org/blog/2016/10/they-live-and-the-secret-history-of-the-mozilla-logo/ and watching They Live
You know instance admins can read your direct messages in the fediverse? Twitter and Facebook also can - and sometimes do - read your private messages, and they have infrastructure to comply with law enforcement requests. I'd love to see some end-to-end encryption built into Mastodon clients.