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Tried to start a #Twitter / #BirdSite account for switching. social, but looks like that's not going to happen after all.

As soon as I finished confirming my email address (hadn't even tweeted!), Twitter locked my account and demanded my phone number.

When I tried to appeal this locking, it brought up a message saying I had to pass a captcha and that Google (!) would collect information about me.

Every step is an attempt to gather far more data than they need.

#DeleteBirdsite #DeleteTwitter

Existential Comics v. Elon Musk on Twitter. Didn’t take long for that to descend into name-calling.

Festival de Cannes, day 5: 82 women stage protest; Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Helen Mirren, Kendall Jenner on red carpet #AishwaryaRai #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #AishwaryaatCannes


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It really looks like we have been mostly GDPR-compliant for a long time. The new regulations put a few more duties on us but my approach has always been: how would I like my data to be treated? Then I do the same for our sites’ visitors. Tiny things had to change but we’re in a good space.

I thought Nissan's decision to stop selling passenger cars here was just a simple case of supply and demand, but the official explanation is essentially "we couldn’t be arsed keeping up with regulations".

Araya A. Hargate, Deepika Padukone, Praya Lundberg, Kangana Ranaut attend Festival de Cannes’ day 4

Crikey dick, some buggers just never learn. Getting a bit bored of companies telling me that I’m part of a small subset of affected users.

That's as close as it ever gets to company of liars and crooks (Microsoft) publicly admitting that its products are really, very defective #microsoft

Privately referred by a friend (who might not want me to link him): why the élites always rule.

Lot of Tweets about . Before tonight, never heard of it. But very happy its fans are pleased.

Have to set up a bloody Facebook page for someone as a work thing. So how do you add roles to the page? Or are the databases ****ed again as usual?

Napeleon and Han—that family has produced two cinematic heroes.

They’re not thrilled about the relative who Auric Goldfinger crushed inside a Lincoln Continental though.

Facebook can claim a rise in user numbers (which I have long maintained are bullshit) but this independent service has their traffic down 5 per cent (or 1,300 million visits) in April.

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