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.
Existential Comics v. Elon Musk on Twitter. Didn’t take long for that to descend into name-calling.
Of course we have photos of #AishwaryaAtCannes—in fact, we’ll go one better, and include video from last night. http://lucire.com/insider/20180513/festival-de-cannes-day-5-82-women-stage-protest-aishwarya-rai-bachchan-helen-mirren-kendall-jenner-on-red-carpet/ #Lucire
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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.
there's so much we can do with #mastodon instances. I believe if we do it right we can make the world a better place by giving people a way to connect with each other that was not possible before. for that we need to bridge online and offline. don't just put up a server, but think about using your instance as a way to connect people in real life and bring new or existing communities together.
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". http://autotalk.co.nz/news/nissan-zealand-traditional-passenger-cars
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. @email@example.com
Privately referred by a friend (who might not want me to link him): why the élites always rule. https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2017/01/why-elites-always-rule
In support of our nurses who want safer working conditions and better pay. https://www.instagram.com/p/BiqMssLhWUp/?taken-by=jack.yan
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.