@graysonpeddie Contact our support team either over email or in the support channel in Librem Chat. I'm not entirely clear on what you are wanting to merge.
@rugk Thanks for the tip!
@calligraffiti Thank you so much! I really appreciate it, and thanks for coming!
Interesting that Sri Lankan govt. response to the terrorist bombings includes temp blocks on FB, Instagram, WhatApp and other social media both to "stop the spread of misinformation" and "to prevent further extremist attacks and retaliatory violence." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/22/world/asia/sri-lanka-bombing-explosion.html
Zuckerberg funded FB engineers to make a "personalized learning" platform for Kansas kids. Besides the educational concerns, how much personal data is this program storing indefinitely? Who gets access to it? #privacy https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/21/technology/silicon-valley-kansas-schools.html
How exactly do you "accidentally" write software that logs into an email account, pulls down the contact list and stores it in a FB database? #privacy https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-uploaded-1-5-million-users-email-contacts-without-permission-2019-4
@Phaserune False dichotomy. Plenty of ethical employment options for engineers. People pick big adtech firms because they pay more, not from lack of alternatives.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Engineers, collectively, have the power. The business leaders are dependent on talented, in-demand engineers and their ability to attract them away from competitors. See the impact of Google engineer protests on Project Dragonfly and forced arbitration. We need more of this, it works.
@FimbulFlower On purpose? I can't remember the last time I did, but to be safe I'll say less than ten, some time in the late `90s.
Software engineers are indoctrinated to believe: "People only hate ads when they aren't relevant." This doctrine has led to over 20 years of mass data collection. It's a lie, and if more engineers dared to question it, we'd get a lot further on #privacy.
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