@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.

I'm moving my mastodon account over to librem.one. If you want to follow me going forward, you can find me at social.librem.one/@kyle

@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." nytimes.com/2019/04/22/world/a

@kylerankin So ultimately human teachers become a luxury good and cash-strapped school boards save money by hiring fewer teachers and buying heavily-subsidized tech to replace them.

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@kylerankin You see this in Silicon Valley today. Tech billionaires send kids to private schools that tout being tech-free and hands-on with human teachers.

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Education is moving to a divide along class lines: the rich are taught by humans in a tech-free environment. Everyone else will be taught by computers subsidized by Big Tech in exchange for data and lock-in.

@kylerankin Of course they are using Chromebooks, so Google gets to share in the data bonanza.

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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? nytimes.com/2019/04/21/technol

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? businessinsider.com/facebook-u

@Phaserune False dichotomy. Plenty of ethical employment options for engineers. People pick big adtech firms because they pay more, not from lack of alternatives.

@kylerankin I'm encouraged by the new emphasis on ethics in engineering and how many engineers are starting to speak up (or vote with their feet) when companies order them to build unethical machines.

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@russsaidwords@mastodon.technology 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.

@russsaidwords@mastodon.technology Both groups are ignoring their conscience in exchange for more money. I have more faith in the engineers to change and more faith that the industry will change if they do.

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 .

@kylerankin 3: Great early post-mortem given circumstances. Affected servers, what attackers did, what Matrix did, what users should do, timelines, promises of more detail later.

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@kylerankin 2a: One approach is CI signing/shipping code to dev repo, admin logs into prod to trigger prod pkgs sync from dev to prod. Make attacker have to backdoor the code itself.

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