Surprised by how little attention has been paid to the fact that EU carbon price is breaking record highs - after the 2008 crisis it was reduced to basically zero, after the Covid crisis, it has reached 55 euros per tonne.

To put into perspective how big this is - the target was to reach 23 euros by 2030.

This is massively good news!

A fork of Mozilla's Firefox Send. Mozilla discontinued Send, this fork is a community effort to keep the project up-to-date and alive.

Signal played Facebook at their own game. They bought Instagram ads to show to people the type of info Facebook collects using the platform’s own ad tools.

Facebook didn’t like #signal was doing this and suspended their account 😂

Read about it here:


as we talk about the morality of vaccine patents

i think it is a nice time to also remember historical precident

jonas salk did not patent the polio vaccine. he went out of his way to make sure it was not patented.

he never got rich. he actively made sure he didn't get rich off of it.

but that history is full of stories about how for the rest of his life, jonas salk did not have to ever pay for a beer in any bar in this country. he would get on airplanes and once somebody recognized his name, the entire damn plane would stand up and clap for him. he constantly had hotel rooms comped, meals for free at restaurants, thus and so.

because he was surrounded by people who knew he had saved their children from having to ever consider the fear of an iron lung, and were overwhelmingly grateful for it.

he was always modest and demure when recognized thusly. but i think that when people start saying "well why else would someone make a vaccine, if not to get paid for it and hold the patent", i think it is good to remember these stories. the world did not punish jonas salk for not patenting the polio vaccine. the world loved him for it. maybe not in the structures that billionaires are most used to. but they did love him for it, in small ways, in humble ways, on the individual level.

I'd like to set up a server running some different software platforms (e.g., mastodon, peertube, hubzilla), with a limited number of users. I am interested in how easily data originating from the different platforms integrate in practice, therefore I'd like a way to identify users across the different platforms. Does anyone have any advice for setting up such a solution with regard to user identities? Can you recommend any technologies to explore?


The EU Commission is "currently looking into the use of open-source decentralised social media networks", it told So will we see and on Mastodon any day now?

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Science is a window to the vast universe of facts that could change the world while social media is a key hole to an alternate reality for too many of us. We need to work together to change this, but I still wonder if bringing more science to social media is a solution. Thoughts?


Statement of FSF board on election of Richard Stallman (RMS):

Via @eff


A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of Google Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the web.

It's the 10 year anniversary of the Nyan Cat video (April 5th, 2011)!

Though, the actual gif was created on April 2nd, 2011.

I think it's time to rename "technical risks/debt" to "product risks". The idea of having purely technical risks that are not associated with your product is bananas.

@Capheind If Firefox disappears then it's unlikely that the downstream projects would have the resources to maintain all the complicated standards.

What remains of the open web could be in trouble sooner than most people think.

Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.



All 533,000,000 Facebook records were just leaked for free.

This means that if you have a Facebook account, it is extremely likely the phone number used for the account was leaked.

I have yet to see Facebook acknowledging this absolute negligence of your data.


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