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@freddy My computer is mine because it runs Linux.People who use proprietary software don't deserve anything better than that.

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So apparently a single domain going down on #Apple servers makes one unable to launch non-Apple apps.

People have been sneaked a cloud OS without even realizing it, being at a complete mercy of a single, central entity.

This is a microcosm of where closed-source walled gardens inevitably lead.

#RMS was right.

twitter.com/lapcatsoftware/sta

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Maruti S Presso looks fine on screen, but on roads it's like a toy car got loose from the circus.

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"These machines are the first general purpose computers ever where you have to make an exclusive choice: you can have a fast and efficient machine, or you can have a private one... Short of using an external network filtering device like a travel/vpn router that you can totally control, there will be no way to boot any OS on the new Apple Silicon macs that won’t phone home, and you can’t modify the OS to prevent this."

sneak.berlin/20201112/your-com

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it's amazing the number of libre tools I have at my disposal these days

I can program
I can make programming languages
I can paint
I can make 2d and 3d animations
I can make music
I can make games

20y ago I mostly just dreamed I'd have this much cool FOSS stuff at my fingertips

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If you're looking for a #GooglePhotos alternative, Nextcloud Photos plus Nextcloud Maps (see where your pics are taken) and the Facerecognition app are a good step in the direction of privacy!
apps.nextcloud.com/apps/maps
apps.nextcloud.com/apps/facere

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Mount Kenya, tallest mountain in Kenya and second in Africa, good morning
📸Joe

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If you don't keep uploading your photos then we'll delete em. If you keep uploading then you'll reach that limit then eventually you'd pay us to keep all your photo, if you don't? we'll delete em.

reddit.com/r/androidapps/comme

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Wow, thanks Google. :pika:
Y'all made it easier by giving me a deadline.

I stopped uploading to Google Photos since January as a part of my resolution to this year. Its about time to purge all 15,000 photos and archive my account (almost 10gigs) i.e. June 1st 2021.

Then the only thing I'll directly rely on Google is for YouTube (NewPipe). I later plan to block it all at the DNS level.

I was foolish to trust their AI with my photos in the first place smh. Better late than never.

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When a corporation as hostile to user freedom as Apple starts producing the silicon that their software runs on, we should all be concerned. Expect them to use it as leverage for even further control on what users can and can't do with their own computers. #appleevent

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In case you need a refresher, here are just a few of the facepalm bad bugs fellow security researchers and I have found with zoom.

gist.github.com/dacruz21/dd248

Never install their apps. Only use the webapp and only if all attempts to recommend alternatives fail.

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why does everyone think that zoom OOM is the only software of it’s class, or that it’s impossible to change to something else. this one piece of software has been the worst thing about my lockdown expierience.

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@polarhive I have two accounts and recently switched to mastodon cross-posting from two accounts here, twitter bios pointing here. It was because they started suspending one of those accounts as a bot that I switched!

That continued for a while. First I had to complain, then a few times to solve captchas. That account is 12 years old and 130K tweets, but their algo thought it was a bot.

The other is younger, as active and more followed but has never been suspended.

Hard to say what criteria they use.

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After I left looks like the birdsite suspended my account after I set my bio to polarhive.ml/Why-I-Left-Twitte

I then had to log back in and I had to solve a captcha. I dug through Twitter Rules and I'm pretty sure they're pissed off that the only thing I used Twitter was to siphon users to my Mastodon account. :patcat:

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