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Hey Apple,

Saying you block trackers but not blocking Google Analytics is like saying you practice safe sex when you cut off the heads of your condoms.

Sincerely,
A guy who makes an app that actually blocks trackers

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Against strong recommendations by , does not publish their tracing app as . This is counterproductive: keeping the app proprietary eliminates transparency, effective reviews and trust.

fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202006

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@aral

I mostly agree, with one significant disagreement: 's/create/use and further develop/ '

#DemocracySoftware / #ParticipatoryDemocracy software already exists and is being used:

* lists:
** democracy.foundation/similar-p
** alternativeto.net/software/dem - another list of projects

* well-known projects:
** Loomio - github.com/loomio/loomio
** Decidim - github.com/decidim/decidim
** LiquidFeedback - public-software-group.org/liqu
** Consul - consulproject.org/en/ - claims to be used by 135 Institutions

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The best we can hope for in hierarchical politics is to elect those who will do the least harm. That’s not enough. To go beyond that, we must create systems of communication that enable non-hierarchical, peer-to-peer political agency that spans from the hyper local to the global.

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In 1999, hackers discovered it was possible to log into any Hotmail account using the password 'eh'.

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Here’s a sneak peek at the new Site.js web site/page for the next version of Site.js.

No frameworks or build systems for such a simple thing. Just hand-written HTML, CSS, and JS. All minified and packaged up as a single 146KB HTTP request currently being served from my laptop at home:

dev.ar.al

When I say Small Web, I mean *small* ;P

PS. If you notice any issues, typos, etc., please do let me know.

(Depending on when you hit it, I might have turned the server off.) :)

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The Royal Navy's nuclear submarines run a variant of Windows XP known as "Windows for Warships". t.co/UUDCwVKWi1

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If you don't know what is or how it could help you processing text files, then you NEED that little introduction:
youtu.be/PUYS6MO4p7Y


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On the final stretch of developing Fortunae, the offline-first personal finance tool. I'm completely exhausted but I feel like this product is actually going somewhere.

Kinda sad to see Joe Rogan move his to Spotify. He has a lot of followers. Can it even be called a podcast if it is not openly published with / ?

If I had a lot of money, I would fund the creation of a simple server for keeping podcasts and RSS-feeds synced across devices, which in turn would make it easy for developers to build clients for any OS/platform. I want a clean an simple app to access both my RSS feed and my podcasts!

... a nice daydream.

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The more files you store on a USB drive, the lighter it gets.

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Modest suggestion: next time you plan on buying some luxury item (starbucks, a video game, a dinner out, etc), consider donating that amount to an open source project that you love. Not every time - you can have that frappachino tomorrow - but just this time, let's give back to FOSS.

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And all of a sudden, every single Giphy image is a Facebook tracking pixel.

Who could possibly have seen this coming?!1!

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This has been in question again lately, so I thought I'd remind you

The ultimate goal of any program is to be as simple as possible. It is much harder to write a simple program than a complex program, but achieving simplicity is the highest calling of the programmer, and we must strive for it.

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The USA is just a bunch of small countries in a trenchcoat

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Instagram removes ability to view posts unless you are logged in.

Another example of why open source alternatives are increasingly important!

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Fairphone 3 can now be bought with a ‘de-googled’ OS
engadget.com/fairphone-3-e-os-

"Fairphone is teaming up with /e/OS to launch a “de-googled” version of its flagship smartphone, the Fairphone 3. This new handset has the same hardware features as the regular Fairphone, but without Google’s online services. The idea is to create a privacy-first device that, should people require, removes the more invasive elements of surveillance capitalism from your devices."

#degoogled #eOS #fairphone #smartphone

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