#boatlife in central europe
For more than a decade, Facebook shared your friends' data and other sensitive info with phone makers, even after they claimed not to (they're still doing it) https://boingboing.net/2018/06/05/surveillance-sophistry.html #surveillancecapitalism #privacyisateamsport #cambridgeanalytica ##deletefacebook #surveillance #facebook #privacy #zuboff #Post
Nearly 40% of court order blocks are in error, ORG finds
https://www.openrightsgroup.org/press/releases/2018/nearly-40-of-court-order-blocks-are-in-error-org-finds by Jim Killock
Got partway through making an RSS-to-RSS transformer today: given an RSS feed of the most recent few pages of a series, it should be able to guess the rest of the pages of the series and generate an RFC5005 full-history RSS feed for it. I think it'll turn out to be fully automatic, when it works at all, which looks like pretty often… 😅 Hopefully that'll be useful in my grand plan to convince everyone to adopt this decade-old standard that nobody's ever heard of… 😒
Hey Fediverse 👋
If you want a federation as a replacement for GitHub, you can star/comment issues:
- 🔎 cross-server search: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/36025;
- 🍴 cross-server merge requests: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/4013;
- 💬 share events (comments, likes, ...) via activityPub: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/44486;
- 🍴 gogs feration via ActivityPub: https://github.com/gogs/gogs/issues/4437
- 🍴 gitea federated merge-requests: https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issues/184
- federate users and repos: https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issues/1612
Google font: they serve the font file to your visitors. It's a file transfert. So, they collect a log entry on their server with their IP/browser/where-they-came-from/etc... and because many dev use Google-font, they have a map of most of your visitors move accross the internet.
You can read my "second fight" on this article I published in 2016 : https://www.peppercarrot.com/en/article390/my-fight-against-cdn-libraries
@Hamishcampbell @strypey @david_ross I’ve never understood the “absolute safety” fallacy, myself. There is unsafe infosec and safer. It’s figleafs all the way down, an arms race of figleafs, even in crypto. And even the surveillance state doesn’t have total immediate clairvoyance. So if hiding ip foils some metadata skimmers, but not all, at least you’ve foiled probably most. It buys time and options and muddies waters. That’s all one can do anyway.
About a year ago the #coop that runs #NewInternationalist magazine raised over half a million by issuing "community shares" on #CrowdFunder
Towing a canoe down the #danube now safely moord up on a small river bellow Lintz
I'm trying to make some rss bots less intrusive, mainly by having them toot multiple posts in one toot (to not flood the timeline).
long url's are making this very difficult - if they get truncated before tooting, they'll break.
is there a url shortener that is ethically acceptable among masto users?
Founded on #4opens and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members via #openweb projects.
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.