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If our is only worth that much, then why can't we pay to keep it?

I'd gladly pay more than $70 a year in a heartbeat to use all of the popular platforms with guarantees of 100% privacy.

We need someone to do for privacy what did for music. Charge users and then broker deals to pay part of it to the platforms in exchange to them agreeing to stringent privacy standards on that account, such as collecting zero data, no ads/analytics etc.

Take my money... Please.


@k9mail just released v5.8 of their excellent client , available on . The new interface is so 💖beautiful!💖 It also addresses my personal issues. AND there's big improvements to syncing through power saving shenanigans!

Check it out!

... then for the love of all that is good, throw some generous coin at this dev helping people move from email to :

Boosts appreciated!

Popular webcomic "The Oatmeal" no longer asks people to follow them on , , etc. Here's their explanation as to why (contains minor swearing):

(from )

PS Currently if you want to follow them, visit here:

‘Men have a tendency to eat meat so they’re perceived as manly, and changing that gender stereotype could lead to a reduction in carne consumption, according to a UCLA study’

We are living in a climate emergency with animal agriculture being the leading cause of most of the environmental problems that we are facing today. This world urgently needs more selfless protectors and less toxic masculinity: for the animals, the planet & for your own health.

#masculinity #vegan #food #gender

Just pushed the v0.8 release of @spritelyproject Goblins!

Still need to make the release blogpost but yay!

In the meanwhile, see the changelog:

(And yes I did get it out the door during Hack & Craft!)

News that the U.S. Department of Defense has been testing autonomous armed drones and the growing ubiquity of AI and robots in policing means the time has come: We need legislation to prevent armed robots.


A hundreds-of-billions $ industry including the largest tech giants has been lying to the public and to people for years by claiming that all the personal data harvested from smartphones, apps and other devices would be 'anonymous'. It's not and never was:


We've just published a new blog post "Why are we building yet another (federated) todo list app?"
#valueflows #nlnet #project-coordination #forgefed

"Facebook and its advertisers are ‘panicking’ as the majority of iPhone users opt out of tracking"


I just found that if you watch the same video on two different instances that you don't see the same comments?!

Eg, compare:

Note that they both have the same hash in the URL.

This makes it look like interaction is much lower than it actually is! Is this intended, @Chocobozzz or a bug or just something yet to be implemented?

Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on

#privacy #google

I’ve heard a few people say in the past “I wish is could move to Mastodon full time, but I can’t because I’d still like to follow person X”

Well you can still follow whomever you like from Twitter, right here on Mastodon with by our very own @garritfra 😊

The Biden administration teased a sweeping antimonopoly executive order last week, including a Right to Repair provision aimed at agricultural equipment - a direct assault on the corporate power of repair archnemesis John Deere. It

But it turns out that the executive order goes far beyond tractors and other agricultural equipment - it also applies to consumer electronics, including mobile phones, and this is a *huge fucking deal*.


You missed dada, surrealism and fluxus.

You missed hippy, punk and rave.

You missed Jonestown, Waco and Heaven’s Gate.


The Church of the SubGenius



RT @KrashHash
PSA: If you use Audacity, the new owners just updated the terms of service so they can collect data on you, including for very open-ended "legal enforcement"; and then sell it to "potential buyers" all without your consent

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