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invidio.us/watch?v=xYxWn0VI2z0

The bad news is that this already happened. It's the past, not the future. If you're carrying a mobile phone with baseband receiver or active wifi then you can already be tracked at this level of detail. Microsoft did a study with baseband about 15 years ago and concluded that (pretty much verbatim quote) "you can tell who's sleeping with who". That was old tech using early non-smart mobiles, and it's now well advanced.

But right now telcos are the gatekeepers of geolocation. With face recognition that would shift to whoever controls the face database in the cloud, and that's probably going to be one of the techzaibatsu. So essentially face recognition is a tussle for power between oligarchic blocs.

#facerecognition

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"Every platform dies off some day. Geocities, LiveJournal, now Yahoo Groups. One day, Medium, Twitter, and even hosting services like GitHub Pages will be plundered then discarded when they can no longer grow or cannot find a working business model"

jeffhuang.com/designed_to_last

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Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones
simonweckert.com/googlemapshac

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Hallo Mastodon-Welt. Nun bin ich auch hier. Bin gespannt was hier so abgeht 😀

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I actually forgot what this was about :/

It's about router freedom.

There is the chance that you will lose "ownership" over the router in your home. Lose the right to set up your own router and control it.

fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201911

Read, and get involved if you can

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@hirojin I've long found KDE's general architecture, and several of its applications (Kontact most especially) attractive.

The iconsets, though, just drive me nuts. There's something entirely and excessively candy-like about it.

I don't use emoji-focused apps, but find many emoji sets similar: overly cute, candy-like, saccharine-sweet.

Maybe I need an industrial / steampunk / primitive emoji set....

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Just a reminder: taking care of (and repairing) your electronics is a great way of making them last longer.

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EPISODE 23 STARTS NOW!

Manjaro and Tuxedo Computers are gearing up to release multiple Manjaro-branded laptops, and the beauty is in the details. Want a Klingon keyboard? Sure. Ryzen CPU? Ok. Your company logo as the Super Key? No problem. Manjaro Project Lead Developer Philip Müller joins me to share those details and much more!

Plus, a Discovery of the Week your face will appreciate, and a new Song from the Source!

youtu.be/ogBvtXJJVos

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The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It
A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says. by @kashhill@twitter.com nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technol

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This is also a lesson on why you claiming "you don't care about privacy" is bullshit. It's not about you and your "I got mine, fuck you" attitude needs to jump off a cliff
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RT @oliviasolon@twitter.activitypub.actor
Bloody hell. 600 law enforcement agencies have been quietly using a face recognition app that has scraped 3bn images from YouTube, Facebook, Venmo and other sites - @kashhill's latest nytimes.com/2020/01/18/t…
twitter.com/oliviasolon/status

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