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Interessant. Conversations (3.x) soll Unterstützung für Jingle (Audio/Video) bekommen.

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Facial recognition turns people into walking ID card and erodes anonymity in public spaces while the technology is often biased/flawed. The use by private companies without scrutiny is dangerous.

ft.com/content/8cbcb3ae-babd-1

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"Gmail keeps a record of your purchase history in plain sight"

Wird aber noch besser:
"Google is also data-mining the inboxes of paying customers—including corporations, nonprofit entities, small businesses, and schools—for transaction data."

Das ist der Grund, weshalb man sowohl Privat als auch Geschäftlich auf Google verzichten sollte. 🧙‍♂️

fastcompany.com/90349518/gmail

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A cashless society is also vulnerable: if the electronic infrastructure breaks down, all trade stops. A break down of the power grid, of the credit card servers, of the Internet: all of these nodes are suddenly even more critical than before, even juicer targets for sabotage, for cyber attacks. Who is going to keep us safe? Placing all our eggs into a very small number of baskets is the opposite of resilience. It makes us vulnerable. It’s a strategic blunder.

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A cashless society also means that you are required to have a bank account and a credit score. Yay for surveillance. Yay for the rich. Who cares about the poor. ☹️

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Gerade herausgefunden: Canvas-Fingerprinting kann in der Developer-Konsole von Webkit-Browsern (z.b. Safari und Epiphany) schnell erkannt und visualisiert werden. Beim Big-Brother-Preisträger Zeit Online findet man es auf jeder Artikelseite 🙄

Das entsprechende Script der Zeit ist von der israelischen Firma Cheq (offenbar gegen Klickbetrug). Auch Cookies der Leser gehen dorthin. cheq.ai/
Keine Erwähnung in der Datenschutzerklärung, kein Opt-Out möglich.

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OVARIAN PSYCOS | Women Make Movies | Trailer

Ovarian Psycos A film by Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle US, 2016, 72 minutes, Color, DVD Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eas...

youtube.com/watch?v=aZp9qiE1Nr

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**Climate System "Getting Unhinged" as Massive Heat Wave Causes Record Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet**

"The massive heat dome that shattered all-time temperature records across much of Europe last week has settled in over Greenland, driving temperatures across the vast region to as much as 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. In July, Greenland's ice sheet lost 197 billion to…"

democracynow.org/2019/8/2/gree

#news #bot

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I'm really not worried about what JavaScript is coming next. The fucking planet is dying. Like maybe not tomorrow, maybe not next year. But if Millenials as a generation don't step up and right this ship, it's going to go mast down on the next big wave.

However, that all said, I do think that if they can pull it off, that whole "greatest generation" tag will definitely be up grabs.

goodnewsnetwork.org/teen-award

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I'm soo happy to see that KDE and GNOME are finally working closer together. This should have happened years ago. I hope it is not too late to build a bigger app ecosystem together zdnet.com/article/gnome-and-kd

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A toot's got me wondering about the nature of consent in a specific way; I won't ever have an Alexa or anything like it, and maybe you won't either; but other people will.

And now I'm thinking, if you have one of these lumps of spyware in your home, should you be *required* to offer a formal warning to any visitors? I think so; you're required to place CCTV warnings if you run CCTV, and if anything systems like Alexa are more invasive, not less.

The data from a CCTV system might never leave the premises; the data from these "assistants" goes **directly** to servers outside either your *or* your host's control, where your voice may be datamined for any damned purpose the server owners choose.

Don't feel bad about saying "I don't wanna come over, you've got an Alexa running." It's not paranoia to be creeped out by AIs (or persons) unknown listening to your private conversations. It's *normal*. You don't *need* anything to "hide" for you desire not to *share* to be valid.

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Gestern hat der Der Europäische Gerichtshof (EuGH) festgestellt: Websites, die Facebooks "Like"-Button einbinden, müssen bei den Nutzern eine Einwilligung einholen.

Das wäre doch nun eigentlich die perfekte Gelegenheit, sich vollständig von diesem Mist zu verabschieden, liebe Webseitenbetreiber. Keine Zwei-Klick-Lösung oder Ähnliches. Einfach weg damit.

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[Update] G Suite limiting access to less secure apps starting October 30, 2019

The bastards HATE people using something like thunderbird, because then you don't have to log into goog with your web browser and they have a harder time tracking the shit out of you.

They already make it hard to find the 'Allow less secure apps' for individuals and it takes about 4 clicks or so to do it -- if you can find the damn setting.

Next they'll turn off the setting for individuals.

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The thing people miss about #desktop #Linux is: it's not that Linux users are using Linux purely for ideology, in most cases. If I could get everything done on Windows in a similar amount of time with a similar level of satisfaction, I probably would.

But I can't. I can't use a tiling WM. I can't use BTRFS or ZFS for my external storage cluster. I can't have a decent package manager or functioning containerization or a command-line driven workflow.

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We're all too well brought up.

If folks hadn't internalized the idea that lying is bad, software would do a much better job enabling users to protect their privacy on the Internet.

Location access in browsers and OSes is a perfect example. Why don't they make it easy to feed the app custom locations?

Also, fake names, fake e-mails. Lie, lie, lie! You should get to choose who knows what about you online, how you present yourself. Our tools should help us with that, not beat us into submission with false "Accept / Reject" dichotomies.

Parents everywhere have a lot to answer for. 😜
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