I enjoy that the first listed feature of this alternate Slack and Discord client is: Not made from a web browser
EU and US government agencies converge on conclusion: US cloud platforms not GDPR compliant. Only a self hosted, open source and decentralized alternative like Nextcloud is the solution. https://nextcloud.com/blog/eu-and-us-government-agencies-converge-on-conclusion-us-cloud-platforms-not-compliant/
Thanks to a new Vermont law requiring companies that buy and sell third-party personal data to register with the Secretary of State, Fast Company has been able to assemble a list of 121 data brokers operating in the U.S. https://www.fastcompany.com/90310803/here-are-the-data-brokers-quietly-buying-and-selling-your-personal-information
If you are in a photo that has been uploaded to Flickr, IBM may have used your face to train facial recognition technology that could eventually be used to surveil you.
Nearly a million photos were scraped from Flickr to do so.
That's why you should use federated services based on free open source software only.
Google is reportedly hiding behind shell companies to scoop up tax breaks and land - https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/16/18227695/google-shell-companies-tax-breaks-land-texas-expansion-nda #rr
Russia is planning to disconnect from the internet as part of an experiment https://www.zdnet.com/article/russia-to-disconnect-from-the-internet-as-part-of-a-planned-test/
I created a GoFundMe for helping me to buy the computer at https://www.gofundme.com/for-buying-a-new-computer-for-developing-fedilab
It's for a Librem 15 version 4 (Only if I get enough funds otherwise, any other ideas are welcomed). Thanks.
What happens when you block all of Google's IP addresses from your life? Many fascinating things break, because Google is an octopus.
There's no end in sight to Facebook's atrocities.
Facebook paid kids to install its VPN which granted "near limitless access" to their phone activity. https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/facebook-project-atlas
Time to update! Tor Browser 8.0.5 is out.
This release updates Firefox to 60.5.0esr and Tor to 0.3.5.7, contains a number of backports from the alpha series, and includes the latest versions of NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere.
Happy Friday, lovely people.
Look, I know you all have big ass brains and love fixing and solving complex problems. That's peace.
But don't forget to take care of yourself. Drink your water, take your meds, get plenty of sleep and spend time around loved ones when you can.
The desire to help people that need it is a noble cause that we should aspire to. But to do that, you need to keep yourself in good shape too.
Because you matter as well.
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