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“Why should I be studying for a future that soon may be no more, when no one is doing anything to save that future?”

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Finally, my to bot uses the streaming API! It also has a new name: (read as mass-two-ter).

Code available here:

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Breaking: The text of #Article13 and the #EU #Copyright Directive has just been finalised

Please reshare widely and **take action**. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.

This has the possibility of killing #alternative #socialmedia projects and small #startups trying to compete with the big #corporations.

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Artikel 13 der EU-Urheberrechtsreform – erst abgemildert, jetzt richtig scharf gemacht!

Der Artikel 13 EU-Urheberschutzgesetz gilt für ALLE Plattformen. Alle müssen Uploadfilter installieren, es sei denn, alle drei folgenden Ausnahmen treffen alle für diese Plattform zu:
1. Die Plattform ist jünger als 3 Jahre alt
2. Der Jahresumsatz beträgt weniger als 10 Millionen Euro
3. Die Plattform hat weniger als 5 Millionen Nutzer pro Monat

#Piraten #Uploadfilter

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"Critics of the big tech companies are often told, 'If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.' I did this experiment to find out if that is possible, and I found out that it’s not—with the exception of Apple."

What happened when a reporter blocks blocked Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple for a week.

- Onionshare
- Jitsi
- Purism laptop
- Nokia phone
- physical maps, calendar, and books
- cash

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Android - this is bad!
CVE-2019-1986, CVE-2019-1987 und CVE-2019-1988.

Vorsicht beim Öffnen von PNG-Bildern, bis ihr nicht das Security-Update von Februar 2019 eingespielt habt.

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Auf der @fosdem hat @matrix die Arbeit mit der französischen Regierung vorgestellt: 5,5 Millionen Nutzer_innen sollen den freien und dezentralen Messenger nutzen. Wir wünschen uns, dass Deutschland hinschaut und mitmacht.

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Auf einer Skala von Montag bis Wochenende, wie fühlt ihr euch?

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2) The reason DNS/SSL are so hard is *because* of the coordination with central authorities.
3) If your address was your key fingerprint, no need for a CA; you already know how to make a secure connection (why .onion does not need https)
4) SSL CAs are as weak as the *weakest* CA in your CA list. It only takes one badly acting CA for you to be man in the middled.
5) DNS and SSL CAs centralize the otherwise decentralized fediverse.

Down with DNS, down with SSL CA cartels.

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One time I saw someone do this:

* Open safari on their iPad
* Type "google"
* click the google result for google search
* Type Facebook in the google search box
* Tap Facebook search result
* "Why aren't I logged in, I have the app installed" (app is on home screen)

If this is the level of understanding of web / app technology there is little hope currently of doing much about surveillance capitalism.

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If Brexit happens, every brit with a .eu domain will probably lose it [german article, via @sl007]

Oh hi yes hello, have we talked yet about why DNS is bad and we shouldn't be relying on it for our decentralized networks?

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People who think that there would be no scientists or "innovation" without capitalism seem to be living in some imaginary world where scientists get paid a lot. People become scientists *despite* capitalism. Capitalism tries to sabotage science at every turn.

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#PeerTube is a free open alternative to YouTube:

It's federated through ActivityPub, so you can follow PeerTube channels on Fediverse sites like Mastodon etc.

It uses peer-to-peer technology so even viral videos won't bring an instance down. The more people watch, the more bandwidth they contribute.

There are several apps:

-#Mastalab ( @tom79 ), also works with Mastodon

-#PeerTubePlayer, on #Fdroid and Play

-#P2Play, under development at @p2play


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Alle Frauen, die Informatik/allgemein ein technisches Fach studiert haben und mit denen ich bisher gesprochen habe, haben alle durchgehend gesagt, dass sie sich vor Männern rechtfertigen mussten und das Gefühl hatten doppelt und dreifach so gut sein zu müssen wie ihre männlichen Mitstreiter, um fachlich für voll genommen zu werden. Das macht mir das Ganze schon madig.

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Was genau ist Platform Cooperativism? Trebor Scholz, Begründer der Bewegung führt es in einem Impulsvortrag aus:

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This is important


‘It feels like I’m at a firefighters conference and no one’s allowed to speak about water.’ — This historian wasn’t afraid to confront the billionaires at Davos about their greed

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In wie vielen Hochschulen es wohl Gruppen gibt, die sich für Freie Software einsetzen? Kennt jemand welche?

#FreieSoftware #Bildung

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