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When WhatsApp says that its data sharing practices and policies haven’t changed, it is correct—and that’s exactly the problem. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/its-

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An update: Apparently the Signal for Android developers have made the cardinal mistake of distributed systems: trusting the network.

Which led for the app to become essentially unusable for some since they were DDoS‘ing their own servers after getting a 508 (“loop detected”) during the outage Signal suffered due to rising user numbers.

An update is being rushed to the Play Store.

Source: twitter.com/NovakDaniel/status

Circuit breakers, exponential back offs and graceful degradation folks..

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@Gargron Polish gov is generally very supportive towards US GOP, and especially the diehard wing of it. I don't think it's anything more than a nice gesture to talk about in the Polish and US conservative media, although it's possible that it's going to be a way to secure social media fake news operations from Poland for the US market.

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@Gargron I think the answer is not to give twitter some rules but to break their monopoly. Mastodon and other federated social networks are the answer.

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haha, joke of the day; the polish government is against censorship...
sure thing 😂
ask all the polish journalists who tried to criticize the government or tried to report on government wrongdoings how hard the polish government fights against censorship...

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In Pasco County, police assign crime scores to people, including minors, who they think might commit crimes—then harass them for years.

This predictive policing program is “the worst case scenario in our head, played out exactly,” says EFF's @mguariglia.
tampabay.com/investigations/20

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I'm sorry, but how is Trump so confident about this? I assume he's probably bluffing, but still...
twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/st

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It is an outrage to be at the mercy of liars who don't care who gets killed.

Whoever decided to hide this information needs to be held accountable.

"A day before rioters stormed Congress, an FBI office in Virginia issued an explicit internal warning that extremists were preparing to travel to Washington to commit violence and 'war'....

A situational information report approved for release the day before the U.S. Capitol riot painted a dire portrait of dangerous plans, including individuals sharing a map of the complex’s tunnels, and possible rally points for would-be conspirators to meet up in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and South Carolina and head in groups to Washington."

washingtonpost.com/national-se

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“Republicans in the room with her — including Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Michael Cloud (Tex.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Markwayne Mullin (Okla.) and Scott Perry (Pa.) — refusing surgical masks from Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.).”

They didn’t just refuse the masks, they were having a good laugh about it.

“I’m not trying to get political here,” Mullin can be heard saying in the video, before telling her: “I’ll come over there and hug you.”

It shouldn’t be political, Mr. Mullin. It’s about public health. But COVID denialism only exists in one party.

We need to recognize that refusal to wear a mask is not a joke anymore. It is an assault on others, putting their lives in danger. Actions need to be taken to protect those who are responsible citizens and quit giving these people who are a clear and present danger to others a pass.

After hiding with maskless Republicans, Rep. Jayapal feared she would catch the coronavirus. Now she’s tested positive-
washingtonpost.com/nation/2021

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I'm really sad to hear that Thomas decided to leave all social networks and with it the development of #Fedilab.

It was always my preferred app for #Mastodon and #Friendica. I will continue to use it as long as possible and hope that others will pick it up.

I can understand his decision on a personal level and wish him all the best. We should not allow such toxic behavior in our communities and take a clear stance against it.

framagit.org/tom79/fedilab/-/i

#FreeSoftware and #OpenSource #community

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Yup. Haters gonna hate.

One if the very worst Fediverse clients for #Android (Tusky) is a #crippleware app that codes exclusionary #censorship into it's baked code - without even publicly disclosing that fact.

Talk about nefarious.

But the very best #Fediverse client that supports multiple accounts, and multiple types of Fediverse servers, including #Friendica, #Pixelfed, #Peertube, #Pleroma, and others, without censorship or baked in crippleware like Tusky, has found it's lead developer and creator so incessantly harassed that he has just walked away from all of his social media accounts in the Fediverse.

#Fedilab alone is the Android app that is enjoying overwhelming use and adoption by those who are disgusted and disenchanted with all of the vitriolic cacophany that permeates the timelines of those monolithic silos over at #Faceplant and #Twatter and #InstaSPAM, among others, and now those same despicable, hateful individuals that have turned those sites into cesspits of hatred and ad hominem have driven Fedilab's developer from the Fediverse in that same kind of disgust.

I haven't anything much more to say about that, except that those hateful fuckers can go and eat a fucking dick!

Fuckin' punk ass little pussy bitches!

https://framagit.org/tom79/fedilab/-/issues/498
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After hearing what happened to Thomas, the developer of #Fedilab app, we are compelled to #unfederate from the instances that bullied him, for one year.

Thomas if you are out there feel free to tell us which admins allowed the abuse.

Thanks for your great efforts. Take as long as you need, we really do appreicate all you've done.

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Just came across about #Fedilab issue from Tom. It's really sad to hear, how the community react to developers who spent countless hours for making users life easier and in return they get that kind of insults and threats. Unacceptable and not appreciated at all.

I have my sincere wishes with Tom for whatever he undertake and hope he find something useful, where at least there is respect.

Thanks again for the great work.

framagit.org/tom79/fedilab/-/i

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