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RT @ReclaimYourFace@twitter.com

🎉BREAKING!
61 MEPs from different political groups just asked the EU to ban biometric mass surveillance, days before @EU_Commission@twitter.com proposes new laws on AI.

reclaimyourface.eu/61-meps-urg

#ReclaimYourFace #BanThisBS #ArtificialIntelligence #Biometrics #MassSurveillance

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ReclaimYourFace/st

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🇬🇧 After 40 MEPs sent an open letter yesterday, NGOs and civil society organisations are also calling on the Commission to revise its #AI regulation and ban #BiometricMassSurveillance!

twitter.com/edri/status/138302

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Oooh, Mr Bill Gates is acting all nice towards me, sending me information which is 100% legitimate (he says so).
Unfortunately he forgot to mention how I can reclaim the 5 million.

Note 1 - The wikipedia link is actually a link to wikipedia
Note 2 - I left the email addresses visible on purpose.
Note 3 - Nice to see the foundation uses a hotmail account. It means they trust their own products.

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I just started taking a course on the Linux Foundation Training site.
On the first video teacher guy is using, guess what, Windows 😂​ and teaching how to use Putty.
I knew the Linux Foundation reputation, but now I'm experiencing it. I just hope the course is worth it.

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Did you already #ReclaimYourFace?

reclaimyourface.eu/#sign

I, too, call on the European Commission to strictly regulate the use of biometric technologies in order to avoid undue interference with fundamental rights.

Bruce Schneier on Signal's crytptocurrency fuck up:

"I think this is an incredibly bad idea. It’s not just the bloating of what was a clean secure communications app. It’s not just that blockchain is just plain stupid. It’s not even that Signal is choosing to tie itself to a specific blockchain currency. It’s that adding a cryptocurrency to an end-to-end encrypted app muddies the morality of the product, and invites all sorts of government investigative and regulatory meddling: by the IRS, the SEC, FinCEN, and probably the FBI.

And I see no good reason to do this. Secure communications and secure transactions can be separate apps, even separate apps from the same organization. End-to-end encryption is already at risk. Signal is the best app we have out there. Combining it with a cryptocurrency means that the whole system dies if any part dies."

schneier.com/blog/archives/202

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What is the use of the "Favourite" button here on Mastodon?

Microsoft Edge is now 3rd most popular browser. Firefox is 4th.
It makes me sad and angry that free software is losing this new cycle of the Browser Wars and I can't do much about it besides using Firefox and possibly making donations to Mozilla.

techdator.net/microsoft-edge-b

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I saw a colossal phoenix in the evening sky! 

It’s a sign. I just don’t know of what yet.

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A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of Google Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the web. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

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11 years ago tomorrow (April 5) WikiLeaks published Collateral Murder t.co/GTT00ttQMp

While there is still no direct accountability for the killers - the publisher, Julian Assange, has not known a day of liberty in more than 10 years #FreeAssangeNOW t.co/xi2kCwIOFB

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OK let's also make a colour together... in a *substractive* way

(and with checkboxes instead of radio buttons...)! :)

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hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.