resist1984 boosted

EU is pushing through a new law that will require phone manufacturers to support their products for a longer time, because so many phones are made useless when they would work for much longer without planned obsolescence.

Capitalist corporations need such expensive babysitters.

Went into *two* restaurant+bars recently & was told "we have no paper menus due to COVID; use your phone to get the web menu". It's disturbing that a B&M business just assumes everyone has a smartphone & they're willing to marginalize those who do not. One of the bars outsourced to a site that outsourced to so the online menu discriminated further against Tor users.

resist1984 boosted

Facial recognition can be biased, innacurate and invasive and yet it's creeping into our daily lives a little more every day. It's time the EU made the law clear and banned biometric mass surveillance

#ReclaimYourFace

Join us:...

resist1984 boosted

Following a long message thread on #Mastodon is the worse UX I had in ages.
Even Usenet / #NNTP clients from 1991 had better message sorting, threading, filtering, searching, general responsiveness, memory usage and offline use...
Is anybody working on a serious desktop client?

resist1984 boosted

American activists: (call to action) #Mastercard's info sharing opt-out page blocks #Tor, which violates the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Plz file a complaint at consumerfinance.gov or ftc.gov. The more complaints, the more likely the consumer protection agencies will act. The offending site: mastercard.us/en-us/about-mast

resist1984 boosted

@resist1984 is it still an "open standard" if it's published in a restricted access area? Is archive.org the crutch that incidentally enables RFCs to be "open" standards?

Show thread
resist1984 boosted

#IETF, the place where people turn to for open standards, RFC's, etc, has put itself in the exclusive #walledGarden of #Cloudflare. How utterly despicable.

resist1984 boosted
resist1984 boosted

"#Psychedelic drugs have been exiled to the fringes of #medicine, dismissed as recreational drugs with limited #therapeutic potential. That changed with the #breakthrough therapy status granted last year to #psilocybin, the active compound found in magic mushrooms, for its ability to reverse treatment-resistant #depression. In our latest interview series, we discuss the potential of #psychedelics to revolutionize clinical #neuroscience with thought leaders in the field."

technologynetworks.com/neurosc

resist1984 boosted

vaccine thoughts 

if we collectively decide that vaccine hesitancy in the USA is enough of a problem that we need to fix it, maybe we should stop raising our kids in a culture of unbridled me-first individualism.

Show thread
resist1984 boosted

I suppose we could expand the process, so everyone sends the signed keys to a trusted intermediary, who then witholds sigs that would go to someone who didn't do their homework.

Show thread

Someone at the keysigning party later said: "I didn't get a signed key from you yet.. I'm not signing your key until you sign mine, because I've been burnt before". LOL. Tempting to reply & say "who's to say I can trust you to follow through? Maybe we should meet again and do an in-person exchange of signatures with impartial witnesses present."

We need to crowdsource a db of websites that have opted to exclude themselves from the . The WM has become essential with so many Tor-blocking and blocking sites. I don't want to see WM-excluded sites in my search results. Such archive-resisting sites also downgrade blogs (a dead link invalidates part of an article when there's no archive)

resist1984 boosted

@ashwinvis is not archiving the bugs db. That's a big oversight IMO. The issues are usually not part of git, so their more difficult to liberate and sometimes get sabotaged or lost in forge migrations. Note that Tor users are blocked from reading the issues on .com, so it would be very useful if archive.softwareheritage.org gave a way to access them.

resist1984 boosted
resist1984 boosted
resist1984 boosted

I'm really trying to practice brevity in my writing. I tend to be really long-winded, but I read a really good article in Practical Typography about how readers' attention is finite and it really got me thinking.

The article is about typography, but applies equally well to writing in general: practicaltypography.com/why-do

resist1984 boosted

nft shitpsot 

I got a bunch of non fungible tokens, but now mushrooms are growing all over them! How could this happen??

resist1984 boosted

I also pointed out that his blog uses #DDG as the embedded search mechanism, and that #DuckDuckGo uses #Microsoft both for hosting & for Bing queries (so MS sees both user's IP address and queries, which it can combine). Why would Bruce #Schneier consider those facts unworthy of response, and even unworthy of exposure? Why is he censoring that? Does he work for DDG?

Show thread
Show more
Mastodon 🔐 privacytools.io

Fast, secure and up-to-date instance. PrivacyTools provides knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.

Website: privacytools.io
Matrix Chat: chat.privacytools.io
Support us on OpenCollective, many contributions are tax deductible!