BIG NEWS: Huge welcome to @email@example.com, who are entering Matrix!! Gitter is moving from @firstname.lastname@example.org to @email@example.com & building the ultimate Matrix bridge, showcasing how a large chat app can natively talk Matrix, while bringing Gitter goodness to Element! 🚀🌉🎉 https://matrix.org/blog/2020/09/30/welcoming-gitter-to-matrix
"We must do better than subjecting our students to surveillance and violations of their privacy."
Are there any @lineageos users trying to use the #NHS #COVID app? I keep getting this message (paraphrased):
"This app can't run on this phone. This could be because it's a company phone or a similar app is causing interference." Any ideas?
#lineageos #coronavirus #contacttracing #uk
📺 If you're using Tor Browser on Windows and having issues watching YouTube videos after the last update, we're working on a fix. You can wait for a new Tor Browser update, or you can change one line configuration to fix. Check the update on the blog post:
Some bad news for folks who are fans of #uMatrix. It's being archived and no longer being developed :
Can't say I didn't see this coming since maintaining a plugin, particularly as an open source project, is often a thankless job with many personal down sides
I hope it can still continue, if not as uMatrix, then as something else. I really don't like to fiddle with uBlock Origin to get the same functionality
Here is an absolutely brilliant analysis by one of our members of the problem that ails technology in the 21st century. Absolutely recommended reading:
I've been working really hard the past couple of weeks building a new stats system for my web game Improbable Island.
It's a text adventure at https://www.improbableisland.com, there's a lively roleplaying community, player-owned places (with a programming engine!), hundreds of pages of story and no ads/tracking/nastystuff. We've had problems getting new players 'cause the places we used to advertise are all going offline, so if y'all could help me out with a boost that'd be much appreciated
If you (like me) are watching #Hackers for the 25th anniversary, you should check out the novelization! So amazing and with subtle differences from the film.
You should follow Distributed Denial of Secrets on here. They've been draconianly suspended from Twitter for publishing BlueLeaks, an 270gb archive of leaked police documents @ddosecrets
Working with local government to ban invasive technologies can have great rewards. Here's to those that fight for privacy. 🎉
The city of Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday banned the use of facial-recognition technology by city departments — including local police...
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From Tristan Harris, co-founder humanetech.com:
"The Social Dilemma" has completely popped and gone viral:
#3 in Top Movies in U.S. across Netflix.
#6 in Top 10 across all Netflix categories.
Best way you can help spread the word: Host a screening with friends who are less likely to hear about the film.
Contact tracing and pubs will soon be compulsory. ORG’s legal and policy officer @ds_m4riano discusses opportunities to minimise #privacy risks.