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This is the single greatest triumph of technology over itself, boost if you agree.

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My two (enormous) stories about how companies turn you and your data into cash, and how to stop them, are both out today! You can read them for free!

Happy that I was able to work in shout-outs to and @pixelfed

So many exciting things to release!

- New
- v0.10 (Collections + Federation)
- Continuity (Compose new posts across devices)
- Direct (Messages)
- Documentation
- Easy Install
- MomentUI updates
- Blog Posts
- Project Delta (Instance Picker)
- New @PixelfedLabs experiments
- Stories Beta (Non-federated ephemeral posts, will federate after beta)


The conversation with Todd from Purism was completely unproductive in my mind. In his view, there are only two possible options for moderation:

• Become a complete censorship machine with a slippery slope of who can or cannot speak

• Go by the jurisdiction users are in, hiding content illegal in certain jurisdictions and then removing content illegal in the poster's jurisdiction, for example a Chinese user's dissent against the Chinese gov't would be removed.

There are two problems that I brought up that, being that:

• Purism would be participating in the injustices of those countries

• Legal but harmful content would still be allowed, thus spreading harm.

I felt completely ignored when trying to get this across to him, especially that last bit. I also tried explaining to him that a slippery slope does not exist when you have set principles that you stick to within rules, but that completely flew over his head. It also ended with him basically telling me to solve the problem with a solution that works for every country everywhere and then get back to him. So, the block & boycott of Purism continues.

If I am not careful this damn thing is going to be called "Freedom Isn't Free (But Privacy Should Be)"

The main problem with IoT is that there's an inherent trust value, so anything on the network or that gets access to the network, can take over control

#infosec #IoT

I am NOT implying that I got scooped, but I am saying I need to write things sooner so I don't have regrets like this.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote an op-ed for the NYTimes that had almost the exact headline that I pitched to my editor last month.

loggin into mastodon to chill with the squad like

doge backwards? e-god. what does this mean for our society?

@maxeddy bonus points if you plug it into a cassette walkman cause the car deck eats tapes.

This is one of my favorite things in my IT toolbag. Makes it so easy to clone a hard drive

I am seeking recommendations for Android keyboards with good multilingual support.

The default keyboard sucks. The comma and emoji buttons should not share a key.


You might have noticed that I introduced a cache feature. Cached statuses have small refresh icons that allow to update the value in db.
If you have issues don't hesitate to submit them, I am still working on that feature. Also, you should be able to read your home timeline offline.

gonna make a federated social bookmarking app with the tagline "let your friends see the weird shit you save to read later"

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