UK vaccine recipients were secretly surveilled
A shocking revelation
The UK government tracked millions of people, without their knowledge, using their phones to gain insights into behavioral changes after vaccination, according to a new report. The government somehow insists the data collection was ethical and no privacy laws were broken
They used “cell phone mobility data for 10% of the British population,” and chose over 4,200 vaccinated individuals
I automatically read every repost by @onan as a sincere sales pitch by the OP to join the Church of the SubGenius.
Bob works in mysterious ways.
Today is Gajim’s birthday! 🎉 Seventeen years of Instant Messaging with open standards and open source software.
Here in 2021, bitcoin consumes a small fraction of one percent of global energy consumption.
Most folks don't understand the nuances, and thus don't calculate or project it properly.
Credit scores scope is far greater now that they are powered by algorithms: if your score is ruined, it can be nearly impossible to recover. Worse, the algorithms are owned by private companies that don’t divulge how they come to their decisions. #Privacy #Bitcoin
Algorithms now decide which children enter foster care, which patients receive medical care, which families get access to housing. For low-income people decision-…
The id of the creator of a Mastodon instance is always 1. You can find the creator’s profile by accessing a link such as this: https://bitcoinhackers.org/web/accounts/1
After playing around with federation a bit, I think Pleroma is the best ActivityPub implementation out there. I mean strictly in terms of sending and receiving messages. You can send a message to it in 10 different ways and it understands all of them. It helps that Elixir as a language is really well suited for ActivityPub, because Elixir makes it easy to handle all the various permutations and edge cases of data being sent around. I already knew this about Pleroma, but it reminded me.
I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.
The absolute best thing ever about starting your own open source project, is that you don't have to defend your coding style or design decisions to anyone.
Back when I started Converse.js it was a revelation to me. Suddenly programming was fun again.
I could do whatever I wanted with the code and didn't have to justify it to anyone.
Of course, if the code sucks, you're 100% to blame haha
Software development and electronic music.
Works mainly with XMPP. If you're looking for an XMPP job, check out https://xmpp.work
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