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“Instead of acting to protect against the very real dangers of facial recognition technology, Amazon is embracing it even as Congress, the public, and even its own workers raise significant concerns,” says @Matt_Cagle from @ACLU_NorCal buzzfeednews.com/article/letic

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“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.

Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.

Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.

As if things could get even worse

Zuckerberg Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger
nyti.ms/2HvPEH3

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Sure, why not just give the NSA access to the USB port of your phone 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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“Demanding privacy from surveillance capitalists,” says Zuboff, “or lobbying for an end to commercial surveillance on the internet is like asking old Henry Ford to make each Model T by hand. It’s like asking a giraffe to shorten its neck, or a cow to give up chewing. These demands are existential threats that violate the basic mechanisms of the entity’s survival.”

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook

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v0.8.0 will be shipping soon! 🚀

Highlights:
- Mobile APIs
- Improved federation
- Stories
- MicroUI

github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed/p

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The four eras of digital computing:

① Mainframe (centralised)

② Personal Computing (PC 1.0; decentralised)

③ Web/Cloud (Mainframe 2.0; centralised)

④ Peer Computing (PC 2.0; decentralised)

The PC 2.0 era is what some of us are working to usher in.

(From ar.al/2019/01/05/hypha-spike-d)

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#Capitalism is a reasonable economic system that destroys 100 million trees a year to mass-produce something that literally no one asked for and literally everyone hates

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We will be testing :pixelfed: Stories next week.

We can't wait to bring ephemeral content to the fediverse!

#pixelfed #fediverse #pixelfedStories

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