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It's open source developer Saeed Malekpour's 44th birthday today. He spends it, as he has spent his last ten birthdays, in an Iranian jail. Saeed did nothing wrong except have his code used by a website Iran's government wanted shut down. eff.org/offline/saeed-malekpou

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Facial recognition, surveillance state 

People are getting quite concerned with facial recognition in public, and trying to ban it, but really there have been far more intrusive types of surveillance going on for a much longer time. If you have a mobile phone then the telco knows far more about your real world movements and associates than any facerec system.

But I suppose that Facial recognition has symbolic value, whereas data brokering radio triangulation is kinda abstract.

Google adds VPN support to Linux applications on Chrome OS

One of the more tricky parts to integrating Android apps with Chrome OS has been networking. It took a while for VPNs running on Chrome OS to apply to... by Corbin Davenport in Chrome OS, Google, News

From Discover on Google androidpolice.com/2019/04/28/g

mastodon.sdf.org/media/k1WdVHr

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While I work on a new ThinkPrivacy site, I changed to a single page design for now to be the solution to what I think pages like PrivacyTools got wrong when nesting too many of their pages.

thinkprivacy.io

I hope this is even easier for people to access.

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@strypey The 70% figure:

"It looks like nothing changed since 2014, but GOOG and FB now have direct influence over 70%+ of internet traffic."

As of 2017.

staltz.com/the-web-began-dying

@bob

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WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchins (MalwareTech) Pleads Guilty to Developing a Banking Malware
gbhackers.com/wannacry-hero-gu

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Thank you to everyone for supporting #openweb projects and spreading the word.
I think 2019 will be the year of next generation fediverse projects like #Anfora, #Funkwhale, #GoFed, #PeerTube, #Pixelfed, #Plume, #Prismo, #WriteFreely. #activityPub #fediverse #federation

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All work and no play make me wanna say "f* off" to everyone.

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A huge number of #vegan activists shut down the biggest junction in #Melbourne, and went into slaughterhouses and locked onto equipment to stop work in protest. They also linked meat consumption to the immediate #ClimateEmergency

The Prime Minister has called them "green criminals" and offered to use govt money to pay for civil court cases.

They are heroes fighting for the voiceless.

theguardian.com/world/2019/apr

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I got to try the #vegan beyond meat #burger today and it was insanely good! 10/10
It was weird to eat something that reaaaly tasted like meat after many years of being vegan, but it was amazing.
Can't wait to eat it again

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RT @Hypnofaz@twitter.com

Et si vous deviez tuer vous-même l'animal que vous souhaitez manger quand vous allez au restaurant ?

La dissonance cognitive illustrée.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Hypnofaz/status/11

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Going #vegan is all about reducing suffering. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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food (veg) 

Delicious #vegan cheeseburgers for lunch. ;D

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Hackers see the context. They see more deeply. They see that the thing can be made to do all kinds of things it wasn’t intended to do.

-- Richard Thieme

Exceprt from their talk "Twenty Years Back, Twenty Years Ahead"

#quotes

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