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Hey Mastodon geeks! Is there a way to import Google+ content?

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GoDaddy is injecting tracking JavaScript code to websites hosted on its US data center without asking.

If you want it gone you (the site owner) need to opt-out manually from your hosting console: igorkromin.net/index.php/2019/

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Something to keep in mind:

By supporting Mozilla's efforts in Pocket you also support its efforts to remove its reliance on Google's search as a major funding route.

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Bandcamp is fast becoming my favourite way to find new music. When I use Spotify (or similar) then the 'similar artists' recommendation tends to be pretty closed, with the same handful of bands coming round again and again. On Bandcamp I'm constantly getting new recommendations - feels more like a journey through an endless discovery of music rather than a shopfront of which labels are having a promotion.

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I've spotted a number of sites recently that simply don't work unless you're using Chrome, which is worrying/annoying.

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Facebook put out a patent application for a face recognition system that will match your face in stores and correlate it with your social media profile to assign you a shopper trust level.

That's some seriously dystopian shit right there.

nytimes.com/2018/07/09/technol

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Reclaiming RSS

“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”

ar.al/2018/06/29/reclaiming-rs

#ethicaltechnology

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Co-ops, democratically run and emphasizing long-term sustainability over short-term profits, are a key part of the #SolidarityEconomy.

Earlier this month, Wired UK published a brief but interesting profile of "CoTech, a growing network of tech co-operatives in the UK. There are currently 30 tech businesses united under the CoTech banner, which range from filmmakers to programmers; they collectively employ more than 250 staff and have revenues of over £10.2 million."

wired.co.uk/article/cotech-tec

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Gmail's upcoming self-destructing emails will require the recipients to click on a link and log in with their #Google accounts to see the content, if they are accessing via IMAP/SMTP.

Don't be fooled: Google's purpose is not to give us more confidentiality. They want all of their users to access their mailboxes via the Gmail app or their web interface, so they are creating a burden to the recipients and calling it “security” to convince people to adopt it.

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a neat optical illusion where you can flip the direction of the train in your head

"Google is implementing Project Maven, a customized AI surveillance engine" for the US military to be used in drone wars
theguardian.com/commentisfree/
No joke! Even Googlers rebel finally!

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Secure mail boxes that do not track you:
Protonmail.com (Swiss)
Soverin.net. (Dutch)
Tutanota.com. (German)
Posteo.de. (German)

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