26 years strong! Happy Anniversary! Happy #DebianDay!
Debian celebrates 26 years! https://bits.debian.org/2019/08/debian-turns-26.html
Getting very strong hints that the Fairphone 3 will be unveiled on Tuesday 27th August 📱
You can follow Fairphone on their official Fediverse account:
...and on their community account:
Fairphone manufacture smartphones using as ethical methods and materials as possible, all the way through the supply chain.
"Migrant children detained by the US government must have access to soap, toothpaste and other basic hygiene products, as well as edible food, clean water and places to sleep, a panel of judges has ruled.
The administration had contended that detained immigrant children, who are required to be provided with “safe and sanitary” conditions, didn’t need basic hygiene products."
Our new blog is officially here. Come read about why we left Medium and how we built a crazy fast, privacy-respecting blog just for you.
Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Audio Chats at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-13/facebook-paid-hundreds-of-contractors-to-transcribe-users-audio - discuss at https://freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/m5026ca6i4 #freepost
This is a problem with our existing data sets. Humans create the sets of data that are used by these AIs, which allows even unconscious biases to be carried over to the AIs. We need to diversify the populations that are represented in these data sets, but that's easy to say harder to do apparently.
"Google’s Hate Speech-Detecting AI is Biased Against Black People"
Attention Shoppers: Internet Is Open (1994) at https://www.nytimes.com/1994/08/12/business/attention-shoppers-internet-is-open.html - discuss at https://freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/xy4ogil0ol #freepost
NULL license plate not such a bright idea at https://knrs.iheart.com/content/2019-08-12-clever-vanity-license-plate-backfires-on-man-winds-up-with-tons-of-tickets/ - discuss at https://freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/2n7z12p9h5 #freepost
Brisk Menu, our distro-agnostic menu implementation for the MATE Desktop, is now available to be translated on our Weblate! Do you want to get involved? Learn more at https://discuss.getsol.us/d/2040-brisk-menu-is-now-translatable-on-our-weblate 🎉
The Nextcloud mission and principles https://nextcloud.com/blog/the-nextcloud-mission-and-principles/ #nextcloud #community #blog #news
AppCenter is soon gaining support for Flatpak. Learn what that means, why Flatpak, and how things will be shaping up in the near future. https://blog.elementary.io/elementary-appcenter-flatpak/
A truly privacy-focused product must protect your data from itself, protect your data from others, be fully open source, and have a direct funding model. See how elementary does all of the above. https://blog.elementary.io/privacy-and-elementary-os/
I hope so.
"Can an open-source AI take on Amazon and Google?"
Just a personal instance for me to connect to the Fediverse :)