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Showed #OpenStreetMap to a fellow newspaper delivery person.
"ooohhh, that's so handy! What's that called? Open street map?"

Spread the love people, spread the love.

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If a government official claims AI can predict where and when crime will occur with "99% accuracy," you can be 100% sure that they're wrong. qz.com/1603797/lancaster-calif t.co/mOj4BMY6pb

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think maybe a reason people get put off adding captions (other than phone apps making it more of a pita than it should be) is they think it needs to be super comprehensive or something
nah
3-5 words is all you need most of the time

dog stares into distance person hugs tiger otter walks in sand mollusc holds knife bats hang from tree‌— ✨‌
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So, if you need another reason to get Alexa out of your home or keep it out, here you go:

"Amazon employees are listening to, transcribing and even joking about the private conversations customers have with Alexa on their smart speakers." thetimes.co.uk/article/amazon-

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"Trading privacy for convenience is a bad bargain..."

Be diligent.

"We must keep fighting to make sure that in the future, it gets easier, and not harder, to defend our privacy—biometric or otherwise."
eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/skip

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protip: always hide your WiFi's name (bssid/essid) in screenshots, because it's easy to find your location based on that data:
wigle.net/

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In case you missed it:

The free open self-hosting software makers @freedomboxfndn have teamed up with the open source hardware makers @olimex to produce a #FreedomBox kit that lets you easily set up a home server straight out of the box:

olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/

You can also win an Olimex FreedomBox kit by tooting @olimex with suggestions for new features in the kit's software or hardware (competition closes on Monday):

olimex.wordpress.com/2019/04/2

#SelfHosting #Privacy

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#Slack just filed for IPO. Meanwhile their #iOS app still crashes after just a couple hours of continuous use, suggesting a nasty memory leak.

That's called succeeding on the free market I guess.

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Blocked accounts will display a warning to prevent accidental views. #pixeldev

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Afraid to flash? Mail-us your phone!
And getting closer to 100 supported smartphones.
Latest updates about /e/, the privacy-centric mobile ecosystem are available at:
e.foundation/afraid-to-flash-m
#mydataisMYdata #android #privacy #opensource

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You've all heard that it is now possible to buy a #FreedomBox from @olimex. But what if you want to test FreedomBox on a VM before buying?

Good news: a journalist has written excellent instructions for this.

READ: "How to run FreedomBox as a VirtualBox VM"
tek.io/2ViIzzB

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@jon @writefreely I believe it'd be fine, but I honestly don't know enough about Docker to know the potential issues -- project contributors did most of the work there. If you want, please feel free to open an issue here to help us get input from the community: github.com/writefreely/documen

I can say that running the application according to the normal install guide is definitely suitable for production use (especially if configured to use SQLite, to ease installation).

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"I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead of scanning my boarding pass or handing over my passport, I looked into a camera before being allowed down the jet bridge. Did facial recognition replace boarding passes, unbeknownst to me? Did I consent to this?" twitter.com/mackenzief/status/

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