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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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#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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@jon @writefreely Yep, in fact many people use it for that.

You can set your blog to "private" so no one else can access it, and then the only thing to do is make sure to hit "publish" after editing a post, if you're keeping notes across devices.

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Just a personal instance for me to connect to the Fediverse :)