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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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It's #FollowFriday again, time for some #Alternatives 🌟

@ring Ring: The decentralised open source alternative to Skype

@Tusky Tusky: Popular Mastodon phone app by @ConnyDuck

@elementary Elementary: Easy-to-use open source operating system based on Ubuntu Linux

@Framasoft Framasoft: The leading French promoter of free software (en français)

@GIMP GIMP: Open source alternative to Photoshop

#FFed

Previous #FF posts:
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/1

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what'd you think is easier?

getting rid systemd in a modern Linux distro

or

getting rid of ego in the systemd project

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The writer Corey Doctorow is now on Mastodon here:

@doctorow

It's a verified account as shown here:

twitter.com/doctorow/status/10

Let's make him welcome 🎉 , he's a long-time campaigner for open standards and copyright reform:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Doc

#NewHere

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4,3 Milliarden Strafe für Google wegen Missbrauchs der Marktposition mit dem Android-Betriebssystem. Das macht zuversichtlich, dass auch allf. Strafen wegen Datenschutzverletzungen ähnlich hoch ausfallen werden.
orf.at/m/stories/2447422/

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Why Free Software need free tools? Because we shouldn't be hypocrats. We, as #FreeSoftware developers, have to listen to our own arguments when we say that the openes of our software is the reason to chose our software in order to avoid vendor lock-in and for security and privacy reasons. youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RC

mastodon.social/media/IuZAEZqy

mastodon.social/media/2j33Xo9T

#devtools

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Hab gerade zum ersten mal den neuen #facebook #werbespot gesehen oder halt bewusst wahrgenommen.Echt laecherlich,wie die jetzt mit #datenschutz und #privatsphaere werben.Aber auch mindestens genauso traurig,dass es sicher genug Vollpfosten gibt,die es denen auch noch abkaufen,egal wie billig der Spot gemacht ist.
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« BREAKING: Greenpeace Nordic activists unfold banners calling for Presidents Trump and Putin to “Warm Our Hearts, Not Our Planet” on a bell tower in Helsinki >> act.gp/2LcX96G t.co/LJsdn9ExBD »

— Retweet twitter.com/greenpeacepress/st

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Space photo of the very serious drought we are suffering in Ireland.

Now not so green island.

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You walk into the dark alley periodically looking back to see nothing but a dense fog. You meet your informant, shaking as they ask, "Is it safe to speak?" You announce in your best non-regional dialect, "Hey Google, Alexa, Cortana, Siri" and wait for a beep; "Good. We're alone."

This is the uncensored and honest version of riscv-basics.com: arm-basics.com/

You can even submit pull requests 😉

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riscv-basics.com really looks like a fake to me. Nice misinformation campaign, even the campaigner is faked.
Looking at the TLS certificate makes me most suspicious. It's issued by another CA than ARM.com and the 'Organization' field is not set. I would expect it to be 'ARM Ltd'. Very fishy.

Somebody tries to harm ARM and boost RISCV. Or ARM has gone totally nuts.