Mike, @torproject, on Google and ReCaptcha:
"This is a company that is basically the primary/only gateway to much of the Internet, and it has decided that certain IP addresses *do not deserve access to that Internet*. Full stop. This is not a problem that gets solved by having our devs talk to their devs to "nerd harder". This should be a PR bloodbath.. We should have made it one months ago."
The @GIMP team has just announced GIMP 2.10.0 release candidate 2 is out with multi-threaded painting, rewritten UI themes, on-canvas panorama rotation in 3D, various improvements, and 40 bug fixes!
(Sorry - last post had the wrong URL)
Great article on @firstname.lastname@example.org about Matrix in the French Government! https://www.tomshardware.com/news/france-alternative-whatsapp-telegram-spying-concerns,36898.html
whipped up some Creative Commons emoji for mastodon! Images taken from the CC downloads page here > https://creativecommons.org/about/downloads
the Creative Commons icon
Creative Commons Zero
Learn how to use the licenses here! https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Oh those "expiring e-mails" in GMail even require Google login to view as webpage? Wow, fuck that shit. That's too obvious
Nothing about ActivityPub is specifically "twitter-like". In fact the protocol itself, if anything, is way more facebook-like than twitter-like (and largely derives from the facebook-like pump.io). It just so happens that the largest implementors are Twitter-like. But that's not reflective of any protocol restriction. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16836027
We also designed the thing *so Diaspora could adopt it*, even though that didn't happen.
Software hot take, spying Show more
> Chrome is scanning your files, including private folders, in the background as an anti-malware measure
Chrome is a proprietary software, and proprietary software developers feel free to do invasive things for whatever purpose they deem necessary. Users would have no recourse if they were using this tool for spying or data collection, other than uninstalling it.
People who use proprietary software are victims. Do not advocate for proprietary wares
in any form.