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What's everyone's favorite massively-important, thanklessly maintained library/program?

Mine's either libpng or zlib, the latter of which is used in almost all computers today, and both are massively deployed and have been well-maintained since the 90s and yet have almost no recognition.

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In case you’re wondering if Google or Facebook, etc., will keep you secure, yes, they will try. In the same way a farmer tries to keep their sheep secure from everything else but their own knife.

Security does not imply safety.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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The @ACLU is right.

Biometric mass surveillance is too dangerous a tool - that's why we're asking the European Union to ban it.

If you're a European citizen, sign our petition and join us: reclaimyourface.eu/

#ReclaimYourFace nitter.net/ACLU/status/1362087

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Breaking good news: Clearview Facial-Recognition Technology Ruled Illegal in Canada

"Canadian authorities have found that the collection of facial-recognition data by Clearview AI is illegal because it violates federal and provincial privacy laws..."

threatpost.com/clearview-facia

#privacy #AI #clearview #Canada #news #biometric

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@thor also journalists extensively use surveillance trackers on news websites to watch what an individual is reading and to measure engagement - i'm often surprised how much surveillance is going on while reading news

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If you are looking for a privacy-friendly alternative to Facebook Events, you might want to check out Mobilizon:

joinmobilizon.org/en

It's a free open source federated events platform, and is part of the Fediverse as it uses the ActivityPub protocol.

Because it's still new, it currently only federates between Mobilizon instances. You can't follow Mobilizon instances from Mastodon yet, however this is planned for the future.

#FediTips #Fediverse #Mobilizon #FacebookEvents #Alternatives

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