Moses ter Borch, Self Portrait, The so-called ‘Portrait of Jan Fabus’ (1660 - 1661)
EU folks, the latest @EU_Commission proposal for scanning private communications and undermining end-to-end encryption is an extreme threat to privacy.
It threatens the right to meaningful encryption and would force your communications to be subject to scanning and classification by AI outside of your control. Truly dystopian shit.
This won't become law without the EU parliament's assent, so please follow this closely and speak up. See EDRI's analysis here:
Female Lovers, 1915
@Mastodon I have color blind in green, could you please consider changing the reblogging button on Mastodon ios to a more accessible design? e.g, a button that have more significant change in shape when clicked. Thank you very much:)
#Lorde has curated a playlist called “Solar System” on Sonos Radio ☀️
That is why the word "compassion" generally inspires suspicion; it designates what is considered an inferior, second-rate sentiment that has little to do with love. To love someone out of compassion means not really to love.
— Milan Kundera "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"
In languages that derive from Latin, "compassion" means: we cannot look on coolly as others suffer; or, we sympathize with those who suffer. Another word with approximately the same meaning, "pity", connotes a certain condescension towards the sufferer. "To take pity on a woman" means that we are better off than she, that we stoop to her level, lower ourselves.
All languages that derive from Latin form the word "compassion" by combining the prefix meaning "with" (com-) and the root meaning "suffering" (Late Latin, passio). In other languages, Czech, Polish, German, and Swedish, for instance - this word is translated by a noun formed of an equivalent prefix combined with the word that means "feeling".
From Twitter just for anyone who is still using it as of the 10th of June the following will be scanned when using Direct Messages: Content, Recipients, Date and Time.
Previously Content was not scanned now it will be.
Remember when people were saying Mastodon isn't safe cause Admins' can read your Direct Messages/Conversations?