Connecting to the can be dangerous. Good if you have a fetish for potentially surprising and unwanted events. Connecting with tech that you as a user is not in complete control of is even riskier. Yet somehow people lock down their intimate body parts with gadgets
- connected to the internet
- they are not in control of
- controlled by developers who decide if they wanna be nice or not.

Wawaweewa.

Cellmate: Male chastity gadget hack could lock users in
bbc.com/news/technology-544365

After years of slumber, US and EU antitrust enforcers are beginning to stir, calling tech CEOs in for hearings, opening investigations, and hinting darkly at the possibility of future breakups.

The tech companies have seen this day coming. Many believe the reason Google restructured as Alphabet was to create clean cleavage lines for a future breakup, a means to steer future enforcers (for example, away from forcing Google to split search from advertising).

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"During the first waves of migration the Swedes were also subjected to certain stereotypes and prejudices. The expression "dumb Swede" was established as they had difficulty learning English. There were entertainment shows which used a character called "John Johnsson" when poking fun at Swedes. He was dumb, clumsy, drank too much and talked with a funny accent."

The immigrant historian Rudolph Vecoli has pointed out[22] that they were not initially always recognized as "whites" in the Anglo-Saxon or German sense, but after the wave of Polish immigration this attitude shifted. Many also complained about the smell of the Swedes that was considered to smell like herring. In 1901 Horace Glenn wrote "Walking behind a string of Swedes is impossible to a person with delicate nose. It's an odor which could only come from generations of unwashed ancestors."

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"Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.”
β€”

The web wasn't lost by people posting baby pictures to Facebook. The web was lost when Google leveraged market dominance to enact a complete abrogation of web standards -- since the HTML 'standard' is now a 'Living Document,' the standard is "do whatever Chrome does," which is an unattainable goal.

There are four voting members of WHATWG. Two of them use Google's web rendering engine. A third is entirely financially dependent on Google. The other one is Apple. Who speaks for you? Nobody.

"No one is forced to use Facebook" 

In August, @peertube entered a new stage in the development of #PeerTube v3. The objective is to raise €60k so they can implement, (1) global search, (2) moderation, (3) plugins & playlists, and (4) live streaming, here's the roadmap: joinpeertube.org/roadmap/.

They already raised €37k which covers steps (1) and (2) and we're almost there for step (3) which is €40k.

Let's help build a decentralized alternative to #YouTube. Please boost and, if possible, donate.

#Fediverse #FOSS #OpenSource

A whistleblower said that Apple contractors 'regularly hear confidential details' on Siri recordings and have even heard drug deals, medical details and people having sex
theguardian.com/technology/201

Original tweet : twitter.com/tilbots/status/130

@fedilab
Imagine a day, where the first app everyone installs is f-droid and playstore is the new IE.

Google removed @k9mail from the Play Store without prior notice because they objected to the following text in the app description (that has been the same for more than a year):

(People sometimes call K-9: K9, K9 Mail, K-9 Email, K9 Email, K9 E-Mail, k9mail or k9email.)

"A problem

We are currently making
Earth look like Mars
faster than we are making
Mars look like Earth"

- nitter.net/wintonARK/status/13

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

β€” Isaac Asimov

just concluded trial tests where a proprietary, AI agent fighter pilot from defense contractor won a championship over DARPA's F-16 pilot. nitter.net/DARPA/status/129656 - I'm not as excited about the potential future scenario that this invites after having seen and read about potential consequences. AI needs to be regulated, especially military purposed AI.

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