Google seems to think that everyone's problem with privacy is that the tracking is happening on their servers. So they've added code to Chrome to violate your privacy locally instead. Their goal is to make behavioral targeting possible without third party cookies, which a lot of people now block. But the reason people block third party cookies is because they don't want to be tracked at all.
From my POV, the more web engines and web browsers not based on Google code the better.
> And I grew up during the heyday of the Free Software Foundation, so I *know* this is a trap, but I’m *tired* and don’t have the energy to be a server admin for something that’s held together with scotch tape and prayers when I’m really supposed to be writing OpenGL code.nitter.nixnet.services/icculus…
Google have suspended Element in the Play Store without notifying us; we're reaching out to find out what's going on. Apologies for the inconvenience; in the interim there's https://f-droid.org/en/packages/im.vector.app/ but it's a few versions behind. We'll post updates here.
OK that is fucking amazing...
"RIAA's YouTube-DL Takedown Ticks Off Developers and GitHub's CEO" – https://torrentfreak.com/riaas-youtube-dl-takedown-ticks-of-developers-and-githubs-ceo-201027/
#youtubedl has received a DMCA takedown from RIAA
#Minetest is 10 years old! It was first released publicly on the 10/October/2010. Here's to 10 years more.
You can download the first version from here, it's a Windows executable but works well in wine: https://packages.8dromeda.net/minetest/minetest_old_releases_2010_through_2012_mostly_win32/2010-10-10_to_25/minetest-c55-win32-101010000530.zip
Seven years ago, as the news declared I was being charged as a criminal for speaking the truth, I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA's activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them.
And yet that day has arrived. https://t.co/FRdG2zUA4U
I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".
A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.
Source in Japanese:
Thanks to this post QOTO is currently being linked from HackerNews in the #1 spot. Our instance is getting a lot of exposure as is this very important issue.
Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”
-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!