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TechRepublic headline: "TP-Link routers get a little safer with AI-powered security features" - I think: OMG, hell no! They get only safer by replacing the TP-Link firmware with ^^

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Reminder: "Da kannst du aware sein bis Unterkante Oberlippe und trotzdem kommt manchmal so ein Bullshit raus..."

Wichtig ist, dass wir Verantwortung dafür übernehmen und versuchen, dass es sich nicht wiederholt. Sozialsierung lässt sich eben nicht gänzlich ablegen sondern nur durch neu erlerntes Verhalten überdecken...

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Capitalism is quietly erasing the idea of private property. All products are effectively becoming rentals, and the companies can revoke your right to use them whenever they feel like it. It's becoming increasingly difficult to actually own anything. Media is streamed, and devices are locked from the users.

It's hilarious how all the things people were afraid of happening under communism are actually happening under capitalism.

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Tja das wars wohl mit der Hufeisen Theorie. Jetzt müssen Politiker, wenn sie Rechtsextremismus relativieren, nicht nur "Linksextremismus" sondern auch "konservativextremistisch CDU Knarren Opis" in ihre Sätze einbauen.

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Hier eure Mission, solltet ihr sie annehmen. Toi toi toi!

Dieser Toot wird sich in 3,14 Sekunden selbst retwooten.

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Nicht die feine englische: Spotify schickt ihre Leute auf den Chaos Communication Congress, die fragen c3 Teilnehmer aus, die glauben sie würden sich mit normalen Congress Besuchern und Podcast Interessierten unterhalten:

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Welche Vereine, Parteien oder auch Gewerkschaften unterstützt er? Das Geschäftspotenzial, das sich aus der Auswertung der Zahlungsströme ergibt, ist genauso riesig wie die datenschutzrechtlichen Risiken.

#psd2 2/2

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Banken sind jetzt verpflichtet, Drittanbietern wie Kontoinformations- und Zahlungsauslösediensten über eine Programmierschnittstelle den direkten Zugang zu den Bankkonten ihrer Kunden zu ermöglichen. Bisher hatte das den Ruch des Unseriösen. Jetzt wird es "open banking" genannt. Wo kauft der Kontoinhaber ein? Welche Abos hat er? Welche Stromanbieter?

#psd2 1/2

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This is hilarious!

RT :birdsite: @joshmcconell

The pizza joint I went to framed a hole in the wall in the men’s washroom and called it “Fragile Masculinity”

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if (like me) you ever wondered whatever happend to the top-level domains of former eastern bloc states:
.dd (east germany): withdrawn in 1990, never used "on the net", just in university networks
.su (soviet union): still in use, even though it probably shouldn't be, ~117.000 domains
.yu (yugoslavia): deleted in 2010, ~4000 domains vanished
.cs (czechoslovakia): deleted in 1995, 114 domains vanished

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PSA: If you're doing research but don't have access to a university library, you should definitely *not* use a website to pirate a large amount of journal articles. That would be illegal and wrong. I post this link so you can bear witness to this unlawful activity.

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So I was recently asked why I prefer to use free and open source software over more conventional and popular proprietary software and services.

A few years ago I was an avid Google user. I was deeply embedded in the Google ecosystem and used their products everywhere. I used Gmail for email, Google Calendar and Contacts for PIM, YouTube for entertainment, Google Newsstand for news, Android for mobile, and Chrome as my web browser.

I would upload all of my family photos to Google Photos and all of my personal documents to Google Drive (which were all in Google Docs format). I used Google Domains to register my domain names for websites where I would keep track of my users using Google Analytics and monetize them using Google AdSense.

I used Google Hangouts (one of Google’s previous messaging plays) to communicate with friends and family and Google Wallet (with debit card) to buy things online and in-store.

My home is covered with Google Homes (1 in my office, 1 in my bedroom, 1 in the main living area) which I would use to play music on my Google Play Music subscription and podcasts from Google Podcasts.

I have easily invested thousands of dollars into my Google account to buy movies, TV shows, apps, and Google hardware devices. This was truly the Google life.

Then one day, I received an email from Google that changed everything.

“Your account has been suspended”

Just the thing you want to wake up to in the morning. An email from Google saying that your account has been suspended due to a perceived Terms of Use violation. No prior warning. No appeals process. No number to call. Trying to sign in to your Google account yields an error and all of your connected devices are signed out. All of your Google data, your photos, emails, contacts, calendars, purchased movies and TV shows. All gone.

I nearly had a heart attack, until I saw that the Google account that had been suspended was in fact not my main personal Google account, but a throwaway Gmail account that I created years prior for a project. I hadn’t touched the other account since creation and forgot it existed. Apparently my personal Gmail was listed as the recovery address for the throwaway account and that’s why I received the termination email.

Although I was able to breathe a sigh of relief this time, the email was wake up call. I was forced to critically reevaluate my dependence on a single company for all the tech products and services in my life.

I found myself to be a frog in a heating pot of water and I made the decision that I was going to jump out.

Leaving Google

Today there are plenty of lists on the internet providing alternatives to Google services such as this and this. Although the “DeGoogle” movement was still in its infancy when I was making the move.

The first Google service I decided to drop was Gmail, the heart of my online identity. I migrated to Fastmail with my own domain in case I needed to move again (hint: glad I did, now I self host my email). Fastmail also provided calendar and contacts solutions so that took care of leaving Google Calendar and Contacts.

Here are some other alternatives that I moved to:

Gmail → Fastmail → Self-hosted (via Cloudron)
Google Contacts → FastmailNextcloud Contacts
Google Calendar → FastmailNextcloud Calendar
Google Search → BingDuckDuckGo
Google Maps → Bing MapsOpenStreetMaps and OsmAnd
Google Analytics → Matomo Analytics
Google Drive → Nextcloud Files
Google Photos → Nextcloud Files/Gallery
Google Docs → Collabora Office (Nextcloud integration) and LibreOffice
Google Play Music → Spotify / PlexSpotify / Jellyfin
Google Play Movies/TV → PlexJellyfin
Google Play Audiobooks/Books → Audible/Kindle
Google Play Store (apps) → F-Droid / Aurora Store
Google Android → Lineage OSUbuntu Touch on PinePhone (coming soon?)
Google’s Android Apps → Simple Mobile Tools
Google Chrome → Mozilla Firefox
Google Domains → Hover
Google Hangouts → Matrix and Nextcloud Talk
Google Allo → Signal
Google Podcasts → PocketCastsAntennaPod
Google Newsstand → RSS
Google Wallet → PayPal and Cash App
Google Voice →Ting Mobile

Migrating away from Google was not a fast or easy process. It took years to get where I am now and there are still several Google services that I depend on: YouTube and Google Home.

Eventually, my Google Home’s will grow old and become unsupported at which point hopefully the Mycroft devices have matured and become available for purchase. YouTube may never be replaced (although I do hope for projects like PeerTube to succeed) but I find the compromise of using only one or two Google services to be acceptable.

At this point losing my Google account due to a mistake in their machine learning would largely be inconsequential and my focus has shifted to leaving Amazon which I use for most of my shopping and cloud services.

The reason that I moved to mostly FOSS applications is that it seems to be the only software ecosystem where everything works seamlessly together and I don’t have to cede control to any single company. Alternatively I could have simply split my service usage up evenly across Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple but I don’t feel that they would have worked as nicely together.

Overall I’m very happy with the open source ecosystem. I use Ubuntu with KDE on all of my computers and Android (no GApps) on my mobile phone. I’ve ordered the PinePhone “Brave Heart” and hope to one day be able to use it or one of its successors as a daily driver with Ubuntu Touch or Plasma Mobile.

I don’t want to give the impression that I exclusively use open source software either, I do use a number of proprietary apps including: Sublime Text, Typora, and Cloudron.

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Nochmal ganz offiziell und präzise vom Bayerischen Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht: Google Analytics braucht grundsätzlich eine Einwilligung, weil "Google sich das Recht einräumt, die Daten der Webseitenbesuchenden zu eigenen Zwecken zu verwenden."

Wer regelmäßig z.B. Shops oder Nachrichtenseiten besucht, die Analytics ungefragt einbinden, sollte den Betreiber auf diese Rechtslage hinweisen.

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"Sichere E-Mail für Lehrer: Thüringer Bildungsministerium vertraut" –

"Wenn die rund 200.000 Schüler (oder ihre Eltern) in Thüringen zukünftig mit Schule und Lehrern mailen, gehen diese Daten nicht mehr über private E-Mailadressen bei Gmail-, GMX- oder T-Online-Accounts ohne rechtswirksame Datenschutzverpflichtungen. Denn alle 22.000 Thüringer Lehrer bekommen künftig eine offizielle sichere Dienst-Adresse, betrieben von […]" @fsfe

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Die Anwaltskanzlei, wo auch der ehemalige Verfassungsschutzchef arbeitet, geht für die AfD gegen den Verfassungsschutz vor, weil AfD Gruppierungen Verdachtsfälle sind.

> Allerdings fehlt sein Name auf den Entwürfen, Maaßen selbst hatte angekündigt, als Anwalt nicht gegen sein ehemaliges Amt vorgehen zu wollen.

Als ob da derjenige, der sich in dieser Kanzlei am besten mit dem Verfassungsschutz auskennt, sich tatsächlich aus der Klage gegen den Verfassungsschutz raushält… Wers glaubt…

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ich mach nicht so gern werbung , aber geiles projekt und braucht noch support. lass das mal groß machen alle.

die fahren mit einem mobilen kino an die flüchtlingslager und außengrenzen der #FckEu, zeigen non- verbale filme und mehr und sorgen für kurz mal licht in all der scheiße. danke dafür 🖤❤️

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