Anyone want to live in Shenzhen to teach at an experimental international high school in Shenzhen, China? I've been talking with these folks for about a year now -- they have a definite focus on projects and learning (rather than tests). 2 teachers needed:
Innovation and Science Fiction:
Making and Design:
Das Innenministerium und Justizministerium äußern sich in der Bundespressekonferenz über das geforderte Moratorium zur #Gesichtserkennung – Man kenne den Bericht nicht & in #Suedkreuz war alles prima https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2685&v=jf2DmhEaZEM&feature=emb_logo
@padeluun Eine schleichende Transmutation der #BRD in einen scheindemokratischen Polizei- und Überwachungsstaat wird von Verfassungsfeinden wie Horst Seehofer, Hans-Georg Maaßen und Wolfgang Schäuble schon seit Jahrzehnten vorangetrieben. Diese feinen Herren halten die drohende Überwachungsgesellschaft offenbar für sehr erstrebenswert.
Es geht hier um lückenlose Dauerüberwachung der Gesamtbevölkerung und dieses Horrorszenario kann überhaupt nur mittels allumfassender Deanonymisierung verwirklicht werden.
Flächendeckende Videoüberwachung mit biometrischer Gesichtserkennung sowie Vorratsdatenspeicherung und Klarnamenpflicht markieren das Ende des Rechtsstaats!
#Klarnamenpflicht #Gesichtserkennung #Rechtsstaatlichkeit #Bürgerrechte #Menschenrechte #Datenschutz #CDU #CSU #Vorratsdatenspeicherung #Sicherheitstheater #HorstSeehofer #WolfgangSchäuble #Datenkraken #BigBrother #Publikative #Sozialkreditsystem #Regierungskriminalität #Bürgerkrieg
The greatest grift the privileged ever ran was convincing everybody that "Anarchy" was another word for "Chaos", and not an ideology based in the dismantling of hierarchy to be replaced with a system founded in equity. It’s almost like a small albeit powerful group of ppl´s privilege and influence depends on a strict pecking order they’d do literally anything to maintain . Almost .
Schöne Grüße nach Augsburg zu Herrn Ullrich. Wir hatten ja bereits vor 2(?) Jahren im Gespräch geklärt, dass das vollkommener Blödsinn ist und Sie das nur für das verwenden, von dem Sie meinen, dass das Wahlkampf sei.
Mehr als 128x128 Pixel braucht kein Mensch. https://www.golem.de/news/leistungsschutzrecht-memes-sollen-nur-noch-128-mal-128-pixel-gross-sein-2001-146101.html
Decentralized systems' far better track record than centralized services on these goals must be very frustrating if you run such a centralized service but attacking bizarre straw men is not useful. Imagine if the over 50 million dollars funding Signal had gone towards polishing a distributed messenger....
Mein Gameboy Nachbau (Pi-Girrrl Pocket) hat ein zu großes Display. Sonst würde ich ja jetzt glatt einen #Meme-Generator bauen. #128x128Pixel #KeinGameboyIstIllegal #Leistungsschutzrecht #Urheberrechtsreform #Urheberrecht https://www.golem.de/news/leistungsschutzrecht-memes-sollen-nur-noch-128-mal-128-pixel-gross-sein-2001-146101.html
Police Surveillance Tools from Special Services Group
Special Services Group, a company that sells surveillance tools to the FBI, DEA, ICE, and other US government agencies, has had its secret sales brochure published. Motherboard received the brochure as part of a FOIA request to the Irvine Police Department in California.
So this year, they added Facebook also: https://fosdem.org/2020/about/sponsors/
FOSDEM is about open source, not freedom.
Why is this a problem? Read this: https://ar.al/2019/01/11/i-was-wrong-about-google-and-facebook-theres-nothing-wrong-with-them-so-say-we-all/
Wirklich bemerkenswert an dieser Recherche sind u.a. die Details über die (Nicht-)Reaktion der #Polizei auf die Versuche einer Betroffenen, die Vorfälle anzuzeigen.
"nicht so viele Mails schicken"
"mit Links kann ich nichts anfangen"
"Pornografie ist legal"
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”
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
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 → Fastmail → Nextcloud Contacts
Google Calendar → Fastmail → Nextcloud Calendar
Google Search → Bing → DuckDuckGo
Google Maps → Bing Maps → OpenStreetMaps 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 / Plex → Spotify / Jellyfin
Google Play Movies/TV → Plex → Jellyfin
Google Play Audiobooks/Books → Audible/Kindle
Google Play Store (apps) → F-Droid / Aurora Store
Google Android → Lineage OS → Ubuntu 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 → PocketCasts → AntennaPod
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.
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