Most importantly, stop putting institutional events on Facebook, stop using it at universities, stop making participation in Facebook mandatory through your institutional, organization, and activist roles. You can be online, and social, and connected without supporting Facebook.
brb writing to governments to request that all Mastodon instances turn over the signature keys
I agree Telegram is mediocre but if it was an open source you'd be defending it to death
Everything in the fediverse should be considered more or less public and trackable.
But main harm with facebook isn't it being too public, but with it lying about "protection" it offers and creating false image of what can be seen by whom.
Prvacy is not about not being seen, but about deciding when you're seen.
@Wolf480pl It doesn't exactly solve one problem, by gathering data about you, companies can make better informed future decisions on their products, and here we kind of eliminated feedback (aside from monetary one).
It'd probably still be necessary (or useful) to give some data back.
Exactly as much, as you'd decide to give. And for internal use only.
@Wolf480pl well, that seems like an ad. But a really descriptive and cool one.
In regards to us it would probably be an ultimate form of targeting.
And it would save costs for advertisers, since they wouldn't need to process your data. You'd just self-host processing and get recommendations that way.
@Wolf480pl Not Facebook's "Request a copy of your data" feature. But demanding an actual dump of all stored data backed by laws in most European countries.
Facebook just seems to give zero fucks. "Nothing is illegal if nobody finds out" is their mindset on absolutely everything. They seem to have even less moral discipline than most other giant corrupt corporations.
A very nice article explaining the formware integrity model of Ledger Nano S and a clever attack against it.
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#facebook being sued by its own investors https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-20/facebook-sued-by-investors-over-voter-profile-harvesting
@staticsafe IMO the problem is that people expect you to reply immediately. Read receipts reinforce that expectation, but it can happen nevertheless.
OTOH, some chat cultures (notably IRC) developed the approach of send-and-go-on-with-your-life, as the person may reply after 30 minutes or 2h or sth.
Another thing that would be IMO useful is presence statuses. Back in early IM days, you had:
wanna-talk, online, brb, bbl, busy, invisible, disconnected
it helped set expectations for response time
"sneaking into everything everywhere" should be "scope creep" but I couldn't remember that nice term until just after I tooted
what you refer to as a joke about GNU is in fact annoying, or as I've recently taken to calling it, a reminder of GNU's attempt at sneaking into everything everywhere. all the so-called GNU/% distributions I will gladly turn into distributions of % by uninstalling coreutils and replacing glibc with musl