Given how many posts about instance admins being involved in, at best, very unproductive beefs is not exactly convincing me that this decentralised moderation concept actually scales. I’m getting the feeling that mastodon is essentially becoming a chaotic web of mini-Twitters now run by people who are unaccustomed to power and therefore ill-equipped for it and often outright dangerous.
(Except my instance admins, who are sweet angels of course)
OK we need to stop with the argument : "we can't block trackers because then the web won't work anymore." I have been using Brave, Firefox (with Privacy Badger & HTTPS Everywhere), Samsung Internet with Disconnect (& built in tracking protection) & Safari (with Better blocker and 3rd party cookies disabled) for years now. I can report: the web works mostly fine without the tracking. In fact, it's great.
Holy shit, Samsung Smart TVs straight up send "snippets" of things that you watch back home to "to provide you with customized Smart TV experiences".
Search that page for the text: "Your Smart TV transfers video snippets or TV tuner information in order to determine the programs watched."
"A distinction must be made between advertising and "adtech" - digital analysis and advertising software. Traditional advertising was about building a brand. It used to be like this: if you read a newspaper, the newspaper didn't read you either. If you watched TV, the TV didn't see you either. The Internet has changed that. If you watch a video on Youtube today, Youtube will be watching you. Surveillance is at the heart of the business model. I call it "people farming"." - @aral
Ah, I see the cybernats have joined the fediverse #TwitterExodusScotland
Federating Mobilizon : one more step towards de-facebooked events
There is a new development to our future alternative to Facebook: different Mobilizon installs can now federate with each other.
Even more on the @firstname.lastname@example.org work around #humanvalues
Europe has run out of IPv4 addresses
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