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It seems one can buy wifi enabled chips for less than $2 each. This would be cheap enough that one could maybe build a $5 wifi mesh network node, and get a bunch of people to distribute them all over the place.

Build the device so it can be plugged into any power socket, but provide passthrough so something else can be plugged into the device, to avoid hogging the socket.

Guerilla mesh networks? Maybe.

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Anyone in North- or South-America reading this: would you be willing to help the #openstreetmap project by hosting a server?

The project needs additional "tile delivery servers" in the region to cope with the load, more details on the requirements here:
wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Se

Boosts appreciated!

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Google legit tried to leverage their control over Chrome to kill off ad blockers. Do people still think a Chromium monoculture would be good for the web?

Ad blockers are literally the only thing that keeps web browsers usable. If you try to claim that Google tried to kill off ad blockers in an honest attempt to improve web performance, all that tells me is that you think I'm stupid.

zdnet.com/article/google-backt

My wife and I are loving our new @Purism 's, but both our microphones died after about a month of use! No way we were going to send them overseas just for a microphone issue, so I decided to do some on the problem!
organicdesign.nz/Fixing_my_lap

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#Prismo has gotten a couple new contributors in the past couple weeks. Great to see more activity in the project.

If you're interested in a link sharing site (think reddit, HN, lobsters) on the #fediverse, head over to the repo and join in.

https://gitlab.com/mbajur/prismo
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"11/ Ultimately, I think these moves will sow the seeds of their own demise. We’ve seen what it’s like to have genuine free expression on the internet and we don’t want to turn the web into another cable news where Facebook, Google and Amazon become the new CBS, NBC and ABC."

via: twitter.com/LibertyBlitz/statu

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Bonjour, je m'appelle #FollowFriday 🎉

🛡️ @privacyint Privacy International: Long-established pressure group fighting for privacy as a human right

✉️ @protonmail ProtonMail: Official account for the privacy-centric email provider

🌐 @protonvpn ProtonVPN: VPN service from makers of ProtonMail

🖥️ @gentoo Gentoo: Official account for the Gentoo Linux distro

📚 @libreture Libreture: eBook storage service and DRM-free bookshop guide

#FF #FFed

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BBC producer challenges narrative on Assad gassing Douma in 2018, says hospital scenes were staged
An inquiring BBC producer took a closer look at the 2018 “chemical attack” in Syria’s Douma, which ignited a media frenzy and a wave of US retaliatory strikes, and says much of the story was skillfully set up to inflame tempers. Read Full Article at RT.com
rt.com/news/451538-bbc-douma-c

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my #ilovefs message this year goes to the Secure Scuttlebutt peer-to-peer secure communication infrastructure. great architecture, decent software, the and an amazing community!

Shouldn't that be "just like I like[d] to believe that doctors are there to protect our health", exactly the same applies to "health professionals" as to "privacy professionals" 😫

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Privacy is not a science, it is a human right

ar.al/2019/02/14/privacy-is-no

My response to a dangerous turd of an article by Bart van der Sloot (co-founder of Amsterdam Privacy Week – sponsored by Palantir and Google – and docent teaching “Privacy and Big Data” at Tilburg University)

Mr. Sloot attempts to reframe privacy as a “science” and shame those who work to protect it for having a “pro-privacy agenda” & not being “neutral”. He also calls for “new rules” to disallow such biased behaviour.

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hey american liberals when you criticize a foreign country's government for being authoritarian maybe consider not criticizing it via a metric that your own country fails at in every conceivable regard

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"Some serious issues have been raised within the last few days which may force us to re-write, extend, or possibly even abandon ActivityStreams. It was thought that this serialisation format would support the wide-ranging capabilities of Zot6 (esp: nomadic identity and privacy), but it turns out this is not the case. ActivityStreams is not capable of expressing nomadic content. This is ultimately a show-stopper. It will suffice on the short term but the entire stack is being re-evaluated."

-- Mike Macgirvin
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Did you know there's an #opensource equivalent to Google Street View? It's called #OpenStreetCam, mapping the world's roads with dashcam images, and uses machine learning & computer vision to improve #OpenStreetMaps. It's easy to get started, so check it out and contribute today! All you need is a phone, a car, and a mount.

openstreetcam.org/

Recently, Telenav has partnered with Waylens to create customised cams to contribute with. This box just arrived over the weekend :) Happy mapping!

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Fuck. This. Shit.
If you see one of these please just fucking kill it with a baseball bat.

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