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A grim forecast for The Weather Channel app: it’s owner (IBM) is being sued by @CityAttorneyLA for allegedly tricking users into sharing their granular location info with 3rd parties.

Delete this app along with any apps you don’t regularly use. theguardian.com/technology/201

Original tweet: twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

@solarpunkagorism but just check with your local council first, you may need a permit or it might be illegal in your area 🤨

@ailurocrat @cj Especially if you just picked it yourself 😃

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This is so clever: a SCP vulnerability that uses terminal control characters to hide the names of malicious files being downloaded thehackernews.com/2019/01/scp-

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I wrote up the API I'm thinking about for my #ActivityPub #PHP library! If you're interested in building federated PHP applications, I'd really appreciate if you check it out:

github.com/pterotype-project/a

I opened an issue where people can give feedback and discuss the API so that we can make sure it will meet the needs of Fediverse developers. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please contribute to the discussion:

github.com/pterotype-project/a

Taken from hotel Açores on Rua dos Andradas, Porto Alegre. It's a really nice area, very green and always filled with sounds of relaxed cheerful people. 🎉

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Ethereum's Constantinople release is coming a a day or so, but what the heck does it all mean? Here's a good article clearing up a lot of the confusion over all the roadmap changes.
mangoresearch.co/ethereum-road

@manual Awesome! gotta get me one a them asap! 😂

(The girl's got a good fist, but the guy'll break his thumb punching like that!)

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post a hot take on mastodon with a punch and then take a nap. I've never seen a more relatable tech product than this

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Don't trust "open source" projects with Contributor License Agreements, they are effectively not open source/free software at all and cannot be trusted or forked in productive ways that eliminate corporate control. (glares at Microsoft with VSCode and Azure)

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Getting distracted by writing a fediverse stats crawler into tootctl

@skynebula @aral What do you guys recommend for email and browser on Linux desktop?

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ODing in the fediverse!