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"Within the past few years, we have seen multiple large-scale data breaches involving companies like and . Yet, we rarely see the bigger picture."


This is actually correct logic, which is mostly not admitted or understood by experts on both sides:
The definite risk of certain injection must be compared to the uncertain risk of harm from uncertain infection.
Instead, they do apples and oranges.



🚀Bip-bip! Sputnik est à nouveau en orbite!

Chers lecteurs, soyez les bienvenus sur la page Sputnik Afrique! Vous y trouverez les actus des pays du continent africain, de la Russie, de la France et du monde entier.

Abonnez-vous, commentez, partagez avec vos proches et vos amis!


With Europe melting away under unprecedented heat, one of the best ways to lower tempretures and protect soil and foliage from dry out is by planting trees and other plants and restoring forests and meadows. There are a few ways to do this, community gardening groups are becoming more popular, there's also a service called Bee Bombs that sells seeds to turn private gardens into wild flower patches for bees. And the ecosia search engine uses ad revenue to fund tree planting 150million+ so far.

Et pendant ce temps… le commerce des #armes

Des Serbes en vendent 10 tonnes via un avion ukrainien qui s'écrase en Grèce (l'avion n'allait pas en Ukraine, ça se voit sur son trajet)

Officiellement, c'était pour le Bangladesh. L'avion devait s'arrêter à Amman, Jordanie. Après, allez savoir leur destination réelle…

Conseils donnés aux habitants proches du lieu de chute : « portez des masques ».
Comme quoi, même quand le covid est quasi-fini, les masques servent encore 🤪

#Facebook is so desperate to protect the revenue stream that comes from tracking people around the Internet that they aren't even bothering to cover this shit with some new marketing excuse.

There is a silver lining in #Facebook resorting to such dirty tricks though.

Encrypting the whole query string parameter so that Firefox/Brave and browser extensions can no longer strip the tracking parameters means that a lot of people were *actually* pissed by Facebook's aggressive tracking.

These people actively installed software that removed the tracking parameters on the Facebook URLs. And that's been enough to hurt Facebook's revenues to the point that they have now been forced to show their most evil side - the one that doesn't really care about what its users want, the one that just cares of how much data about them it can resell.

We are now witnessing a sad company fighting to defend its primary revenue stream, which entirely comes from targeted ads and user profiling. They don't even feel entitled to respond to the demands for different privacy practices that come from their own users. They aren't even pretending to add any value to the world anymore - all that matters is that nobody touches their tracking business, because that would pose a threat to their own existence.

Companies like Facebook have become the degeneration of a surveillance capitalism that has already forgotten all the talks about meritocracy, fair access to the market and listening to the customers that they used to like a lot until a couple of years ago. As they just strive to survive and defend their revenue streams, they have become an arrogant oligarchy that holds the whole industry as hostage.

There's only one way to get rid of them: stop using their products entirely, full stop. And if you are a web admin, make sure that not a single piece of your JavaScript runs on your services. One could go as far as disabling the sharing of Facebook links on their platforms. Remember that one of the few things about a capitalist economy is that the customer eventually picks, either with their wallets or their choices, who should stay in business.

I wanna see how far this poll can go, vote and then boost please! 🌐

How long have you been in the fediverse?

Comment if timeframe is not listed!

To future historians—not just of computing, but of humanity—the current period will be a dark age.

How was Facebook used by students in the 2010s? We cannot show you, that version of Facebook is not hosted anywhere.

How did MySpace look around 2009? We don't really know, the Wayback Machine only shows a limited amount of static content, and there may only be a few surviving screenshots

What correspondence did Vint Cerf have as president of the ACM with other luminaries of computing industry and research? We do not know; Google will not publish his emails.

What was it like playing Angry Birds on an iPhone 3G? We do not know; Apple is no longer distributing signed receipts for that binary.

What did the British cabinet discuss when they first learned of the Coronavirus pandemic? We do not know; they chatted on a private WhatsApp group.

What books were published analysing the aftermath of the Maidan coup in Ukraine? We do not know; we do not have the keys for the Digital Editions DRM.

How was the coup covered in televised news? We do not know; the broadcasters used RealVideo and Windows Media Encoder and we cannot read those files.

We have to ask ourselves how we are going to preserve and transmit knowledge about our age to the next generations. Knowledge about an age where information is produced, consumed and discarded within hours, days or months, or where it's only stored on the server rooms of a handful of corporations, with no guarantees that those businesses will exist in the future, and with no way of accessing that information unless a certain set of regulatory, hardware, software pre-conditions are met.

That's why projects like the Internet Archive deserve more recognition and funding. That's why web scraping should not only be a civic right, but a civic duty to the next generations. Otherwise all the knowledge about the great age of information will be transmitted orally - with all the distortions that such transmission implies.

So @codeberg (think of it as the ethical GitHub) is a not-for-profit that depends on donations. You can also become a member of the org by supporting it.

Since I’m moving our projects there, I’ve signed up as an active member and Small Technology Foundation is now a supporting member with both me and the org making separate small annual contributions to the organisation.

If you’re using the service and can afford it, please help them maintain the commons.


Rationalisation des dépenses publiques, réutilisation par l'administration des codes qu'elle publie, recrutement d'experts engagés, transparence algorithmique, apprentissage de la contribution, soutien à l'économie des entreprises du numérique libre...

Il y a tant à faire.

Nous sommes des millions à vouloir la réintégration des soignants suspendus
Soutenons les RT partout

Castopod now has official #Docker images! 🐋

Thanks to @rdelaage, images are pushed to the Docker hub during the automated builds 📦🚀

Check out the docs and learn how to install Castopod with Docker now:


The trend is evident.
They will go as far as we let them.
They have no moral limit.


Venin : qu’injectent-ils aux enfants ?
Dans cette émission-fiction dystopique en trois actes, nous nous transportons directement dans la cellule 101 de l’aile Carignan-Reichstadt du Centre de rééducation du Ministère de l’Amour.

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Média social de masse québécois dont vous êtes le héros