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Props to keybase for attempting to capitalize on Slack's pain.

Response from UK Home Office to my letter about Police testing of #FacialRecognition in public

I asked how they could justify the tests given little public knowledge or support and no public scrutiny of either testing or how the technology actually works.

I also asked the legal basis for this test especially around GDPR which needs active consent to be given.

They seem to think this is popular, scrutinised and perfectly legal although no mention of GDPR. Human rights act though?!

Many reasons to avoid tooltips. But the biggest one is that they are usually so unnecessary.

an Amazon alternative: WorldCat 

Do you like Mario Kart? Do you like Libre software?

Then you might like #SuperTuxKart, which lets you race as various FLOSS mascots:

It includes story mode, time trial, local multiplayer, online multiplayer and lots of mods too.

It's available for Linux, Mac, Windows and Android.

#MarioKart #Alternatives #Gaming #FLOSS

Come on guys, let's give @JPEG some better reviews to compensate for the Gabbers trying to sabotage him:

‘If you would count the internet's energy consumption as a country it would be the fourth country of the world, after US, China, India and Russia’ – Greenpeace spokesperson in Mozilla's IRL episode on the internet's carbon footprint


This is great #IoT (via Reddit)


Hello everyone !

📢 🔴 URGENT 🔴

An awesome software is dying, because its #developper has not time anymore to care of it.

It's an alternative of Adobe AfterEffect : Natron (

Please, can Mastodon community search for a C++ dev, which want to maintain it ? or search for a company which work with free software ? It's very important.

Boost very appreciated

Thanks in advance for your contribution !

#Dev #Mastodon #C++ #Python

UK watchdog (ICO) plans to fine Marriott £99m a few days after British Airways £183m

The save-an-article service Pocket is useful, but it's also proprietary and tracks you.

There's a privacy-friendly free open alternative called #Wallabag you can use instead.

They have an official instance where you can sign up, suitable for non-technical users:

There's also a project website which tells tech users how to self-host their own instance:

You can follow Wallabag on here at:


#Pocket #Alternatives

Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s web browser has become spy software

Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better.

#privacy #google #firefox #chrome #spy #encryption #tracker #cookies #surveillance

"Surveillance, Cryptology and Free Speech" will be published tomorrow on Simple Programmer

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Generalistic and moderated instance.