The web is 30 years ago today. What will the future bring?
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?!
an Amazon alternative: WorldCat
During the #AmazonStrike running on the 15th and 16th today, here's another alternative to know about:
WorldCat is a catalog of books and media that helps you find out if the book you want is available at *any* library systems near you.
Tips for using WorldCat: Don't forget that (in the US, at least), university and college libraries are open to the public, since your tax dollars pay for them. Remember about interlibrary loans, too: if a book's not available near you, you can ask for it to ne lent temporarily to your local library.
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.
CERN Is Ditching Microsoft Due to 10x Higher License Fees #cern #oss #opensource #technews
‘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 https://irlpodcast.org/season5/episode3/
This is great #IoT @email@example.com (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 (https://natrongithub.github.io/)
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 !
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:
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.
My latest is out now:
Programmer on the Internet.
SimpleProgrammer.com and OutlierDeveloper.com blogger.
Generalistic and moderated instance.