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Here's a new I've started which interviews maverick renegades who are pushing back against monopolies, and and more wedont.stream

Google to auto-delete users' records by default

But is this data wiped from Google servers permanently or does it just make it invisible?

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-5316

I've just read Greenpeace's report on the energy sources for serverfarms.

There's some interesting takeaways. Looks even more vital now to promote alternative entertainment outside of the "streaming services"!

Streaming is not green. Downloading it won't be much better, but will once you've rewatched it instead of something else!

Funkwhale brings music and audio to the Fediverse:

@funkwhale

It lets you discover, store and share music or other audio.

The official website has more:
funkwhale.audio/

Funkwhale is a federated, decentralised platform running on open software, and uses ActivityPub so it is also compatible with Mastodon and other Fediverse networks.

#Funkwhale #Fediverse #ActivityPub #Alternatives #Music #Audio #Podcasts

Amazon says 'Black Lives Matter'. But the company has deep ties to policing - Activists say the company’s work, which includes commercial partnerships with law enforcement, harms communities of color theguardian.com/technology/202

Seriously, dear activist friends...

Stop. using. and sharing. Google. Docs. files!!
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See? no company deserves this amount of power, how can Amazon be so fake about it? I hate the fucking corporate image...

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/amaz

YOU are not good for society, you are just a known cancer.

Thanks to massive protests against racism and police brutality across the U.S., IBM ended its face surveillance program. Amazon is pausing police use of Rekognition for 1 year. Microsoft should be next.

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/ibm-

Amazon 'suspend' police using facial recognition software.

There must be a catch

bbc.co.uk/news/business-529891

The treasure trove hidden in discarded computers - interesting ideas to recycle bits of old hard drives and other stuff

bbc.co.uk/news/business-527018

If it ain't broke: You share your oldest working gadgets - it's a shame that technology that lasts is such a novelty

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-5296

Bit upset by the number of websites which seem to justify text.

Some of the culprits are designers.

Did I miss something?

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