#COI - #Chat Over #IMAP - is a universal chat protocol that is #Free, #Open, Easy, #Safe and does not require #developers to build or maintain a server. COI uses an #email address and any IMAP server as its infrastructure. This means it can already connect 3.8 billion users - anyone with an email address. https://www.coi-dev.org/
My response to a dangerous turd of an article by Bart van der Sloot (co-founder of Amsterdam Privacy Week – sponsored by Palantir and Google – and docent teaching “Privacy and Big Data” at Tilburg University)
Mr. Sloot attempts to reframe privacy as a “science” and shame those who work to protect it for having a “pro-privacy agenda” & not being “neutral”. He also calls for “new rules” to disallow such biased behaviour.
Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health .
I am very aware of the toxic side of IG and look forward to establishing Pixelfed Labs . The goal is to get the community involved in solving these tough issues through discussions, proposals and implementations.
We can build better alternatives if we work together!
Usuarios independentistas y de izquierdas denuncian que Twitter España les quita Seguidores y Retweets
Los rumores de que Twitter ha comenzado a censurar a los usuarios políticamente inconvenientes han llegado a España, aunque es algo que en Estados Unidos ya se venía denunciando desde 2016. Según varios diarios estadounidenses, Twitter mantiene una “lista blanca” de cuentas favoritas y una “lista
It will be an offence to view terrorist material online just once – and could incur a prison sentence of up to 15 years – under new UK laws.
The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill was granted Royal Assent yesterday, updating a previous Act and bringing new powers to law enforcement to tackle terrorism.
But a controversial inclusion was to update the offence of obtaining information "likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism" so that it now covers viewing or streaming content online.
The rules as passed into law are also a tightening of proposals that had already been criticised by human rights groups and the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, Max Hill.
Originally, the proposal had been to make it an offence for someone to view material three or more times – but the three strikes idea has been dropped from the final Act.
The law has also increased the maximum penalty for some types of preparatory terrorism offences, including the collection of terrorist information, to 15 yearsʼ imprisonment.
Under Section 58(1) of the 2000 Act, it was an offence to collect or make a record of information that is likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
But the government argued in the impact assessment for the 2019 Act (PDF) that this "would not capture a situation where a person viewed such material over the internet without obtaining a permanent access to it", such as by streaming or viewing it online.
It said that the existing laws didnʼt capture the "nuance" in "changing methods" for distribution and consumption of terrorist content – and so added a new clause into the 2019 Act (PDF), making it an offence to "view (or otherwise access) any terrorist material online".
This means that, technically, anyone who clicked on a link to such material could be caught by the law – and rights groups are concerned about the potential for abuse.
In the summer, when the proposals were for multiple clicks, terrorism law reviewer Max Hill (no relation to your correspondent) told the Joint Committee on Human Rights that the "the mesh of the net the government is creating... is far too fine and will catch far too many people".
He also pointed out that the offence could come with a long sentence as the draft bill also extends the maximum penalties to 15 yearsʼ imprisonment.
Corey Stoughton of rights campaigner Liberty echoed these concerns, and said the law should not cover academics and journalists, but should also exempt people who were viewing to gain a better understanding of the issues, or did so "out of foolishness or poor judgement".
The UNʼs special rapporteur on privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has also slammed the plans, saying the rule risked "pushing a bit too much towards thought crime".
At an event during his visit to the UK, Cannataci said "the difference between forming the intention to do something and then actually carrying out the act is still fundamental to criminal law… here youʼre saying: ʼYouʼve read it three times so you must be doing something wrongʼ."
The government said the law still provides for the existing "reasonable excuse defence", which includes circumstances where a person "did not know, and had no reason to believe" the material acccessed contained terrorist propaganda.
"Once a defendant has raised this defence, the burden of proof (to the criminal standard) to disprove this defence will rest with the prosecution," the Home Officeʼs impact assessment said. ®
@polyplacophora @farlopito @fdroidorg Hi! Thank you for supporting us with a paid account. It means a lot. The process of publishing our app on F-droid has already started. We need to make a few steps before doing this. In the next couple of months it should be done. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
I have just switched from #Chromium to #Waterfox browser. The reason is that #Google is actively preventing users from installing some extensions such as #AdNauseam. AdNauseam is an ad blocker that additionally silently clicks the ads that it blocks, devaluing the analytics ( #surveilance ) data. Google of course profits from ads and doesn't want this to be happening, so this is exactly what we need to do. So please consider installing AdNauseam.
I used to contribute to OpenMW in the past, and got to try the multiplayer in early stages -- big fun even back then. We need a free content for OpenMW in order to create a full #libregame equivalent for Morrowind.
Mohammed El-Gharani was no more than 14 years old when he left his native country, Saudi Arabia, in order to study English in Pakistan.
Shortly after 9/11, he was detained during a raid on his local mosque and taken into the custody of the US army. He was flown first to Kandahar and then to Guantánamo Bay, where he was held and abused for seven years without charge or trial. El-Gharani was one of the youngest prisoners at the camp, and one of the few detainees of African descent.
The journalist and researcher Jérôme Tubiana first told El-Gharani’s story in a Diary piece for the London Review of Books in 2011. In Guantánamo Kid, a collaboration with the comics artist Alexandre Franc, he translates this shocking and important story into graphic novel form.