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RT Because of #GDPR, USA Today decided to run a separate version of their website for EU users, which has all the tracking scripts and ads removed. The site seemed very fast, so I did a performance audit. How fast the internet could be without all the junk! 🙄
5.2MB → 500KB

i think i often explain stuff to people that i suspect already know more than me about the thing, like "so this thing works like this, right?" so they can run through it and correct me if i'm wrong. but i worry that comes across like i'm some kinda show-off nerd braggy nerd person

This is how NASA writes software:

I want the software driving cars around my family to be held to the a similar standard of quality. In the context of self-driving cars, "Move fast and break things" means "Half-arse it and kill people."

Humans in the USA manage 1.16 fatalities per 100,000,000 miles travelled. Uber's software couldn't even get to 3 million miles before it killed someone.

We do this properly, or not at all.


“In case anyone is wondering, you would have to move towards the access point at roughly 621.5 kilometers per second in order to doppler-shift Wi-Fi channel 1 into channel 2.”

USA Today made a version of their site for EU visitors that's compliant with the GDPR

- ads
- tracking
- personalization
- javascript

It seriously makes me want to check that site from time to time for news. If their point was "see how bad it would be if we didn't do all this stuff?" it's doing the opposite of what it wants because yes, I love this website, that's how I want it and every other one to be like

The score for the THX “Deep Note” sound, made public for the first time after 35 years:

So Max Schrems is sueing Google and Facebook for ~4 Billion € each for #GDPR violations. We take this possibility for granted, but let that sink in for a moment: we live in a society where a random individual can sue multibillion dollar companies for huge fines, and doesn't have to fear for his life or fear significant other repercussions. Not too bad actually.

actually the thing about mastodon that keeps hitting me is that it's a return to the governance model of the internet of the 90s, which is the "local dictator", with a single admin or a small mod team who are the sole owners and operators of a site. and like, oh right, anybody who's only used, say, twitter and facebook and youtube and tumblr and myspace and so forth and so on would have had absolutely no exposure to, because all major social media platforms online for the past ten years or so have been huge corporate monoliths (or wannabe huge corporate monoliths). getting mad at brad on livejournal was a very different thing than getting mad at jack on twitter or david karp on tumblr, because lj was brad's site in a way that was very different from jack being CEO of twitter

i fucking love spotify 😂😂😂

You know whats awesome about the fediverse?

Developers working together. This isn't a competition. Everyone wins.

I don't understand companies/projects that say they won't make their foss app available through F-Droid because it's "insecure" 🤔

Friendly Reminder: Cubicle Cabinets are not secure. Do not store your laptop or written down passwords there.

Picked with bespoke pick made out of a Cubicle Partition “T” Pin and a flathead screwdriver as a tension wrench.

#Lockpicking #Locksport #InfoSec

GitLab open sourced push mirroring and added it core. This is a great win for #decentralization!!! You can now run your own canonical GitLab instance & easily mirror to GitHub for findability.

Read more here:

Another reason why GitLab is #1

#federation #fediverse #decentralize

we out here in birmingham with water roundabouts

: filed four complaints over “forced consent” against Google, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook

Fellow artists, some of you have been sending emails that say: "blah blah #GDPR, I only use your email address to send emails about upcoming shows. If you want off this list, please reply with remove."

This is NOT compliant. The old regulations allowed people to opt-out. The new ones require everyone to affirmatively opt-in.

Your mailing lists will undoubtedly shrink, but at least you know everyone left is actively interested.

The is not perfect (it should be stricter), but I don't care: the GDPR requires people to think about privacy.