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"I don’t think anyone ever thought about data or what to do in the event the system fell into the wrong hands," said Welton Chang, chief technology officer for Human Rights First, himself a former Army intelligence officer.

theintercept.com/2021/08/17/af

Sounds like the new NeuralHash spyware code has been reverse engineered (already) since it was secretly shipped to phones in iOS 14.3 back in December 2020.

reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/c

Element introduces Voice Messages

https://element.io/blog/introducing-voice-messages-and-so-much-more/

Huge update to the #Element clients, voice messages now in all app flavours, web, desktop, #Android and #iOS! Also lots of other good stuff in the post.

#matrix #opensource #communication #teamtools

Twitter has publicly launched their #Bluesky discord and theres ton of people joining it right now cause it was just boosted by Jack. I got them to set up a #fediverse channel and many folks are there discussing the fediverse in relation to the future of twitter. I think its important to make our voices heard there, whatever they may be. Right now there are way too many crypto people trying to push that direction. Come along for a ride!

discord.com/invite/YmrHBhCuFa

August Community Update!

We're excited to announce the
#PineNote: fast refresh e-ink panel, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC, Rockchip RK3566- $399

Also:
- #PinePhone keyboard enters production - coming soon

- #PinebookPro new touchpad firmware

- #PineTime & #PineDio

- development updates

And _much_ more!

pine64.org/2021/08/15/introduc

Debian celebrates our 28th Anniversary today on #DebianDay! bits.debian.org/2021/08/debian This was only made possible with the support of our Contributors, Developers, and Users. Thank you! Let's all enjoy some Debian! #DebianDay #debian (P.S. #ReleasingDebianBullseye) :)

Debian 11 is now cascading to a mirror near you! If you can't wait any longer, the CD images are now available from cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/c #ReleasingDebianBullseye

Every week, around this time, we send an update to share the latest updates in the Matrix ecosystem and beyond. This Week in Matrix is out now, with a whole LOAD of news about clients, servers, bridges and more! matrix.org/blog/2021/08/13/thi #matrix #twim #decentralisation

I've spent years, nay decades, looking for the very best Venn Diagram. Today, I found it.

New #fdroid client looks pretty slick πŸ‘Œ
Love the new adaptive icon too❣️ Thanks @fdroidorg team for the modernization efforts!
#android #opensource

We need some help with and .

Could someone help review a pull request that updates `composer.json` for packagist.org?

github.com/ForkAwesome/Fork-Aw

( tooted by shine )

@obsolete29 Matrix is the way to reduce ways of chat. This is a good video about what it is about youtube.com/watch?v=v5Y8zCwIxj #matrix

Friendly reminder : we're going to be live in about 25 minutes.

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GENEVA (12 August 2021) – UN experts today called on all States to impose a global moratorium on the sale and transfer of until they have put in place robust regulations that guarantee its use in compliance with international human rights standards.

β€œIt is highly dangerous and irresponsible to allow the surveillance technology and trade sector to operate as a human rights-free zone,” the experts warned.

ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/

Google tracks you down precisely to your village

β›” Check your search result page to the bottom like my picture below, for example, it tracked to my village I live in. It is extremely not comfortable and I don't want it.

⭐ Privacy is important.

πŸ’š I have been strongly considered to use Google alternative years ago and now I am happy and glad I did.

Please share your tips in leaving Google and achieve privacy.

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