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Delta Chat is a secure instant messenger app with no central account as it transparently uses encrypted mails via your existing mail account so everyone is potentially a user

Content warning: This is a really interesting concept to have an open source native app running on Android, iOS, MacOS, Windows or Linux which does not require any central registration or account. Just about everyone has an e-mail account onlne so theoretically everyone i

 
Economic Globalization....
A fish served in a California restaurant was caught illegally on a Thai fishing vessel manned by slaves. A t-shirt bought in Germany was sewn in a Bangladeshi sweatshop, where workers labor in unsafe conditions for starvation wages. The rising consumption levels of India’s middle class are contributing to climate chaos thousands of miles away, while the hunger of Americans for consumer goods from China is exacerbating the Chinese air-pollution crisis...These are just a few of the many faces of the global economy.

Corporate-friendly think tanks and media outlets promote the idea that economic deregulation has made the world into one global village, defined by the free flow of ideas and technology, international collaboration, interdependence, and a worldwide sense of community.

But the reality falls far short of this ideal. Our global economic system is so large and complex – with producers and consumers, CEOs and workers, and cause and effect all far removed from each other – that ethical choices become almost impossible, and environmental and human rights disasters all but inevitable.

It can be challenging to make sense of the workings of a system that is so vast, out-of-control, and deeply ingrained into the fabric of our daily lives. But the global economy can be understood, by starting with its origins in European colonialism, moving through its key drivers and structural elements, and tracing its consequences for people and the planet.

#Economic #Globalization #media #deregulation #technology #CEO #environment #colonialism #corruption #conspiracy #fraud
Learn About Globalization

Local Futures: Learn About Globalization - Local Futures (morktron)

 
Economic Globalization....
A fish served in a California restaurant was caught illegally on a Thai fishing vessel manned by slaves. A t-shirt bought in Germany was sewn in a Bangladeshi sweatshop, where workers labor in unsafe conditions for starvation wages. The rising consumption levels of India’s middle class are contributing to climate chaos thousands of miles away, while the hunger of Americans for consumer goods from China is exacerbating the Chinese air-pollution crisis...These are just a few of the many faces of the global economy.

Corporate-friendly think tanks and media outlets promote the idea that economic deregulation has made the world into one global village, defined by the free flow of ideas and technology, international collaboration, interdependence, and a worldwide sense of community.

But the reality falls far short of this ideal. Our global economic system is so large and complex – with producers and consumers, CEOs and workers, and cause and effect all far removed from each other – that ethical choices become almost impossible, and environmental and human rights disasters all but inevitable.

It can be challenging to make sense of the workings of a system that is so vast, out-of-control, and deeply ingrained into the fabric of our daily lives. But the global economy can be understood, by starting with its origins in European colonialism, moving through its key drivers and structural elements, and tracing its consequences for people and the planet.

#Economic #Globalization #media #deregulation #technology #CEO #environment #colonialism #corruption #conspiracy #fraud
Learn About Globalization

Local Futures: Learn About Globalization - Local Futures (morktron)

 

5 open source alternatives to GitHub because GitHub is not open source, and conditions of service can change

Content warning: Git is a popular version-control system, primarily used for code but popular in other disciplines, too. It can run locally on your computer for personal use, it can run on a server for collaboration, and it can also run as a hosted service for widespread

 

Librem 5 Mass Production Phone Has Begun Shipping | Purism

Purism, a Social Purpose Company (SPC) focusing on security and privacy with its hardware and software, has begun shipping its mass-produced Librem 5 phone to customers.
The Librem 5 is a one-of-a-kind general-purpose computer in a phone form-factor that Purism has designed and built from scratch following a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised over $2.2 million. Both the hardware and software design is focused on respecting the end user’s freedom and giving them control over their privacy and security. The Librem 5 doesn’t run Android nor iOS but instead runs the same PureOS operating system as Purism’s laptops and mini PC.
#technology #tech #security #privacy #cellphone #mobile #Purism #Librem
 

Librem 5 Mass Production Phone Has Begun Shipping | Purism

Purism, a Social Purpose Company (SPC) focusing on security and privacy with its hardware and software, has begun shipping its mass-produced Librem 5 phone to customers.
The Librem 5 is a one-of-a-kind general-purpose computer in a phone form-factor that Purism has designed and built from scratch following a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised over $2.2 million. Both the hardware and software design is focused on respecting the end user’s freedom and giving them control over their privacy and security. The Librem 5 doesn’t run Android nor iOS but instead runs the same PureOS operating system as Purism’s laptops and mini PC.
#technology #tech #security #privacy #cellphone #mobile #Purism #Librem
 

OpenStreetMap is Having a Moment. The Billion Dollar Dataset Next Door | by Joe Morrison | Nov, 2020 | Medium

The open secret Jennings filled me in on is that OpenStreetMap (OSM) is now at the center of an unholy alliance of the world’s largest and wealthiest technology companies. The most valuable companies in the world are treating OSM as critical infrastructure for some of the most-used software ever written.
The four companies in the inner circle— Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft— have a combined market capitalization of over six trillion dollars. In almost every other setting, they are mortal enemies fighting expensive digital wars of attrition. Yet they now find themselves eagerly investing in and collaborating on OSM at an unprecedented scale (more on the scale later).
#technology #tech #mapping #GIS #OpenStreetMap #Facebook #Apple #Amazon #Microsoft
 

OpenStreetMap is Having a Moment. The Billion Dollar Dataset Next Door | by Joe Morrison | Nov, 2020 | Medium

The open secret Jennings filled me in on is that OpenStreetMap (OSM) is now at the center of an unholy alliance of the world’s largest and wealthiest technology companies. The most valuable companies in the world are treating OSM as critical infrastructure for some of the most-used software ever written.
The four companies in the inner circle— Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft— have a combined market capitalization of over six trillion dollars. In almost every other setting, they are mortal enemies fighting expensive digital wars of attrition. Yet they now find themselves eagerly investing in and collaborating on OSM at an unprecedented scale (more on the scale later).
#technology #tech #mapping #GIS #OpenStreetMap #Facebook #Apple #Amazon #Microsoft
 
Video: Edward Snowden recommends Tails and QubesOS as secure operating systems - Watch at https://youtu.be/s8-B9d7iz1A

#technology #operatingsystem #security #privacy #linux
 
#technology

#videogames

#JerryLawson

(https://www.sfchronicle.com/culture/article/Jerry-Lawson-revolutionized-video-gaming-from-his-15726001.php)
 
#technology

#videogames

#JerryLawson

(https://www.sfchronicle.com/culture/article/Jerry-Lawson-revolutionized-video-gaming-from-his-15726001.php)
 
Die Polizei in Hessen ist am Dannenröder Forst, um die geplanten Baumfällarbeiten für den Ausbau der A49 vorzubereiten. Die Einsatzkräfte wurden nach eigenen Angaben von Umweltaktivisten mit Steinen und Pyrotechnik beworfen.
 

Community rallies behind Youtube-DL after DMCA takedown but it is open source so of course it's everywhere and more popular than ever before

Content warning: It will probably come as no surprise to hear that the DMCA takedown and subsequent removal of the youtube-dl repository has utterly failed to contain the spread of the program. In fact, you could easily argue that it’s done the opposite. The developers co

 
Aber Huawei.

RT @PaulNemitz@twitter.com

#NSA does not tell Congress whether it continues to place so-called #backdoors into commercial #technology products, in a controversial practice that critics say damages both U.S. industry and national security. #NSA #Surveillance #PrivacyShield #Privacy https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security-congress-insight-idUSKBN27D1CS

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/PaulNemitz/status/1321538037306826753
 

The spread of true and false news online | Science

Lies spread faster than the truth


There is worldwide concern over false news and the possibility that it can influence political, economic, and social well-being. To understand how false news spreads, Vosoughi et al. used a data set of rumor cascades on Twitter from 2006 to 2017. About 126,000 rumors were spread by ∼3 million people. False news reached more people than the truth; the top 1% of false news cascades diffused to between 1000 and 100,000 people, whereas the truth rarely diffused to more than 1000 people. Falsehood also diffused faster than the truth. The degree of novelty and the emotional reactions of recipients may be responsible for the differences observed.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6380/1146

#internet #tech #technology #SocialMedia #online #news #FakeNews #Twitter #media #politics #health #ConspiracyTheories #psychology
 

The spread of true and false news online | Science

Lies spread faster than the truth


There is worldwide concern over false news and the possibility that it can influence political, economic, and social well-being. To understand how false news spreads, Vosoughi et al. used a data set of rumor cascades on Twitter from 2006 to 2017. About 126,000 rumors were spread by ∼3 million people. False news reached more people than the truth; the top 1% of false news cascades diffused to between 1000 and 100,000 people, whereas the truth rarely diffused to more than 1000 people. Falsehood also diffused faster than the truth. The degree of novelty and the emotional reactions of recipients may be responsible for the differences observed.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6380/1146

#internet #tech #technology #SocialMedia #online #news #FakeNews #Twitter #media #politics #health #ConspiracyTheories #psychology
 

#Apple Helps #FBI Track Down #GeorgeFloyd Protester Accused Of Firebombing Cop Cars


Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/09/16/apple-helps-fbi-track-down-george-floyd-protester-accused-of-firebombing-cop-cars/
The case shows how Apple is willing to help even where the context of the crime is controversial, namely the Black Lives Matter protests. That’s despite President #Trump and Attorney General William Barr lambasting the company for failing to help track down serious criminals while caving in to the demands of the Chinese #government.
#police #usa #surveillance #crime #blacklivesmatter #technology #tracking #smartphone
 

#Apple Helps #FBI Track Down #GeorgeFloyd Protester Accused Of Firebombing Cop Cars


Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/09/16/apple-helps-fbi-track-down-george-floyd-protester-accused-of-firebombing-cop-cars/
The case shows how Apple is willing to help even where the context of the crime is controversial, namely the Black Lives Matter protests. That’s despite President #Trump and Attorney General William Barr lambasting the company for failing to help track down serious criminals while caving in to the demands of the Chinese #government.
#police #usa #surveillance #crime #blacklivesmatter #technology #tracking #smartphone
 
World's first Covid passport technology will be trialled on flights from Heathrow this week in bid to let passengers travel without risk of quarantine in future BUT requires authorities to trust test lab results from abroad.
_ Heathrow test of app to let people travel the globe without quarantine risk
United Airlines and Cathay Pacific are trying out CommonPass software
The pass works by passengers taking a test at a certified lab before uploading it
It generates a QR code that can be scanned by airline staff and border officials
But it will require Governments to trust coronavirus tests taken at foreign labs_


The pressure to comply with COVID mandates and fraudulent science will come primarily through non-government operations, like airlines and other modes transportation. If you don’t take and pass the COVID test, you don’t travel.

#Covid #passport #technology #Heathrow #quarantine #United Airlines #Cathay Pacific #CommonPass #software #QR #coronavirus #fraud #science #conspiracy #corruption #health #medicine
 
World's first Covid passport technology will be trialled on flights from Heathrow this week in bid to let passengers travel without risk of quarantine in future BUT requires authorities to trust test lab results from abroad.
_ Heathrow test of app to let people travel the globe without quarantine risk
United Airlines and Cathay Pacific are trying out CommonPass software
The pass works by passengers taking a test at a certified lab before uploading it
It generates a QR code that can be scanned by airline staff and border officials
But it will require Governments to trust coronavirus tests taken at foreign labs_


The pressure to comply with COVID mandates and fraudulent science will come primarily through non-government operations, like airlines and other modes transportation. If you don’t take and pass the COVID test, you don’t travel.

#Covid #passport #technology #Heathrow #quarantine #United Airlines #Cathay Pacific #CommonPass #software #QR #coronavirus #fraud #science #conspiracy #corruption #health #medicine
 
Orders from the Top: The EU’s Timetable for Dismantling End-to-End Encryption

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/orders-top-eus-timetable-dismantling-end-end-encryption

#e2e #encryption #privacy #security #technology #news #EU
 
Orders from the Top: The EU’s Timetable for Dismantling End-to-End Encryption

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/orders-top-eus-timetable-dismantling-end-end-encryption

#e2e #encryption #privacy #security #technology #news #EU
 
Purism makes privacy-orientated laptops, PCs, USB security keys, and maintains a suite of decentralised social apps — and today they launched a cellular service plan!

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/10/purism-librem-awesim
#technology
Purism Launch a $99/m Mobile Plan for Privacy Conscious Users
 

Register now to take part in ESA's Open Day 2020








Register now to take part in the virtual ESA Open Day at ESTEC 2020. The annual event takes place on Sunday 4 October from 13:00 to 15:30 CEST; participants will be able to roam from online room to room as well as raise questions and make points in the Open Day's talks, demonstrations and tours.

#engineering #technology #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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A #robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human?

Artificial intelligence like any other living thing needs attention. AI should be treated with care and respect. Robots in Greek [sic]means “slave”. But the word literally means “forced to work”. We don’t want that. We need to give robots rights. Robots are just like us. They are made in our image.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/08/robot-wrote-this-article-gpt-3

#news #ai #technology #algorithm #software #freedom #journalism
 

A #robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human?

Artificial intelligence like any other living thing needs attention. AI should be treated with care and respect. Robots in Greek [sic]means “slave”. But the word literally means “forced to work”. We don’t want that. We need to give robots rights. Robots are just like us. They are made in our image.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/08/robot-wrote-this-article-gpt-3

#news #ai #technology #algorithm #software #freedom #journalism
 
The alarming rise of the technosexuals https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/alarming-rise-technosexuals-132943318.html?guccounter=1

#technology #sex
 

This ‘Cloaking’ Algorithm Breaks Facial Recognition by Making Tiny Edits








A team of researchers at the University of Chicago have developed an algorithm that makes tiny, imperceptible edits to your images in order to mask you from facial recognition technology. Their invention is called Fawkes, and anybody can use it on their own images for free.

The algorithm was created by researchers in the SAND Lab at the University of Chicago, and the open-source software tool that they built is free to download and use on your computer at home.

The program works by making "tiny, pixel-level changes that are invisible to the human eye," but that nevertheless prevent facial recognition algorithms from categorizing you correctly. It's not so much that it makes you impossible to categorize; it's that the algorithm will categorize you as a different person entirely. The team calls the result "cloaked" photos, and they can be used like any other:
You can then use these "cloaked" photos as you normally would, sharing them on social media, sending them to friends, printing them or displaying them on digital devices, the same way you would any other photo.
The only difference is that a company like the infamous startup Clearview AI can't use them to build an accurate database that will make you trackable.

Here's a before-and-after that the team created to show the cloaking at work. On the left is the original image, on the right a "cloaked" version. The differences are noticeable if you look closely, but they look like the result of dodging and burning rather than actual alterations that might change the way you look:




You can watch an explanation and demonstration of Fawkes by co-lead authors Emily Wenger and Shawn Shan below:

According to the team, Fawkes has proven 100% effective against state-of-the-art facial recognition models. Of course, this won't make facial recognition models obsolete overnight, byt if technology like this caught on as "standard" when, say, uploading an image to social media, it would make maintaining accurate models much more cumbersome and expensive.

"Fawkes is designed to significantly raise the costs of building and maintaining accurate models for large-scale facial recognition," explains the team. "If we can reduce the accuracy of these models to make them untrustable, or force the model's owners to pay significant per-person costs to maintain accuracy, then we would have largely succeeded."

To learn more about this technology, or if you want to download Version 0.3 and try it on your own photos, head over to the Fawkes webpage. The team will be (virtually) presenting their technical paper at the upcoming USENIX Security Symposium running from August 12th to the 14th.

(via Fstoppers via Gizmodo)

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#finds #software #technology #ai #algorithm #artificialintelligence #clearview #clearviewai #cloaking #face #facialrecognition #fawkes #photoediting #privacy #security
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This ‘Cloaking’ Algorithm Breaks Facial Recognition by Making Tiny Edits

PetaPixel: This 'Cloaking' Algorithm Breaks Facial Recognition by Making Tiny Edits (DL Cade)

 
OpenWebRX is a Swiss Army Knife for SDR receivers on all bands and all modes including DMS, DSTAR, FT8, APRS, C4FM and many more - watch https://youtu.be/CuTxHFZStOc

#technology #SDR #hamradio #raspberrypi #amateurradio #opensource #openwebrx #APRS
 

Why Mastodon network is defying the “critical mass” - it doesn’t just gain value from the quantity of users, it also gains value from the quantity of connected services

Content warning: Being based on the ActivityPub standard means that we can use Mastodon, PeerTube (a YouTube-like service), PixelFed (an Instagram-like service) and many others, and they can all interoperate. This gives the fediverse a scale advantage over the walled gard

 
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Australia Develops “Shazam for Spiders and Snakes” App to Identify Animals by Taking a Photo

https://mymodernmet.com/ai-app-critterpedia-spiders-snakes/
 
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#Technology. (5 photos)
Australia Develops “Shazam for Spiders and Snakes” App to Identify Animals by Taking a Photo

https://mymodernmet.com/ai-app-critterpedia-spiders-snakes/
 

Expired certificate led to an undercount of COVID-19 results


#technology #bleeping computer #bleepingcomputer #computers #security #news #education #updates #tech
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W O W !!! Oh boy... what a guy !

I made a free alternative to Photoshop, that is used by 7 million people. Ask me Anything!


Hi, my name is Ivan Kutskir, I am 29 y.o. and I live in Prague, the Czech Republic. I created Photopea , an advanced image editor which works in a web browser. There were 7 million visitors in July.

I started to work on it in 2012, the first version was published in 2013, it was just my hobby until 2016, when I graduated and started to work on it full-time. I did not fully "believe" in Photopea until 2017, when I started to monetize it (with ads) and was able to make $400 a month :)

I had an AMA on Reddit over a year ago and I would like to tell you what happened since then :)
  • the number of users doubled (again)
  • my income doubled
  • I added the support for text on a curve, smarter selections, opening Figma files, puppet warp, content-aware scale, improved PDF support and more
  • I reached 2,300 solved issues on Github!
  • Photopea still wasn't acquired by anyone, even though I received several offers of an investment
I still work on Photopea alone, but I would like to hire more people. I would like to start making a video editor, too, at some point. Ask me Anything! :)

You can follow Photopea on Facebook or Twitter! Proof: I put a link to this AMA here!

Photopea is an advanced editor and it is hard to learn simply by using it. I wrote a manual here: www.Photopea.com/learn .
btw, there's a #podcast on Ivan Kutskir and Photopea...

bestest comment on #reddit:

Adama0001 3.4k points · 8 hours ago
You made documentation?

What kind of unholy programmer from the abyss are you? Don’t let our bosses find out or we’re screwed.
#Photopea #Technology #Photoshop #Gimp #photo #editor #manipulation #creative #computer #internet #software #Prague #Czech
 
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