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New to Mastodon. Lefty both physical and philosophical. Not super attached to super specific political labels and would classify broadly as a libertarian socialist. If I were to use specific labels, I'd say probably somewhere in-between DemSoc, AnSyn and LeftCom in political views.

Interested in the principle of federated internet, and interested to see how it can be applied in relation to meatspace to improve things, as well as providing a healthier collaborative space than is given by big monopolies.

Also maybe a bit of yelling about current affairs might happen as and when necessary. Looking forward to tooting with you.

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Le saviez-vous ?

FDN a ouvert sa propre instance #PeerTube \o/

Ça se passe ici :

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Google peut ainsi vous traquer dans votre navigation, sans même avoir besoin de déposer des #cookies et en contournant les dispositions prévues à ce sujet par le #RGPD : aucun consentement n'est demandé pour cet ID unique.
Elle est pas belle la vie ?
Conclusion (s'il fallait encore le répéter…) :

Une autre source, un peu plus détaillée :

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Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones

Lorsque tu dois créer un mot de passe pour te connecter à l'URSSAF

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Les attaques contre l'open source [sic]. "openwashing", privateur se déguisant en open source, PR rejetées mais qui se retrouvent ensuite dans la version "enterprise" du logiciel, etc.

J'apprends le terme d'#OpenCore, sur lequel les orateurs tapent.


J'ai vu le .
Techniquement les effets sont superbes.
Mais les acteurs sont trop jeunes pour faire leur blagues sexistes. Et le sexisme/machisme est si omniprésent dans tout le film que je me demande comment on peut encore tolérer/aimer ce discours.

Vous arrivez à utiliser Gutenberg, l'éditeur de sous ?
Chez moi c'est tout cassé...

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#Algorithmes #Biais
Après 8 ans de mauvais services, le système TRAP utilisé par la police de Chicago cesse.
Il cherchait à réduire la criminalité en identifiant à l’avance les délinquants

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A friendly reminder, 0 A.D. will be present at FOSDEM’20 in Brussels on February 1st and 2nd. That's next week Saturday and Sunday!

FOSDEM is a free event for software developers from around the world to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

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C'est marrant ces articles sur « mmmm la centralisation des #GAFAM c'est mal pour le net » avec dans la page des trackers/libs de:
- facebook
- google
- twitter
- amazon
- instagram

Non mais changez rien les gars, continuez à crier au loup en continuant d'être des moutons.

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So I was recently asked why I prefer to use free and open source software over more conventional and popular proprietary software and services.

A few years ago I was an avid Google user. I was deeply embedded in the Google ecosystem and used their products everywhere. I used Gmail for email, Google Calendar and Contacts for PIM, YouTube for entertainment, Google Newsstand for news, Android for mobile, and Chrome as my web browser.

I would upload all of my family photos to Google Photos and all of my personal documents to Google Drive (which were all in Google Docs format). I used Google Domains to register my domain names for websites where I would keep track of my users using Google Analytics and monetize them using Google AdSense.

I used Google Hangouts (one of Google’s previous messaging plays) to communicate with friends and family and Google Wallet (with debit card) to buy things online and in-store.

My home is covered with Google Homes (1 in my office, 1 in my bedroom, 1 in the main living area) which I would use to play music on my Google Play Music subscription and podcasts from Google Podcasts.

I have easily invested thousands of dollars into my Google account to buy movies, TV shows, apps, and Google hardware devices. This was truly the Google life.

Then one day, I received an email from Google that changed everything.

“Your account has been suspended”

Just the thing you want to wake up to in the morning. An email from Google saying that your account has been suspended due to a perceived Terms of Use violation. No prior warning. No appeals process. No number to call. Trying to sign in to your Google account yields an error and all of your connected devices are signed out. All of your Google data, your photos, emails, contacts, calendars, purchased movies and TV shows. All gone.

I nearly had a heart attack, until I saw that the Google account that had been suspended was in fact not my main personal Google account, but a throwaway Gmail account that I created years prior for a project. I hadn’t touched the other account since creation and forgot it existed. Apparently my personal Gmail was listed as the recovery address for the throwaway account and that’s why I received the termination email.

Although I was able to breathe a sigh of relief this time, the email was wake up call. I was forced to critically reevaluate my dependence on a single company for all the tech products and services in my life.

I found myself to be a frog in a heating pot of water and I made the decision that I was going to jump out.

Leaving Google

Today there are plenty of lists on the internet providing alternatives to Google services such as this and this. Although the “DeGoogle” movement was still in its infancy when I was making the move.

The first Google service I decided to drop was Gmail, the heart of my online identity. I migrated to Fastmail with my own domain in case I needed to move again (hint: glad I did, now I self host my email). Fastmail also provided calendar and contacts solutions so that took care of leaving Google Calendar and Contacts.

Here are some other alternatives that I moved to:

Gmail → Fastmail → Self-hosted (via Cloudron)
Google Contacts → FastmailNextcloud Contacts
Google Calendar → FastmailNextcloud Calendar
Google Search → BingDuckDuckGo
Google Maps → Bing MapsOpenStreetMaps and OsmAnd
Google Analytics → Matomo Analytics
Google Drive → Nextcloud Files
Google Photos → Nextcloud Files/Gallery
Google Docs → Collabora Office (Nextcloud integration) and LibreOffice
Google Play Music → Spotify / PlexSpotify / Jellyfin
Google Play Movies/TV → PlexJellyfin
Google Play Audiobooks/Books → Audible/Kindle
Google Play Store (apps) → F-Droid / Aurora Store
Google Android → Lineage OSUbuntu Touch on PinePhone (coming soon?)
Google’s Android Apps → Simple Mobile Tools
Google Chrome → Mozilla Firefox
Google Domains → Hover
Google Hangouts → Matrix and Nextcloud Talk
Google Allo → Signal
Google Podcasts → PocketCastsAntennaPod
Google Newsstand → RSS
Google Wallet → PayPal and Cash App
Google Voice →Ting Mobile

Migrating away from Google was not a fast or easy process. It took years to get where I am now and there are still several Google services that I depend on: YouTube and Google Home.

Eventually, my Google Home’s will grow old and become unsupported at which point hopefully the Mycroft devices have matured and become available for purchase. YouTube may never be replaced (although I do hope for projects like PeerTube to succeed) but I find the compromise of using only one or two Google services to be acceptable.

At this point losing my Google account due to a mistake in their machine learning would largely be inconsequential and my focus has shifted to leaving Amazon which I use for most of my shopping and cloud services.

The reason that I moved to mostly FOSS applications is that it seems to be the only software ecosystem where everything works seamlessly together and I don’t have to cede control to any single company. Alternatively I could have simply split my service usage up evenly across Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple but I don’t feel that they would have worked as nicely together.

Overall I’m very happy with the open source ecosystem. I use Ubuntu with KDE on all of my computers and Android (no GApps) on my mobile phone. I’ve ordered the PinePhone “Brave Heart” and hope to one day be able to use it or one of its successors as a daily driver with Ubuntu Touch or Plasma Mobile.

I don’t want to give the impression that I exclusively use open source software either, I do use a number of proprietary apps including: Sublime Text, Typora, and Cloudron.

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Le Festival des Libertés Numériques c'est bientôt ! RDV le 12 fév. à la BU du Bouguen #Brest avec de la et du

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RT de Résistance à l'Agression Publicitaire :

The Gardian décide de refuser les publicités des industries fossiles.

Première étape avant de refuser les publicités pour véhicules motorisés individuels ? pour les avions ? l'industrie textile ?

Et si les médias Français s'en inspiraient ?

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FSFE is hiring: We are looking for interns and trainees experienced in legal, policy or technical fields to join our team full-time in our Berlin office. Read the call and if you are interested and you are at #fosdem, get in touch at our booth:

#publiccode #reuse #freesoftware #foss #floss #jobs

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#FOSDEM Companion (Schedule browser for the FOSDEM conference) -

Remember your best friend for the next few days.

Via @fdroidorg

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