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"San Francisco leaders are expected to vote next week on a proposal, opposed by police, that would make the tech capital the first city in America to ban local agencies from using facial-recognition software."

Ban it. #surveillance

Its going to be interesting to see what happens with the Firefox extension bug when the east coast starts waking up.

I was able to get extensions working again by disabling xpinstall.signatures.required in the Firefox config. Seems to only work on Linux as Mozilla removed the setting in their builds.

All of my Firefox extensions just got disabled and it looks like I cannot reinstall them.

Sweet IPFS is an Android app that lets you run a node right on your smartphone.

Get it on F-Droid:

@fribbledom Why couldn't they at least move to something like Matrix.

Is this a new type of Bing search result? I don't think I've seen it before.

I've decided that I'm going to wipe away my laptop Debian unstable install with KDE Neon. I've already been using Neon on my desktop for a few months and it works flawlessly.

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Use natural language to do math like a normal person with NaSC for elementary OS. Type what you want and NaSC smartly figures out what's math and shows you live answers. You can even reuse those answers later in future equations! #GetItOnAppCenter

EU Parliament green-lights the creation of the Common Identity Repository (CIR), a gigantic biometrics database.

If I got $100 today and invested it into a S&P500 index fund it would earn roughly 7% in one year (average return of S&P500) so that's $107. If I just wait 200 days and take $1 each then I get a 100% return on $100 in less than a year.

I don't get the 5G hype, 4G works fine (even 3G did really) and it seems like 5G might not even work very well outside of urban areas.

There are a plethora of other technological changes I'd much rather telco's focus on than this, like IPv6 for example.

If you like Audiobooks check out LibriVox which offers free public domain audiobooks that you can download. The books tend to be a bit older but at least there is no DRM.

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Until you retire, would you rather...

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"I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead of scanning my boarding pass or handing over my passport, I looked into a camera before being allowed down the jet bridge. Did facial recognition replace boarding passes, unbeknownst to me? Did I consent to this?"

I've decided to host my own public Mastodon instance over at

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