As my EFF colleagues Gennie Gebhart and Bennett Cyphers explain, Safegraph's claims that they don't sell this data are just a shell-game.

After a series of scandals that resulted in Safegraph being banned from Google's App Store, the company spun out Veraset, which sells the data that Safegraph says it no longer sells:


@huitema zotnis an alternative protocol to ActicityPub.
But for your requirements, why not a Wordpress instance?

@huitema The big choice is zot or activityPub. I find the nomadic identity feature if Zot/Hubzilla appealing, but it’s network is small (been a while I looked at it though)

This beast has been gathering dust for over two years….

I notice that packing a bag has become a thing again.

Periodically, I like to check up on how the SCO vs. IBM case is going. It was finally settled in November 2021.

Meanwhile, SCO no longer exists, Darl McBride went bankrupt, and debtors had to pay IBM $14,250,000.

Hello Mastodon art people! I’m Julia, an illustrator and naturalist from Germany. I’ve quit all social media a few years ago because addictive algorithms, ads, infinite scrolling and tracking surveillance were killing my creativity.
Mastodon is likely the last social media experiment I’ll try. Here are some birds for you, because although I’ve left Twitter, I love drawing birds.
#MastoArt #art #illustration #birds #watercolor #TraditionalArt

Thing that is lovely: Seeing so many people obviously coming from a place/culture where accessibility is secondary, being so quick and willing and eager to adopt it here.

Thank you everyone who's been adding alt-text to their images. I know it's a hard habit to get into, but the blind community here will absolutely love you for it <3

@bortzmeyer layer violation. Application has no access to routing data

Are you a recently graduated economist? Or a PhD candidate.

We have an interesting temporary position!

A cheese extravaganza has arrived.

The tastings will be on Saturday.




A quick thread on in the importance of being careful what data you share - even if you're the Queen. Today, Her Maj tweeted this lovely picture, gor bless er, etc. You might think that the contents of the red box would be official business. And you'd be right. 1/6


I stopped putting a header above my cross posts from Twitter. Bad idea?

Watching eps.1 of ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ and all I can think of is that the Susceptibel number is high, Removal rate (thusfar) unknown and Transmission rate pretty high.

Will the authorities in eps.2 go for social distancing, mouthmasks, or shutdowns?

🎼🧵🧵🎶🧵🎵 (long thread on musical scoring)


Been seeing a lot of these kinds of comments lately:

“114.57 BPM? There is never a reason for such a specific BPM!” Yes. There is. (thread)


Inmiddels een proeverij besteld…

Volgende week met vrienden het hele assortiment proeven.

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A tweet from Twitterverse: 

net een Lazuzi van op de kaasplank gehad. (De onderste)

Wat een geweldige blauw kaas!!!

A tweet from Twitterverse: 

Vegetables —— cornerstone of any healthy meal.

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