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We've modified registration on this instance to require approval. (it was invite only)

and good lord the patreon UI is horrible so I'll also blame it!

y'all think I'm good at this computer stuff. It only took me a year to finally figure out which one of you has been helping defray the costs of keeping the lights on. A belated thanks @aaronisbrewing @ksclarke and @starsplatter

we are now running do let me know if anything seems "off" I can't always test and recall @_whitni catching a back at last upgrade/update, for example.

For those on you can now verify yourself on here with
`keybase prove <yourusernameonhere>`

apropos of nothing but mastodon 2.8 brings keybase integration.

that slight hiccup was us updating to and no we cannot afford A/B load balancing. 😆

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Today marks the 51th anniversary of the assassination of #MartinLutherKingJr.

#MLK fought for civil rights and #BlackPeoples’ liberation. He rejected capitalism, militarism, and imperialism speaking out against the #VietnamWar and advocating socialism.

and apologies to all. I ignored mailgun's messages to accept new terms and it stopped our mail from working. y'all were too nice to let me know mail was broken.

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A brief history of the web:

1994: like .plan files, but with pictures

1999: an emerging marketplace

2004: socialization! Commerce! Industry! Collaboration!

2009: democratization of content production and distribution!

2014: everything is now about immediacy of updates and a firehose of information

2019: like .plan files, but with pictures

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Hey, the call for proposals for !!con in New York is open until March 3! You should submit a talk!

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Hey infosec people: do me a favor and assume the "use case" for anyone you don't know personally includes facing poverty, discrimination, state-sponsored oppression, corporate surveillance, domestic abuse and harassment while using your product.

Then design accordingly.

please and thanks

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Digipres job alert! State Library of New South Wales is looking for a digital preservation technical analyst, and are paying well.

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NAACP returns Facebook donation, calls for boycott

Interesting: The NAACP has returned a donation from Facebook and called for a daylong boycott of the social network Tuesday following revelations of how its platform was used to manipulate black voters in the 2016 presidential election.

They want a boycott of fb and twit Tues, Dec. 18th.

I'd like to do my part, but I boycott 24/7/365 so I doubt they'd notice my absent absence :-)

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Today's new study saying how foreign agents weaponized America's inherent bigotry to target Black Americans with complicity from nearly every major social media platform drives home the point that we need to make our own spaces that are independent because they really don't give a shit about us.

These platforms are willing to sacrifice national security and democracy for the sake of profit.

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Getting back to the point, the piece also makes it abundantly clear how many American business are willing to sacrifice the national good for a few dollars more.

Remember the stories that detailed how YT was specifically pushing right wing propaganda for more engagement?

You think it's an accident the content they are pushing aligns ideologically with the efforts to undermine the Black American vote?

Are you paying attention?

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And let's be clear about this point. Not only are these platform promoting content to inflame white hate and bigotry, but they are also protecting people who espouse this ideology while punishing those who stand up against hate.

Given the context of how social media platforms will straight up lie ( ) about the efforts to make safe platforms, it is... let's be nice and call it naive to say they aren't complicit.

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