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Congress attempting to functionally extinguish copyright term limits, extend copyright protection to 140+ years; the 11th such extension in the past 40 years.

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"I don't understand that there's a world outside of the US".jpg

David Graeber's idea if "bullshit jobs" is pretty interesting.

Hopefully this right to repair argument eventually comes out correctly. The DMCA was a weird law, but by now it should be clear to everyone that the anti-circumvention provision was a bad - and unreasonably broad - component.

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"Toward the aftermath, the main question is What will be left of advertising—and what it supports—after the adtech bubble pops?"

"Adtech is built to undermine the brand value of all the media it uses"

"Adtech spies on people and violates their privacy. By design."

Apparently there's a company that buys cell tower location data and sells it to cops. That means that the cell companies are selling location data.

Plausible story on what's going on with politics at the moment:

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Amazon threatens to suspend Signal's AWS account over censorship circumvention

Amazon and Google are both coming out opposed to people using their services for domain fronting, to circumvent censorship.

Note that Signal is actively blocked in Egypt, Oman, UAE, and Iran. So, that sucks.

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A collection of things I made for people new to #Mastodon, based on questions I commonly see in the public timelines during influxes of new folks. :)

Privacy settings:

Local vs. federated timelines:

A two-way 🐘🐦 @crossposter:

How to find and interact with toots that haven't reached your instance yet:

Trending topics:

#FAQ #FAQs #mastopedia #tootorial #meta

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I sent this to my parents and friends. You should do this too. This Reply All podcast ep has an incredible exp. of #FOSTA and some terrifying numbers on the effects of Craigslist opening up escort services section in cities. Female homicide rates dropped 17%(!!!)

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This is why I only use & support Free & Open Source Software in my personal life. This man is going to prison. Prison.

"A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore disks” he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000."

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