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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

@fsf How did you manage to post like 30 messages at the same instant?

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.

@venko If you try to put a computer program to sleep when it isn't tired, it's likely to get really grumpy and not cooperate.

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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:


How much actual dynamic behavior does the site require? Can you make the public site be a read-only cache of the WP content and only have "trusted" people hit actual WP for authoring actions?

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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