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Liest Google meine E-Mails mit? Antwort: Ja, schon seit der Dienst existiert. Und zwar auch von fremden Absendern.

"Wir erheben auch die Inhalte, die Sie bei der Nutzung unserer Dienste erstellen, hochladen oder von anderen erhalten. Dazu gehören beispielsweise E-Mails, die Sie verfassen und empfangen,[...]"

Hey people of the great Fediverse :) - We are releasing a new project that you might find interesting (we worked a lot on) -

In essence we provide free alternatives to Youtube, Facebook, Google Search and the like. And we release today. We even have a live about it in a few hours -

Here's the list o what we provide:

Friendica with open registrations and we plan to keep it open forever
Nextcloud with 3GB storage + ability to add external storage; together with Only Office and a few other tools
Peertube with unlimited uploads (restricted to 2GB a day so we don't blow up the server) + Live + video conversion + a few plugins
SearX that we fine tuned to be as relevant as we could make it
Lufi to send files up to 3GB and 7 days storage
Etherpad with open access
RSS Bridge
Libre QR
Invidious and Bibliogram
Our own Music player/services as a desktop alternative to Spotify

There are no ads, no data collection, no premium accounts. Purely free.

Would be great if you can share it - it is after all for everyone ;)

@heluecht @hypolite @tobias @Gargron @utzer @humanetech @LinuxLounge @steffen

Weil er uns so gut gefällt gibt es den Wahlwerbespot der Kollegen von @piratenrlp nun auch hier verteilt:

Wir wünschen viel Spaß beim Ansehen!
Wahlwerbespot der Piratenpartei RLP zur Landtagswahl 2021

Dear Mastodon, we're ~60 followers away from 12K! Can you help us get there?

Help by spreading the word that:

🔵 Privacy is a human right.

🔵 Tracking & surveillance are widespread on the internet.

🔵 Tor is a nonprofit that can help you take back your privacy online.

🇩🇪 Unglaublich: Microsoft entscheidet, welche Mails Europaabgeordnete im Posteingang zu lesen bekommen. Es nennt sich Outlook-Spamfilter und kann nicht deaktiviert werden.

I have yet to understand which word to use to translate the German word "Basteln" properly with EVERYTHING that involves making something out of ANY materials (paper, metal, wood, clay, cardboard, feathers, glitter, electric components, etc.) yourself
"DIY" doesn't seem like a proper verb to me
"Tinkering" I think implies technical DIYs, if I am not mistaken (am not a mother tongue so I don't know)
"doing handicrafts" is two words and can't be used in the same way like an excited "BASTELN!!! :nkoWhoaa:". Noo.. "doing handicrafts" is toooo long and complicated to say for being able to use it in an excited scream

“Algorithmen für Bewerbungen - Das Bücherregal im Hintergrund hat Einfluss darauf, ob Du den Job bekommst” Wir brauchen ein Beschäftigtendatenschutzgesetz. Das Schlimmste ist ja, dass die Ergebnisse der Software als quasi objektiv unreflektiert bleiben

It's illegal to enter buildings in the zone as most of them are completely unstable, and due to a new zone administration there's typically no bribing your way out of a situation. Sometimes in the most unsuspecting places you may find street art left behind by a Stalker who risked arrest for something many will never see. Somewhat of a real life Easter egg, or a subtle nod to defiance: "You're not suppose to be here."

Location: Chernobyl Exclusion-zone, Ukraine. 2019.


I've finally finished setting up my own Matrix instance!

Hurra, die überarbeitete und erweiterte Neuauflage von #NaUndDasBuch ist endlich auf allen Plattformen durch den Freigabeprozess und nun überall erhältlich! :D YAY!!! *freu* RT welcome. :)

And again it drizzles at #fdroid with 41 updated and 7 new #Android #apps – the latter containing a.o. nice things like

* aTox: a Tox client (Messenger)
* Coordinate Joker: Geocaching tool
* Fake Contacts: automatically add (and remove) a bunch of "fake contacts" to your addressbook for data collectors' "cache poisoning"
* Lemmur: a Lemmy client (Fediverse Reddit pendant)
* OSMfocus Reborn: help improve OSM data

Toot, toot – enjoy the software freedom! My PS to #ilovefreesoftware day 😍

China’s naval fleet is becoming a force to reckon with

So I read that China’s naval force is becoming powerful.

Sometime between 2015 and 2020, China’s Navy crossed a critical threshold: it fielded more battle force ships than the U.S. Navy, making it the world’s largest navy numerically. Today, at around 360 hulls, it exceeds its American rival by more than sixty warships.

The article goes on to summarise the recent ship-building achievements by the China’s naval forces. It’s clear, the force-projecting machine is on the rise. This is especially worrying in the context of the regional waters around China, especially South China Sea disputes (

This has implications in regard to the rise of hi-tech as a strategic asset: production of computer processors is becoming a strategic and vital military issue. C.f., e.g., the insightful article by Ben Thompson here: It boils down to this observation: chips are everywhere and especially so in advanced weapons. You can’t win a war without chips. Who owns chip production, owns a strategic resource and it provides them a freedom to operate in military theatre.

The most advanced chip production facilities are owned by TSMC and reside in Taiwan. The fact that EU and USA are becoming disadvantaged in chip production (it’s of course way more nuanced, but generally true) is a strategic military planning concern. China’s growing ability to project naval power and to capture Taiwan if it decides so are, in this sense, problematic.

There’s one more interesting observation:

More broadly still, it offers modern history’s sole example of a “land” power successfully becoming a “sea” power and sustaining that status over time.

Indeed, as well argued by e.g., G. Friedman in The Next 100 Years, China is a land power. It’s limited by it access to the Pacific Ocean by all the islands it needs to navigate to get to the Ocean. So regardless of their fleet size, their capability to project power beyond this region is limited as far as they do not control the whole archipelago between Japan and Indonesia. So far, they don’t. Their growing naval capability, however, potentially threatens that to change. That well explains the growing USA obsession with China and Taiwan issues: threaten the control of Pacific Ocean by USA and you get their attention.

This is one of the slowly moving games played out there, curious to see further developments in the coming decades.

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- utm_[...] (Google)
- fbclid (Facebook)
entfernt. Das sind Identifier, die zur Linkverfolgung dienen und geben den Betreibern unter Umständen Auskunft darüber, wer den Link anklickt.

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