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The Audacity/telemetry PR was closed, the author said they won't use Google or Yandex, and it *looks* like there's a fork that will never have any telemetry that the KXstudio team is going to maintain.
https://github.com/audacity/audacity/pull/835#issuecomment-835880865
https://github.com/KXStudio/audacity

The whole situation is worrying but it will be interesting to see what happens in the future.
https://github.com/audacity/audacity/pull/835#issuecomment-835772456

The says 100 blog posts in one year. I didn't/haven't done that. Did I fail the "challenge"?

No I didn't. The point was to publish more on your personal blog and I have done that.

I'm not quitting , I'm reflecting on the past year.

gregoryhammond.ca/blog/did-i-f

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Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added

github.com/audacity/audacity/p

It's good to see many people leaving UptimeRobot (because their free plan no longer includes a linked domain for status page).

It's great for decentralization, so that one company doesn't run all the status pages.

I wonder how many customers UptimeRobot is going to lose in the end because of this decision.

“There's always been this kind of unwritten rule at Basecamp that the company basically exists for David and Jason's enjoyment,” one employee told me. “At the end of the day, they are not interested in seeing things in their work timeline that make them uncomfortable, or distracts them from what they're interested in. And this is the culmination of that.”
platformer.news/p/-what-really

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Companies are allowed to make any changes they want, but when they publicly announce them it allows other to look at those changes and go Yikes.

That is how I (and many others) felt with the recent Basecamp (project management software) changes. I wrote up all my thoughts on this and posted them at gregoryhammond.ca/blog/yikes-a

What are your thoughts on the recent changes that Basecamp announced?

Privacy paradox.
You probably care about your privacy, and you probably tell family and friends about the evil stuff that is going on. They know about it, and don't care.
@thenewoil has a recently great blog post that covers this, at write.as/thenewoil/the-privacy

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Clean up the web!

Developers, it’s time for you to choose a side: will you help rid the web of privacy-invading tracking or be complicit in it?

cleanuptheweb.org/

#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

When I see a fox picture I immediately think of @volpeon and @jbauer.. I don't yet know if this is a good or bad thing..

Anyways, here's a sleepy fox. Thanks to redd.it/mkwvnr

Inspired by @celia's recent blog post. I wrote my own thoughts on Firefox's upcoming change on their referer policy.

gregoryhammond.ca/blog/my-thou

Do you use Firefox and are going to go with the new referer policy when it comes with Firefox 87?

COVID... song (humorous) 

We all need a little humour with this pandemic still going on. Enjoy this video (or watch it on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=CwyglrEViM)

Special shout to @jbauer and @brandon who will both agree that this is complete true.

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“Linux” by itself doesn’t solve anything. Surveillance capitalism runs on Linux. Linux is big business. Most Linux distributions don’t give a shit about privacy/go out of their way to promote the easy use of Google, etc., on their platforms. FOSS is just one piece of the puzzle.

There are many things I love about the Fediverse,

I don't have to worry about spoilers for something that is airing on tv (I love content warnings),

I can geek out with people here,

No analytics, you don't know how well (or bad) your post did.

What do you love about the fediverse?

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When you find the website that perfectly fits what you are looking for, but then you check and see it's behind Cloudflare 😭

Bonus points if it has the following: Google analytics, google font, Facebook pixel (tracking), doesn't have any privacy policy listed, is hosted in the USA. 😭

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Hey devs,

Wanna be good little surveillance capitalists? Start by embedding Google’s tracking devices on your sites and apps. Some good ones to start with include Google Analytics, Google Sign-In and YouTube videos.

Alphabet, Inc. thanks you for your services.

After using Webmention / Indieweb for a while now, I have decided to remove it entirely from my website.

It didn't help that only @zerok (that I knew of) webmentioned me. It was also complex and hard for anyone (not in the tech space or tons of time) to use.

gregoryhammond.ca/blog/removed

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If you use 2FA and find that the site is telling you the code is incorrect, try checking to see if your clock is actually correct (by using a site like time.is).

I did find this out the hard and long way. Don't be like me. If your 2FA code isn't working then wait for another code and try again, or check to make sure your time is accurate.

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