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Protip: when someone from an opressed group (e.g. POC, immigrants, women, etc) complain about something a privileged group tends to do (white, non-immigrants, cis men, etc), if you are from the privileged group, there's no need for you to comment assuring that you don't do these things. There's also no need to comment "lol yeah we're horrible aren't we" on a serious post about terrifying opression. It makes you seem defensive and like you're not taking opression seriously.
If you don't do those things? Congratulations! You don't get a medal, that's a bare minimum. If you do those things? Quietly improve and maybe boost the post that made you realise that you did wrong.
I know it doesn't seem like a big deal if you're privileged but it gets tiring when half the replies on a serious post about opression are joke replies by the privileged group.
@pixelfed do you have a support team or somewhere I can submit a help ticket? For the past few weeks every time I try to post I get an error message, and I'd like to bring it to someone's attention in case other people are having the same issue.
When bigots say things can we just reply "Ok bigot" from now on? Tired of having to even consider trying to justify my accusation of bigotry to all the cishet white folk who appear out of nowhere to defend them and just want "ok bigot" to be a thing so I don't have to.
Who's with me??
Bee safety information, boosts appreciated
European Honey bee (most common bees found in North America too) will bump into you before they sting you as a warning that they feel threatened. If a bee bumps into you just back away from the plant you're probably near or stop moving until the bee moves on.
Also if you know you're not allergic to them and you get stung the bee DOES NOT have to die, and if you give it a little time, usually 5-10 seconds, the bee will work itself out and fly off and leave you both safe, and you won't have a stinger stuck in your skin!
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Facebook Messenger still scans all messages, even with end-to-end encryption. Scanning is done locally on the device before text messages are sent and after received messages are decrypted.
Facebook privacy lol
A toot's got me wondering about the nature of consent in a specific way; I won't ever have an Alexa or anything like it, and maybe you won't either; but other people will.
And now I'm thinking, if you have one of these lumps of spyware in your home, should you be *required* to offer a formal warning to any visitors? I think so; you're required to place CCTV warnings if you run CCTV, and if anything systems like Alexa are more invasive, not less.
The data from a CCTV system might never leave the premises; the data from these "assistants" goes **directly** to servers outside either your *or* your host's control, where your voice may be datamined for any damned purpose the server owners choose.
Don't feel bad about saying "I don't wanna come over, you've got an Alexa running." It's not paranoia to be creeped out by AIs (or persons) unknown listening to your private conversations. It's *normal*. You don't *need* anything to "hide" for you desire not to *share* to be valid.
in case you missed the paywall skip extension for firefox before it got taken down by mozilla, here's a direct download link. go back to reading news sites without limits
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