EFF & Heavyweight Legal Team Will Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library Against Publishers by magnora7 in Internet

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

These publishers are parasites that put a paywall between people and information.

Not only that, but information they've already paid for because they're US taxpayers and it's public research. How the hell public research is hidden from the public who paid for it, and this is considered acceptable, is beyond me. Aaron was absolutely in the right for making publicly-funded research findings publicly available! Such a shame the DOJ decided to "make an example out of him", but I've heard rumors that it's because he also uncovered a lot of other data from MIT servers that some people really didn't want anyone to see, that went beyond research, and the DOJ was covering for MIT. But who knows.

EFF & Heavyweight Legal Team Will Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library Against Publishers by magnora7 in Internet

[–]iraelmossadreddit 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

wikipedia says it wasn't burned down now and just gradually declined. who gets to decide who edits wiki pages? I wonder what the writers of history will say once most of the internets past is erased. they are already making plans of editing old websites to change history... "reddit never had a purge" what are you talking about? reddit is the beacon of free speach! no one is ever banned here! have you drank your milk today?

EFF & Heavyweight Legal Team Will Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library Against Publishers by magnora7 in Internet

[–]TheSeventhSense 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah it's so fucking retarded, every sub I go to just a bunch of fucking jewish slurs. Can't escape it and it's kind of annoying.

EFF & Heavyweight Legal Team Will Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library Against Publishers by magnora7 in Internet

[–]fuckCNN123 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If they succeed in taking down Internet Archive, the Library of Alexandria will become the second biggest library burned down in human history. Those holding the torches deserve fates that would probably be illegal for me to describe or fantasize about publicly.

EFF & Heavyweight Legal Team Will Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library Against Publishers by magnora7 in Internet

[–]fred_red_beans 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Similar to Aaron Swartz who was busted mirroring academic journal articles from JSTOR.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Swartz

These publishers are parasites that put a paywall between people and information. It is now relatively easy and cheap to make information available to everyone, which only serves our collective betterment and enrichment. Maintaining a paywall only enriches the publishers and is to our collective detriment, in my opinion.

Is WebP really better than JPEG? by Chipit in Internet

[–]holy_goat 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

mozilla supremacy

EFF & Heavyweight Legal Team Will Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library Against Publishers by magnora7 in Internet

[–]hector_died_of_aids 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

stay triggered kike

EFF & Heavyweight Legal Team Will Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library Against Publishers by magnora7 in Internet

[–]holy_goat 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This will set some nice precedents :)

EFF & Heavyweight Legal Team Will Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library Against Publishers by magnora7 in Internet

[–]holy_goat 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

lol you're so cool because you use antisemitic slurs!

The Best Platforms for Your Content by chey-chey in Internet

[–]hector_died_of_aids 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

best platform

uses medium

yikes.com.org

Part II: After 3 Years of Work, Chrome Killed My Extension and Won’t Tell Me Why by Chipit in Internet

[–]hector_died_of_aids 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

reminds me of firefox blocking the gab extension that let ppl chat about any url

EFF & Heavyweight Legal Team Will Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library Against Publishers by magnora7 in Internet

[–]hector_died_of_aids 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i can practically hear the yids kvetching now

youtube-dl lets you download from WAY more sites than YouTube (including Reddit and Twitter videos) by danuker in Internet

[–]danuker[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

VPNs are a scam. They are a centralized point of surveillance.

'A possible violation': Mexico's biggest telecommunications operator is blocking Tor network by Drewski in Internet

[–]skiseme 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The article suggests that only Directory Authorities are being blocked, so it might only be a matter of IP blocking. Bridges will circumvent this as they provide alternative routes to the DA.

Free Speech Has No Alternative by Drewski in Internet

[–]blowininthewind 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

'come gather around people, whever you roam, and admit that the waters around you have grown. and accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bones, if your time to you is worth saving.' ---- bob dylan, 1963

The Open Web is Dying by Drewski in Internet

[–]blowininthewind 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

well, 'genius is 99 percent of toil + 1 percent of talent, but the 1 percent is irreplaceable.'

"Wikipedia Is Badly Biased" – Larry Sanger Blog (wikipedia co-founder) by [deleted] in Internet

[–]blowininthewind 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whorunswikipedia this along with his wiki series is still quite relevant.

youtube-dl lets you download from WAY more sites than YouTube (including Reddit and Twitter videos) by danuker in Internet

[–]blowininthewind 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

remember to use a vpn when running this wonderful tool. for a starting point (for one should not trust random vpn merchants online) i use mullvard.

'A possible violation': Mexico's biggest telecommunications operator is blocking Tor network by Drewski in Internet

[–]blowininthewind 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i'm no tor expert but i think the actual effect of this depends on the topology and the strength of government cyber control. i've heard Russia's internet is hard to censor as there's no single point failure from other countries' physical layer but China's is easier as there is something like a single point of failure to the outside world. so i guess it would come down to: how visible is a tor exit node and how much mexico is willing to cut off its physical layer.

Large portions of American internet suffering outages from DDOS attacks? by magnora7 in Internet

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

We really have no idea who it's from, as they can fake their IP address to be anything, so the location data from that IP number is borderline meaningless.

However it did match the pattern of the attacks we had a couple days ago, and we knew who initiated that. But this mass internet attack makes me think the attack yesterday may have been unrelated to the one a couple days before that.

Large portions of American internet suffering outages from DDOS attacks? by magnora7 in Internet

[–]hennaojichan 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I will definitely agree with that.

Large portions of American internet suffering outages from DDOS attacks? by magnora7 in Internet

[–]kokolokoNightcrawler 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Probably gunning for internet anonymity under the guise of eliminating "anon bot IP's" . We're living in really fucked up times

Large portions of American internet suffering outages from DDOS attacks? by magnora7 in Internet

[–]hennaojichan 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Any idea where the attacks are coming from? Years ago stories used to circulate about zombie computers infected by a major Asian power that could be activated at any time for this sort of attack. Is this it? Or is it an excuse to shut down the Internet for a while?

Large portions of American internet suffering outages from DDOS attacks? by magnora7 in Internet

[–]magnora7[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I thought it was kind of interesting to see this on reddit after saidit's DDOS attack just last night. Interesting timing

Johnson & Johnson to begin human trials of COVID-19 vaccine in July by Wikirush in Internet

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wrong sub

youtube-dl lets you download from WAY more sites than YouTube (including Reddit and Twitter videos) by danuker in Internet

[–]danuker[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

These all work for me:

  • Bitchute: video link: youtube-dl https://www.bitchute.com/video/nf_rzv1SW9E/
  • Twitter: just the status link: youtube-dl https://twitter.com/AlexLehnertFox9/status/1265409119843954694
  • Reddit: Comments link: youtube-dl https://www.reddit.com/r/PublicFreakout/comments/gyg9dm/absolutely_messed_up_man_is_kicked_out_of_his/
  • even Invidio.us (same as YouTube I guess): youtube-dl https://invidio.us/watch?v=LTilng4Dugs

List of supported sites: https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/supportedsites.html

youtube-dl lets you download from WAY more sites than YouTube (including Reddit and Twitter videos) by danuker in Internet

[–]butterferret12 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I see. I was just thinking that there was no reason to use a closed source program if there's a perfectly fine (and perhaps better) open source one.

youtube-dl lets you download from WAY more sites than YouTube (including Reddit and Twitter videos) by danuker in Internet

[–]jmichaelhudsondotnet 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Could you provide command liine use cases for how to download from other sites?

youtube-dl youtube/blahblahlbah almost always works

how does that look for other sites? very intersted, and how about bitchute?

note: very important to be archiving important historical videos as none of these platforms are commited to the public interest and a consistent historical record, everything there can be manipulated for a price

carrying a face masks will not cause hypoxia, hypoxemia or hypercapnia by jackpark in Internet

[–]hennaojichan 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Machine translation. Are you Chinese?

youtube-dl lets you download from WAY more sites than YouTube (including Reddit and Twitter videos) by danuker in Internet

[–]danuker[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Here is a SVN repo I could find: https://jdownloader.org/download/index

Still, open source is not enough. If you can't build and run your modified version from source, it's like Android in that the devs are still under control of what the users do.

I try to use the term "free" or "libre" software as per FSF.

I did not attempt to build this project, it is up to you.

youtube-dl lets you download from WAY more sites than YouTube (including Reddit and Twitter videos) by danuker in Internet

[–]butterferret12 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is that open-source? It doesn't seem to be to me, but perhaps I'm wrong.

youtube-dl lets you download from WAY more sites than YouTube (including Reddit and Twitter videos) by danuker in Internet

[–]goatmeal 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

wonderful. now try jdownloader

"Wikipedia Is Badly Biased" – Larry Sanger Blog (wikipedia co-founder) by [deleted] in Internet

[–]whereswhat 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You caught me. Bravo.

"Wikipedia Is Badly Biased" – Larry Sanger Blog (wikipedia co-founder) by [deleted] in Internet

[–]danuker 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I see you are helping us reach the highest peaks of the Pyramid.

"Wikipedia Is Badly Biased" – Larry Sanger Blog (wikipedia co-founder) by [deleted] in Internet

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It all comes down to which sources they chose to use. I've seen articles citing certain"news" outlets, but when people linked a video with actual video evidence i.e. the event in question rather than an opinion it get cut down because "not a reliable source".

Recently, someone mentioned a book by Mike Cernovich, and the article on it was marked for deletion, even though the book existed...

His page was full of terms like alt-right, manosphere and so on. Not only do those terms not have a clear and objective clarification of who or how someone belongs to them they're mostly used as a smear. I can't tell you much about him, because I have to rely on wikipedia for those type of people, and his article seems to be mostly opinion article based.

It's the tragedy of the commons, we have this wonderful resource for knowledge and people began trying to get the most of it to further they're agendas destroying it in the process.

"Wikipedia Is Badly Biased" – Larry Sanger Blog (wikipedia co-founder) by [deleted] in Internet

[–]JohnFighter 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If this isn't biased, I don't know what is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gab_(social_network)

Note: I don't like or support gab, but this is ridiculous

"Wikipedia Is Badly Biased" – Larry Sanger Blog (wikipedia co-founder) by [deleted] in Internet

[–]whereswhat 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This article was either written by a drunk 15 year old or a 95 year old who got confused between candy and Adderall.

"Wikipedia Is Badly Biased" – Larry Sanger Blog (wikipedia co-founder) by [deleted] in Internet

[–]Riva 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Saying what we all know to be true, but what Wikipedia would remove from their site.

Quora is Falling Apart (Quora.com) by WarmPotato in Internet

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Quora = corporate money laundering scam?

Quora is Falling Apart (Quora.com) by WarmPotato in Internet

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

A++ UNDERVOTED !

If you think Reddit is bad, I suffered my fate and heartbreak on Quora in 2016.

I was the top Quora person on the "NWO New World Order" with only 4 good answers with exceptional votes. I was also an "expert" on 9-11 and several other fields. (Not that I buy into their "expert" fields.) After they banned me there was only one strong "truther" left, David S(omething I forget, I should look it up as he should be on SaidIt too).

I also had put countless weeks work in on MANY other diverse areas of my expertise in life and as an animator.

But in 2016 they banned me WITHOUT REASON NOR EXPLANATION NOR RECOURSE and they deleted ALL my content (without an opportunity to back it up) AND all the content that other's bothered to put into interacting with me.

SHAME on Quora!!!

Quora discloses mega breach impacting 100 million users by Mnemonic in Internet

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks!

Quora discloses mega breach impacting 100 million users by Mnemonic in Internet

[–]WarmPotato 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I hate Quora too ~ good video on it ~ https://youtu.be/35PG025iUNU

Quora discloses mega breach impacting 100 million users by Mnemonic in Internet

[–]WarmPotato 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Quora is crappy as hell

https://youtu.be/35PG025iUNU

The Open Web is Dying by Drewski in Internet

[–]jmichaelhudsondotnet 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They havent read my books, and site yet: https://leanpub.com/thebookoflongformremixmemes https://leanpub.com/mentalselfdefense https://leanpub.com/expandeddefinitions https://leanpub.com/fourparables

I also made some drawings, ugly drawings, but it can be explained this way in about 5 minutes: https://jmichaelhudson.net/4-important-drawings/

People do not realize the people trying to help them are under attack, and so they think there is nothing they can do, and without a bread crumb trail out of the thought cage, they will never find the people trying to help them. Meanwhile so few people who are not corrupt earn enough money to have any left over to do something like buy one of my books that the entire alternative culture is hamgstrung. And those with enough money to donate are afraid to because they might be stalked like I am.

Situation is grim, but we are also at a point where even a few connections between people with some amount of power and some powerless people with some good ideas, could still do something.

But dang the internet seems broken, in that there are two classes, forever separated, with a literal army of shiills in between causing all manner of chaos so that this doesn't happen, and so the people looking for solutions can't find those who are offering them.

The Open Web is Dying by Drewski in Internet

[–]jmichaelhudsondotnet 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That is why I am writing, people do not see it as an infiltration of not just the internet but of their mind and life, their possibilities.

And they do not understand how easy it is to control and limit someone if powerful people know everything about you.

That is why I am writing so much about it at my site and in my books: https://leanpub.com/thebookoflongformremixmemes https://leanpub.com/mentalselfdefense https://leanpub.com/expandeddefinitions https://leanpub.com/fourparables

What is also happening is that the people most capable of explaining why these tech and privacy changes are so dangerous and not worth the incremental convenience benefit, are excluded from "mainstream" debate. And also there are a ton of placeholding fake intellectuals still using gmail like Sarah Kinzior, and they are the only people who are allowed to get onto NPR.

A big key to it is that people have not seen how this can result in real world stalking, real world attacking of your life, which I have sadly been on the front lines experiencing for a long time now. I was stalked on the way home yesterday, it is very real. You do not have to be famous to be stalked, they are trying to make it so that you never get famous, and make you homeless.

And as yet, of the hundreds of journalists and "opinion leaders" I have contacted trying to share my experiences, none respond. Not a one.

Which is to say, everyone admits there is a vast surveilance net, but no one is admitting that they will use this to integrate undercover police into every aspect of society, covertly, and when anyone does see evidence of this, they are immediately discounted as a nutjub.

Until it is recognized that people like myself are targeted for long term programs of repression, you are missing most of the iceberg of this issue, and being as gullible as Gomer Pyle.

Sweden fines Google for letting website owners know their sites were censored by official orders | Reclaim The Net by useless_aether in Internet

[–]useless_aether[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i almost think that being exempt from global shutdown is their reward for doing all this crap.

Sweden fines Google for letting website owners know their sites were censored by official orders | Reclaim The Net by useless_aether in Internet

[–]sad_campaign 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Just when I was starting to have hope that Sweeden was getting smart by not shutting down they do this crap.

Google censors Google Doc of medical hydroxychloroquine coronavirus treatment trial paper by AliceofX in Internet

[–]sad_campaign 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is why whenever I want to share information I write I write it in LibreOffice and share it as a torrent.

The Open Web is Dying by Drewski in Internet

[–]sad_campaign 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think that VPNs, P2P torrents and the TorNetwork will always have its place in society. The unfortunate thing is that most people do not even know that these tools even exist and most that do know of their existence think that only ID thieves, drug dealers, and pedophiles use them.

The Open Web is Dying by Drewski in Internet

[–]sad_campaign 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If this pandemic has shown me anything it is that most people suck at thinking for themselves.

The Open Web is Dying by Drewski in Internet

[–]useless_aether 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

we can't ignore the fact that this started as a darpa project. with who knows what kind of aims.

The Open Web is Dying by Drewski in Internet

[–]Drewski[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think a majority of people will never escape the walled garden, but for some percentage the censorship and manipulation will become so unbearable that they will jump ship to whatever open alternatives are out there. This is where we need to come in to help, by creating and supporting platforms that are free, open, and easy to use. I agree, there is still hope.

The Open Web is Dying by Drewski in Internet

[–]The_Lear_Bluce_Ree 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The fact of the matter is that your standard person doesn't give a flying shit about privacy or a censored web. User data is a bigger industry than oil now, they don't care. Snowden tells everyone about PRISM and the surveillance state, doesn't even hit their radar (there was a crazy poll that stated something like 80% of America didn't know who he was).

If they can't see it or aren't told to be outraged by the major news groups, they don't care. Youtube is literally censoring wrong think and no one would ever even be bothered to go to an alternative URL to watch a video from someone they like.

We kind of deserve our fate in sad way. The 2% that do care don't matter because they're only 2% (it's probably much smaller than that)

Incredible ways to use Christmas Lights around the year by trinitychristmas in Internet

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Despite the fact that everyone wish they could keep Christmas decorations up during the year, they understand that the greater part of them must be taken care of. But there’s one Christmas decor, that you can utilize lasting through the year to add excellence to each room and that is Christmas lights. So, investigate what you can do to make Christmas enchantment a year ago round, before you set aside those lights.

Trinity Christmas - Buy Premium Christmas Trees and Decorations by trinitychristmas in Internet

[–]trinitychristmas[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You can read and browse products and blogs related to christmas trees and christmas decorations. Even you can shop online.

The Open Web is Dying by Drewski in Internet

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the usual suspects are pushing this, china, the un, the bill and melinda gates foundation, the clinton foundation, cuomo..

but it must originate from the technocratic trilateral commission.

The Open Web is Dying by Drewski in Internet

[–]d3rr 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

E.g. Lbry. Real YouTube content creators are mirroring their stuff to there and are feeling it. That's my impression from limited research.

The Open Web is Dying by Drewski in Internet

[–]d3rr 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The most practical approach is a decentralized system that protects the web, but I fear that we have moved well beyond the practicality of a change like that.

That fact is that a very large percentage of society won’t even understand what is happening, and frankly, won’t care, at least until they find themselves wondering why they can’t find information on the web, or why they are wearing a digital golden star.

Do you guys agree? It's pretty dark. I think if 15% of society chooses a freedom and privacy path, that it eventually ripples enough to matter. There's so many federated and decentralized projects right now, that I can't even keep track. I think we're still all up in this battle and there is hope.

McDonald's story... by Zombieland in Internet

[–]Thorium_Reactor 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fake story.

McDonald's story... by Zombieland in Internet

[–]Canbot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They either gave her the next guy's food and you fucked up a bunch of innocent people until someone had to come back and complain; or they just made another order for her. There is no way a person like that would go around again. The poor teller probably had to deal with her tantrum because of you.

Free Speech Has No Alternative by Drewski in Internet

[–]beermeem 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yup.

I think it's important to notice when one is the frog being boiled but I think it's also important to note that the boiler themselves does not need to be conscious of their actions.

The good friend of incrementalism is the idea that "Government Must Fix This!" Look at all the crazy scared people running around on the internet DEMANDING the government act. The government (and its press chear leaders) can ONLY perform more incrementalism. It has no other function. Each law, each order, each action it takes simply creates more of itself.

It doesn't require a conspiracy. Merely a confederacy of dunces.

It takes brave, rare, and unique leadership to ever roll back any of it. I do feel that more people are seeing this exposed today than ever before.

Free Speech Has No Alternative by Drewski in Internet

[–]Drewski[S] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yep =D

Free Speech Has No Alternative by Drewski in Internet

[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The importance of recognizing and opposing incrementalism cannot be underestimated.

Free Speech Has No Alternative by Drewski in Internet

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

So this hive.blog is the hive forked steemit.com right? It's the new homepage to get at the hive content?

ToaruOs v1.12 by macadoum in Internet

[–]macadoum[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I haven't tested this particular release for now, but previous versions were fun to use. At least 10min ;-)

While We Were PANICKING, the Government Did THIS... [EARN IT Bill] (10:12) ~ reallygraceful by JasonCarswell in Internet

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Crisistunity!

Should the shock websites Best Gore and The YNC be censored? by fanterbanter in Internet

[–]m68k 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No, let the sites be available for those who want to understand how fragile life really is. Of course, I'm not a fan of making someone's misfortune into entertainment, but some people need to see some of the sick shit that goes on in this world.

While We Were PANICKING, the Government Did THIS... [EARN IT Bill] (10:12) ~ reallygraceful by JasonCarswell in Internet

[–]m68k 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The "have them watch the hand while the other hand does the trick" method. Yep, nothing new sadly. As the saying goes, "never let a good crisis go to waste."

China proposes new IP protocol to end privacy on internet by useless_aether in Internet

[–]Drewski 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah!

Meshnet / Decentralized networking: Yggdrasil cjdns Althea Mesh IPFS more info / discussions at /r/darknetplan

Decentralized / Blockchain based DNS: Namecoin Blockstack Blockchain DNS

China proposes new IP protocol to end privacy on internet by useless_aether in Internet

[–]Saiditisbetterthanre 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is probably the love and calm internet Jennifer Wong was talking about.

China proposes new IP protocol to end privacy on internet by useless_aether in Internet

[–]JasonCarswell 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Aren't there open source alternatives?

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[–]AliceofX 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's sad, but it looks like this is the way things are going and the internet that we have now in the future will be like what the Wild West is to us now.

China proposes new IP protocol to end privacy on internet by useless_aether in Internet

[–]kokolokoNightcrawler 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Someone remind me, how did we allow state issued ID's with photos to be needed for everything nowadays? This is coming...Will it prevent the dissemination of CP, I doubt it, at least not completely.

China proposes new IP protocol to end privacy on internet by useless_aether in Internet

[–]definitelyanewuser 5 insightful - 5 fun5 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

you can't save your grandma if you don't use this new protocol! murderer! /s

China proposes new IP protocol to end privacy on internet by useless_aether in Internet

[–]Jesus 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's like they are using China as a leverage to say that "at least we are not their YET."

Google censors Google Doc of medical hydroxychloroquine coronavirus treatment trial paper by AliceofX in Internet

[–]kokolokoNightcrawler 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Do not publish important shit via any of the web giants...way too many jews in charge

Google censors Google Doc of medical hydroxychloroquine coronavirus treatment trial paper by AliceofX in Internet

[–]zyxzevn 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is murder!

Google let people die, by blocking access to a working treatment, because it fits a political agenda.

Sweden fines Google for letting website owners know their sites were censored by official orders | Reclaim The Net by useless_aether in Internet

[–]rekabis 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What the fuck, Sweden? How do you manage to out-evil Google?

Before the Internet, there was Demoscene by JasonCarswell in Internet

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

/u/d3rr - I mentioned this to you but forgot what it was called.

Sweden fines Google for letting website owners know their sites were censored by official orders | Reclaim The Net by useless_aether in Internet

[–]JasonCarswell 0 insightful - 2 fun0 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Dark days indeed!

Sweden fines Google for letting website owners know their sites were censored by official orders | Reclaim The Net by useless_aether in Internet

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Dark days indeed!

Sweden fines Google for letting website owners know their sites were censored by official orders | Reclaim The Net by useless_aether in Internet

[–]beermeem 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yet another clear lack of understanding of technology by a government.

Sweden fines Google for letting website owners know their sites were censored by official orders | Reclaim The Net by useless_aether in Internet

[–]useless_aether[S] 7 insightful - 4 fun7 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

when you want to censor harder than google..

Sweden fines Google for letting website owners know their sites were censored by official orders | Reclaim The Net by useless_aether in Internet

[–]GroundZero 9 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

My god Sweden is so screwed up..

Please stop using Imgur! Image hosting alternatives list by la_cues in Internet

[–]x0x7 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Hosts your image to multiple places.

Please stop using Imgur! Image hosting alternatives list by la_cues in Internet

[–]beermeem 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fuck imgur and it's fanbois. Thanks for posting this.

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[–]Enza 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wow, that's fucked lmao! I missed that when you originally quoted it!

Please stop using Imgur! Image hosting alternatives list by la_cues in Internet

[–]la_cues[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They say they remove it, but their privacy policy almost says otherwise to me:

Our servers automatically collect the following [...] device ID for mobile devices [...] IP address [...]

We also log the metadata associated with any uploaded images. [...]

None of this information is “personal data” – that is, data we could use to identify a specific person. Some of this information could, however, become personal data because we provide automatically collected anonymous data to third party advertisers to supplement the tracking information described below, and those third parties might be able to combine our anonymous data with other data they have to enable them to identify people.

They clear the exif/metadata when it's viewed by others, but they log it in their servers?

So they log your IP, the device ID, and the metadata of the image, and justify selling it to third parties because they just call it "not personal data"?

(I'm actually a little confused about the wording)

Please stop using Imgur! Image hosting alternatives list by la_cues in Internet

[–]Enza 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This seems like it can all be fixed by browser extensions/plug-ins, or even using something like Brave Browser and a VPN.

Idk, I kinda always liked Imgur because it removed meta/exif data

"EXIF data/metadata is removed from all images upon upload. There is no setting available to retain the data."

I honestly could care-less about their community or political leanings (although I have noticed certain albums getting locked and requiring you to make an account to view them, political albums, that is), I never interacted with them, only used them as an image host because of how streamlined and reliable it was.. But the stripping of exif/metadata is a nice feature, or so I thought. I don't really upload from mobile often so it isn't that much of an issue, but it seemed useful.

Do you know if any of the hosts you listed in your OP do the same (and if so which ones)?

Thanks for the post! :)

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[–]Spaceplone 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

thank you. very necessary

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[–]Mom_Dukes 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ah, this is good info, thanks.

Please stop using Imgur! Image hosting alternatives list by la_cues in Internet

[–]la_cues[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I wrote a response to another use here:

https://saidit.net/comments/3841/comment/bf5d

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[–]la_cues[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

On desktop, the forced redirect of direct image links to the image "page", with all the bloat of "similar images", the ads, and the social aspects. (Imgur takes 10s of seconds to load for me at times)

On mobile, the slow loading times to push the app. Just the bloat overall.

Their "social/political" leanings in their community. Also, just the general push for Imgur to BE a social community of memes and stupid pics. Tracking and all the rest that comes with it.

Finally, this is just my speculation, but Imgur was essentially only a tool for hosting images for that other "-dit" site, for many years. I could think ~70% of clicks are just between these two parties, driving tonnes of ad revenue, and there would be at least a little collusion.

From their "privacy" policy:

Information we collect and the purposes for which we use it

Automatically collected information

Our servers automatically collect the following information regarding devices that access our site or app: device characteristics (including device ID for mobile devices), operating system, browser type, IP address, username from stored cookies if present, dates and times of each login, page and image viewing statistics, and incoming and outgoing links. We also log the metadata associated with any uploaded images. We use this automatically collected anonymous data to analyze how our site and app are used so as to keep them optimized, to determine the popularity and usefulness of various features, to maintain the integrity of user accounts so that each user can see his or her posts and the upvotes, downvotes, and comments to them, and to enable users with usernames to access their posts, albums, and membership information. We also use such data to enable us to comply with copyright law, with 18 USC §2258A (illegal content), and to respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including national security, courts, and law enforcement.

None of this information is “personal data” – that is, data we could use to identify a specific person. Some of this information could, however, become personal data because we provide automatically collected anonymous data to third party advertisers to supplement the tracking information described below, and those third parties might be able to combine our anonymous data with other data they have to enable them to identify people.

https://imgur.com/privacy/

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[–]derkevevin 13 insightful - 2 fun13 insightful - 1 fun14 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

What is bad about imgur? Just wondering.

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[–]AliceofX 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why?

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[–]useless_aether 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

pic8.co ftw

The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising by Chipit in Internet

[–]danuker 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It might be hard to implement, but if users are clicking on ads, you can have an URL parameter like "?from=saidit", then track the users via IPs, cookies and/or user agent until they either leave or order something.

Figuring out where the users "leak" away is called "funnel analysis".

The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising by Chipit in Internet

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"How many $Y did customers give me thanks to $X spent on advertising?"

The problem is, it can be very hard to isolate which people came because of the ad and which came naturally.

National Crime Agency warns Brits against the popular hacking platform, Discord. by Chipit in Internet

[–]danuker 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

To be fair, Discord does stomp on your privacy.