talking about machine learning datasets Show more

Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: .. Please speak up!

If you can't buy a member of Congress you're working class.

Tending to your #privacy is like making sure you have your #vaccination. Even if you have no particular personal risk, there are vulnerable people around you: Whistle blowers, human rights activists, investigative reporters, the wrongfully pursued. If everyone sells their privacy except a few, those few stand out and are cornered quickly. But if it is a societal norm to protect your privacy, these heroines and heroes of our time are protected as well.

Hey can someone translate this to Spanish?

Attention. In solidarity with the Global Climate Strike, this office will be participating in a work stoppage from September 20th through the 27th. Except for emergency repairs and mediation, no work will be performed.

Thanks in advance!

I want to post this that @mxsiege shared with me a monthish ago and highly recommend it. Give yourself some time I at least couldn't put it down once I started and the entire afternooon was devoted to it. But It does have good chapter breaks so you can do it chunks too if you have better self time management skills than me :)

politics, communications, media, misinformation Show more

Jason Kenny, a cyclist who won 6 gold medals for Britain adds to voices of those advocating for temporary road closures so kids can play in the streets again.

This is a good idea, its only for 2 hours on Sunday and motorists *aren't* banned from driving to and from their homes, but have to keep to 6 km/h and be escorted by stewards if driving in the streets during the closure.

(2 hours is also just the right time to clean a car, and check its oil/tyres 😉 )

tech dystopia Show more

tech dystopia Show more

University, politics Show more

University, politics Show more

bad dream, kindof funny when awake, urban wildlife Show more

"Don't go near the castle, it is cursed," the people in the village said.
"In what way?"
"It traps you."
"Most of us were passing through, like you; now we can't leave."
They conferred, then an elder spoke. "It has an amazing, huge library."
"I must see it!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

UK pol Show more

ukpol, brexit, unimportant Show more

re: countering dangerous misinformation about protest tactics Show more

countering dangerous misinformation about protest tactics, twitter link source Show more

ukpol, dystopia, fishing and fish Show more

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