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Brave new world:

Microsoft monitors the workers βš’οΈ
Amazon monitors the home 🏘️
Facebook monitors the public πŸ‘“
Google monitors the web 🌐

Missed this cool ICLR'18 paper by Mostafa Dehghani et al.: State-of-the-art neural retrieval on ClueWeb09, before Google's BERT.

openreview.net/pdf?id=B1X0mzZC

EFF is deprecating the HTTPS Everywhere extension as HTTPS is actually everywhere and browsers are shipping their own native support.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/09/http

LogUI: Contemporary Logging Infrastructure for Web-Based Experiments by David Maxwell and Claudia Hauff.

dmax.org.uk/uploads/publicatio

If you use #GMail, #Google keeps records of everything you buy, even if you delete the email receipt, and even if you didn't buy the product from them. Here's metadata from my takeout showing price, delivery address, description, vendor, etc. #privacy

We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 41! After six months of work from the GNOME community, this release brings many exciting updates!
youtu.be/V5jP1ym7nhM

See the release notes for all the details: help.gnome.org/misc/release-no

#GNOME41 #releaseday #OpenSource

Pre-disclosure: we are planning a coordinated security release of several Matrix clients starting ~1pm UK (UTC+1) Monday Sept 13th to address a critical vuln. We have no evidence of it being exploited in the wild, but please be sure to upgrade on Mon! matrix.org/blog/2021/09/10/pre

Italy blocks Gutenberg book publishing website ooni.org/post/2021-italy-block. Luckily, there is Kiwix and our @gutenberg_new@twitter.com ZIM files.

Self-Hosting Resources Made Simple

Sharing is very appreciated.

:verified: Freedombox, fastest way to #selfhosting
freedombox.org

πŸ“© Mail In A Box, email selfhosting
mailinabox.email

:gnu: Yunohost, all-in-one selfhosting package
yunohost.org

:nextcloud: Nextcloud Devices
nextcloud.com/devices

πŸ‘ Awesome List
github.com/awesome-selfhosted/

πŸ’š Awesome Directory
selfhosted.libhunt.com

πŸ“» Podcast
selfhosted.show

#Yunohost #Freedombox #FreeSoftware

You can find local Mastodon instances around the world using the "Mastodon Near Me" project at:

umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/m

Click on map icons to see more details about local instances.

You can add instances via the project's git at github.com/jazmichaelking/mast or by messaging the project's leader at @jaz

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse #Instances #MastodonNearMe #Regional #Local

Machine Dreaming: On Writing with Language Transformers
by Georgiana Cojocaru

"When confronted with texts generated by language transformers, humans often exercise freely their inborn ability to project meaning into even the most incoherent of fragments."

networkcultures.org/longform/2

Privacy-respecting phones are the new Apple. I break down your Linux phone #FOSS options, #LineageOS, and @GrapheneOS in this post. πŸ‘‡

victoria.dev/blog/the-what-pho

Ok...

"Peertube.social will shut down in three months, due to inactivity and loss of interest by the administration team. You have until 15/10/2021 to download your videos and migrate your channels."

Niet vergeten om je videos te verhuizen @djoerd ...

peertube.social/video-channels

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The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.