I'm going to share this New Republic article about Gates' influence on access to medicine one more time, because it's so important to critically examine the role of philanthropy.
The Gates Foundation and Gates' philanthropy are, in many ways, the best case scenario for billionaire interventions in public health. Even here, "philanthropy" becomes an extension of the founder's destructive ideology.
Imagine what could be done if we just taxed this wealth properly.
Wordpress is now used by 40% of the web.
@wgal2021 Glad you are finding Mastodon interesting. Don't forget to edit your display name and upload an avatar image here: https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s11528-021-00599-4
A special welcome to new learners joining our Mastodon community at #OERu including: @dkutu @fbasse @lloydtom @kdibana @gbonai @Sfrancis @wgal2021 @bethsheba @methuselahniye @BBeul . Don't forget to edit your display name and upload an avatar image here: https://mastodon.oeru.org/settings/profile Hope you enjoy #lida101
@jakoolivier Greetings from New Zealand Jako! Welcome to our corner of the internet here on Mastodon.
So, this should be terrifying us... and motivating us to research mitigations and then act: https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/24/22297686/browser-extension-blocks-sites-using-google-facebook-microsoft-amazon
Pretty much 4 years ago today, I said the following on my blog:
“I personally moved over to Bitwarden around 6 months ago, following the price rises by LastPass, as well as the fact that they had been purchased by LogMeIn – who have a proven track record of not treating their users very well.”
Kev in 2017 was a very, very wise man.
"Nextcloud can replace many of the online apps you use for collaboration, organization, and task management."
OER benefit everyone (not just students)
🎉 Welcome to newcomers! 🎉
A few personal tips:
👌 the Fediverse is NOT twitt*r! enjoy a more relaxed, courteous, benevolent way of interacting! you are part of it!
🤚 introduce yourself! also fill bio and post a couple "toots" before following people to have more chance they'll follow back..
👍 favourite and follow generously! This is how to create link around. No algorithm-god is spying on you, telling you who to follow, what to read! \o/
⚠️ many people care about CW... learn about that
So I don’t use Chrome but I have Ungoogled Chromium (https://codeberg.org/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium) as certain things only work under Chrom(ium) and I only just realised Google requires a Google account to install extensions.
Hint: You can bypass this restriction using this the Ungoogled Extension Installer: https://github.com/UnnoTed/Ungoogled-Chromium-Extension-Installer
The lengths we have to go to in order to protect our privacy from basic everyday things is ridiculous. We need fundamental change. Surveillance capitalism needs to die.
Looking forward to working with colleagues at COL in progressing open courses for technical and vocational skills development. #CTVSD2
I know others have commented on it (as have I*) but the irony of Twitter forcing people to 'quote retweet' to fix disinformation and trolling in the run up to the US election, while Mastodon explicitly disallows the functionality because that's exactly what it leads to.
For the benefit of the mainstream and, especially, the media: the real definition of "hacker" http://www.catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/H/hacker.html
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