Recycling was a lie — a big lie — to sell more plastic, industry experts say
I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".
A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.
Source in Japanese:
An interesting article further showing me how shitty Spotify is for the world and reminding me how good bandcamp is:
Spotify's attempt to wreck the podcasting ecosystem is sad. The commercialisation of podcasts is sad in general, but Spotify take the biscuit.
Funkwhale 1.0 - first release candidate
Funkwhale 1.0 first release candidate is here! 🎉
This is mostly a bugfix/enhancements release but there are a few interesting new features too!
- A brand new search page
- It's now possible to launch a scan from the UI
- Themes and language are now persisted accross sessions
- A new plugin system, with a scrobller plugin
The full changelog is available at https://dev.funkwhale.audio/funkwhale/funkwhale/-/releases/1.0-rc1
This releases requires python 3.6 or higher to run, so be sure to check your server before upgrading.
If everything goes smoothly, we intend to publish the final 1.0 release in a couple of weeks, around september 7th.
In the meantime, we'd really appreciate if you could test it and report any bug or issue!
Liking the look of amfora - A fancy terminal browser for the #Gemini protocol
So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?
If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.
That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.
#mozilla has done a lot of good for the web, but the hybrid "for-profit owned by non-profit" model is and always has been a mistake.
You get the worst of both worlds -- a layer of nonprofit bureaucracy on top of for-profit business practices, compensation structures, and decision-making.
It reflects Mozilla's history, being born in the ideological swamp of hypercapitalist Silicon Valley, which frowns upon nonprofits, and which pursues profit, growth & "disruption" above all else.
Techlore covers the #Firefox madness - "Is Firefox Dying!? Mozilla, We Need To Talk..."
Oops. Bug in new crypto brings the house down 2 days after launch. Devs must be gutted.
Looking for a quieter, more meaningful life. Interested in cyberpunk, veganism, community and books 🇬🇧 💾 🌿