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@jwildeboer Welcome to the Brazilian conundrum.

Brazil could export products instead of "raw materials", but for that you need to import machinery, training and so on, which ends up being very expensive and not subsidised by the government.

Instead the government subsidises the production of "raw materials" instead and then buys the products made with those.

A classic example is iron ore as well.

So instead of shipping megatonnes of #soy from Brazil to China, where it is used to feed pigs, Brazil could build factories to convert soy into the #ImpossiblePork and export that!


On the ferry to Estonia in “challenging weather conditions”. Sick bags hanging in the corridors like little white flags of surrender.

@JPEG Gap loading indicator occasionally gets stuck in “loading” text. Scrolling up and down usually refreshes it.

mood! vibes! energy!!!!!!!!
this is it!!!
and it always has been!!!

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Nothing like 3-day weekend to ease out of the holidays. 😌

By the way if you're gonna talk about the new Star Wars don't forget to click on the "CW" button and say so. No spoiling people.

@JPEG Not sure which version introduced this bug… This morning when writing a toot (it took some time and I was switching between apps while writing) it seems like some background refresh kicks in and clears the drafted toot. Happened already twice this morning - once with iPhone and another time with iPad. Both are on iOS 13.3.

So I’ve got upwards (and downwards depending on position) timeline gap loading working for Mast now! It won’t be in the next update just yet though, as I still want to spend a few days making this a bit better.

#Tiktok is:
- Sending your searches to Facebook.
- Sending your watched videos and usage time to Appsflyer partners.
- Fingerprints the hardware of the person watching the shared video on both web browser and mobile app using canvas leak and audio API.
- Embeds sharer ID into shared video URLs, hides it via URL shortening.
- And more!

Since they do not ask for consent they're in violation of multiple EU privacy laws. :blobcatsip:

What's the one thing every web user can do to fight #SurveillanceCapitalism ?

Replace the Google Chrome browser

I've started a new website to send a message to Google that we prefer the internet without them


Listening for the third time to the amazing speech of @aral at the EU Parliament, this time looking at a better video which contains also his slides:

At minute 12:20 he rocks and says:

"You are acting as an unpaid Research and Development department for silicon valley. Because if a startup here succeeds, it gets bought by Google or Facebook. If it fails, we pick up the bill."


Concentration camps in China 

The latest beta update to my new Mastodon app is here and full of great additions. It now has timeline position syncing so it retains your position in the app with the web version! ✨

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