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New European Privacy laws

!Hubzilla Support Forum New European privacy law. As of May 25th nearly everybody who has a homepage is subject to the new privacy law. This amongother stuff means that you have to provide a legal statement about the privacy policy of your page.

Has anbody found a good template for such a statement? I found in german. and But I am not sure if these statements fit very well with our special type of software.
We probably should keep the history of privacy statements.

They should be in git -
@Andrew Manning or something like that?
We can have a common template but only given some generic circumstances there will be a common statement. The statement will slightly depend on the ISP statement and other factors. We cannot rule out that there might be a hub owner that intend to collect information for marketing. Then we have a problem that my hub might use information from some other hub and treat it differently than the home hub would.

Anyway I think there must be room for a per hub GDPR statement but agree that it shall be accessible at the same place on each hub. Like hub-url/gdpr which will kind of generic for all languages. The GDPR statement might not replace a privacy statement but they might support each other. There might also be other statements or agreements like how a user might behave that must be separated from the GDPR one (article 12).

I think the agreement must be versioned and I imagine that the version reference along with it's hash key can be stored along with the actual consent. As sysadmin can update the hash key in the DB this is a point where the block chain can come in handy (alright, lets call that phase B or Z or something but i really think it's a cool idea).
I'm wondering if social media will eventually become too complex for joe bloggs to use.

The unintended consequence of most regulation is to further entrench the dominant players in the market. In this case, the Googles and Facebooks of the world already have armies of lawyers to figure out what all this means and how to comply. If they get it wrong, they have the lawyers to fight it and the cash to pay fines. Small fry like us would be lucky if we only had to shut down.
Danke, aber das reicht nicht! #NoUploadFilter


Im Koalitionsvertrag wurden Upload-Filter noch als „unverhältnismäßig“ abgelehnt, jetzt setzt die Bundesregierung das Gegenteil im Rat der EU in die Tat um. Das Ergebnis könnte der Meinungsäußerungsfreiheit der Menschen über Jahrzehnte schweren Schaden zufügen. Dies ist auch deine Chance, dir bei der Regierung Gehör zu verschaffen: Upload-Filter nein danke!
Piratenpartei News (NRW)Piratenpartei News (NRW) schrieb den folgenden Beitrag Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:22:16 +0200

“Fake news” is the newest, fakest justification for the EU link tax

The European Commission today released a proposal on combating fake news. It includes a call for the extra copyright for news sites or “link tax”, which is part of the copyright reform plans currently hotly debated in Parliament and Council. In parallel, rapporteur Axel Voss is also trying to add this justification for the law in Parliament.

Unfortunately, that’s in itself fake news. The link tax won’t help fight fake news – it will make the problem worse.
Bild/FotoA transparent attempt to “soup up” the link tax – cc-0 Alan Levine
The two main reasons are:
  • Putting a price tag on spreading articles from legitimate press publications (or at the bare minimum, adding legal uncertainty) is guaranteed to end up decreasing the circulation of professional news. The visibility of other sources will in turn be boosted, including fake news and propaganda.
  • The link tax will disadvantage small, new and independent publishers who rely on being listed in aggregators and having their content shared on social media. As a result, innovation in the sector and media pluralism will be harmed, which will impede the diverse and vibrant news ecosystem we need to effectively counter fake news.

Academic consensus against

In an open letter released on Wednesday, 169 scholars (including professors of journalism studies) say the plan will “play into the hands of producers of fake news” because it will “restrict further the circulation of quality news”, and thus “not guarantee the availability of reliable information so much as the dominance of fake news.

Previous studies found that the link tax “may well set back the function of the press as public watchdog” and will not foster quality journalism”.

Journalists oppose it

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project calls the link tax “a giant step backward in the fight against misinformation”, because it “would severely limit the ability of OCCRP and other independent media organizations to provide accurate and fair reporting”.

A coalition of innovative publishers representing hundreds of news outlets – who the Commission claims would benefit from the link tax – are likewise fighting against the plan, warning that it will “stifle media pluralism” and have “serious negative effects on the quality of the press”.

After years of experience with the similar German law, the journalists’ association DJV concluded: “Best abolish it”.

Competent conservatives disagree

Dorothee Bär, Germany’s new Digital Minister and a member of the staunchly conservative CSU, said that she rejects the extra copyright for news sites because it “hasn’t stood the test” and “doesn’t work”.

The CDU’s internet policy spokesperson in the German Bundestag – a fellow party member of both Günther Oettinger (who originally proposed the law) and Axel Voss (who is pushing to make it even worse) – likewise recognises the link tax as “extremely dangerous” and “a bad proposal”, correctly warning that it may lead platforms to remove real news and thus elevate dubious sources.

Jumping on the buzzword bandwagon

The Commission’s own high level expert group on fake news and disinformation did not recommend the neighbouring right. This supports the suspicion that it was included not for factual reasons, but in an attempt to jump on a buzzword bandwagon to shore up support for the Commission’s struggling proposal.

When the neighbouring right proposal was originally presented, combating fake news was not given as a motive. Adding it as a retroactive justification, unsupported by a proper impact assessment, is mission creep that’s in conflict with the much-touted principles of “better regulation”.

What to do instead

If the Commission is serious about fighting fake news, it needs to correct its course on the neighbouring right immediately.- The “presumption rule”, an alternative proposal supported by the Greens/EFA group as well as former Parliament rapporteur Therese Comodini and multiple member states in the Council, would help publishers enforce their existing copyrights without sabotaging the circulation of legitimate news. - The Greens/EFA group today launched a report on alternative models of financing investigative journalism, which suggests a number of policy solutions. - Regulating ad targeting,

Responding to the Facebook scandal: Regulate ad targeting
vonJulia RedaamYouTube
, may be the best option: Ending the profiling arms race, in which internet giants gather ever more data on us in order to ever more precisely target ads, would not just protect our privacy and eliminate one way of delivering fake news to those most susceptible to it, but also return a share of the advertising market to content businesses like the news.
ⅅℒℚⅅℒℚ schrieb den folgenden Beitrag Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:33:53 +0200

#SachsensDemokratie #Überwachung #Präventionsstaat #Sachsen #Dresden


Am 27. Februar sollte der Gesetzentwurf für das neue Polizeigesetze dem Kabinett vorgelegt werden. Dies ist aus unbekannten Gründen nicht passiert. Laut Berichten der Sächsischen Zeitung ist das Gesetzt jedoch so gut wie beschlossen. So geht es bei den Entwürfen nur noch um Detailfragen. Wie immer ist der Deckmantel zum Abbau unserer Grundrechte die um sich greifende Terrorhysterie, Kriminalitätsbekämpfung und die Wahrung der “größtmöglichen Sicherheit der Bürger”. SPD und CDU wollen die Befugnisse der sächsischen Polizei maßgeblich erweitern. Befürchtet wird eine Erweiterung der Videoüberwachung im öffentlichen Raum, der Einsatz von Bodycams (Körperkameras) für Polizist*innen, der Einsatz von Gesichtserkennungssoftware, der Einsatz von mobilen und festen KfZ-Kennzeichen-Scannern, die Erweiterung der Telekommunikationsüberwachung, der Einsatz des Staatstrojaners und elektronischer Fußfesseln, Kontaktverbote für bestimmte Personengruppen sowie den möglichen Einsatzes der Bundeswehr im Inneren. Ob es wie in Bayern eine Form des Unterbindungsgewahrsams für sog. Störer (§ 17 Abs. 2 c PAG) geben wird, ist bisher nicht bekannt.

Einer unserer wesentlichen Kritikpunkte ist auch, dass die Diskussion um ein neues Polizeigesetz nicht öffentlich geführt wird. „Bisher ist es schwierg an Informationen über die geplanten Maßnahmen zu gelangen, was angesichts der Tragweite nicht sein kann. Dies zeigt deutlich, wie sehr das neue Polizeigesetz unsere Demokratie gefährden könnte“.

Die Initiative plant derzeit eine medienwirksame Kampagne, um die Öffentlichkeit über die geplanten Maßnahmen zu informieren und diese öffentlich zu kritisieren. „Wenn uns als BürgerInnen diese Informationen nicht vorgelegt werden und damit auch diskutabel gemacht werden, dann braucht es eine Initiative wie uns, damit genau das dann geschieht.“

Im Zuge dessen gab es Mittwoch, den 18.04.2018 um 16 Uhr, einen Informationsstand am Albertplatz.
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testb bbh
Huge growth of new account registrations on recently.  Have we been covered somewhere?
 via Diaspora
Maybe when people do a "delete facebook" search...
I think it is the general discussion after that FB thingy. Articles start mentioning the other projects as well now, not only Mastodon.
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!Hubzilla Support Forum Hi, any hint why on my personal page the activity page (like never shows anything for every connection even when they clearly have been active.
Is it loading forever (spinner visible) or does it just not show any posts (spinner disappears but no content)?
Spinner disappears w/o content. It works on gerzilla.
!gerzilla-status Added a DNS reverse settimg for domain which might increase reliability of  mail transfers from gerzilla
!gerzilla-status was suffering from federation problems obviously due to a dated PHP-version. But it looks like the situation is improving.The message queue is down to 540 from  way above 1500

Paul the pig clears his room
vonNicolle von EberkopfamYouTube
Love pigs in all shapes ans sizes. And this is sweet.
On the one hand it is kind of cool. But for sure this kind of technology could also be used for bad.

The fight against illegal deforestation with TensorFlow


Rainforest Connection founder and CEO Topher White shares how TensorFlow, Google’s open-source machine learning framework, aids in their efforts.
Experten kritisieren massiv geplante bayerische Polizeirechtsreform


Der neue Bundesinnenminister will auf Bundesebene das Polizeirecht verschärfen, nach dem Vorbild Bayerns. Dort wird gerade das Polizeiaufgabengesetz reformiert, womit die bayerische Polizei bislang ungekannte Befugnisse erhalten soll.
Das, was dort völlig unter dem Radar geschieht, ist wirklich beängstigend.
Christian Vogeley hat sein Profilfoto aktualisiert

!Hubzilla Support Forum The new notification widget doesn't show up on my activity (network) page while it is available on the other pages. Is there a setting for that I am missing? It does work on but not on my personal installation.
Pubstream notifications can be turned of in notification settings...
Thanks a lot!
You are welcome!
Fernsehen macht euch zu besseren Menschen!
SillobreMVCSillobreMVC schrieb den folgenden Beitrag Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:14:16 +0100