RT @SylvainLebas

Fabuleux ! 20 ans de vie économique de la planète en 1min et 9s. Regardez bien l’arrivée des géants de la tech.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SylvainLebas/statu

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Comme tu le sais, je réalise des stats sur Mastodon, qui se trouve ici: sp3r4z.fr/mastodon et j'ai une page de stats "importante", qui compile des informations sur plus d'un an de donnée. Ça se passe ici:


On peut voir l'évolution sur l'année passée, et ça donne une vue assez générale sur ce que représente Mastodon, les usages…

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Facebook reportedly gets deeply personal info, such as ovulation times, from some apps

Several apps share highly sensitive data with Facebook even if users do not have a Facebook account, testing by The Wall Street Journal found.


Teachers are increasingly being paid less than other workers with comparable experience and education. As they go on strike across the U.S., many are pressing for better pay and more funding for schools.

Botswana, home to the world's largest elephant population, is moving toward culling the numbers of the giant mammals by lifting a wildlife hunting ban, after a group of Cabinet ministers endorsed the move.

**Swiss ex-sergeant convicted for leading Christian militia in Syria**

"A former Swiss soldier who commanded a Christian militia fighting Islamic State in Syria was found guilty on Friday of violating Swiss neutrality. "


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One dead and multiple injured after Venezuelan national guard opens fire on civilians attempting to keep open segment of border with Brazil for deliveries of humanitarian aid, according to eyewitnesses and community leaders. - @WashingtonPost

**Swiss court upholds sentence in genital mutilation case**

"A ban on female genital mutilation extends to cases where the ritual cutting was performed in another country prior to the perpetrator coming to Switzerland, the nation's highest court said on Friday, upholding a Somali woman's conviction last…"


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Teachers are increasingly earning less than other workers with comparable experience and education. As they go on strike across the U.S., many are calling for better pay and more funding for schools.

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Ecuador's Border With Peru

a friend of mine who spends a LOT of his time picking up plastic waste from parks, rivers, streets, etc. had a good idea. He decided to photograph the non biodegradable waste and tag companies on social media with it. So if he finds a plastic Subway cup, he tells Subway about it with the message "is this yours?" I dig this because it's not something that blames the consumer. It puts the blame where it belongs: on the producer.

Future of our food system is under "severe threat" - @UN@twitter.com report says


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It's interesting to notice how my brain works... When in times of stress it seems to shut down and, while everything around seems never to stop and drags m...


r/portugal - Portugal antecipa-se à União Europeia e proíbe palhinhas e cotonetes já em 2020

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I was recently talking to my dad about the whole privacy vs "I have nothing to hide," discussion going on recently and he gave me an interesting insight.

Forty years ago the idea that your government would open and read every item of post that was delivered regardless of delivery company would have been preposterous and a breach of privacy that media and citizen would condemn in unison as dangerous government overreach.

And yet here we are today with essentially the same thing happening in the digital sense and the general public seem ambivalent at best and complacent at worst.

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