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Surprise surprise 😱

"Google has been accused of breaking promises to patients, after the company announced it would be moving a healthcare-focused subsidiary, DeepMind Health, into the main arm of the organisation."

theguardian.com/technology/201 (via @jcbrand )

Reminder that patients did not even give consent to this data going to Google in the first place:

theregister.co.uk/2017/03/16/g

Google has no problem breaking privacy promises. They cannot be trusted.

#DeleteGoogle #BreakUpGoogle #Privacy

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Reminder for fellow amerikkkans since it's that time of year

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it's true. queer and trans people aren't safe in Salvation Army shelters. Give your money to someone who deserves it and skip the red pot people

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Hey, I'm looking for open source paint 🎨

No, not software, actual paint 😂

I specifically want to know about silicate paints (for internal and external masonry) and linseed oil paints (for external woods) 🏚️

I'm finding it quite hard to find rigorously tested or referenced recipes 🔖

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RT @NNUBonnie@twitter.com: While traveling to the UK to learn about the #NHS, @NationalNurses@twitter.com' Co-President Jean Ross unintentionally became a patient herself.

"I paid the fee for int'l visitors: $400 for 24 hours of care - an uninsured patient in the US would've been charged $10,000." #MedicareForAll #1u

🐦🔗: twitter.com/NNUBonnie/status/1

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RT @NNUBonnie@twitter.com: An American nurse ends up in a UK hospital..

"The Billing Office was hard to find & unstaffed. Can you imagine?

I explained how billing is a key component in the US health care system.

The clerk was shocked. She felt terrible about billing us."

#MedicareForAll #FridayFeeling

🐦🔗: twitter.com/NNUBonnie/status/1

Activism

Founded on #4opens, motivated by the #PGA hallmarks and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its an unfettered space for Activists and groups to communicate via #openweb projects.

"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.

We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.

This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.

Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.

We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.

https://campaign.openworlds.info
https://activism.openworlds.info


A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.

How are OMN projects run?