A social media site created by a load of "hackers"?!!A social network that is being backed by Anonymous has been launched to hopefully directly compete with Facebook.
It will have a strong commitment to privacy and security.
The site, Minds.com, has the same basic options as any other social network site; you can send updates to your followers who can then comment or promote the posts if they choose to.
However, and this is where it differs from all the others that are currently available, it doesn’t exist to make money from collecting its users' data. In fact it does the complete opposite and encrypts every single message on site so it can’t be collected or read by advertisers and governments.
The app’s other big features that contrast those of similar sites is that it rewards people for interacting with posts by voting, commenting or uploading. Users are given points that can then be exchanged for views.
The site describes the mechanism as a “network that rewards you with reach”. It is much more straightforward than the Facebook algorithm — which the company are always so vague about, Zuckerberg's site works on a complicated mix of engagement, clicks and now the time spent on each individual post.
The site has been launched on desktop and mobile apps. However, in an interesting move the site has been made entirely open source, which means anyone can contribute to the appearance and general upkeep of it.
If it's for your "own use" how would they possibly know if you've made a copy or not?!
100% of the time if I buy a CD I buy it to rip it but directly support the artist. TBH it's more inconvenient than anything because I have to then store the CD taking up precious space. I do this purely to support the artist as I'm not convinced buying MP3s off Amazon is the best way of doing so. If the law is telling me now that the best way of supporting the artist is now illegal then I'll just buy the MP3s from Amazon instead, which I then have a right to put on any device I please. Nice one music biz you fucking retards!
It's particularly stupid as artists earn more from CD sales than from digital downloads. I'd have thought the last thing they'd want to do is encourage people to abandon buying CDs.If the law is telling me now that the best way of supporting the artist is now illegal then I'll just buy the MP3s from Amazon instead, which I then have a right to put on any device I please. Nice one music biz you fucking retards!
That is, unfortunately, how terrorism works. What's strange to me is how little we've heard of Al-Qaida of late - the only occasion they've made the news recently is for letting someone go on compassionate grounds.Today's events in Tunisia (and also France and Kuwait ) have really shocked me.
What the fuck inspires some idiot to attack people sitting on a beach enjoying a holiday, absolutely despicable sub human cowardly foof.
Meant asking this earlier: where does this leave Amazon's Auto-RIP?