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Twitter is suspending people using stock photos as profile images (AVIs).

For those who care about your privacy, I'm going to teach you how to defeat the algorithm.
#TwitterPurge #TwitterCleanupKE #BigTech #FightForPrivacy #MAGA #KAG #WalkAway #QAnon #Twitter
Listen up:
Twitter scans every profile via algorithms to run against a known database.
The database has millions of known stock photos.
Every user's profile is scanned, and if it shows a match (this is all done automatically) to a known photo? It will likely suspend your account.
IF you use a stock photo, you need to open it in photoshop/paint/ any image editing app- make it unique. Crop it. Drop a red dot somewhere and save it. If you download from say, Google, & use that? It's going to show as a match in the database. Make your file unique.
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#FridayThe13th #FridayFeeling @Alexand89562701 @chris43094330 @forambrose1984 THIS IS A MAN THAT CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN TREATED JUST AS WE HAVE BY THE #PoliceBravery, WHO HAS NOT HAD HIS CHILD MURDERED BY THE ~@metpoliceuk @MetCC , TO HAVE HIS SONS BODY DISPOSED OF AND
#Bernard .


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My keynote, tomorrow #Computing2018: "No, let’s not put it on the blockchain".

"To carve out some scenarios where blockchain optimist narratives fall short, & specific properties of distributed ledgers & blockchain work against requirements. Includes GDPR, but no 20M fines."
#blockchain Keynote was well received.
The scenarios in this thread, link to slides at the end.
1. Short-term information of any value. Everybody will have to keep it forever and you can't get rid of it.
2. Information that will remain valuable over a longer period.
Of course you encrypt, it but while it's forever on the blockchain, the crypto may be proved broken, Moore's law may cause key to be too short, or quantum may happen (yeah right). I said "crypto", I meant it :)
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Thread: the Internet has become a tool of the police state, and the world is heading towards totalitarianism. #Cypherpunks believed #encryption could save us. Is it too late?
Julian #Assange was a member of the #Cypherpunks mailing list from December 1995 until June 2002. 303 of his old posts are still available online.…
#Assange hosted a #Cypherpunks discussion on his World Tomorrow TV show. Here's Part One:
And Part Two:
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1/ Ethereum Price Analysis $ETH #Ethereum #ETH #Blockchain #Crypto

I made this yesterday, but didn't get a chance to post until today. Still should apply, not much difference in price action.
2/ Similar to the Bitcoin chart that I posted prior. There is an uptrend that is present on $ETH from late June to July 5th (the day before me writing this; it is 5:00 a.m. July 6th).
3/ Of course the golden circle represents a breakdown south of this localized uptrend on the chart making the uptrend officially invalid.

However, this does not mean that we are now in an uptrend. Price appears to be consolidating for the time being.
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All within the last 30 days in #Bitcoin

• All #Lightning implementations hit Beta! @blockstream @lightning @acinq_co
• lightning.spin gambling #Lapp
• RGB #Lightning + #Bitcoin assets @giacomozucco
#Liquid Sidechain Issued Assets @Blockstream
• AMP #Lightning payment routing research @joostjgr
• Full Privacy Wasabi Wallet @nopara73
#Schnorr Signatures BIP!! @pwuille @Snyke
• BIS chief says "stop trying to create money" 🤣
@coinbase custody open for deposits!
@CasaHODL open for Business!
@CNBCFastMoney -"#Bitcoin is dead" #lmao
• low-tech inbound LN capacity solution @alexbosworth ⚡️
#BetterHash protocol for decentralized mining pools @TheBlueMatt
@TheCryptoconomy releases 100th podcast episode! 😉🤣
• Atomic on-chain #LTC to off-chain #BTC swaps
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1/n. McKinsey on #Blockchain's strategic value.

- It doesn't have to be a disintermediator to generate value. This encourages permissioned commercial applications.
- It's short-term value will be predominantly in reducing cost.
- It's 3-5 years away from feasibility at scale.
2/n. Blockchain’s core advantages are decentralization, cryptographic security, transparency, and immutability. It allows information to be verified and value to be exchanged without having to rely on a third-party authority.
3/n. Five common blockchain myths.
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0/ Regulation is coming to #crypto.

It could be healthy in the end (a subject for another day), but short-term, the impact may not be pretty.

Some thoughts on what to watch over the next year or two.

1/ To start, remember that #crypto is still an *extremely* uncertain regulatory space. We can make educated guesses about which agencies will get involved & what they'll do, but nobody knows for sure.

Today, let's focus on the SEC, the most visible regulator in the space so far.
2/ The SEC enforces the federal securities laws, a complex tangle of rules & regulations dating back to the 1930s.

The laws have been updated many times & Congress will hopefully (in my opinion) pass token-specific legislation some day.

For now, we're stuck with what we've got.
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Today we're at #FOSD, talking about the future of software development with influential individuals in the fields of #MLonCode, #QuantumComputing, and #blockchain technologies.

Follow this thread for live tweeting!
Amazing talk by @KentBeck on how hundreds of thousands of developers could collaborate.

Moving from text transformations to tree transformations. Let's move away from "lines", which come from punch cards, and evolve into something that scales better.

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Super late to the party, but trying to understand the hype/see what early interesting apps/toys are being built on #blockchain/#crypto that aren't just exchanges/trading platforms/stores. What should I check out? Caveats: super beginner & SUPER skeptical as @rickyyean can attest
So far, Steemit at least looks interesting, but I'm finding pretty little else that's interesting. Brave and Metamask were also not beginner friendly at all to set up.
So update: tried out Peepeth on Toshi... lots of issues:
1) Had to pay gas to write my signup to the blockchain
2) Have to pay gas for any write transaction: sending a peep, following, etc.
3) BUT you can batch 15 actions together and write them at once to the blockchain...
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1/ Finally working through all my notes from the #HITExpo. The most important conversation to me was the one about “solving interoperability” with @RasuShrestha @PaulMBlack and @techguy.
2/ Rasu told the story of what UPMC accomplished using DBMotion. How it enabled the flow of data amongst the many hospitals, clinics and docs in their very large system. #hitexpo
3/ John challenged him a bit and said: it sounds like you’re saying that you’ve solved #interoperability. Is that what you’re telling us? #hitexpo
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Hmm. *How* easy is it to track #cryptocurrencies?

By definition, a permanent, online, irremovable record of each exchange.

Aka, the #blockchain.

@Bambenek literally set up an automatic tracker of neo-Nazi #bitcoin transactions. @NeonaziWallets.
I go into this rather extensively. In part because of just how *much* has surfaced recently on how vulnerable it is.

For criminals at least.
If your wallet public/private key is out there, people can literally Google it.

But notice just how *many* huge cryptocurrency law-enforcement takedowns have been in the news recently.

Backpage gets taken down for child trafficking & money laundering $1/2 billion... in bitcoin?
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Good advice!So basically I should have controls on each layer of my architecture but this poses a problem when I have to process data from a third party or from too much micro services? I wonder how blockchain can work with GDPR?And how to combine flexibility in big data & GDPR
For documentation purposes on how to tackle the complexity of big data / design patterns and GDPR compliance I pin the relevant answers I got in here. So that I can reread them and find them easily. :)
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Here's how to start with Token Engineering and Cryptoeconomics.
This thread is a summary from @trentmc0's introductory talk at the #tokenengineering workshop.
#Cryptoeconomics #Blockchain
1. "Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome" - Charlie Munger
Token based systems are generally modelled aroud incentives and outcomes.
2. When doing #tokenengineering for a system, first step is to define/list the participants/ stake holders of the token economy system.
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1) Fine, I'm doing this. I'm annoyed and peeved and goddamnit I'm doing this now.

I'm going to try to calm myself down in the next 5 seconds to do it in a funnier 'free yourself from the Matrix' theme for this, but THIS MOTHER FUCKER RIGHT HERE IS PISSING ME OFF.
2) First off, what is our national debt. As in, what form does it take. These are bonds, securities, etc, which are sold through the @USTreasury.
3) Obviously, these are IOUs from the US Federal Government. These are the basic building blocks of our debt. The more securities out there, the more our debt is, and when funds need to be raised more are sold, and people buy them because they trust in our country's stability
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1/ Time is nothing but the barrier we place between our current self and our ideal self.

We decide and control more variables than are out of our control.

#ThursdayMotivation #ThursdayThoughts #NationalDayOfPrayer #Motivation #DisciplineIsControl #DisciplineEqualsFreedom
2/ Discipline is our control over how long it will take to climb the wall
3/ Hard work, consistency, and goal setting are ways to measure our progress up the wall.
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Here are my favorite quotes from this amazing book. #THREAD
1. "Bitcoin can be best understood as distributed software that allows for transfer of value using a currency protected from unexpected inflation without relying on trusted third parties"
2. "While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problems it purports to solve - namely, providing a form of money that is under the full command of its owner and likely to hold its value in the long run - are as old as human society itself"
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I was pondering about why #Congress was so quick to abandon #DACA. After years of #Dreamers protection, literally without a battle. Wouldn't they want the votes? Now we have a #CaravanOfIllegalls approaching the #BorderWall. No fear though @POTUS has activated the #USMC.
If they don't care about the votes it further confirms for me that if #HRC won, the plan would have been to eventually flood the country with immigration and destroy the #USA like the #UK.
(Follow me now)....
We would lose the 2A then the 1A.
We the People would no longer exist. Disarm the people then you can do anything you want to them. Control is the name of the GAME and DATA feeds control. Once we lose America we have an easy shift to a global government under the guise of ultimate freedom of the earth. New tech!
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Just saw the @ReadyPlayerOne movie and want to know how it stacks up against the reality of virtual reality? This thread that breaks down what RP1 gets right, not-quite-right, and flat-out wrong about the future of #VR, immersion, & the metaverse.
We’ll also examine the tech #ReadyPlayerOne left out altogether. After all, the film is set in 2045, and given the exponential rate of technological advancement, 27 years will likely yield some dramatic changes in society.
There are a few articles that have pointed out some of the basics, but having worked in the industry for 4+ years, I want to paint a fuller picture of our impending reality, with RP1 as the jumping-off point.
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1/ This ongoing thread and subthreads - mostly between @leashless, @pospigos, and @artbrock - is incredible. Deepest, no holds barred discussion I've seen about @holochain and it's potential fundamental design mistakes wrt how/how much it enables privacy/transparency...
2/ I'll give some central points here, but read the thread and all the sub threads, they're excellent...
3/ @leashless’s basic critique of @holochain: "'Social capitalism is just more capitalism...' We are just taking our relationships and making them legible to the market, for monitoring, tokenization, and extraction. We will not like it. We will not like it AT ALL.”
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I just published "Web3 Design Principles" - a framework of UX rules for Blockchain based Distributed Applications

To get the conversation started on the front-end experience of Dapps

TL;DR; tweetsummary ahead…

#Web3 #Design #Blockchain #UX
Decentralization, and the trustless exchange of value between peers, are the future of (a part of) the web. the Blockchain is the technology that for the first time enables the trustless, transparent, distributed, p2p, uncensorable communications that will create that future
Today those special properties of the Blockchain are only visible at the protocol level, the softwares creating the blockchain itself, but they don't bubble up to the front-end that users see and interacts with.
Distributed applications (Dapp) today still look much like web apps
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1/ Maybe, but here’s a YUGE prob for securities #tokens: do you need a securities brokerage account just to use the token? Most brokers & their custodians prob won’t integrate with a #blockchain, which means these incumbents can kill the industry simply by not integrating &...
2/ ...thus impeding the token’s use value & preventing it from ever building network effects. If every token must be a security, then @SEC_News should allow wallets to hold securities tokens for short-term, transactional purposes outside of securities brokers. Not doing that...
3/ ...would effectively give the incumbent securities industry the right to block securities tokens & the token industy would just leave the US. That would be anti-competitive, bad policy & just morally wrong. I hope the @SEC_News will get this policy right. #utilitytokens
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Ok thread #blockchain. Une blockchain = un registre open, décentralisé, vérifiable, insupressible, dont l'intégrité est garantie pke impossible à altérer. Chq nvel ajout est vérifié par un gd nb de personnes indépendantes. Dc : registre impiratable, inconfisquable, incensurable.
Principal challenge technique : permettre une haute fréquence d'écriture dans la blockchain (sachant que tte nouvelle inscription doit être validée par plusieurs personnes). Permettra le suivi fiable de n'importe quel flux de data en le rendant fiable et incontestable.
Si on arrive à cette "haute fréquence", ttes les industries voudront basculer l'enregistrement de leurs flux sur une blockchain, pr éradiquer les risques d'erreurs / malversations, et réduire les coûts d'intermédiaires => des 100aines de milliards d'économies à réaliser.
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There is a platform that proposes a solution to take blockchain to the next level. It envision itself as Blockchain 3.0. Does it have what it takes to disrupt blockchain tech?

Stop the guess, read the thread, as we introduce no other platform than Arcblock by @ArcBlock_io

This thread is divided into two sections.
Section A talks about the existing problems of blockchain tech and @ArcBlock_io proposed solution to the problems.

Section B talks about Arcblock’s architecture in details.
As you read, remain blessed.

#crypto, #blockchain, #technology
Have you asked yourself why #blockchain #tech hasn’t gained mainstream adoption even with the positive updates and development? The reason is because of:
a) - poor performance
b) - cost
c) - lack of features
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