Open letter against proposals to dramatically expand the use of state trojans (government-made spyware) in Germany: Google, Facebook, CCC join forces to oppose state spyware https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/07/in_brief_security/ #staatstrojaner
The response from the Chinese Ambassador to the Hungarian opposition
This is copied verbatim from facebook, "Chinese Embassy in Budapest".
For context see: guardian, BBC, HungaryToday.
Voice of the Press Spokesman from Chinese Embassy in Hungary
As a diplomat of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Hungary, I have been working in Hungary for nearly a decade and witnessed the deepening friendship between the Chinese and Hungarian peoples.
Recently, Hungary has gradually overcome the COVID-19, and people's daily life is beginning to return to normal. People on the streets are full of joy and laughter again. As someone who works and lives in Budapest, I am also delighted by this.
More #NonfreeNode update: Gentoo #Freenode channels have been hijacked https://www.gentoo.org/news/2021/05/26/gentoo-freenode-channels-hijacked.html
Today (2021-05-26) a large number of Gentoo channels have been hijacked by Freenode staff, including channels that were not yet migrated to Libera.chat. We cannot perceive this otherwise than as an open act of hostility and we have effectively left Freenode. 💣💥
The #Hungarian altright gov't want to build a #university for #communist #china from #taxpayer money for chinese students, the outrage is huge, PM makes a law to stop blocking from local governments.
So the local (opposition lead) governments renamed the streets leading to the area:
- Dalai Lama str.
- Uyghur martyrs str.
- Free Hong-Kong str.
- Bishop Xie Shuguong str.
A summary of the changes:
YouTube’s right to monetize: #YouTube has the right to monetize all content on the platform and ads may appear on videos from channels not in the YouTube Partner Program.
Here in Hungary, if you get your first shot you get a card within a week or two, which proves “you are protected”.
Now they made a decision that as soon as 40% of the population gets their card, we can start holding sports events, and people with cards can attend without a mask.
Because, fuck logic. And preventive measures. And people, too, because Hungarian politicians no longer need their voter base, apparently.
We need 1 million signatures to force the European Commission to listen - will yours be the next one? Join us #ReclaimYourFace
A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of Google Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the web. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/google-testing-its-controversial-new-ad-targeting-tech-millions-browsers-heres
The Admin Face. Regrettably Hungarian.
Running Mastodon, Diaspora, Matrix (and possibly more); doing Wikipedia and OSM (and possibly more), creating Linux stuff, (and possibly else).