• @phreeknoOP
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    274 months ago

    The insider said that Automattic plans to provide full opt-out rights to users interested in protecting their public data, including posts and pictures. However, internal posts indicate that Tumblr has already provided Midjourney and OpenAI an “initial data dump” of all publicly posted content between 2014 and 2023. Furthermore, a “mistake” caused Automattic to share private data of Tumblr users with the two AI companies as well.

    Fantastic!

    • Dojan
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      134 months ago

      Oopsie we’re sooooo clumsy 🤪🤪

      I hate corporations.

      • @phreeknoOP
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        114 months ago

        i think they hate us too. they are only nice to get us in the door.

        • Dojan
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          24 months ago

          They definitely do. The only thing a corporation cares about is profit, and they’ll gladly destroy the world we live on for the sake of maximising profit. The whole idea of “infinite growth” is so stupid.

    • @[email protected]
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      84 months ago

      I think the larger concern is that we’re going to have something trained to act like an aggregate Tumblr user.

  • sylver_dragon
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    4 months ago

    Everyone repeat it with me:
    If you aren’t paying for the service, you’re the product.

    • Deceptichum
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      54 months ago

      So what product are we on Lemmy exactly?

      Believe it or not, people can do things for free without being driven by capitalism.

        • Deceptichum
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          24 months ago

          But we’re not sold as a product by the instances hosts.

          The point is people can offer things without ulterior motives.

      • @LemmyIsFantastic
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        14 months ago

        Imagine believing that nobody is selling your data on here.

        It’s amazing to me people believe this place has any privacy whatsoever.

        • Deceptichum
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          14 months ago

          No.

          I believe the hosts aren’t running this place to sell our data. A 3rd party might be scrapping the data, but that is irrelevant.

          • @LemmyIsFantastic
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            04 months ago

            Why would you believe that? Outside of lemmy.world which has semi-corporate backing can you verify who has your data?

            • Deceptichum
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              Anyone can get my data, it’s an open system where my data is sent to every single Fediverse server that is listening. That is irrelevant.

              The point is that people (instance hosts, FOSS developers, etc) can create things for people to use for free without the user being a product.

              Altruism exists, not everything is corporate greed where I am a product to generate revenue for the people offering it.

      • ᴇᴍᴘᴇʀᴏʀ 帝
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        14 months ago

        So what product are we on Lemmy exactly?

        The service is being paid for - lemmy.world has details on how people can donate in the sidebar, as do many other instances. The relatively modest costs and the non-profit nature of the service mean that it doesn’t require every single user to pay but someone is paying for this service (on smaller instances it may just be the Admin).

        Believe it or not, people can do things for free without being driven by capitalism.

        We give out time for free but there are costs involved. The Fediverse would be in a stringer position if those using and enjoying the service, and who can afford it, chipped in a little. It need only be £1/$1/€1 a month but that adds up.

  • @xenomor
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    44 months ago

    Someone is reading the text people posted to a public forum on the internet. Oh, the humanity!

    • @phreeknoOP
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      74 months ago

      well, really its something but i understand your view and it makes a point.