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  1. Comment on For years Facebook claimed the adding a phone number for 2FA was only for security. Now it can be searched and there's no way to disable that. in ~tech

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    While this may seem trivial to a lot of people here, do remember that in many countries men lookup numbers for women to simply harass them or send them dickpics. While your number may have been in...

    While this may seem trivial to a lot of people here, do remember that in many countries men lookup numbers for women to simply harass them or send them dickpics.

    While your number may have been in a phonebook 20 years ago, your phone could definitely not do everything it can do now. There are a lot of people out there with malicious intent and making numbers easily searchable only enables these people.

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  2. Comment on The Green New Deal Needs WWII-Scale Ambition in ~enviro

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    This is the argument most governments use when trying to avoid switching over to greener alternatives; it costs too much. Make it sound so expensive that the average person will worry about...

    This is the argument most governments use when trying to avoid switching over to greener alternatives; it costs too much. Make it sound so expensive that the average person will worry about expenses and you can sap their willpower.

    Can't imagine putting a price tag on the planet, the only goddamn home we have.

  3. Comment on Tildes folks, are you learning another language or multilingual? in ~talk

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    I've been learning Japanese since last month at an institute. I've been wanting to learn it out of a love of their culture and food and decided to just do it. I'll give their exams and get...

    I've been learning Japanese since last month at an institute. I've been wanting to learn it out of a love of their culture and food and decided to just do it. I'll give their exams and get certified and go as far as possible, at least that is the plan!

    Though coming from India, I already do speak 4 languages and can write in at least two of them. Japanese will be the 5th language.

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