We're trying to defend #FOSS from patent trolls. Please help us: https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/10/gnome-files-defense-against-patent-troll/
Disney+ streaming uses draconian DRM, avoid
First of all, as always my opinions are my own, not those of my employer. Since I have 2 children I was happy to learn that the Netherlands would be one of the first countries to get Disney+ streaming. So I subscribed for the testing period, problem all devices in my home run Fedora. I started up…
A metaphor for modern software development: https://mxb.dev/blog/roads/
This statement only applies to the corporation called GitLab Inc., not to the free software product called GitLab Community Edition. You can still use any one of the many independent instances running GitLab CE.
A CEO's statement about his company policy doesn't suddenly discredit the work of hundreds of contributors who put years into making GitLab CE.
Internet Archive adds 2,500 more MS-DOS Games to its collection:
Since people are going on and on, that #Selfhosting is not just running a script, let me clarify this:
Self-hosting is like gardening. Yes, it needs time and love. But mostly for making new stuff or big changes happen. When you do it properly it can boil down to a few minutes a week, as you maybe just need to water your plants in the garden.
It's a hobby, not everyone needs to do it. There are professional services as alternative, but it's nice to share with friends.
Smart TVs are data-collecting machines, new study shows at https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/11/20908128/smart-tv-surveillence-data-collection-home-roku-amazon-fire-princeton-study - discuss at https://freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/mjj6hhu922 #freepost
The Tor daemon running on FreedomBox can be used as a local SOCKS5 proxy that your devices can connect to.
Firefox running on my home computer is permanently connected to this proxy. I use an extension called FoxyProxy to switch the proxy on and off easily.
”Deconstructing Google’s excuses on tracking protection” https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2019/08/23/deconstructing-googles-excuses-on-tracking-protection/ #privacy #google #surveillancecapitalism
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Surveillance Capitalism and the Climate Crisis
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