I've put off using #umatrix for a long time. There's a bit of work you have to do to make a few websites work the way you want. I finally took the plunge this week.
It's horrifying to see how many trackers there are on some very basic pages.
When the top comment on this HN thread is....actually spot the fuck on
Both Purism Librem 5 and PinePhone are shipping in September!
Librem 5 shipping announcement
PinePhone shipping announcement
Both are somewhat unpolished early-adopter versions though. But it is good to see that they're real and coming soon! 🎉
The EU is asking what they should do to support FOSS.
It plugs into #opendata sources: #Wikidata, #OpenLibrary and #OpenStreetMap (OSM integration is very basic at this point). Still a long way to go but we have a small community and lots of reviews already. On GitHub at: https://github.com/eloquence/lib.reviews - IRC: #lib.reviews on irc.freenode.net - Matrix: https://matrix.to/#/#lib.reviews:matrix.org
#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.
It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.
It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.
It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.
It's not how e-mail should work.
Consider dropping GMail.
Hey, the Eyeo Festival talks are now online! I know some of you were asking to see my talk that included this slide. Well, it's here!
#CoryDoctorow from the same podcast:
"Mark Zuckerberg will tell you that there's no way to imagine a search engine or a social media tool that isn't spying on you and taking your information and trying to manipulate you, right? He'll tell you that some dude came off a mountain with two stone tablets saying 'stop rotating thine log files and start mining them for actionable market intelligence, right? That never happened."
Samyak Jain's journey with @debian
OpenSource cloud and file-hosting service provider Nextcloud to power the French Ministry of the Interior - You can use it too https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/collection/open-source-observatory-osor/news/open-source-cloud-provider
my friends question my morality when i say id be evil af if i had >billions of dollars, but they don't understand that the process of becoming a billionare is itself corrupting
When Google puts 4 paid ads ahead of the first organic result for your own brand name, you’re forced to pay up if you want to be found. It’s a shakedown. It’s ransom. But at least we can have fun with it. Search for Basecamp and you may see this attached ad.
NEW: We analysed 136 popular web pages about mental health in France, Germany and the UK and found that websites share users' personal data with advertisers and other third parties. Some also leak depression test results.
it's one of the best times of year when I get to read the final reviews of mentors for all of the #outreachy internships. So many glowing stories! Seriously great work, mentors and participants!
"The corporate cultivation of digital resignation"
"One implication of the corporate cultivation of digital resignation is that it turns individual concerns about surveillance and privacy inward, leading individuals toward confusion and indecision (rather than toward collective action) about whether and how to take on the burdens of privacy self-management."
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