How many of you employed by a company active in the field of collecting, cataloguing and searching personal data have read IBM and the Holocaust?
Just the fear of #surveillance can turn us into self-censors and stop us from exercising intellectual freedom and curiosity.
If we think we're being watched, our behavior changes.
Let's choose an internet free of mass surveillance. #TakeBacktheInternet https://blog.torproject.org/we-can-choose-internet-without-surveillance
Patent troll lobbyists want us to believe that Section 101 is harming U.S. innovation. In fact, it protects the public from junk patents. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/11/alice-doesnt-block-good-patents-it-protects-public-requiring-real-invention
🎂Happy Birthday, εxodus🎂
[EN]On the occasion of the second anniversary of the εxodus platform, a new update on the association’s progress.
[FR] Pour les 2 ans de la plateforme, faisons un point sur les projets de l'association !
We ❤️ open source. Your Tutanota client is fully published as open source software. 😍 We even built our own captcha instead of using Google's Captcha. Read here why: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-source-email/
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to VPNs. https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/choosing-vpn-thats-right-you
Am Freitag findet das govcamp vienna statt. Dieses Barcamp steht unter dem Motto "Digitaler Raum - frei & sicher?" und beschäftigt sich mit allen Aspekten der Digitalisierung. - Anmeldung erforderlich, aber kostenlos! https://barcamptools.eu/govcamp-vienna-2019/
Am Wochenende hat die CDU auf ihrem 32. Parteitag beschlossen, sich der Forderung der FSFE anzuschließen, dass mit öffentlichen Geldern entwickelte Software als Freie Software allen Zugute kommen soll:
At its 32nd party conference this weekend, the German conservative party CDU resolved to join @fsfe in demanding that software developed with public money should be publicly available as #FreeSoftware:
"This is why the following will apply to all (public) digitisation projects in Germany in the future: the awarding of contracts and funding will be subject to compliance with the principles of open source and open standards."
After a steady increase in adoption over the past year, TLSv1.3 adoption just took a pretty big drop. Anyone have any data or ideas about why? https://kjur.github.io/www/sslpulsetrend/index.html#proto
People often think of the United States of America as a decentralized, federated, government. This is not true, the US Federal Government controls 55% of all government spending in the country, including federal, state and local. The EU currently controls about 2.5% of government expenditure. So in reality, the EU is much more decentralized than the USA.
props to #Google for working to upstream the #Android changes to #Linux, real #SoftwareFreedom and #security requires being able to run your own builds on your own device. If Android runs on the plain Linux kernel, that opens up many more possibilities.
LibreOffice is available in over 100 languages, thanks to our worldwide contributors! Here's Sidorela Uku and the Albanian community, running various events around LibreOffice localisation, design, marketing and more: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/11/18/libreoffice-localisation-sprint-and-other-events-in-albania/
In a big win for privacy, @microsoft will adopt encrypted DNS queries for Windows users.
This helps close a big privacy gap on the web by preventing on-path eavesdropping, spoofing, and blocking by encrypting your DNS requests.
We’ve long advocated against frivolous and harassing lawsuits intended to silence free speech, often called SLAPP suits. We’re thrilled that @LastWeekTonight has weighed in and discussed their own SLAPP experience. https://www.hbo.com/video/last-week-tonight-with-john-oliver/seasons/season-6/episodes/119-episode-178/videos/november-10-2019-slapp-suits
There are some very nice designs for an icon for forum.f-droid.org: https://forum.f-droid.org/t/upgrade-of-f-droid-logo-icon-for-2019/7412/22
We'd love to see more feedback there so we can get one of them approved as the official forum icon.
Less than 24 hours left to provide your feedback on the EU guidelines for #RouterFreedom! #BEREC is running a #PublicConsultation defining whether your router will belong to you or to your ISP. Please participate now, it's as easy as sending an email!
In this study, 6% of cars passing #bikes came within 1m of the biker. That feels like narrowly avoiding sudden death. "Can people imagine what life would be like if 6% of all the people they saw on a day-to-day basis unexpectedly threatened their lives?"
car traffic on the streets has increased about 4 times since I was a kid, and I see everyday how my kids are harmed by this. My parents didn't even think about me crossing the street, I just did it starting around age 6. Now we have to teach our kids a lot to cross even the street we live on. Things can be better https://theconversation.com/how-cities-of-the-future-could-see-cars-parked-for-good-21138
I've been thinking about the #city as a #desert, it is mostly devoit of plant/animal/insect/etc life, often even when there is exposed dirt. I've been working on bringing life back to a few tree pits around where I live, and it is not so easy. It was then fascinating to see this on a massive scale in this documentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDgDWbQtlKI