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
In his latest report, the UN SR on extreme poverty @Alston_UNSR@twitter.com picked up our critique of the automated scoring system used by #AMS in Austria to categorize unemployed jobseekers, which “can reinforce or exacerbate existing inequalities and discrimination”
Sharp summary & analysis of the DNS over HTTPS debate w Firefox, Chrome & Cloudflare on Theconversation.com: "Fundamentally, this debate does not centre on the arrival of a new technology though. As often is the case, it centres on power, who should have it and who should wield it. For example, who should regulate the web, and who should be able to exploit our data?" -> https://theconversation.com/dns-over-https-why-the-webs-latest-privacy-tech-is-causing-an-outcry-125188?
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Efforts to boycott Elsevier and reimagine the scholarly communications ecosystem are on the forefront of the fight for knowledge. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/dont-let-science-publisher-elsevier-hold-knowledge-ransom
The Debian Project stands with the @GNOME Foundation in defense against patent trolls https://bits.debian.org/2019/10/gnome-foundation-defense-patent-troll.html
#DDoS targeted #Amazon S3 specific bucket domain names, e.g. mycloudydata.s3.amazonaws.com, that could be used as leverage to get Amazon to keep the bucketless domain name s3.amazonaws.com
Good to see some media pointing out that just because #Trump supports an idea does not make it automatically wrong. The US Intelligence establishment is pushing that belief as an means to rehabilitate their image after missing 9/11, making up #Iraq #WMD, waterboarding, #Snowden leaks, losing control of the #Vault7 exploits , etc.
When the US stops #EndlessWar in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, it can pay for #MedicareForAll without even raising taxes https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/17/opinion/medicare-for-all-funding-military.html