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Interesting to see that civilisation does not need to be built on rich and poor in rigid hierachies.Teotihuacan in Mexico thrived for 5 centuries without slaves, slums, or even big differences between rich and poor. This is in contrast to Rome, Egypt, Mycenae, Greece, Babylon, etc.
reuters.com/article/us-mexico-

We've started work on new project to improve our app submission and review process, with a focus on making it easier for contributors to make ethical decisions f-droid.org/2020/01/16/trackin

I mostly use computers that are very locked down: everything over Tor, no Javascript by default, must copy-paste links in most apps, etc. I think this actually makes me more productive since distractions are no longer a single click away. We have sold out the to , which has changed it from augmenting human intelligence into drugs that appeal to our basest instincts Now those companies think its OK to do the same with . We must stop it!

"I believe that different providers have the right to configure their communities in certain ways" - @biellacoleman. Check out our interview to learn more about how Biella thinks about free expression: eff.org/speaking-freely/biella

Mein Vortrag über die #Privacy -eigenschaften von #FDroid bei der #PrivacyWeek 2019 ist jetzt on-demand verfügbar.

"Privacy built in: F-Droid App Store"

media.ccc.de/v/pw19-253-privac

Do you work with or support an organization with a .ORG website?
Then you should be concerned about the potential sale of the .ORG registry to a private equity firm, which would have an incentive to sell censorship as a service, says EFF's @mitchstoltz latimes.com/business/story/201

Unless you take precautions, your data is invasively tracked then auctioned off to the highest bidder.

"It is time for Congress to hold tech & ad companies accountable & make opting out of tracking a meaningful choice, if not the default setting." nytimes.com/interactive/2019/1

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_and_

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 blog.torproject.org/we-can-cho

Patent troll lobbyists want us to believe that Section 101 is harming U.S. innovation. In fact, it protects the public from junk patents. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/11/alic

🎂Happy Birthday, εxodus🎂

[EN]On the occasion of the second anniversary of the εxodus platform, a new update on the association’s progress.
exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/post/

[FR] Pour les 2 ans de la plateforme, faisons un point sur les projets de l'association !
exodus-privacy.eu.org/fr/post/

Thanks to @gandi @maiwann @codelutin @LaQuadrature @passageenseine @geekfaeries @fosdem and @Framasoft

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: tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-s

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! barcamptools.eu/govcamp-vienna

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:

"Deshalb gilt künftig für alle (öffentlichen) Digitalisierungsprojekte in Deutschland: #Auftragsvergabe und Förderung sind an die Einhaltung der Prinzipien #OpenSource und offene Standards gebunden."

fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201911

#FreieSoftware #publiccode

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."

fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201911

#publiccode

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? kjur.github.io/www/sslpulsetre

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.

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