#hydro power is NOT #green power, it kills rivers and contributes to #ClimateChange https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/29/opinion/climate-change-hydroelectric-dam.html
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.
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 https://f-droid.org/2020/01/16/tracking-the-trackers.html
"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: https://www.eff.org/speaking-freely/biella-coleman
"Privacy built in: F-Droid App Store"
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 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-12-12/dot-org-sale-outrage-internet-society-ethos-capital
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." https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/21/opinion/location-data-privacy-rights.html
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1216008617842880517
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.