Über Elektroautos: "nachhaltig sind trotzdem nur die Gummistreifen auf dem Asphalt" - "Die CO2-Emissionen in Produktion und Betrieb gehören wahrheitsgemäß errechnet und angegeben, nicht verschleiert und schöngefärbt"
Mandatory fully automated upload filters are at odds with the GDPR.
Yet the EU's #CopyrightDirective will lead to mandatory upload filters for all of Europe's platforms. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/upload-filters-are-odds-gdpr
Ein paar Highlights aus zehn Jahren http://epicenter.works. Und wir stehen erst am Anfang 💪💪💪
What if analytics services gave us clear measurements to make users spend less time on each task? If apps are solving problems for users, then users should not spend more and more time. #SurveillanceCapitalism requires ever more time because users are the products being sold
I recently stumbled upon the history of the Nazi promotion of automobiles. It turns out the Nazis loved cars, built the Autobahns, created VW, and promoted cars in general. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.7227/TJTH.27.2.5 Henry Ford was also a huge fan of the Nazis and vice versa https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/henryford-antisemitism/ Italy's autostrade were built under Mussolini. Seems to be a lot of corrolation between fascism and promoting cars
I went hiking in the mountains near Vienna at the end of January and there were flowers blooming then. I thought it was a freak warm spell, but now after a month of Spring weather, it looks clear that this year Spring started at the end of January. This is in a place where Spring used to show up in April. #ClimateChange is already here.
Enough is enough. If Congress can't bring meaningful reform to Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, they should let it expire. https://act.eff.org/action/tell-congress-do-not-pass-a-clean-reauthorization-of-section-215
Schools need to slam the brakes on surveillance and think about what kind of dystopia they’re creating for their students. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/schools-are-pushing-boundaries-surveillance-technologies
#BillGates promotes himself as a beneficial philanthropist these days, its key to remember that he was not a technical innovator. He innovated ruthless profiteering and marketing, selling his friend #BillKildall's innovation and cutting him out of the deal
See the history of CP/M for early details
New alpha JSON API for tracking F-Droid's building and publishing workflow, looking for ideas on how to use and improve this: https://f-droid.org/repo/status/running.json https://f-droid.org/repo/status/checkupdates.json https://f-droid.org/repo/status/build.json https://f-droid.org/repo/status/update.json https://f-droid.org/repo/status/server.json
We welcome questions on the forum or on Matrix/IRC.
#MachineLearning is proving to be quite #exploit-able, humans need to stay in charge, with #AI only as an assistant:
"Hackers stuck a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35-mph speed sign and successfully tricked 2 Teslas into accelerating to 85 mph"
"The command line options we deserve" https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2020/02/20/the-command-line-options-we-deserve/ - Why curl has so many options, why we can't change them and there will be more in the future. Should we add a (G)UI?
One murky area of #FreeSoftware is what the #mirrors do with the all the #metadata they inevitably collect. Big mirrors like https://mirrors.kernel.org/ have no apparent public #privacy #policy. Purdue PLUG https://plug-mirror.rcac.purdue.edu/info.html and FAU https://ftp.fau.de/datenschutz post theirs
The CIA literally owned Crypto AG from 1970 on, pushing out weakened crypto systems and allowing them to read messages sent around the world.
Our next #BinaryTransparency log is to monitor all the binaries for #Android SDK components that are #FreeSoftware. Those binaries are central to Android development, and #Google has done some strange things with them in the past. Its implemented as a git repo and has a basic JSON API https://gitlab.com/fdroid/android-sdk-transparency-log#readme
"There was a popular idea that spying on your spouse was fair game...making it detectable was not a priority." Learn more about the fight against stalkerware from @evacide's keynote at @AppSecCali: https://twitter.com/AppSecCali/status/1224392355312103424