the world needs more quiet places https://www.quietparks.org/
We've identified two new, easy data points for #TrackingTheTrackers, and are already applying them to @fdroidorg They can be added to @exodus Looking forward to seeing what others do with this! https://guardianproject.info/2020/12/15/new-data-sources-api-key-identifiers-and-broadcastreceiver-declarations/
I'm starting work on the "Popularity Contest" idea for @fdroidorg that will provide #anonymous statistics on app usage as part of @guardianproject's #CleanInsights project, follow progress at https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidclient/-/issues/396
#resilient #distribution systems include support for mirroring! This blog post goes into the core concepts with examples: https://guardianproject.info/2020/12/07/distribution-in-depth-mirrors-as-a-source-of-resiliency/
#Cuba's #ElPaqueteSemanal is well known for providing access to digital media where there is no Internet. It should also be recognized for a system with decentralized, built-in, human-powered curation. Thanks @SujathaTF for highlighting that.
#Thanksgiving: "Celebrating the day Americans fed undocumented aliens from Europe"
Facial recognition may just be the beginning. Next generation video analytics tools could allow police to track people by their hair, their clothing, and more: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/video-analytics-user-manuals-are-guide-dystopia
Working hours, the first 12000 years: the historical decline of free time
And yet another disappointing but unsurprising pick by #Biden, wasn't he supposed to be better on #ClimateChange?
Is your open source project still using Slack for its community? Consider:
Mozilla has migrated their chat to Matrix: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Matrix
Mattermost now offers hosted service with special pricing for OSS projects: https://mattermost.com/nonprofit/
There are probably even more I'm not aware of.
There are good Free options now. Time to get out of the proprietary SaaS lock-in.
Now that#Biden has won, it is important to remember what he has done. He called for war with Iraq starting in the 90s:
As VP, he helped #Maliki's party stay in power even when his party lost the election. Maliki then went on to persecute the "multi-sectarian and moderate" Al-Iraqiya party which had won 51%. Many point to this as a key event that helps ISIS flourish. He did with executive power. He's now the chief executive.
In case you thought the RIAA had gone away or gotten less evil: https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md
youtube-dl has received a DMCA takedown from the RIAA:
#Technology gives us #power, that is the key reason why we seek and use new technology. What is rarely discussed is how the uneven spread of this new power will affect society. When good people get it first, it can trigger huge improvements. When bad people get it first, they use this power for personal gain at the expense of everyone else.