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Step by step encryption with the updated Email Self-Defense guide
fsf.org/blogs/community/step-b

The previous version of this guide was very helpful! Thanks to this I learned how to encrypt emails.

This is interesting, about and and so on:

theguardian.com/world/2021/jul

"The threat of an unregulated alternative monetary system emerging from blockchain technology is a clear and present danger to the Communist party, according to observers."

"Jim Cramer, a former hedge fund manager and CNN business expert, said the government in Beijing “believe it’s a direct threat to the regime because … it is outside their control”."

The number of signatures on the anti- open letter on github is down from 3009 to 3004.

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Projects such as #GCC, #glibc, & gnulib are considering ending #copyright assignment to #FSF. We urge everyone to think carefully what this means for the future of #copyleft, #GPL enforcement, and the software freedom of downstream users. sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/ju

Swedish, digital rights etc 

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Happy 32nd birthday to GNU Bash! We're proud to have played a role in its long-running history, and to celebrate it on its birthday.. bash! gnu.org/s/bash

Microsoft blocks Bing from showing image results for Tiananmen ‘tank man’

theguardian.com/technology/202

For the software developers out there: let's remember that owns so if you rely on some code hosted on github then this is your problem as well. Don't think that you are not involved. We are all involved.

and other big tech companies have too much power in the world. Work towards reducing their power and empower individuals instead.

Part of north of Stockholm using the app from source.puri.sm/dorota.czapleje with default settings in byzantium. The image file ended up as a 2463552 bytes .tiff file in ~/Pictures/ which I then made into a .jpg file using the "convert" program. Maybe @dos knows tricks to get better image quality? 🙂 (One issue seems to be that bright areas get too bright.) @purism @martijnbraam

Just discovered that there is a "libreplanet-se" mailing list, for free/libre software discussions specific to : lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lib

I subscribed and started a few threads:

- The Swedish Riksbank's new digital currency, "e-krona" -- could it use Taler?

- FLOSS at Swedish schools and universities?

"Free/libre alternatives to BankID and Swish?"

If you live in and/or care about Sweden, join the mailing list you too. Let's change the world starting here! 🙂

Receiving MMS messages on the is getting closer to working by default. In byzantium the needed and fixes are already there now, we just need to add and purple-mm-sms manually: source.puri.sm/Librem5/chatty/ Thanks to Chris T and @craftyguy @purism

"Restoring democracy, in the US and many other countries, is the overarching political struggle of our time, and it extends into many areas of life. Campaigning to eliminate unjust digital systems is one aspect of that struggle."

From chapter 5, page 60, in the new book "System Override". It has chapters independently written by Nadine Strossen, Pia Mancini, Brittany Kaiser, Richard Stallman, Hannah Wolfman-Jones, and Santiago SIri. Chapter 5 is written by Stallman.

wetheweb.org/post/about-the-bo

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anyone has an example of a University which deploys a self-hosted stack to handle online meetings and other interactions? avoiding things like Zoom and Teams

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I wonder if the EU could be convinced to fund some mobile GNU development, especially of touchscreen UI for existing apps, so they have a mobile OS option that isn't controlled by a single US corporation (Goggle or Apple)?

This is a good video by Luke Smith: "Social Media as Social Control."

videos.lukesmith.xyz/videos/wa

"Whether planned or not, Social Media's prime current function is behavioral engineering at a massive scale. Most sites function as massive Skinner's Boxes, conditioning users to behaviors desired by those who run the sites. Part of this is inevitable, but it has certainly accelerated in recent years and will continue so long as people continue to rely on such sites."

The video is 15 minutes long.

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Here is my own contribution to the debate, about the open letter and and so on.

Comment on the open letter to "remove RMS", based on the GNU Kind Communications Guidelines

eliasrudberg.se/rms/

This is not another escalation, it's something else. It's about how we communicate. I thought a lot about it. Hopefully this can reach some of the people who signed the open letter.

Boosts welcome.

Just noticed a spelling mistake there: I wrote amazing but of course it should be amaizeing in this case 😄

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Amazing how fast grows. I put three grains in the soil one week ago, now they're already 7-8 cm tall.

Here is my own contribution to the debate, about the open letter and and so on.

Comment on the open letter to "remove RMS", based on the GNU Kind Communications Guidelines

eliasrudberg.se/rms/

This is not another escalation, it's something else. It's about how we communicate. I thought a lot about it. Hopefully this can reach some of the people who signed the open letter.

Boosts welcome.

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