Imagine your boss was an algorithm. Imagine you got fired by that algorithm.

Hard to believe?

Well, that's already the case for a lot of gig economy workers.

We don't want a future where we're all #ManagedByBots.

Take 2 mins to join our campaign:

t.co/jDmTIQgCPr

Another developer of open source software has tired of companies utilizing the code he helps maintain without giving anything back to support the project. theregister.com/2022/01/13/ope

The San Francisco Police Department illegally spied on Black-led protests against police violence in 2020. Watch @eff and @ACLU_NorCal ask a court to hold SFPD accountable at a livestreamed hearing. eff.org/press/releases/livestr

"Jaywalking" as a crime was invented by car companies in the 20s, to shift blame to people on foot for being hit by cars. "Littering" was invented in the 50s by paper cup and tin can manufacturers to shift blame to people who drop trash. The phrase "personal carbon footprint" came from a BP marketing campaign intended to shift blame for climate change away from petrochemical companies to individuals.

When they call themselves "the party of personal responsibility"?

This is what that means.

Got to play (as in only tested, and did none of the work), with a couple merge requests in to improve VPN support in
Top bar shows a VPN padlock symbol, and the openvpn connection worked. In this case using Librem One. And Duckduckgo thinks I am in the US.
One note: this was only for adding better support for VPN in , the VPN settings panels in Control Center still need to be made adaptive. But again: “hey it is progress”. Kudos to @agx for this work!

The data-intensive tactics used by the opposition to reproductive rights to curtail access to abortion care range from misleading websites to sophisticated ad targeting. Read more here 👇 t.co/qTC7Vm6KzL

🎉 We are pleased to announce that the Murena Fairphone 4 is now available for pre-order in most European countries!

This is the next step in our partnership with @Fairphone

🚀 This is the first #5G modular and privacy conscious phone in the market

🗓️ All pre-orders will be shipped starting January 11th, 2022

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So far 's system prompts had no way to express the input purpose as used underneath didn't yet support it, hence e.g. a SIM card pin prompt would bring up a full keyboard instead of just a keypad.

After patching , , and gnome-settings-deamon this is how it looks like atm:

Some groundwork for in paved the way to fix touch and tablet output mapping so you can e.g. use your nexdock's touch screen as well with . I also made single output mode a bit more useful/robust. MRs are posted:

Facebook's rebrand to Meta finally answers the long-standing question of whether Zuckerberg uses VI or Emacs.

Police already have too much surveillance equipment. While the fight to end this continues, the least we can do is make sure they’re not getting more from the military. @RepPressley's amendment, co-sponsored by @AoC, will do just that. #stop1033

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/09/stop

I didn't know Clive Sinclair.

I do know what he accomplished.

He broke the cost barrier to entry to a new world. For $99 in 1981 you could have a personal computer kit that allowed you to write code in BASIC... for $149 you could buy the finished computer. This connected to a TV, and a casette deck, and you had not just a learning platform, but one with what would become THE hacker aesthetic.

You could have a $1300 Apple, or this... frankly, looking back... i'm glad I couldn't afford the Apple... this was so much better.

1.5 million of the ZX81 were sold. I had one.

The more hackers I speak to sinceClive's passing, the more I realize how many hackers were born because of his computers. Clive's devices launched thousands of us, and changed the whole world.

I think Clive knew how important those little black boxes with the membrane keyboards were, but I don't know that he knew how big the ripples would be.

My first computer, and people like Weld Pond's too... the L0pht existed because of Sinclair's machine... hackers.town as well.

From there, the impacts are well documented...

Rest well Sir, you earned it. We'll aspire to titanic things too, and take it from here.

In today's work environments, there is this illusion and pressure that you have to constantly perform on the very highest level at least eight hours a day. This is hurting so many people, up to the point where good folks drop out of their jobs due to burn-out and depression. So, it's important to recognize that we are all human after all and that the performance we are capable of is not constant. What we can deliver at work is depending on so many factors and many of them are actually outside of our control. We just have to accept that.

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