This is such an important story. #Huawei "Technicians from the Chinese powerhouse have, in at least two cases, personally helped African governments spy on their political opponents." https://www.wsj.com/articles/huawei-technicians-helped-african-governments-spy-on-political-opponents-11565793017 ? 1/2
Hey @purism, any plans for an airdrop-like feature? Or even something compatible?
McCarthy built such a machine in the `40s and `50s. Started with Communists, then Communist-leaning views, then Socialist views, eventually expanded to include homosexuality. Victims lost their jobs, were blacklisted from their industries.
Black Hat drama this week shows the risks in creating a machine/process w/ the power to censor a group for personal views. Always starts w/ dangerous/unsympathetic views, inevitably expands to censor other groups based on shakier grounds. #slipperyslope
We won! The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the Investigatory Powers Tribunal is subject to judicial review before the High Court. The Court's judgment is a major endorsement and affirmation of the rule of law in the UK. https://privacyinternational.org/press-release/2897/privacy-international-wins-historic-victory-uk-supreme-court https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1128592876097691649/photo/1
Weird. My ZTE Blade suddenly started to throw "DRM not supported" errors whenever I try to install anything via the Play store.
The device isn't rooted, and I didn't upgrade anything recently, and there's no system upgrade available.
Plasma 5.15.5 brings improvements to KDE's desktop environment, including fixes to the Discover software manager, crisper widget previews and labels on the desktop, ... and emojis to window titles. Let that last one sink in for a second. https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.15.5.php
The #Ubuntu 19.10 Codename is "Eoan Ermine" — but what does it mean? 🧐 https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/04/ubuntu-19-10-codename
The intersectional tomatoes. https://medium.com/@hollymathnerd/the-intersectional-tomatoes-b4410264c368
A animal with a history of abuse will often flinch when a well-meaning new owner tries to pet it. It takes a lot of time and effort to rebuild trust and security.
The emotional damage in the #FOSS community from decades of abuse by exploitative companies isn't acknowledged nearly enough, and is hard to overcome.