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
An official report for the Dutch government concluded:
“(Microsoft Office) systematically collects data on a large scale ... covertly, without informing people. … Microsoft does not offer any choice with regard to the amount of data, or possibility to switch off the collection.”
Don't use Microsoft Office, use LibreOffice instead 👍
It's free, open and you can get it here:
You can follow them on here:
Hey @purism, any plans for an airdrop-like feature? Or even something compatible?
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
"WhatsApp was hacked and attackers installed spyware on people’s phones" - https://www.businessinsider.com/whatsapp-hacked-attackers-installed-spyware-2019-5 #Privacy #Security #WhatsApp
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
As you may have read yesterday, Adobe is telling customers using older versions of Creative Cloud that they could be sued (https://elekk.xyz/@eightbitsamurai/102095888096617219).
If you are still using CC, it might be time to consider alternatives which let you actually own software instead of renting it:
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