I'm at @SANERconf in London, Canada this week to present recent work—starting this morning with our (frankly impressive!) results on applying graph compression techniques to the @swheritage archive. Preprint: bit.ly/swh-graph-saner20 #SANER2020

FYI FSF is now on Mastodon at hostux.social/@fsf since status.fsf.org/fsf is no longer federating fully until GNU social finishes ActivityPub support (we are still posting there as well, though)

Apple canceled the project to encrypt iCloud backups two years ago due to pressure from the FBI because it "would deny them the most effective means for gaining evidence against iPhone-using suspects"

reuters.com/article/us-apple-f

It is time that people understand that #Apple is in no way better compared to the other big tech companies. Like all of them, they have to comply with US law. Also their business depends more and more on adds and analyzing their users with AppleTV, AppleMusic, Siri, etc... Trusting black boxes and highly closed and regulated ecosystems will not bring us more #privacy and freedom. reuters.com/article/us-apple-f #nf

LA: This Friday, join EFF, @NTEN, @fightfortheftr, @DemandProgress and others for a rally outside ICANN’s offices in Los Angeles. Help us make sure .ORGs are protected! eff.org/event/savedotorg-prote

We're hiring!

Are you a software engineer who cares deeply about CI/CD, code review, and development environments? Apply to work with the Release Engineering team (a part of our Engineering Productivity team) at the Wikimedia Foundation!

grnh.se/7dbb8d8f1

#remote #jobs #remotejobs #hiring #opensource #freesoftware #wikipedia #wikimedia

If you're coming to FOSDEM or CopyleftConf and want t-shirts or anything from shop.fsf.org, order with code FOSDEM20 before Wednesday 15th noon Brussels time to get in-person delivery without shipping charges :) (deadline extended!)

Learn #python and #datascience (or volunteer to mentor) at the sixth "Community Data Science Workshops" in #Seattle in January/February! Register before noon Sunday January 12 at: wiki.communitydata.science/Com

If you're coming to FOSDEM or CopyleftConf and want t-shirts or anything from shop.fsf.org, order with code FOSDEM20 before Wednesday noon Brussels time to get in-person delivery without shipping charges :)

2020 is the year of Linux on the Desktop because only GNU/Linux users run desktop machines anymore

The French government switched to Matrix, the German government evaluates free, open and federated messaging solutions, Nextcloud Talk became a great Slack replacement, public authorities in Germany consider a mass exodus from Twitter & Co after EuGH ruling, next stop Mastodon... Seems like we have both, the (political) momentum and the technology to make 2020 a great year for the free & open internet!
#Matrix #XMPP #Nextcloud #Mastodon #Germany #France

Overheard someone at the Target return counter returning a gift because they thought it was creepy that it listened to them. There's hope.

ShoeTool is an animated fairy tale about an elf shoemaker who thinks he buys a machine to help him make shoes... only to find out that there are there are strings attached to his "purchase."

@fsf@status.fsf.org #shoetool

This is the time of the year where even the most busy GNU's come to rest... Enjoy the holidays and take the time to re-energise for a awesome 2020!

We only have two weeks left to achieve our goal of 600 new members by the end of the year. WE NEED YOUR HELP -- tell your friends why they need to join the fight for free software today! https://www.fsf.org/appeal https://status.fsf.org/attachment/1639314

Tickets for #CopyleftConf 2020 will be available soon! In the meantime, you can catch some of the talks you missed at our first event here, 2020.copyleftconf.org/video

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