No one, least of all the President of the U.S., should use specious copyright or trademark claims to silence a critic. And platforms shouldn’t play along when they get a claim like this. Redbubble should stand up for its users and restore this political cartoon immediately. twitter.com/CBLDF/status/12653

Bill aims to ban microtargeting of political ads. I'd argue the same reasoning to ban targeted manipulation for political ads should apply to *all* ads. The Internet (and society) would be much healither w/o microtargeting. arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

That's how the Librem 5 performs with all the GPU acceleration in place :) @purism

While politicians are focused on expanding higher education, labor union apprenticeships are a proven alternative path to prosperity.

Mastering blue collar skills shouldn't be seen as any less worthy of respect than the learning that happens in universities.

A new article "America needs more union apprenticeships – not just university graduates" on Mutual Interest, an online media #coop owned by the readers and writers.

mutualinterest.coop/2020/05/am

Become a member here:
opencollective.com/mutual-inte

Recently the .org domain was almost sold to a private equity firm.

Internet heavyweights, like the head of Wikimedia, fought to have the domain owned as a #platformcoop instead.

They blocked the sale and now plan to democratise large parts of the internet.

My new article on #CoopExchange blog.

coop.exchange/blog/7062477b-9e

Oh snap - Google gets a-schoolin'. skarnet.org/text/google.html As one who's also fended off a few Google hiring overtures, this is satisfying to see. I wish, too, that Google's exploitation of #FOSS & hypocrisy of employing exclusively proprietary software that creates an in-built power imbalance (that they have frequently abused) despite being built upon FOSS is the only key point that's missing.

A patent with generic claims on transmitting data is being used to sue companies that make water meters, modems, and even ventilators. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/05/new-

@lwriemen

Yes, recently I've been a big fan of thinking around "proportional regulation" . Currently proportionally the regulatory burden is biggest for smallest businesses. This should be reversed.

Here is an article about the topic I wrote:

mutualinterest.coop/2020/05/sm

" “What do you know about money, my young friend?”
“Not a whole lot.”
“It’s how they keep score,” he said. " - Ken Bruen

Bruen speaks to the Irish in me.

Microsoft is using Github moderation tools to bully people that are correctly using Github to call attention to their attempt to bully another FOSS project.

medium.com/@probonopd/microsof

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