In case you haven't heard, the EU is now implementing new so-called e-evidence rules. Basically, member countries can obtain access to transactions and data on suspects in (criminal) investigations. Here's the fact sheet:

Note especially the "types of data" section on what can be requested.

If you don't want this type of data leaked, maybe consider not using somebody else's servers (euphemistically known as "the cloud").

#cloud #privacy #selfhosting

Fidelity appears to be asking employers to install an auto-increase scheme for 401k contributions. This is all for the good of the employees, of course. (Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.) Employees obviously can't envision their own best needs for retirement.

If you're going to install touch less lights for health and safety reasons, then don't install the ones that are easy to turn off.

@lightweight @mike_hales @FreeScholar @jamiem @Wtebbens @homegrown @dajbelshaw

This is another fascinating thread, following closely after that strategy thread: (which I hope I can find again...)

Anyway, consider a cooperative project to create viable infrastructure for cooperatives. Why not? @bonfire would be a good starting point and they have already offered to work on it.

Some fun history regarding how Bill Gates got to where he is today by leveraging his family connections to get IBM to do free work for his company

#OtD 28 Jun 1636 the first recorded strike about working conditions in the history of what became the US was underway, of fishermen in Maine. The English immigrant bonded labourers mutinied, took over a ship and went to fish for themselves

#OtD 28 Jun 1830, Joseph Grantham became the first officer of the new to be killed in the line of duty, in an incident which a jury later deemed to be "justifiable homicide" due to Grantham's "over exertion in the discharge of his duty".

This is heartening! Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi! Based on the trend as the last census, Aotearoa NZ went majority non-religious sometime last year. I'm very very proud to be part of that.

⚠️ The article rightly points out the thin line between national "#digitalTransformation" & "digital #authoritarianism" -- through governments, or the corporations those they coddle/empower.

It also reminds us that for non-US leaders, "increasingly, the biggest threat to the future of the internet is the United States".

(Including nonprofits, who've increasingly been exposed in building and deploying systems that are misused to abuse human rights like privacy.)


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All the Democrats who voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 primaries fucked is over.
All the Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries fucked us over.

A Mars probe running Windows 98 shows how far software engineering has strayed from science.

Why you would base a long term mission application on the least reliable OS of the time is mind boggling.

Fun with charts.


What a wonderfully misleading diagram in the Times today 📈

Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility

Let's go Tucson 🔥🔥🔥


Downtown Tucson right now. I-10 on and off ramps shut down both directions by angry crowd


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