"Google, Facebook, Amazon, and many others have used open source code to create grand, global advertising networks," observes Ashlee Vance.

Eben Moglen says, "We made good stuff, and it was turned into ammunition against our dreams."

Read: bloombergquint.com/businesswee

The history of USENET and the alt. hierarchy shows what we lost when the Internet stopped being about protocols and started being about products—a catastrophe adversarial interoperability staved off for decades, until we blocked it with terrible tech laws. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/11/alti

I mentioned the other day that health care data is one area where people who "have nothing to hide" still care about .

Personal finances is the other area and it looks like Google's going there too.

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do you have any plan to work on a next-gen librem laptop using a new cpu? how freedom respectful is the amd ryzen world? (asking because i would really love a modern 4 core setup)

We're looking for a Shadow Simulation Developer to help us develop cutting-edge network simulation / emulation software. Should have expertise in parallel program design and development. #developer #job torproject.org/about/jobs/shad

To Proprietary Companies and some of Open Source campaign and Linux foundation and all RMS haters these are the heroes which the history will remember:

#rms #fsf #gnu #opensource #linux #proprietary #ibm #microsoft #media

People want convenient products that respect them by default, that they can trust will not exploit them, that allow them to participate in digital society with peace of mind, knowing they are in complete control. puri.sm/posts/avoiding-big-tec librem.one/

New breach: Canva had 137M records breached in May. Exposed data included email addresses, names, usernames, cities and for users not using social logins, passwords stored as bcrypt hashes. 44% of addresses were already in @haveibeenpwned. Read more: support.canva.com/contact/cust

experimenting with blender 2.80 on Parrot OS which may include it by default on its main repo very soon

"Recently, tech companies have come to a troubling consensus: that they can change your computer, remotely (and often silently) without your knowledge or permission."

puri.sm/posts/consent-matters-

"U.S. attorney general William Barr has said consumers should accept the risks that encryption backdoors pose to their personal cybersecurity to ensure law enforcement can access encrypted communications." 🙄 techcrunch.com/2019/07/23/will

FaceApp uses AI to "age" images of users, but @michaelgrothaus says users aren't told photos are uploaded to the cloud. Even if FaceApp is doing nothing nefarious w/photos today, their privacy policy allows such in the future.

Privacy policies matter. fastcompany.com/90377895/viral

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