**Audiobook of next sequel to Little Brother on Kickstarter**
> Here's the tldr: Attack Surface - AKA Little Brother 3- is coming out in
5 weeks. I retained audio rights and produced an *amazing* edition that
Audible refuses to carry. You can pre-order the audiobook, ebook (and
previous volumes), DRM- and EULA-free.
Julian Assange extradition hearing underway in UK this week. If successfully prosecuted in the US for espionage, he faces up to 175 yrs jail. The case has grave implications for journalism/press freedom worldwide. Great video explainer on what's at stake:
MEAA: #MEAAmedia members can join @khrafnsson and @Scottludlam this Thursday night for a special Zoom briefing about the #Assangecase. Register here:
4 days to go. On Monday Julian will see his lawyers for the first time in 6 months, at the start of his 4-week hearing. He won't have read the case in full because late US submissions won't reach the prison before the hearing starts.
Read my latest update and help us reach £100k
Stella Moris: Today I'm launching a crowdjustice campaign to free Julian.
Our children need their father back. Please help me make that happen.
#### High Temperatures in Cyprus
> Today is set to be another scorcher, possibly even a record-breaker, with the met office issuing a new red alert warning that temperatures inland will soar to around 45C.
> The summer of 2010 saw a record high of 45.6C
> Today’s red alert warning of extreme high temperatures, the third this week, is in force from 11 am to 5 pm.
If I were to create an advertisement for #RSS, it would be like this:
"Do not let GAFAM curate the web for you. Curate it yourself. Use RSS feeds."
Feel free to steal this. 😉
"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say."
— Edward Snowden
Similarly, the argument that you don't care about software freedom because you don't know coding can be considered as same. It's like arguing that you don't care about the food you eat because you don't know cooking!
Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:
App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.
If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:
To celebrate smashing 74 bugs last year with the Bug Smash Fund, we are running a special offer:
This week only (August 17-21), everyone who donates exactly $74 (must be $74!) will receive two mystery t-shirts + a pack of stickers from Tor.
Julians partner @stellamoris1 launches crowdjustice appeal to help meet legal costs in London Magistrates hearings. "It is a matter of David against Goliath". If convicted, Julian faces a sentence of 175 years. #FreeAssange #FreePress
Full-List of bots: https://joejoe.github.io/mastodon
#Fortnite publishers #Epic are suing #Apple over
the right to sell software to #Iphone owners without cutting Apple in for
a 30% vig on every sale. Epic wants a court to order Apple to allow
software vendors to offer direct sales.
Last night, after we finished the movie we were watching with the kids my eye fell on movie on TCM, titled "Once Upon a Time in #America". The #movie had already started and the first scene I saw Robert #deNiro portraying a character that had just came out of jail during the #prohibition period in US. Even though I felt sleepy I stayed through the end. When the #film finished I looked it up on Wikipedia. It turns out that this is the last film on #SergioLeone.
The Massive Privacy Loopholes in School Laptops
"If you are a parent who cares about #privacy ...you can also invest in Purism products and have peace of mind that your child's data is protected while they access school services on the web..."
I am a GNU/Linux enthusiast, an active member of the Cyprus FOSS community and Icurrently work as a Sysadmin.