ICT class at school doesn't teach you how to use a computer. They only teach you how to use certain privative software. Unless you're interesed in learning more yourself, you'll finish school without knowing how to use a computer.

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The state needs to insist on free software in its own computing for the sake of its computational sovereignty. The state has a responsibility to the people to maintain control over the computing it does on their behalf. Most government activities now depend on computing, and its control over those activities depends on its control over that computing. Losing this control in an agency whose mission is critical undermines national security

gnu.org/philosophy/government-

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@Giorgio This is why work done for the people should be done with F.O.S.S.
Unfortunately the cancer that is capitalism corrupts those in power ☹️

If state institutions use Windows for their administration, that means that Microsoft has absolute control over the state.

When the kids start to be interested in how the programs work, the only thing that the computer science teacher can answer is "I have no idea".

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The fact that public schools use proprietary software in their computer classrooms is detrimental to the education of students.

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"The FSF does not depend on large single sources of funding. It accepts and appreciates support from corporations who want to give back by contributing to the development and advocacy for free software, but direct corporate support accounted for less than 3% of FSF revenue in its most recently audited fiscal year."

Unlike other organisations which promote free/libre and open source software, direct corporate support for FSF is less than 3%. And this is a good thing.

#fsf

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Explicaré porqué Twtiter es un servicio malicioso que viola la privacidad y libertades de sus usuarios. 

Hace ya unos dias intenté hacer un experimento, quería crear una cuenta de Twitter de forma completamente anónima y ver si podia seguir en el anonimato.

Para esto utilicé el navegador Tor: un navegador que, a grandes rasgos, enruta las peticiones de los usuarios a través de nodos repartidos por todo el mundo, anonimizando así a los usuarios.

Aprende mas sobre tor: xataka.com/basics/red-tor-que-

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SecureDrop 1.8.0 will be released on March 9. This release will include support for Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa), and several other improvements:

securedrop.org/news/securedrop

🚨 SecureDrop servers must be migrated to Ubuntu 20.04 between March 9 and April 30. 🚨

securedrop.org/news/securedrop

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