It's not looking good for Open Technology Fund. Signal I don't much care about, but if Tor loses its funding for a significant length of time and starts to bitrot then that would be more of a concern.
reCAPTCHA is one of many "free" systems that are seemingly helpful and innocent, but are actually part of the #Google data-collection ecosphere.
If you must use a particular system that integrates with reCAPTCHA or similar, please provide them feedback that you would like alternatives to Google services.
Users, choose to solicit sites that value your #privacy and user data.
A day after boasting about his superior memory, Trump tells a detailed story about being booed at an event he didn't attend: http://www.cnn.com/2020/07/24/politics/trump-barstool-interview-robin-hood-booed/index.html
In a democracy, the state can’t take over private organizations and replace their boards with political appointees. That's what the administration wants to do to the Open Technology Fund. EFF and partners told a court today: that's illegal, don't let it. https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-court-trump-appointees-removal-open-technology-fund-leadership-unlawfu
"There’s Now an Even Worse Anti-Encryption Bill Than EARN IT"
Get your IT business out of the US. This needs to have an impact on the economy.
Microsoft accused of sharing data of Office 365 business subscribers with Facebook and its app devs
NordVPN makes data transfer to law enforcement agencies official
In a revised data protection statement, the VPN provider NordVPN admits that the processed customer data will be passed on to the authorities as of July 1, if the available data allows them to identify a criminal.
This may be the best 14 seconds in the history of CNN.
Did you know that #GDPR allows sites not to announce the use of "essential" cookies? Meaning those your site uses for itself, to keep the user logged in for example.
Long story short, if you don't sell your user data, you don't have to present stupid disclaimers.
youtube-dl is one of my favorite pieces of community-maintained open-source software. Despite the name, now works on many sites – youtube, vimeo, even Twitter. You do "youtube-dl URL" and it figures out how to get you a local, offline copy of the video. https://youtube-dl.org/
one more fucking time
your website, big or small, almost certainly does not need cloudflare for any DDoS prevention efforts (and if you're running something high profile that does, there are other less liable providers), and there are just a shit ton of other CDNs you could be using (if you actually deal with enough bulk content to need one)
cloudflare is one of a few very big cloud services that have tricked us into thinking we need their product
The Trump Administration Is Attacking Critical Internet Privacy Tools
Trump’s cronies are dismantling the organization that helped give birth to open source tools like Signal and Tor. For activists around the world, the results could be disastrous.
A white guy, who never thought of his customers as racists, started wearing a black hat with white letters saying "Black Lives Matter". This is what happened to him in just one week of wearing that hat.
America IS a fundamentally racist nation. If we want "all men are created equal" to mean more than a bunch of Old White Slaveowners meant when they wrote that phrase, then WE have to make it so.
I'm a Brazilian web developer (mostly Ruby). Used to use Vim, now using Emacs. I care about privacy and keeping ownership of my stuff.
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