The Free Software Conservancy @conservancy has asked Microsoft to resign from the RIAA over the recent takedown of youtube-dl, an important tool for free software users, as well as journalists: https://u.fsf.org/36p
I need something like this in my life: http://www.blakrpi.com/index.php/blak_rpi-for-system-admins/
Minus the DE, just the terminal. Would be hardcore debloat from the smartphone.
Is this the end for companies with services that have privacy as a priority?
Could they enforce this on projects that have no business legal status? Like go after git projects?!
When you're in a Walled Garden, the gardeners become your wardens.
In reality, Hacktoberfest is a corporate-sponsored distributed denial of service attack against the open source maintainer community.
So I have something cool to show everyone...
I have finally gotten my own forum site off the ground!
Say hello to Mech Bay 316.
It’s powered by the FOSS Discourse package, which is written in Ruby on Rails, mostly. Hosted on a DigitalOcean droplet, with full HTTPS support.
I love posting here on Fosstodon. My website is for a bit more niche and/or long form content. I’m trying to spread the word to see what a community can do with the setup.
Maybe give it a go?
Researchers were able to figure out which American phone numbers use Signal
#Signal needs to stop asking for phone numbers and also make their service decentralised.
The irony of banning #TikTok because they "may" hand over to the Chinese government during a time when the US is actively trying to end #encryption (because they can't see your data) is a bit much to take...
#Privacy is a fundamental human right, and invasion of privacy through apps like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, etc is the real problem from US companies and beyond.
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