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Open hardware laptop MNT Reform now available in both DIY (starting at €899!) and assembled + many customization options in our store: shop.mntmn.com/products/mnt-re

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FML. Meetings, meetings, meetings and the I want to buy, and maybe love, barely has any stock. Money is tight. Weather is shit. I'm tired of playing the guitar, but need to persevere and not give up.

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The meltdown at Basecamp shows even small tech firms are sociopathic

inkl.com/a/GNlYdXtokGo

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The UK Government taking notes from the GOP in the US on how to suppress votes to stay in power. There is very little voter fraud to justify this. The slow slide of our democracy dying continues.
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RT @helenbarrett
This is the young, poor vote.

Almost 3.5m voters have no passport or driving license by the gov’s own estimate.

theguardian.com/politics/2021/
twitter.com/helenbarrett/statu

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As the copyright lobby calls for more technological measures to restrict the use of copyrighted works, YouTube’s Content ID provides a sobering study in the dangers of such systems. eff.org/wp/unfiltered-how-yout

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Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added

github.com/audacity/audacity/p

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At this rate, if I downed a cocktail for everytime it turned out health data was leaked or vulnerable, I'd have no liver left.

Regardless firms need to take security researchers warnings seriously. Users shouldn't have to do due diligence on expensive devices and services.

techcrunch.com/2021/05/05/pelo
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RT @zackwhittaker
New: Peloton's leaky API let anyone pull members' private user account data, even with their profiles set to private. Worse, when the bug was…
twitter.com/zackwhittaker/stat

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“Ethics” at Big Tech companies is part of the Public Relations department.

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"That's what StackOverflow does with people..."

by MirindaPlayerCZ

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Amazon had sales income of €44bn in Europe in 2020 but paid no corporation tax

inkl.com/a/QNylnptLqXL

Our tiny not-for-profit based in Ireland pays tax at the full rate. Meanwhile, Bezos doesn’t know what to do with his money and we don’t know if we can pay the rent next year.

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