It was nice while it lasted, @Apple.
@normandc And you're right, DRM free doesn't provide any direct practical advantage but I'm annoyed by all the people here linking to the Spotify website that forces us to use DRM and provide them with an alternative.
It's DRM software like Widevine used by Spotify that does give Google enormous leverage over users and software developers alike. Using DRM eventually undermines freedom on the web.
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I remember when I was young and naive and assumed we just wouldn’t connect nuclear plants to the Internet.
Calling out to the Mastodon community again: famous @fdroidorg Repomaker is looking for a new maintainer (and contributors). Should be familiar with F-Droid, Python, Django.
Please help keeping it alive!
Volunteers go to https://gitlab.com/fdroid/repomaker/issues/234 – others please boost, as usual 😉 Thanks!
I feel like the new MacBooks need a “best if used by” date, possibly set about six months after purchase — which is when everything starts getting flaky.
You know something is wrong with 5G when even a former Microsoft president is talking about it.
This is a must-read blog post by @Riana_Crypto about encryption and censorship. https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2019/10/william-barr-and-winnie-pooh
52 Android permissions, 1 Google (Firebase) + 1 Microsoft (HockeyApp) tracker.
[The Website of Google Firebase, https://firebase.google.com/, tries cross site scripting to Youtube.]
A discussion about Telegram's encryption seems to be redundant.
When we watch TV, our TVs watch us back and track our habits. This practice has exploded recently since it hasn’t faced much public scrutiny. But in the last few days, not one but *three* papers have dropped that uncover the extent of tracking on TVs. Let me tell you about them.
Looking for a way to contribute to the MX and/or antiX projects?
We are looking for a translations coordinator to help our current translations team!
Details here: https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=50785
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