The EU's Digital Services Act #DSA proposal does not follow in the footsteps of recent disastrous Internet legislation, but some elements could turn platforms into the Internet police. Here is what the EU Parliament and Council must do: https://www.eff.org/pages/digital-services-act-proposal-recommendations-eu-parliament-and-council
What are the first 5 apps that you install on your #linux distribution that you need to be productive?
The word “internet” has been so effectively hijacked by its most dystopian corners that it’s grown harder to even refer to the older element of online life, let alone bring it back into the forefront of society’s consideration. It's time we did so. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/05/introducing-public-interest-internet
I notice that a lot of #fediverse projects now seem to be funded by the same EU organisation. This doesn't look very diverse.
Right now I don't think it's creating problems, but further down the line it could. We already see a comparable situation where almost all tech conferences and FOSS orgs are funded by GAFAM, and the warped narratives which result.
Open 👏 Source 👏 Companies 👏 Get 👏 Off 👏 Discord
They are absolutely shit if you do anything to protect your privacy.
I straight up refuse to invest anything substantial (money/time) on an open project if the only promoted/official means for real time discussion is a closed source platform with a bad security and privacy track record.
You shouldn't either.
“Lobbying by Poland and Hungary has led to the removal of the phrase ‘gender equality’ from a Friday declaration on advancing social cohesion in the European Union.”
Thank goodness they didn’t try to remove “Single Market” or there would have been a huge uproar.
#penpot 1.5.0 alpha is out
- copy as SVG from Figma to Penpot directly
- basic math operations
- new path features
- autocomplete color in hex input
Launch of Translate Science https://blog.translatescience.org/launch-of-translate-science/
We are a new working group that wants to build tools to make #translations of scientific articles/reports/books, abstracts, titles and terms more accessible and (thus) stimulate the production of such translations.
#RouterFreedom in #Europe keeps us busy! The recent EU guidelines are differently interpreted in national states. #Greece is a positive example while #Germany effectively endangers the freedom users had since 2016. And in #Austria, the government has the historic chance to safeguard these essential user rights now!
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Introducing our Release Candidate for 1.1, available for you to test with us. It's the final version before our official version launch, coming soon! Download the RC here: https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.1/?latest=1
Techdirt's coverage of the what3words legal threats against me, admist the research cybergibbons and others are doing on their platform.
🇬🇧In autocratically run EU countries #pressfreedom is under heavy attack. The adoption of the #TERREG regulation in violation of the right to free expression now gives Orban & Co even more power to restrict free speech and delete content.
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