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Welcome to #Inkscape 1.1! We're excited to launch our latest version... with a Welcome dialog, Command Palette, revamped Dialog Docking System & searchable preference options, along with new exporting formats. Download for Linux, Windows or macOS : inkscape.org/release/inkscape-

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WTF ... Mozilla had always running JavaScript inside PDFs disabled by default.

But now with FF 88 this option is ENABLED by default. Which means, if a PDF file contains JS it will run without any user interaction. What can possibly go wrong?

To disable this:

about:config
pdfjs.enableScripting --> false

# FF 78.10 ESR doesn't include this option and still blocks JS in PDFs by default. Just tested.

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“TikTok and ByteDance’s advertising revenue is built on the personal information of its users, including children.”

We built a world where not only is this legal (“punishable by fine”) but rewarded (to the tune of billions in revenue). Everyone involved, please, take a fucking bow.

inkl.com/a/nklyLptJNlJ

#SurveillanceCapitalism #PeopleFarming

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“Carbon dioxide emissions are forecast to jump this year by the second biggest annual rise in history, as global economies pour stimulus cash into fossil fuels in the recovery from the Covid-19 recession.”

This is suicide.

inkl.com/a/bZpzwaiLNmL

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hard drive horror 

today i learned western digital pass port and book drives aren't just SATA drives in an enclosure, they use a proprietary connector to the drive which also does encryption whether you like it or not. if the controller dies, you lose your data too! yay!

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Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

#DeleteChrome

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“Don’t be fooled. Privacy does not come from monopoly. No one came down off a mountain with two stone tablets, intoning “Thou must gather and retain as much user data as is technologically feasible!””

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/5530

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Electronic patient records systems used by thousands of doctors were programmed to automatically suggest opioids, thanks to a secret deal between the software maker and a drug company bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

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Hey guys, Thunderbird is STILL hiring developers. You can help modernize an application used by ~20,000,000 people and growing!

The open source community can make something better than Outlook, but only if folks come and build it.

thunderbird.net/careers

Here's a list of Gemini resources compiled on github.
github.com/kr1sp1n/awesome-gem

Thanks to Niel for sharing this on XMPP.

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'When you don't pay, you are the product' does not mean you are not a product when you do pay.

LG is cramming ads everywhere it can on its TVs - The Verge
theverge.com/tldr/2021/3/10/22

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