Australia’s new law might allow police to order engineers to program surveillance features into software behind their company’s back—with “the potential for Australian tech firms to have no clue whether they were even subject to an order" says Nate Cardozo https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46463029
Firefox is now more important, isolated and vulnerable. Some suggested ways we can support it:
• Set it as your default browser. And if you're back home with family over Christmas, suggest/set as their default too.
• When you hear web devs say "can't everyone just use Chrome", please challenge it.
• Contribute to Mozilla-led projects, e.g. MDN Docs: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/05/contributing-mdn-webdocs/
• Donate to Mozilla if you can: https://donate.mozilla.org
Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.
Good luck with that.
Wrongheaded as it is, the new rule should come as no surprise. After all, Facebook endorsed SESTA/FOSTA. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/facebooks-sexual-solicitation-policy-honeypot-trolls
So my main takeaway from the tumblr debacle is that people are still expecting corporations to behave like they're their friends. And they're not.
Communities are built out of individuals coming together, not imposed on them from above.
With any luck recent events will see people switching back towards early-internet style sub-Dunbar number ad hoc communities. I remain hopeful.
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"Tech industry produces at least 2% of all carbon emissions... likely to grow upto 5x in the next 7 years". 😰
https://medium.com/@PaulDJohnston/what-do-climate-change-data-centres-and-cloud-have-to-do-with-each-other-9b908887c610 Sign the petition for all cloud providers to use sustainable energy for data centres by 2024 ✍️ https://www.change.org/p/sustainable-servers-by-2024
I confirm that I did not subscribe to this list, although I presented to the Paris OSS. I did ask for clarification and mentioned the #GDPR, but no answer yet.
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It's taken 10 months, but I now have a more vibrant and interesting network of people than I ever had on Twitter. I'm regularly getting to see things I would not have seen over there.
Which is just confirmation that building a social group *anywhere* (online or offline) takes effort, patience, and often humility. We can't just move from one place to another and expect to keep what we had (again, applies online and offline).
For me, it's been worth the price.
> You never know when the next person who starts just fixing a misspelling in the documentation ends up implementing the next great feature. But you stand a chance to find out if you smile and say thank you for whatever small contribution that gets the motivation flowing
@Framasoft nous offre une tonne de service ! Avec l'arrivée récente de PeerTube en prime, il y a une raison supplémentaire d'aider à maintenir les serveurs et le développement des différents projets.
Alors si vous souhaitez aider à dégoogliser internet, n'hésitez pas à faire un don ! Même quelques euros ponctuels aident !
Ça se passe ici : https://framasoft.org/fr/#soutenir
Et si vous avez quelques euros en trop, vous pouvez soutenir #Wikipedia, qu'on utilise tous gratuitement !
"Young people are better at spotting misinformation and more privacy-aware than their parents' generation". Good to hear some positive final thoughts from the panel after a sobering session on "AI's collateral damage"! #MozFest18
EFF's @CamFisch explains that while election machines have vulnerabilities, “when you have paper ballots, you have an actual physical record that you can audit an election with.” https://fedtechmagazine.com/article/2018/10/experts-share-concerns-about-security-midterms-approach
Lol only just noticed the tag for this year #polyconf2018, ljubljana is lovely
The polyglot conference is bouncing right now! #polyglotconference
Over 10 years happily using ubuntu, well kubuntu. You can take linux away from my cold dead hands. European Scot.
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