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“The hacker ethos once championed as a method of subverting prevailing power has become at last its greatest lieutenant … I am not hoping for programmers to organize as a class, not anytime soon – you dudebro losers haven't got the guts – but good software simply won't be possible until we accomplish at least that much. There will never be the time or money to satisfy the guarantees our ethics require until we demand them with all the power we possess.”

garbados.github.io/my-blog/sof

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🇬🇧 Today, the Home Affairs Committee will vote on my far-reaching draft report on the #DigitalServicesAct #DSA. But why do we need such a law at all and what do we want to achieve?

More info: patrick-breyer.de/en/posts/dsa

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🚨🇬🇧 Majority of the European Parliament allows e-mail, messaging and chat providers to search all private messages for allegedly illegal material and report to the police (#chatcontrol). We will take legal action.

patrick-breyer.de/en/chatcontr

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GSoC student Maximiliano is working on updating GNOME design tools to GTK 4.

Learn more about their project in this blog post: deathwish.info/2021/07/03/gsoc

#GSoC #opensource #gtk4

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andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

Thinking of getting an Ebook Reader, but I am concerned about the amount of tracking in Kindles. Kobo and Onyx doesn’t seem much better. Does anyone in the fediverse have an Ebook setup they’re happy with?

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Google is now tracking your visitors for advertising purposes even when you’re not using Google Analytics or Google Ads.

I took a closer look at Google’s FLoC initiative and how you can fight back and opt-out as a web user and a web developer

plausible.io/blog/google-floc

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FSF, RMS 

I've had some thoughts on the current situation. Too much for the character limit here, though.

murph.paunix.org/

Every little bit helps in taking back privacy online! Help the average dude / gal on an iPhone out: foundation.mozilla.org/en/camp

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Making open source sustainable with donations is tough!

We've accepted donations since July 17th for Plausible Self-Hosted with 3 donations so far. Thanks Sergey, Patrik and Michael! 🙏

I admire projects that can make a living from donations but it's unlikely to work for most.

Thank you all for the suggestions! It helped a lot. I am now trying mailbox.org, as the fact that there is no offline support (yet) in Tutanota and ProtonMail (not on mobile devices anyway) is a dealbreaker. Didn’t even occur to me to think of that as a feature before. Will be very interesting to compare when adds support for this (priority #2 in the roadmap it seems)

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I am finally moving my email off of Google, but I can’t decide between ProtonMail and Tutanota. Tutanota is cheaper, has a calendar function not in beta, easy way to send encrypted mail to other providers, but it doesn’t seem to use PGP. ProtonMail is more well known (it appears), uses PGP and seems to be creating alternatives to several Google services.

Does anyone on here have any experience or advice regarding one or the other? Especially regarding importance of PGP?

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Um um um um ummmmm... is this what it sounds like? Google is blocking browsers it doesn't "approve" of... apparently just letting in Firefox and Chrome? developers.googleblog.com/2020

The web as an open standards platform is rapidly falling apart. :\

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I am seriously concerned about the global push we are seeing against encryption. The cat is out of the bag. You can’t put it back. Math cannot simply be removed from existence. Anyways, making it illegal would only hurt the average joe. Criminals do not care if one more part of what they do becomes illegal. I do not buy the argument that ministers do not understand this, so what gives? How can this be combatted? Now even the EU has jumped aboard: fm4.orf.at/stories/3008930/ /rant

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Despite the games stuff, I really like Linux. Feel so much comfy than ever. I want to start testing all possible distros to see which one is The One.

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You want to download the youtube-dl source code?

Look no further than in Githubs DMCA repository tree:
github.com/github/dmca/tree/41

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