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EU_politics + encryption + privacy 

The EU Council has approved a resolution to undermine encrypted communications for EU citicens:

A petition to declining this resolution and to keep citicens' privacy is online at the EU parliament:

As of today at 07:59 CET this petition has been signed by 13 supporters

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Thanks Medium for blocking all my educational articles ... Time to move out anyway πŸ˜‰

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πŸ“ˆ Donations through Liberapay have increased to more than €10k for the first time this week, thanks to the 7584 patrons who are supporting 1035 creators.

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A posix script to find and watch youtube videos from the terminal. (With out API)

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🀣 Watomatic users have nice designs to their auto-replies. If you're still using WA and want to get rid of it, dragging existing contacts after you, get the app at the toy shop (Play Store) or at my repo:

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"Hey everyone, I think that this thing XYZ is going to be really good for the environment." says Bill Gates, knowing full well that many of his investments are public.

Bill Gates isn't a dumbass. Just because someone publicly advocates for something and then also has money in that doesn't mean they've definitively got some hidden agenda.

It means they've put their money where their mouth is!

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Instance admin just lost their job, might need help is one of the largest and nicest instances on the Fediverse, run by an enthusiastic admin called @stux

Unfortunately Stux has today found out that they are fired from their day job 😞

However, by happy coincidence, Stux had just set up a hosting company. If you need web hosting, domain names etc please consider using Stuxhost so that Stux can continue working:

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The new OnionShare is out!

It adds a bunch of great features like tabs, anonymous chat that never logs anything, and better command line support.

Here's the blog post:

Download OnionShare 2.3 from:

Install it on a headless server:

`pip3 install --user onionshare-cli`

Read the amazing new docs that are translated to a bunch of languages:

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Try writing a page or two of your thoughts down first thing in the morning.

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$ mkdir -p ~/src/myproject
$ cd ~/src/myproject
$ git init --bare
$ cd ~
$ git clone ~/src/myproject
$ cd myproject

There, done. Now you have a 100% fully functional git repo that doesn’t require a network connection and supports every single git feature. Pull it, push it, branch it, revert it, whatever: it’s your own repo and you can do whatever you want with it. And you don’t have to sign up for anything or agree to a Terms of Service or share your work or trust a company you dislike.

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I can't believe that still only 8 people have signed the petition two days after the announcement.

Who should support this activity against opening the doors for another entryway to surveillance and the end of privacy if not the folks who are constantly waving the privacy flag?

Who will ever again believe in what we preach since ages if we just watch what's happening like unaware bystanders?

Come on, we can read what they want to do and there's a way to fight it. It's not so difficult to do.

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Tails 4.16 is scheduled for February 23.

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So, so cool! 😍

Free Software to Mars and beyond πŸš€

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Well, it took a while but my petition to keep strong encryption without backdoors legal in th EU is now open for supporters!

Please feel free to support it and or boost/promte it

totoroot boosted lets you make a list of authors you are interested in, and then provides you with a RSS feed that will alert you to new books published by those authors. It uses the Google Books API. It’s a clever small personal tool that Lukas Mathis built. I like it.

#books #indiebooks

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A friend of mine bought a domain for his newly founded NGO over GoDaddy.
I offered to set up and manage the website but wanted to move the domain over to my hosting provider. Apparently they have already paid 70 USD for 5 years for the domain and my provider wants 15 Euro for the transfer including one year of domain registration which is fine...
Now the big question...will they lose the five years of domain registration or will the domain simply be theirs for six years?

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