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5 running on @fedora 35!

I got a sneak preview of the brand new Proton-GE update from @GloriousEggroll and things are looking beautiful.

Facebook didn’t build Instagram. It bought it, explicitly to neutralize a competitor. That raises the question of whether that merger should have been permitted in the first place, and whether it should be unwound today. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/10/what

I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

Mozilla has announced a grant of up to $30,000 "to people and projects that illuminate how to reimagine data in a way that shifts power away from big tech platforms and toward individuals and communities."

foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog

We're excited to announce JShelter as the next step in our #FreeJS campaign. JShelter is a browser extension that helps curtail and limit the harmful effects of nonfree JS on the web. u.fsf.org/3gc

Tell Congress: The Fourth Amendment is not for sale. Your Senators and Representatives need to hear that the government should be barred from purchasing personal data it would otherwise need a warrant to acquire.

act.eff.org/action/tell-congre

it's sort of amazing that apple of the 2020s is now the microsoft of the 2000s.

the OOBE on an iphone12mini with a new apple id is absolutely atrocious. apple's really just not good at network services, for the most part. account creation should not be this difficult.

At the request of the Russian government, Apple and Google have both pulled an app from their app stores that guides opposition voters and highlights anti-corruption campaigns—on the morning of election day. theverge.com/2021/9/17/2267942

The FSF is seeking a motivated and organized individual to be our full-time outreach and communications coordinator: u.fsf.org/3fx

⚠️ IMPORTANT: Users of Element Desktop/Web/Android, FluffyChat & Nheko should upgrade immediately to address a critical encryption vulnerability.

We are not aware of this being exploited in the wild yet, but as the bug is now disclosed please upgrade now. matrix.org/blog/2021/09/13/vul

I'm confused by all of the layers of abstration when dealing with on top of .
I like that with Element I essentially have my own bouncer and can pick up the conversation without constantly being attached to IRC, but I can't wrap my head around the whole setup.
Not that I participate much in IRC regardless.... :/

I'm thrilled to announce that the original Linux For Everyone show now has 3 hosts! I'll be joined every other week by my friends @Schykle and @JerryMorrison.

Not only that, but it will be a video-first production and will also come down the audio podcast RSS feed.

So excited!

Life’s too short, love yourself and increase the font size, let your eyes take a break

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