An official report for the Dutch government concluded:
“(Microsoft Office) systematically collects data on a large scale ... covertly, without informing people. … Microsoft does not offer any choice with regard to the amount of data, or possibility to switch off the collection.”
Don't use Microsoft Office, use LibreOffice instead 👍
It's free, open and you can get it here:
You can follow them on here:
There are very simple reasons why our system is careening towards disaster:
One is that our system all about getting ahead, standing out, winning, out-competing.
The best way to do that, like any self help book will tell you, is to focus on that goal, your success, above all else.
And so cooperation, compassion, empathy become hindrances.
The higher you climb in a hierarchy the more effectively this pressure will reward those who only care about their success and weed out those who have any other priorities.
So of course the people at the top do not care about the common good or the health of our planet.
It doesn't require an account, does everything with email and link-capability security, and autodeletes events 2 days after they're over, and it looks really beautiful.
No need to use Facebook for this anymore!
Can we please stop using this proprietary US based service for libre software projects now?
"GitHub starts blocking developers in countries facing US trade sanctions"
If you’re live in the US, check if Equifax lost your personal information, you can get at least a check for $125 filling out this form https://eligibility.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/en/eligibility possibly more if you had to spend time and/or money to clean shit up because of it
Are you using Let's Encrypt?
If so you might be interested in acme-tiny. It is a 200 lines of code client to handle the installation and renewal of your LE SSL certs.
There is a one-time requirement to convert the account_key from JWK to PEM. After that everything can be automated through scripts & cron.
I like that acme-tiny is: standalone, small & so easy to review. Installable via Pip, apt-get and probably other package managers.
The stages of the Apollo 11 mission #Apollo50th
If you're looking for an easy-to-use, privacy-friendly alternative to Microsoft's Skype, you might want to try Jami:
You can also follow them on here at:
It's free, open and distributed, and available for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux.
It has no servers, calls are connected directly peer-to-peer over an encrypted connection.
"Nobody talks about the real reason to use Tabs over Spaces"
This is a pretty compelling reason. Esp. if you are writing open source code.
UK government and local ISPs are putting the pressure on browsers to drop plans to support DNS-over-HTTPS.
Photos show overcrowding at US migrant centres
"Jarring photos of facilities in the Rio Grande show 51 female migrants held in a cell made for 40 men, and 71 males held in a cell built for 41 women."
Sounds like a concentration camp to me.
2600 Magazine has compiled a list of concentration camps.
"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.
Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.
#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.