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Okay this Huawei thing is really bringing up a few issues around a lot of standards bodies being based in the US

The SD Association is based in California which means that Huawei can't say their products support SD cards

And the Wi-Fi Alliance is based in Texas which means Huawei won't be to certify that their products work with wi-fi

And the Bluetooth SIG is based in Washington, which means they can't use Bluetooth

This is a problem

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I'm the world's most dangerous predator. Everything about me invites you in - my voice, my face, even my smell. As if I need any of that. As if you could outrun me. As if you could fight me off

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Did you know that you can long press the compose button for writing a message with another account without switching?
#Fedilab #tip

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Reading about Antergos closing shop on reddit and realizing people on reddit are morons.
"Baaah! Fragmentation is bahd they will do what I say now instead"

This is FLOSS, there is no "fragmentation", just people doing something (like the Antergos devs) or people NOT doing something (see: "everyone on reddit")

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@claudiom
Yeah I agree if its often a tactic for them to get Microsoft involved and negotiate a rebate. If they were seriously considering Linux Desktop such governments would be financing some of its development to ensure it is as usable as they expect it to be.

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"Yes, similar to existing attacks, attackers can only mount our attacks in practical settings once they have the ability to execute (unprivileged) code on the victim machine. We could convince ourselves this is still an obstacle, but we should first be prepared to disable JavaScript (and similar) in the browser, abandon cloud computing, etc."

mdsattacks.com/

I'm keen!

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Mastodon.social is blocked in China chinafirewalltest.com/?siteurl, but many other instances are not, cuz it's hard to block 'em all. XD
#Fediverse #anticensorship

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France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:

joinmobilizon.org/en/

Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.

It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.

You can also follow its Mastodon account here:

@mobilizon

#Mobilizon #DeleteFacebook #Events #Alternatives #Fediverse

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As for the competition, Nate Graham, one of the judges, just posted advice on how to design the perfect Plasma 5.16 wallpaper. Create something beautiful, get your work featured on our desktop and win a @slimbook One compact computer. pointieststick.com/2019/05/10/

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The current technological industry wants to normalize cloud computing, but did you know you are losing ownership of your software and freedoms in the process?

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Android app stores file encrypted with AES with a random pwd. pwd gets stored in shared_prefs which is an unprotected xml which belongs to the app

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Copyright nonsense:
Did you know that the movie Nosferatu would never have been released, or SHOULD never have been released? The Bram Stoker estate sued for Copyright infringement and won, demanding that ALL copies of the movies should be burned.

But, a single one escaped the flames through a pre-release system, and it was copied over and over and is the base of ALL the ones we can see today of this celebrated and critical historical film that was the basis of the horror movie genre.

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I imagine most of the people who follow me could do this on their own, but it's nice to know that you can recommend something to others that aren't techy.

Put the internet back under your control with the FreedomBox | ZDNet

For less than a $100, you can have an open-source powered, easy-to-use server, which enables you -- and not Apple, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft -- to control your view of the internet - 1/2

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@mdhughes @rain

DRM has never gone wrong has it - Amazon famously remotely wiped George Orwell's 1984 from Kindle's around the globe because it is still copyrighted in the US even though it was in the Public Domain in most other places.

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regular reminder that anything that is protected by #DRM deserves to be pirated

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