I make an open source, privacy-respecting advertising network called WebSuggest. Contributors welcome! https://gitlab.com/websuggest/websuggest-django
The time has come to quit Gmail! Join the privacy movement: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/quit-gmail-free-encrypted-email/ 😍
Today the Amazon is burning, and y'all are rightfully upset about that.
But then please, PLEASE, maintain that anger when in 2-3 years, certain goods start to drop in price because of the agriculture set up on this cleared land. Everything from industrial lubricants to fad diets are going to be affected by this, and it's important our consumer decisions don't reward this exploitation.
I had the opportunity to meet a very smart Mastodon developer recently and was struck by three things:
1. They're young and expect software look professional and work right out of the box.
2. They're thoughtful and are as much product managers as engineers.
3. They think in terms of what user will experience first, and implementation later, but equally competent discussing either.
If this is the next generation of the Free Software community, I couldn't be happier/prouder.
This was a decent article: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/08/26/silicon-valleys-crisis-of-conscience
Discusses Silicon Valley grappling with their moral failings.
Personally I think the whole problem is that these few companies have so much power, and I find it funny that Software Freedom doesn't occur to people as a (partial) solution.
Huh. Did you know that if you use Avast anti-virus, they are tracking every single thing you click on in your web browser, storing this, and selling this data to marketers?
https://sparktoro.com/blog/less-than-half-of-google-searches-now-result-in-a-click/ - scroll down to the “methodology” section.
@TheAdmin Is there something being done to address this type of spam?
The Linux App Summit is coming to Barcelona in November! KDE and @gnome join forces to create a strong, free and open app ecosystem.
The /e/ foundation has started selling phones with their own version of Android preloaded on them:
The /e/ version of Android is aiming to be de-googlised, but there are still a few remnants of G on them:
Just wondering what people think about /e/?
Should I list it as an alternative to Android? Is it degooglised enough to consider as a "least worst" option?
Can ads on a page read my password?
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Last month, Kazakhstan attempted to break encrypted web traffic by asking citizens to install bad root certificates on their devices. Now the authorities say it was all just a "test." We've updated our article on the matter with the latest info: https://protonmail.com/blog/kazakhstan-internet-surveillance/
Superb blog post on what Free and Open Source Software can mean to those of us who have committed ourselves to this way of life! https://blog.effenberger.org/2016/04/28/what-the-open-source-community-means-to-me/ Danke vielmals, Florian!
Instead, it uses an entirely decentralized moderation system based on game-theory. 🚩
Follow the link below to understand how this is achieved!
Commie computer nerd, just like everybody else on Mastodon. 15 years old.
Generalistic and moderated instance.