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A few folks have asked how they can support the expenses of running the instance. There are not a lot of expenses right now (โ‚ฌ10/month) but if you're interested in chipping in, you can now become a "Monthly Supporter"! Donations accepted via CommitChange, who run the free software Houdini Project to manage transactions. ๐Ÿ™‚


Molly de Blanc and I wrote a Declaration of #DigitalAutonomy, outlining the Principles of Digital Autonomy. We'd love to hear your thoughts:

access, digital skills, and online have never been more important than during the pandemic. But increased control, Internet shutdowns, and are on the rise.

Join me at the Stockholm Internet Forum 10-12 May and let's come together as a community to learn, build, solve, and create to strengthen democracy and to fight poverty.

Software freedom contributors are human. We all make mistakes, often very publicly. It's tricky to write a public apology for those mistakes.

This blog post by @sagesharp will help you avoid common pitfalls and craft an effective apology:

Google Chrome is now officially adware.

Anti-virus programs should start tagging it as such.

#FLoC #GoogleChrome #SurveillanceCapitalism

Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.



- Get vaccinated as soon as you can with any type of vaccine you can;
- Keep wearing masks and distancing until we reach the right point globally.

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The past week I started again. First time since the started in Jan 2020. Being fully , I felt quite safe, but felt very stressed by those who were subject to others refusing to follow basic non pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) like wearing (fully) at all times and physical distancing.

People may be reckless but there's no right to recklessly endanger the 80% (in the US; far higher elsewhere) of people who aren't able to be vaccinated yet.

Looks like I don't really need @EFF 's HTTPS Everywhere add on anymore as Firefox has added HTTPS-only mode ( for new enough releases ) and also blocks mix content

I had been wondering if it's still providing me any functionality

If you still want the rulesets, HE is moving to a lookup service from DuckDuckGo (sounds privacy problematic) by the end of 2021

Thanks to @resist1984 for commenting on the ruleset change as I'd overlooked the announcement

Please help me find a resource detailing privacy issues with Google Chrome in one place other than's one. Do you know one? I need to write an article which is easy to read to beginners related to that, especially, I am looking for the reasons and the proofs not the alternatives. Thank you, All!

Friends: @fsf @fsfe @fsfi @Framasoft @ChatonsOrg @torproject @tails_live @switchingsoftware @privacytools and all | Tags:

Today we're kicking off the #GNU Assembly!

This is a new umbrella for GNU people seeking transparent decision-making and built around consensus. It's the result of a decade of struggle to make #GNU inclusive, transparent, and community-driven.

#GNU contributors: consider joining!

#FreeSoftware activists: help us spread the word!

Mailman(+), RMS 

"The #GNU #Mailman Steering Committee condemns the reinstatement of Richard M. Stallman (#RMS) to the Board of the Free Software Foundation

Further more, they are actively exploring ways on how to become independent from the FSF and the GNU Project:

"We do not want our project associated with such a person, nor to provide economic resources to organizations that promote him to leadership positions."

"Put away your torches and your pitchforks and instead grab your scalpels, because we have some cancer to excise from the FSF and that cancer is the board of directors."

#fsf #foss

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