"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing."
- Rollo May #quotes
tiny thing to fight surveillance capitalism
urls often contain tracking information added to the end of them. when you are linking articles, stuff like the "utm_source" and "fbclid" sections allow people to track where you got the link from and how you are spreading it. this allows cops & corps to map out social groups.
while you can remove that stuff by hand, there's a firefox/chrome addon called "neat URL" that comes with an existing blocklist that automatically cleans off a lot of that stuff.
Users will be given refunds but the books themselves will no longer be readable. If you made notes on the titles, you'll get $25 credit as a, "we're sorry you'll no longer have access to the notes you took on all those books. Here's $25 and we'll call it even!"
Courtesy of Karl Fogel, there will be a Benefit Concert for the Software Freedom Conservancy: Schubert's "Winterreise" on Thursday, 7/18 from 7–8:30pm in Portland at Classic Pianos! Hope to see you there!
Are you in Portland (Oregon) this week? Do you like chatting with folks about #freesoftware? Join us at the Broadway McMenamins tonight at 7 for Conservancy pub night! We'll have snacks and there will be non-alc and alc drinks for purchase. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/jun/28/june2019RU/
I forget who asked this question earlier, but I'm at a conference with a company that provides a "Green" hosting solution. https://greenhost.net/ has a server bank powered by hydro and wind.
By far the most common request I get is for alternatives to Google's Re-Captcha.
The situation is so unclear that I haven't done an alternatives section on the site.
Do you have suggestions for re-captcha alternatives?
(I know this has come up before, but the discussions are scattered across many threads which people are failing to find.)
Instead of enshrining Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft as the Internet’s permanent overlords and then striving to make them as benign as possible, we can fix the Internet by making Big Tech less central to its future. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/interoperability-fix-internet-not-tech-companies
Interesting post-mortem on what happened when Mozilla's certificate for the Add-Ons expired.
"Add-Ons Outage Post-Mortem Result"
"Another interesting gail.com factoid: my amazing e-mail provider, ProtonMail, rejects about 1.2 million mis-addressed e-mails per week to the gail.com domain."
A Good Place: The happy accident of mistakenly logging onto gail.com
'Stop Surveillance Humanitarianism - Requiring biometric data, like iris and facial scans, sets a dangerous precedent for vital aid.'
By Mark Latonero
Free and open source software's all about the fact that no one and nothing is perfect. #reminder
German data protection organization: use of Office 365 in schools is illegal https://nextcloud.com/blog/german-data-protection-organization-use-of-office-365-in-schools-is-illegal/
[Full-time] Fedora Community Manager at RedHat https://www.fossjobs.net/job/10095/fedora-community-manager-at-redhat/ #jobs
Today, @privacyint's Legal Officer Ailidh Callander, is giving evidence to UK @HumanRightsCtte inquiry on the right to privacy and the digital revolution.
Find out more about the inquiry & how to watch here https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/human-rights-committee/news-parliament-2017/-article-8-privacy-digital2-evidence-17-19/
FLOSS.social admin. Director of Community, DIAL #OpenSource Center at United Nations Foundation. LibreHealth steering cmte, OSUOSL advisory brd, OSI adv circle.
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