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"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing."

- Rollo May

tiny thing to fight surveillance capitalism 

As of yesterday #Microsoft's #DRM server is gone. If you have any ebooks through their store . . . bid them adieu ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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!"

#DefectiveByDesign is a campaign run by the #FSF to combat Digital Restrictions Management and they work to prevent this exact kind of thing from happening.
defectivebydesign.org/

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!
calagator.org/events/125047588

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. sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/ju

I forget who asked this question earlier, but I'm at a conference with a company that provides a "Green" hosting solution. 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.)

#Google #Captcha #ReCaptcha #Alternatives #DeleteGoogle

How can you reduce the amount of social media you're consuming?

Is anyone working on open source Duolingo / Memrise? Or any floss social language learning software?

Design people,

Any suggestions for what could be the cover photo on switching.social's profile page?

It looks a bit messy with text on text 😕

RT @EFF@twitter.com

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. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/inte

🐦🔗: twitter.com/EFF/status/1149431

Interesting post-mortem on what happened when Mozilla's certificate for the Add-Ons expired.

"Add-Ons Outage Post-Mortem Result"

hacks.mozilla.org/2019/07/add-

#firefox #mozilla

"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

theoutline.com/post/7676/the-h

'Stop Surveillance Humanitarianism - Requiring biometric data, like iris and facial scans, sets a dangerous precedent for vital aid.'

By Mark Latonero

nytimes.com/2019/07/11/opinion

Free and open source software's all about the fact that no one and nothing is perfect. #reminder

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