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"Pictured below: A group of C programmers, hard at work on an FOSS project."

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google antitrust filing thread from @fasterthanlime@twitter.com 

RT Lock (with permission):

Ok so, I just read through all 173 pages of the unredacted Google antitrust filing and I have to say that either Google is screwed or society is screwed, we'll find out which.

Unordered list of fun things I learned:

- google has a secret deal with facebook called "Jedi Blue" that they knew was so illegal that it has a whole section describing how they'll cover for each other if anyone finds out
- google appears to have a team called gTrade that is wholly dedicated to ad market manipulation
- Google had a plan called "Project NERA" to turn the web into a walled garden they called "Not Owned But Operated". A core component of this was the forced logins to the chrome browser you've probably experienced (surprise!)
- Google is willing to do almost everything to prevent people from circumventing their ad exchanges
- This is what AMP is about
- Google habitually insider trades on their ad exchanges in every way you can think of and every way you can't. Too many ways to list here.
- The exchanges are also rigged so that google wins on bids where they aren't the highest bidder.
- A large amount of people inside google are aware of all of this
- If Google ever tells you some change will increase your ad yield, run. In fact anything they tell you is a lie
- Google has worked with Facebook and Microsoft to discourage them from increasing user privacy, lamenting occasions where they prioritized their reputation over their collective business interest

You can read the full unredacted document for yourself here:

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The solution to "company has monopoly, does bad monopoly things" is not "empower another, trendier monopoly", by the way. Don't go buy a fucking iPhone, fund free software and open hardware.

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📢 This Week in GNOME #15 "Sepia and App Updates" is online now!


The new issue contains news about libadwaita, Shortwave, Health, Fractal, Dialect - and much more!


After upgrading to ubuntu 21.10 i've noticed that upgrading packages takes significantly less time, super nice.

For a raspberry pi user like me, this is a bless.

A reminder that Donald Trump created his because Jared Kushner complained about the fact that in gab social the amount of neo nazis is unsurprisingly high and gab doesn't ban them, and gab's founder refused to change his policy.

This kind of makes sense, but it doesn't take into account that the percentage of non edible food that goes to the cows vary per country.

So eating meat is not as harming to the environment as it seems.

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Dialect 1.4.0 is out and available at Flathub. It comes with localized language names, keyboard shortcuts for most actions and bug fixes.


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Spent the morning looking how much work the move of #phosh to #gtk4 / #libadwaita will be and it turned out better than expected.

Needed to stub out some dependencies (libcall-ui, gcr, libgnome-desktop) and hack back support for custom wayland surfaces into #gtk4 but with that things start to work and we can go widget by widget:

I don't really understand how ethnic labels work in USA, Colin Powell wasn't black, he was mixed race, now you gonna tell me that we don't exist?

I've read that in harvard once they called Elizabeth Warred black lol.

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The #CIA plan to assassinate or kidnap award winning journalist and publisher Julian Assange in the heart of London | @CBSNews #FreeAssangeNOW t.co/VAV02FrebF

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Firefox Now Sends Your Address Bar Keystrokes to Mozilla, following their "suggest ads" features enabled by default. That's Windows 10 telemetry level of bullshit. howtogeek.com/760425/firefox-n #linux #browser #firefox #spying #ads

So, finally 21.10 has come out and i was able to install it on my 4, it finally includes 40. bringing a new shell to those who were using vanilla GNOME.

I have to say that i will miss the old GNOME shell, i have been using it since 2016 with no addons at all, it was a very divisive formula from a very divisive project, if you liked it like i did, it worked wonderfully.

The future seems thrilling tho and this new shell feels nice, the performance is about the same.

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If you want to know all updates / changes, make sure to check out the current issue #14 "Well-Rounded"!


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Mozilla’s now director of public policy once asked me, with a straight face, why I was giving them a hard time and holding Mozilla to a higher standard: “we’re just another Silicon Valley tech company.”

But that’s not what you tell people publicly, is it, Mozilla?

Still, it’s time y’all got this.

Mozilla is a half-billion-dollar for-profit corporation – whose CEO makes >$3M/yr – that has a foundation do its PR.


#mozilla #SiliconValley #BigTech #SurveillanceCapitalism

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Some experiments with re-theming gtk to look great on oled displays

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