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Guix is officially participating in Outreachy: outreachy.org/2018-may-august/

Are you an underrepresented person in tech? Guix is a cool project with a great community, and Outreachy is a great program to participate through. Spend your summer hacking on and learning about lisp/scheme, functional package management, and more!

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Linus Torvalds:

>> What matters are the people - and companies - that actually develop and contribute code, and make the future happen.

Matthew Garrett:

> Sure. And do you want 4 more enterprise clustering filesystems, or another complete rewrite of the page allocator for a 3% performance improvement under a specific database workload, or do you want a bunch of teenagers who grow up hacking this stuff because it's what powers every device they own? Because honestly I think it's the latter that's helped get you where you are now, and they're not going to be there if the thing that matters to you most is making sure that large companies don't feel threatened rather than making sure that the next 19 year old in a dorm room can actually hack the code on their phone and build something better as a result. It's what brought me here in the first place, and I'm hardly the only one.

https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/ksummit-discuss/2016-August/003585.html

/via https://lwn.net/Articles/719610/
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An interesting story/article describing how much information can be obtained through very basic traffic analysis of a "smart" home's IoT devices:

https://gizmodo.com/the-house-that-spied-on-me-1822429852

Someone with more experience could derive far more information.

#privacy #security #iot #metadata #iwillnotspendtimeinyoursmarthome
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A new piece of U.S. legislation threatens the data privacy of the entire world. The CLOUD Act is a terrible solution to how law enforcement agencies get their hands on data stored outside their borders. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/clou

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In case you missed it: F-Droid, the repository of #freesoftware apps for Android phones, is collaborating with @ExodusPrivacy and @YalePrivacyLab to create tools to automate the process of finding tracking in apps. https://u.fsf.org/2ga
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The February Free Software Supporter is live! Read all of the last month's #freesoftware news in one place, and share with family and friends. https://u.fsf.org/2gn
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We're almost there: we're just $2206 short of the new member contribution goal to get a $10,000 match - and the deadline is tomorrow! Please help us get there: https://u.fsf.org/2dp https://status.fsf.org/attachment/41544
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With the @w3c captured by the copyright industry, who will step up to lead web development next? https://u.fsf.org/2bo
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Remember the old "Eight Megs And Constantly Swapping"?

"Eight Cores Literally Incapacitated Prior to Starting Editor".

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Today's big announcement: #LibrePlanet 2018!!! This year's theme is Freedom. Embedded. https://u.fsf.org/2bk
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