Google confirms it is building a censored Chinese search engine: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/10/16/google-really-is-trying-build-censored-chinese-search-engine-its-ceo-confirms/
The whole #Supermicro debacle shows, in stark detail, the benefits of open hardware
When every part is in an open schematic, when even the resin PCB is an open standard, it’s a lot harder to hide malicious components
Couple this with open firmware (and more diverse suppliers than one or two giants) and the problem is significantly diminished
Opaque tech always leaves plenty of nooks to hide nefarious things
That said, this is a well-deserved kick in the pants for Big Tech
With the transition to a cashless society, millimeter wave body scanners, stop and search, WiFi and Bluetooth scanning by default, and G4S everywhere, the construction of the Dutch surveillance state seems to be on schedule for completion in time for the swearing in of prime minister Wilders in about ten year’s time.
Now on the Internet Archive: Brett Kavanaugh's 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook
@kaniini Isn’t a world where people consider you a outcast for not wanting to submit to Facebook some sort of hell?
"Because I may have my reservations about excessive political correctness, but honestly, I absolutely do not want to be seen as being in the same camp as the low-life scum on the internet that think it's OK to be a white nationalist Nazi, and have some truly nasty misogynistic, homophobic or transphobic behaviour.” — Linus
It's time for #FollowFriday 🍹 🍸 🌴
@TommyWiseau Tommy Wiseau: official account for the actor/director
Previous #FF / #FFed posts:
Looking for more sources of audio/visual material in #publicdomain or #CreativeCommons or licenses giving similar freedom for creative (re)use.
Other than the 'classics' wikimedia, archive.org, ccsearch, openclipart, gutenberg.org, librivox, freemusicarchive, fontlibrary, freesound
Retoot to write a list together!
For the #OpenDesignCourse for refugees, starting on Monday.
PSA for anyone from a defunct instance who still wants to view their archive, and cant because it's all json:
I made a python script that generates a human-readable html page from you're archive that you can open in your browser to view your old posts.
If you've got python installed, just plop it into the archive, run it, and open the new "processed_archive.html" file it makes in your web browser to read your archive!
Today's #EU #CopyrightDirective vote is a catastrophe for the world's Internet; we can't stop fighting https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/today-europe-lost-internet-now-we-fight-back
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