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Things started out it a scholarly vein, but the rush of commerce hasn't allowed much time to think where we're going. — James Thornton, Considerations in computer design, 1963

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“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.” ― Edsger W. Dijkstra

It appears "private" messenger is effectively becoming closed source on the server side:
lemmy.ml/post/55595

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Free idea to anyone owning crypto:

Sell it and donate the money to orgs fighting against climate change.

And stop buying crypto, ffs.

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”TikTok is introducing Americans to a question that Europeans have struggled with for 20 years: a lot of your citizens might use an Internet platform created somewhere that doesn’t know or care about your laws or cultural attitudes and won’t turn up to a committee hearing.”

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is introducing an independent cookiejar for each website to mitigate snooping. It took only 27 years of evolution.
[source: Wikipedia]

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IMPORTANT: Are you running the old python version of ooniprobe?

As it's being discontinued, please switch over to the new OONI Probe Command Line Interface (CLI): ooni.org/install/cli 💫

With OONI Probe CLI, all OONI Probe tests are run automatically every day! 😃 🐙

Things started out it a scholarly vein, but the rush of commerce hasn't allowed much time to think where we're going. — James Thornton, Considerations in computer design, 1963

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Each day, more and more activists, politicians, newspapers, and commercial coalitions speak out in defense of the Open Technology Fund (OTF) thanks to the ongoing efforts of the campaign to #SaveInternetFreedom.

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Whenever an HN poster refers to a project as "modern," I read it as "written in Javascript and crayons."

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Centralized software forges like github were a mistake since day 1.

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@yuki_is_bored can we please stop using Slack for Free software and open source projects, thanks!

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Can we please stop using Discord for Free software and open source projects, thanks!

reclaimyourface.eu/

- EU petition to ban biometric / face recognition mass surveillance.

The movement is led by well known international rights groups.

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Open Source developers: on fnding that a project you would like to help is GPL licensed, is this:

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PINE64 February Update! We've said it before, but for real this time: this is a big one...

- A look at #Quartz64 RK3566 SBC
- #PinePhone keyboard news
- We're making a RISC-V SBC! -
- #PinePhone default OS is @kde PlaMo on @ManjaroARM
- #PinebookPro back in March
- #LoRaWAN part of our ecosystem
- #PineTime progress
- much more!

pine64.org/2021/02/15/february

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