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Mass surveillance around the world is growing. We have to fight for our right to privacy and freedom of speech! Here we explain how any backdoor would lessen security for all of us: tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-

@deadsuperhero part of social networking is chat though. I feel the only reason people are still really on Facebook for the chat, the event pages, and the network effect. I think it would be great is Matrix became the default chat in all Fediverse social networks.

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Mycroft releasing more details about their upcoming personal server, which will allow all text and speech processing to be done locally rather than on a remote system.

"The Mycroft Personal Server - Starting the Conversation"

kickstarter.com/projects/aifor

WebTorrent is the first implementation of the BitTorrent protocol within a web browser, which uses Javascript
hacks.mozilla.org/2018/08/dweb

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We have another progress report for everyone.

"Designing the scope of the Librem 5’s communication apps" by @feeef, our Director of Creative

puri.sm/posts/librem5-progress

I was dissapointed to learn that the developers of both Fortnite Battle Royal & Public Battlegronds: Player Unknown both sold themselves out to the company that arguably is the largest enabler of the biggest totalitarian state in the world

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This is the Hubble extreme deep field. With the exception of (from what I can find) 3 foreground stars, every object you see in this picture is a galaxy. Can you find the foreground stars? Know the trick?

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The logo contest is now closed, and the winning logo has been chosen. Thank you to all the participants!

More information here: github.com/dansup/pixelfed/iss

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With what is becoming, it is yet another of many reasons to switch to the upcoming @Purism -based

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So many sites do:

“Here are cookie, advertising, tracking policies. Here is an OK button.”

After not clicking the ok button but attempting to continue:

“You must agree to our tracking policy”

That is explicitly not allowed/illegal under GDPR.

American companies including the Washington Post really have a damn hard time wrapping their head around that an agreement means you can decline to agree to it, and GDRP says refusing to be tracked is not grounds for a site to refuse service.

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If your site does not have basic functionality without Javascript or insecure HTTP connections, you've failed yourself, and should go back to school. It's not that hard to build sites that aren't shitty.

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