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"[] was rattled in recent years by the disappearance of several booksellers who resurfaced in China facing charges — and the alleged rendition of billionaire businessman Xiao Jianhua in 2017."

Dear - could someone explain to me how a bill allowing from to mainland is the solution to not being able to extradite a suspect to ?

Everything You Need to Know About the Extradition Bill Rocking Hong Kong - The Washington Post

Empirical review of privacy policies reveals that they are "incomprehensible" drivel

WeChat is fascinating in that it's like watching a grim cyberpunk story unfolding in real life.

This is not a good thing. Cyberpunk was supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual.

Pixelfed Collections are like Twitter Moments, allowing you to easily share a collection of posts (local or remote)! :pixelfed:

If you're on Android, this is one more reason to make sure you're on Android 9: no-hassle DNS-based ad blocking!

As someone originally from a country where DNS is used to restrict user freedom, it is refreshing to see it put to use to protect user privacy instead

I hope you're planning to join us for Copyleft Conf, the day after #FOSDEM -- we're really to share best practices, learn from each other and discuss what the future might hold. Registration opens in a week.

occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"

then i catch myself.

no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.

Hanlon's Law is misleading 

Programming language elitism 

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