Who would have thought that listening to music could harm the environment? Or that streaming music generates a lot of CO2? This excellent book caused me to rethink my ideas about the "immateriality of music" mitpress.mit.edu/books/decompo

"We create new technologies to solve problems ... But solving problems doesn’t necessarily make us happier." aeon.co/essays/how-social-and-

If you are wondering how to chose which FOSDEM talks (from 872 events!) to watch, I'd suggest taking a look at the ones given by the staff of the @conservancy. It's such a great organization: sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/fe

"If an algorithm’s training data lacks diversity, it can entrench existing patterns of exclusion in deeply harmful ways." slate.com/technology/2020/02/a

I particularly like this line: "With the ground rules of free software as the baseline, anyone can build systems to specifically promote ethical use." fsf.org/blogs/community/bringi

"Debian is a massive community-run distro. There is no single company driving Debian’s creation, maintaining its infrastructure, or steering the project’s direction. If this is an arrangement you trust to keep the project free, or one that more aligns with your values, then it may be reason alone to stick with Debian."
makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-choo

Surveillance capitalists control the science and the scientists, the secrets and the truth.

You Are Now Remotely Controlled

By Shoshana Zuboff

#Zuboff is the author of "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" a book I really need to read.

nytimes.com/2020/01/24/opinion

The surveillance-industrial complex is in my own backyard, targeting my kids. Since reading Shoshana Zuboff's book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, these kinds of stories have become even more disturbing to me: minnpost.com/community-voices/

Proton Mail is a great email solution for the security conscious (used by groups such as Extinction Rebellion: xrbristol.org.uk/secure-commun). Recently, they made the source code for their VPN service open source: betanews.com/2020/01/21/proton.

Lots of fascinating ideas about the free software movement, human rights, ethics, psychology, IoT, surveillance, and even more in the latest episode of Libre Lounge with Molly de Blanc: librelounge.org/episodes/31-so

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