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Congratulations to @PINE64 for launching the #pinephonepro - just like the original #pinephone, this will surely be an amazing catalyst for the whole alternative Linux smartphone OS community! 🚀

So if you have been under a rock today, here's the original announcement: pine64.org/2021/10/15/october-

@martijnbraam made this killer video about it: spacepub.space/videos/watch/35

...and of course prepared a merge request to put it into postmarketOS edge: gitlab.com/postmarketOS/pmapor

Don't miss the latest episode of This week in Google twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-goo
with @pluralistic brilliant as always. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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If an advertiser seems to be tracking you across multiple websites without your permission, Privacy Badger can automatically block that advertiser from loading any more content in your browser. eff.org/privacybadger

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In 8 hours from now, at 20:00 UK Time (whatever that is where you are 🤷‍♀️), we're having an "After Show" 🎉
Grab a cup of tea and some biscuits, and join @m_wimpress@twitter.com @marxjohnson@twitter.com and @popey@twitter.com , live over on the YouToobs. Mash that reminder button, etc. ⤵️
youtube.com/watch?v=K8qWwVeTeQ

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Here's Cory Doctorow (@pluralistic) with some thoughts on the Framework laptop which has great reparability and customization. Exciting to see how it evolves over time although it does look promising here. pluralistic.net/2021/09/21/mon

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It's the antepenultimate episode of @ubuntupodcast@twitter.com !
Yes, we just discovered the word "antepenultimate". Learning right to the end. 💪
ubuntupodcast.org/2021/09/16/s

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Here's some highlights:

Para 87: Zuckerberg's M&A chief writes to him to say, "imo, photos (along with comprehensive/smart contacts and unified messaging) is perhaps one of the most important ways we can make switching costs very high for users - if we are where all users’ photos reside because the upoading (mobile/web), editing, organizing, and sharing features are best in class, will be very tough for a user to switch if they can’t take those photos and data/comments with them."

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I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

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A new episode of @ThisWeekinLinux@twitter.com is out now! Get caught up with the goings on in the Linux world with your Weekly Source for #Linux GNews!

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We're recording an episode of #DestinationLinux right now! Come join us Patrons! The link to watch and join us in the Patron Postshow is on Patreon and Sponsus. Not a patron yet? Go to destinationlinux.org/contribut to get access to the #live & #unedited #linux shenanigans! 😎👍

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I mean, fuck the panic over automation-driven unemployment. Relocating every coastal city inland, dealing with hundreds of millions of traumatized refugees, fighting continent-spanning fires and dealing with wave after wave of zoonitic and insect-borne pandemics will give us full employment for centuries to come.

locusmag.com/2020/07/cory-doct

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6. Documentation and Non-Discrimination

"Interoperability interfaces shouldn't discriminate between competitors and shouldn't come with strenuous obligations or content restrictions. Interfaces, such as APIs, must also be easy to find, well-documented, and transparent."

"We must take a holistic view of digital policy, and take care that policymakers do not inadvertently give incumbents excuses to block their competitors from entering a market. "

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5. Security

Companies have a duty to keep users safe, but regulators musn't allow this to become a pretense for shutting down interop: "communicate transparently, resolve the problem, and reinstate interoperability interfaces within a reasonable, clearly defined timeframe."

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4. Privacy

Mandate best practices for privacy: "data minimization, privacy by design, and privacy by default" and augment them with "easy-to-use interfaces through which users can give their explicit consent regarding any use of their data (as well as revoke that consent)."

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2. Delegatability

Allow users to designate providers - companies, nonprofits, coops, etc - to act on their behalf, pulling in the messages waiting for them inside Big Tech silos and pushing replies back, without requiring them to expose themselves to surveillance.

3. Limit Commercial Use of Data

Commercial use of data made available through interop should be banned. It "should only be used for maintaining interoperability, safeguarding users’ privacy, or ensuring data security."

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1. General Interoperability Obligations

Fix and expand the GDPR's "data portability" rules to close loopholes and allow Europeans to fetch their data continuously, in realtime from within the big platforms. Expose the same APIs that platforms use internally to competitors.

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