The Open Technology Fund is a publicly-funded organization that funds development and security audits of internet freedom-promoting FOSS projects such as TOR, Signal, Wireguard, and Tails; without it such projects might have never gotten off the ground
Wow the head of the Open Technology Fund just resigned over lobbying efforts to force it to fund closed-source projects https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/935k5p/open-technology-fund-ceo-resigns
Yet more evidence disproving the claim that automation (which isn't even accelerating!) is to blame for increased unemployment and inequality https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165176520301919
This is really useful: a database of various Chrome extensions' impact on performance https://www.debugbear.com/chrome-extension-performance-lookup
I'm really glad to see the NYTimes take a skeptical look at the "bot" moral panic https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/16/science/social-media-bots-kazemi.html
This sounds like a surefire way to get kids to hate Pokémon https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/17/21294072/pokemon-smile-brushing-teeth-ar-augmented-reality-adventure
RT @🔒: "this is J.K. Rowling's charity's co-chair-- it's pretty straightforward that as soon as they're done trying to wreck the lives of trans people they'll come for you next" https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/06/10/baroness-emma-nicholson-same-sex-marriage-equality-tweets-twitter-homophobia/
Holy crap I was not expecting this SCOTUS victory for LGBT worker protections – this is even more significant than their marriage equality decision https://www.npr.org/2020/06/15/863498848/supreme-court-delivers-major-victory-to-lgbtq-employees
"The ARM architecture, with the introduction of the Graviton2 processor by AWS, has closed the performance gap to Intel and even surpassed it for multi-core performance" https://blog.min.io/intel_vs_gravitron/
In honor of Flag Day, I present to you General Sherman's battle flag made out of shredded Confederate flags https://www.reddit.com/r/vexillology/comments/h8i484/general_shermans_23rd_corps_battle_flag_created/
Holy crap: Microsoft is deprecating C++ in favor of Rust for new projects https://thenewstack.io/microsoft-rust-is-the-industrys-best-chance-at-safe-systems-programming/
Dopo la Francia, anche in Spagna il governo adotta un #SoftwareLibero per le #videoconferenze, #JitsiMeet, installandolo su proprie macchine per i propri utenti.
@volt4ire More accurately, we last saw this many active editors on the English #Wikipedia in May 2011. The effect was bigger on the French Wikipedia, while nothing much happened on the Italian Wikipedia which is as dead as usual.
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