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"Software below the poverty line" by André Staltz staltz.com/software-below-the-

This is a pretty eye-opening and damning piece. There's so much money sloshing around in our industry, but not a lot of it is going to our open-source commons.

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when discord asks for your phone number, or facebook wants you to upload a picture of your face, or twitter makes you create an account to view the "tweets and replies" tab...

that's a paywall

you pay with your privacy

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NEW TUTORIAL:

Tech lawyer Marc Whipple wrote a tutorial about creating the most inexpensive #FreedomBox home server!

Marc introduces the basics of FreedomBox and teaches you how to build one step-by-step using screenshots.

Read and share!
legalinspiration.com/?p=795

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"The economics of package management"

github.com/ceejbot/economics-o

Possibly the most important piece on JS/web dev you're likely to read this month.

And it isn't just about package management but how easy it is to co-opt FLOSS while still sticking to the letter (and license) of FLOSS

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LMAO, Medium pressured freeCodeCamp to put their articles behind a paywall, even tried to buy them out, being so shitty that they drove them to make their own damned website, freeCodeCamp News.

For an association that teaches people to make their own websites, took them fucking long enough.

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Facebook‘s attorney: „There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy“.

Just gonna leave this here.

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"Cake or death: AMP and the worrying power dynamics of the web"

trib.tv/2019/05/28/cake-or-dea

"Akin to a street robber that has convinced himself that people just randomly like giving him their money"

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Yeah, well Aral’s my name as a human being and my petroleum company namesake can go take a flying fuck because trademark law does not apply. First time I’m seeing this notice. The Internet is for people not corporations. Maybe it’s time we remembered that and starting implementing laws to ensure it before we lose it altogether.

What’s worse? I Want My Name showed it to me as taken when it wasn’t. WTF, folks? Going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it’s a bug.

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Get off of Twitter

Nolan Lawson doesn’t mince his words.

Write blog posts. Use RSS. Use micro.blog. Use Mastodon. Use Pleroma. Use whatever you want, as long as it isn’t manipulating you with algorithms or selling access to your data to advertisers. nolanlawson.com/2019/05/29/get

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There’s too many white hackers around here who care more about upholding the principles of “Free Software” than not supporting fucking Nazis…

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RT @Tails_live@twitter.com

Tails 3.14 is out: tails.boum.org/news/version_3. with mitigation of the MDS attacks (RIDL, Fallout, and ZombieLoad) and more.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Tails_live/status/

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Google stored business customers’ passwords in plaintext on its servers… for 14 years

Well, that’s one way to out-do Facebook, I suppose… businessinsights.bitdefender.c

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Eric Schmidt says Google’s new search engine for China, which filters our queries for things like “human rights”, “student protests” and “Nobel prize”, will make China more open. theintercept.com/2019/05/14/go Who knew, censorship tools could help make governments more open, thanks for clearing that up, Eric!

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"Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry" by Paul Ford wired.com/story/why-we-love-te

I consider myself a disillusioned techno-optimist, and this piece does a good job of capturing some of that heartbreak. Paul Ford is a great writer.

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RT @a_greenberg@twitter.com

A supergroup of security researchers around the world found a new speculative execution attack against Intel chips that lets an attacker who can run code on a victim machine, even from inside VM or browser, steal all the data the CPU touches. wired.com/story/intel-mds-atta

🐦🔗: twitter.com/a_greenberg/status

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