Industrialized Militaries Are a Bigger Part of the Climate Emergency Than You Know

"...we have been killing, dying, and polluting to ensure our access to the same toxic resource most responsible for our climate disruption."
theintercept.com/2019/09/15/cl

Want to be in charge of a critical piece of software that runs on pretty much every linux desktop?

libinput is searching for people to eliminate the bus factor:

who-t.blogspot.com/2019/10/lib

Would be great when such critical software parts wouldn't rely on the shoulders on a single person (not me).

#helpWanted #linux #libinput #freeSoftware

Our new #DNS service is here!

LibreDNS: a public encrypted DNS service, that people can use to maintain secrecy of their dns traffic and bypass censorship. We already support "DNS over HTTPS" (#DoH) and DNS over TLS.

libreops.cc/2019/10/14/libredn

The European Council adopted the directive on whistleblower protection. Among others, the directive covers the area of data protection.

Edward Snowden has revealed wrongdoing on that area by several EU countries.

Will the EU offer him asylum?

europa.eu/rapid/press-release_

Total and ExxonMobil -two of the companies that are going to drill in the Ionian Sea and Crete- have contributed 54,25 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent since 1965. Both companies, spend $70m every year on lobbying to delay, control or block policies to tackle climate change, according to the Guardian.

theguardian.com/environment/20

theguardian.com/business/2019/

Yesterday I watched Costas Gavras' movie "Adults in the room". Although I really appreciate the director, do not expect a masterpiece like the "Missing" or "State of siege". But it is worth it that exists a movie that presents how EC, ECB and IMF tackled the Greek debt crisis, by just insisting on a "designed to fail" plan that saved the European banks and led a large part of the Greek population to poverty.

So, we can now officially call Fedora "Redhat sid" and CentOS "Redhat testing" ?

The technological tragedy of having come to a point that the most used app store on smart phones is an advertising- and surveillance- oriented one.

Egypt used Google Play in spy campaign targeting its own citizens, researchers say.
arstechnica.com/information-te

Have you listened to the speech of the PM of Greece at the the UN Climate Change Summit?

ekathimerini.com/244839/articl

He said that the Greek government will adopt a new national policy for energy and the climate.

Here is the first step: The Greek Parliament ratified four concessions allowing the exploratory drilling and extraction of hydrocarbons.

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/

A simple validation test against the "love your job" narrative:

If I were not paid to do so, would I work on this?

Turkish Garbage Collectors Created Library Made Up of Discarded Books

Garbage collectors in the Turkish capital city of Ankara teamed up to create something very unique. They started saving all of the books they found in the trash in order to create a giant library of found books.

interestingengineering.com/gar?

#library #turkey

My dream for Mastodon is for it to be a viable choice as a publishing platform for any creator. In other words, for people to not feel like they're locked in to Twitter or Instagram if they want to be professionally successful.

A comprehensive and motivating introduction to the ecosystem, from the conference happening now in Heidelberg, Germany.

streaming.media.ccc.de/sotm201

Surprising that tech people judge #DoH (DNS-over-HTTPS) from an Operator perspective and not from a User one.

Centralization: Users forced to use their ISPs #DNS provider. Unencrypted & censored.

#Decentralization: Users have the autonomy to pick an encrypted DNS provider.

It's Happening!!!

The @PINE64
#PinePhone Dev Pre-order is live!

This, along w/ the @purism #Librem5 progress, mean that we now have two very solid avenues for Open Sourced Hardware Phones that are geared to run FOSS Linux (Not Android!) OS's!

pine64.org/2019/09/05/septembe

Show more
Mastodon for Tech Folks

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!