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Ive is like "also we managed to make it...thinner!!!" - what else?

This is the version of (also known as ) that passed.
Pretty much the worst iteration there is, but am pretty sure these pushing for it think the exception for "micro enterprises", (which excludes pretty much any site/app one would care about these filters on), is a major concession that they've made. Not to mention that is effectively prevents your app from "going viral", but it's not like the tech scene is trailing massively behind the US, so not to worry.

This is the version of the vote that passed. Disaster, but if the news papers want to die even faster than they're dying already, they've just got a major boost in that direction.

Time to fund independent, digital-only media.

I guess the got a bit too much praise for the , so they had to take a dump to remind us just how neoliberal they truly are.

*Linux Laptop Wiki [Rebooted]*

The aim of the website is to provide a central wiki to post experiences with Linux on the model of laptop / notebook you're using. is an attempt to 'reboot' the abandoned and spammed linlap dot com which is now unusable.

Please consider participating on building a new "HQ" sending in your model / experiences!

Any help appreciated!

don [at]

#Linlap #Linux #laptops #compatibility #info #wiki

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Found an interesting spam/scam scheme today:
- Attacker posts their link that redirects to a legit news article
- Twitter resolves the redirect to news article
- Twitter hides link from Tweet and displays Twitter Card with news domain
- Attacker changes redirect to spam site

The Tweet now displays a legit looking Twitter Card with the news website domain, but actually goes to the scammer.

Once again, creators are the cannon fodder for industry's bid to lock up the Internet in a cozy arrangement with Big Tech. Call your MEP, fight the #CopyrightDirective!

How long will it be before somebody starts asserting copyright on Creative Commons music just to get it taken down?

EU people! 🇪🇺

The second vote on #Article13 is this Wednesday!

Please call/mail your MEPs today and tell them to reject Article 13, as it would mean content filters on the whole internet.

MEP contact details:

Phone calls work best. If you can't phone, write an email *in your own words*. (Using your own words is really important!)

Your region may have more than one MEP, contact several if appropriate.

Please share 👍


Anybody ever used #Rust to connect to an Oracle DB? Crates on it seem really young and resources on using them are sparse.

Boosts welcome.

It's International Day Against DRM on Tuesday the 18th of September!

Many DRM-free e-book retailers have sales on the day, so keep an eye out for bargains. Libreture is involved too, and will have it's own special announcement to support DRM-free books.


small annoyance with people's Masto profiles 

Why is a floppy disk like Jesus? 

Some of the most popular iOS App Store apps are selling your location data onto other businesses

Details about zero-day vulnerability in :tor: Tor Browser 7.x published on Twitter by security company:

– full bypass of the "Safest" security level of the NoScript extension
– allows malicious code to run inside the Tor Browser
– Tor Browser 8.x is not affected
– update to NoScript "Classic" version / Tor Browser 8.x

#tor #vulnerability #anonymity #privay #security #zeroday #noscript #infosec #cybersecurity #update

#Tesla is still engaging in #union busting.

There are better choices for those who wish to make responsible choices when buying a car or getting transportation in general

#labour #humanrights

Don't copy that floppy
Don't archive that hard drive
Don't make a dash with that flash
Don't scrape that paper tape
Don't let anyone see that DVD
Don't write an epistle about that holographic crystal
Don't retrain that artificial brain
Don't duplicate that quantum state
Don't retool that psychic mindspool
Don't clone that stone

@UberGeek @bob @uranther
Yeah, on the face of it the source of the 'evil' here is not the interest in organizating information but the profit motive. We do not consider the Internet Archive or Project Gutenberg evil, because although they store and serve other people's data in the same way Google does, they live entirely off donations & there is no sense in which they are seen to be selling our own data back to us.

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Hi there! I am a free software developer. I enjoy working on useful software, as well as advocating for software freedom and the use of open standards, promoting data ownership, decentralization and privacy. If this is important to you, I may be worth following. If you like Go, Rust, or Swift, it may be worth following me as well. Besides computing, I enjoy metal, a good read and occasionally some gaming, (not much time for that these days).