Writer, technologist, educator.
Scholar Social is hosting a free online conference, #SummerSchool !
And we're looking for presenters!
If you're a writer, researcher, formal academic, or anyone with expertise that you'd like to share, presentation spots are 10-15 min long (no formal credentials required, open to people on any Fedi instance, not just scholar.social)
Sign up by 2020 July 12 here:
DuckDuckGo burned a truckload of goodwill with me today
Their DDG-branded web browser for Android has a feature which [it doesn't matter what it does by design], but as a side effect it sends every URL you visited to DuckDuckGo's servers. That is the single worst thing they could do as a "privacy" focused web browser.
When this was pointed out to them, they doubled down. For a year. It took an HN front page (in the comments section they doubled down *again*) and 10 hours of arguing with them before the CEO stepped in and agreed to remove the feature.
MIT, guided by open access principles, ends Elsevier negotiations: http://news.mit.edu/2020/guided-by-open-access-principles-mit-ends-elsevier-negotiations-0611
hello my name is Jessica and i need a job.
i have a PhD in Computer Science specializing in Machine Learning and Computer Vision, but at this point i would take nearly any programming work.
i have experience numerous languages, operating systems, frameworks, and toolkits.
i am also an autistic transgender lesbian so any work i take has to be accommodating.
i'm currently living in east coast USA but willing to relocate nearly anywhere.
résumé available on request, thank you ✨
Americans borrowed $2 trillion from their grandkids for "stimulus", and got crony corporatism instead: https://wallstreetonparade.com/2020/06/the-feds-paycheck-protection-program-gave-a-tiny-nj-bank-5-3-billion-9-percent-of-all-the-money-its-spent-thus-far/ #uspol
People concerned about the health of free discussion online should move towards decentralised alternatives to corporate videoconferencing. #CancelZoom https://www.axios.com/zoom-closes-chinese-user-account-tiananmen-square-f218fed1-69af-4bdd-aac4-7eaf67f34084.html
Get ready for your recommended daily allowance of irony. #NotTheOnion
asking for FOSS help, boost pls
I have a friend who is getting uncomfortable with the encroachment of surveillance capitalism who hasn't given much thought to things like libre/free software and privacy.
what are some good resources that are easy to understand but are correct? at the moment I just have the Privacy Tools website and personal advice (which doesn't go as far as I'd like)
small note: as for any question about threat model, I'm not looking for "hiding in a cave inside the moon" level, but something that moves away from Discord and (maybe) Windows. preferably it should be short-ish or be a series if it's long, but one huge chunk is also fine.
Welcome to USA 2020, where burning down a police station has a higher approval rating than either major party candidate for president does.
Attending a Protest
Protecting your electronic devices and digital assets before, during, and after a protest is vital to keeping yourself and your information safe, as well as getting your message out. Theft, damage, confiscation, or forced deletion of media can disrupt your ability to publish your experiences. At the same time, those engaging in protest may be subject to search or arrest, or have their movements and associations mapped.
🎉 Time to update: Tor Browser 9.5 is out now.
This Tor Browser release is focused on helping you understand and use onion services.
You know #Peertube ?
Framasoft needs your help to finance the next roadmap milestones :
🚩 Global search through whole #Fediverse instances
🚩 Moderation useful tools
🚩 Plugins & playlists
🚩 Live streaming in peer 2 peer mode !
This free software would become a wonderful Youtube full alternative !
But since "Don't be evil" has clearly long since gone the way of the dodo, it only highlights the importance of decentralised social media networks like PeerTube and Mastodon. #Fediverse
Writer, technologist, educator.
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