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Richard Hughes has been tirelessly working on fwupd and the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) to greatly improve firmware updating on Linux! He is asking for 5 minutes of your time to help with this effort. Please consider his request, if you are able

blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2019/0

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We are happy to launch Oak, a CT Log today! Certificate Transparency greatly enhances Web security by providing the opportunity to monitor and study certificate issuance. Thanks to @SectigoHQ for providing funding to make this happen! Read more: letsencrypt.org/2019/05/15/int

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Making my software decisions based on dragons:

clang: ✔️ has a dragon
gcc: ❌ no dragon
kde plasma: ✔️ has a dragon
gnome: ❌ no dragon
wireguard: ✔️ has a dragon
openvpn: ❌ no dragon
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We strive to make Firefox a great experience. Last weekend we failed, and we’re sorry.

More here, but one call out: if you enabled telemetry to get the initial fix, we’re deleting all data collected since May 4 to respect your choice as much as possible.

t.co/oVc0ClJLhb tweeted by @Firefox

Curious vidéo of the day: "Why the World’s Best Mathematicians Are Hoarding Chalk"
youtu.be/PhNUjg9X4g8

ah, it all ties in together.
I'm working on a unity project using VR. Also working with a Mixed Reality device. Currently development is moving towards the RC2 MixedRealityToolkit by MS.
Turns out if I want to build my project I need the latest Windows Insider version. Which in turns *demands* that privacy controls in the OS is set to FULL.
So now MS gets to know a lot more about me, because I need to build my project.

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‘The Devastating Consequences of Being Poor in the Digital Age’

nytimes.com/2019/04/25/opinion

“The poor experience these two extremes — hypervisibility and invisibility — while often lacking the agency or resources to challenge unfair outcomes.”

I sometimes follow people just based on their good use of emojis in their nicknames :afloppy:

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Times #Discord has tried to track me in the past day: 500+

Times #Reddit has tried to track me in the past day: 1000+

Times #Google has tried to track me in the past day: 2000+

Times #Mastodon has tried to track me in the past day: 0

Times #Funkwhale has tried to track me in the past day: 0

Times #Matrix has tried to track me in the past day: 0

This is why we need to leave proprietary network services. They will *always* track you. #privacy #selfhosted

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cybrespace: the social hub of the information superhighway

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