Now that it's May 25, can I stop getting emails about privacy policies? On the other hand, I could use it as a list of old accounts I should just delete.
I disagree that comprehensive and inescapable surveillance is “not good for democracy.” It is the inevitable consequence of democracy. https://fee.org/articles/why-we-have-a-surveillance-state/
Hey, North Korea and South Korea! Great news, yes? Give peace a chance!
getting a new book on Abstract Algebra today! It's been a while. I miss math
"He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me."
Thomas Jefferson to Isaac McPherson, 13 Aug. 1813
copyright originally comes from irish brehon law, due to a dispute between 2 saints over a religious manuscript 1 had copied from the other without permission.
This is why I only use & support Free & Open Source Software in my personal life. This man is going to prison. Prison.
"A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore disks” he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000."
Regular reminder: "legal name" is a very boring sounding phrase.
It sounds WAY cooler if you call it your "government alias"
Gmail's upcoming self-destructing emails will require the recipients to click on a link and log in with their #Google accounts to see the content, if they are accessing via IMAP/SMTP.
Don't be fooled: Google's purpose is not to give us more confidentiality. They want all of their users to access their mailboxes via the Gmail app or their web interface, so they are creating a burden to the recipients and calling it “security” to convince people to adopt it.
Russian Gov’t Blocks 20 Mln IP Addresses To Ban Telegram, App Still Operational
“We cannot have a society in which if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.”
@afarian I don't know about a good replacement for the voice assistant. My contacts are synced with nextcloud. There's an app called Davdroid which can be used to sync contacts on android. If you want a different contacts provider than google and don't want to self-host, you could try fruux.com and sync with davdroid.
For decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. But in 1984, something changed. The percentage of women in computer science flattened, and then plunged.
Truth Is the First Casualty of Statism
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Here i go tootin again