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When I toot about privacy/environment issues it's not because I enjoy writing about this. I hate it. I wish it would not be necessary.

We live in a world where so many things develop into the 'wrong' direction. (Where 'wrong' means: violating human rights, destroying our planet...)

So why do I spam you with this? Because I think spreading the awareness is the most efficient remedy. I'm lazy. I dream of a world without problems that force me to move my ass. Our world does.

Fediverse, what do you think about and Facebook's efforts to rule the world?

Micro$oft Edge (mobile) now integrates to warn users from "fake news" sites such as WikiLeaks.
NewsGuard tries to centralize the rating of news. This is highly questionable indeed. Just look at its advisory board: former CIA and boss (General Michael Hayden), former homeland-security minister (Tom Ridge, under George W. Bush), former NATO general secretary...
(source: Heise C't Nr. 14 2019)

Of course it gives a bad rating to WikiLeaks and favours FoxNews.

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The free open events tool #Mobilizon has just passed the second goal in its crowdfunding of €35k.

This means it will be federated through ActivityPub, and give the Fediverse a good easy-to-use alternative to Facebook Events.

If it reaches the next goal, €50k, it will add many extra features including groups, which would be great 👍

You can donate at:

You can follow them on here at:


The project leader is @Framasoft

#Alternatives #FacebookEvents #Events

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Two senators are introducing a patent bill that would allow patents on abstract ideas and laws of nature. Congress needs to say no.

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Geheim, geheim, geheim! Gerade wenn es um massive Grundrechtseingriffe geht - was beim #Bundestrojaner der Fall ist - sollten sich Ministerinnen und Minister rechtfertigen. Nicht wir müssen uns rechtfertigen, warum wir Antworten wollen.

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A DIY Microhydro Plant - - someone spent a lot of time to build his own hydro power plant and documented the whole process. (check out his other projects, amazing!)

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"Wer ein Visum für die USA benötigt, muss nun offenbar verpflichtend Benutzernamen in den sozialen Medien, E-Mail-Adressen und Telefonnummern angeben."

Ein Land schafft sich selbst ab. Dort will ich gerade wirklich nicht hin.

Spectre & Meltdown können anscheinend nicht vollständig per Software gepatcht werden:

Was bleibt da noch? Auf bessere CPUs warten, in denen Intel alle solche Schwachstellen eliminiert hat? Also nix...

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Facebook buys its own critics to "help right the ship". An elegant way to make them silent.

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I guess it's time to update your Android device. Ahem... I meant it's time to pray your manufacturer of choice decides to provide an update for you.

"...that could allow a remote attacker using a specially crafted PNG file to execute arbitrary code..."

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Facebook splits up the word “sponsored” to sneak past adblockers

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Twenty-five speakers have already confirmed their presence at the Free Silicon Conference (#FSiC):

The introduction on Day 1 will begin with talks of:

1. Purism (
2. Wiring (
3. Echopen (

Which impact will the first free and open (layout included) chips have on security, education and cooperative projects?

DoS Angriff auf Tor?
Was war da los? Hat sonst noch wer eine Meldung bekommen dass sein Tor Node down ist obwohl der ganz ordentlich läuft?

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I feel cheated 😞
#WhatsApp used free and open source technologies (started based on XMPP, encryption based on Signal protocol) to sell me to make profit..
Where is my share ?

#XMPP #FOSS #freesoftware #WhatsApp

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DRM musings 

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