"Facebook is embedding tracking data inside the photos you download"
boring linux tech stuff for boring people
I'm on Buster now 💚
KDE Plasma' s looking good, a few integrations and polished bits here and there, though for the most part (UI-wise at least) it's the same old well-loved design.
I'm noticing and appreciating lots of little improvements.
Gosh ain't free software good?
If Microsoft is Still Attacking Even Its Very Own Partners, Why Believe It Will Treat GNU/Linux Any Better? at http://techrights.org/2019/07/09/when-scorpions-meet-tortoises/ - discuss at https://freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/ylr5t40nig #freepost
15 years ago, EFF's @doctorow told Microsoft:
1. That DRM systems don't work
2. That DRM systems are bad for society
3. That DRM systems are bad for business
4. That DRM systems are bad for artists
5. That DRM is a bad business-move
He was right.
This is the first toot from an official account for #Glimpse, a new fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program.
Follow me for updates on this cool new project.
UK ISP group names Mozilla 'Internet Villain' for supporting 'DNS-over-HTTPS' | ZDNet
UK government and local ISPs are putting the pressure on browsers to drop plans to support DoH protocol.
Nextcloud 16.0.2, 15.0.9 and 14.0.13 available now! https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-16.0.2-15.0.9-and-14.0.13-available-now/ #nextcloud #release
"Amazon confirms it retains your Alexa voice recordings indefinitely"
ah yes, the totally normal actions of a corporation that's just looking after it's customers
Things deleted and added recently!
Deleted: Windows, Mac OS X, Keepass (this is actually OK), iCloud, Google Search, Gmail, Facebook, Messenger, Medium, Quora, drive-by politics on Twitter, Dropbox.
Added: Linux Ubuntu, Enpass, Brave, DuckDuckGo, LifeLock, self-hosted email, a mailing list, more blog, more Reddit, a VPN, Resilio Sync. Soon maybe: Purism Librem 5.
in the final episode of HBO's chilling miniseries "Cloudflare", a distributed systems engineer explains to the investigative committee that although Cloudflare recklessly sought a market dominance that made the web brittle and fragile, it was in fact the broader capitalist context that made it wise for them to do so. only the telecom lobby understands the gravity of the accusation, and endeavors successfully to blackball the engineer as a hopeless political radical.
A private company is selling automated license plate readers to homeowner associations. What could go wrong?
BBC scrutinizes the privacy impact in this long-form radio documentary. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07fp90n
Just a personal instance for me to connect to the Fediverse :)