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The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.
sfconservancy.org/news/2019/se

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After nearly a year since releasing the alpha version of Tor Browser on Android, it's time to sunset Orfox 🌇

Thanks to the work of our friends at Guardian Project and members of our community who helped pave the way for Tor Browser on Android with Orfox.
blog.torproject.org/orfox-pave

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I'm disappointed with what Firefox does on first startup. They should get rid of the google API calls. Yes, this is hard. Yes, they can.

hn.premii.com/#/comments/20794

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You may think your Gmail account is private, but Google disagrees. Google told a judge that users have "no legitimate expectation of privacy." cnet.com/news/google-filing-sa Proton = privacy.

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RT @lizhenry@twitter.com

Who knew there was a sort of hanky code for hexadecimal. Thanks Datamation magazine from 1968 #prelingerwiki

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lizhenry/status/11

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Crown Sterling, the Time AI people, are apparently filing a lawsuit against Black Hat's operator UBM. businesswire.com/news/home/201

Here's my story on the company's controversial claims, which experts have decried as "snake oil."
pcmag.com/news/370119/black-ha

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Alert for those still using Webmin

Backdoor Found in Webmin Utility

Last year, an attacker was able to compromise the build system used for Webmin development and inserted a backdoor into the code, which was only revealed this week.

duo.com/decipher/backdoor-foun

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Our report showed that technology providers are spying on students—and school districts are unwittingly helping them do it, frequently without the awareness or consent of students and their families. 3/ eff.org/wp/school-issued-devic

First release in 5 years. v.3.2.153 available here - alpha.gnu.org/gnu/parted/

After a bit more feedback/testing from people it will become v3.3

My plan is to do more frequent releases in the future :)

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Users of Ring should consider how their privacy, and the privacy of the neighbors, may be harmed by having a camera on their front door, networked into a massive police surveillance system. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/amaz

Figured out what I broke in . Wrote past the end of the struct by changing things I should have just left alone.
git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/part

Well no parted 3.2.152 today. Found a coredump on i686 at the very last second (thanks to running a scratch build on Fedora). Wish I'd found that sooner.

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Great article on VPN server transparency by Mullvad.

mullvad.net/en/blog/2019/6/3/s

Check out their recent blog post on coreboot, too.

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