Never put your data into a program or service until you've verified that you can get it out.

@alcinnz The copyright cabal going after Internet Archive. Despicable. Absolutely shameful. Libraries should be temples, whether online or off. They should be the centrepiece and pride of our species. Their doors should swing wide open for all comers, both writers and readers. Any society which undercuts the Library has lost the aegis of Heaven.

A co-operative, open source, meeting and conferencing platform, powered by BigBlueButton org.meet.coop #coops #bbb

So happy to see this project do a campaign for in ! Can be interesting for people who are into but also folks who are in the sphere. The founders want to start what they call a or, in Swedish, increasing urban food and kickstarter.com/projects/76288

I'd love to form more of a community with other designers, especially those focused on #UX and who share #Libre slash #OpenSource values.

If you do too, respond to this thread and we can see where it goes from there.

(boost appreciated!)

#LibreUX #OpenDesign #FreeSoftware #Design

This is AWESOME!!
Here's how to join @wiktor's decentralized keybase replacement effort, using myself as an example.
alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2020-05-

Thank you so much, Wiktor! That’s all I ever wanted Keybase to do for me. And now there’s a way to do this, but decentralized. This is awesome.

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A new dawn. A new day. A new opportunity to apply to change course and engage with what is important to you. Last day for this round of applications: changecourse.se/application-fo #folkhögskola #folkbildning #antagning #utbpol #högreutb #antagning

Did you know that #Zoom uses #XMPP for their chat? Isn't it ironic that while large parts of the software freedom movement consider XMPP as outdated and refuse to use it, companies building commercially successful proprietary and centralized solutions on top of it... 🤔 #OpenStandards #FreeSoftware

"Tinfoil Chat (TFC) is a FOSS+FHD peer-to-peer messaging system that relies on high assurance hardware architecture to protect users from passive collection, MITM attacks and most importantly, remote key exfiltration.

#TFC is designed for people with one of the most complex threat models: organized crime groups and nation state hackers who bypass end-to-end encryption of traditional secure messaging apps by hacking the endpoint."

read more:
github.com/maqp/tfc

Wow huge update to Matrix/Riot including end-to-end encryption by default. If you're looking for a team collaboration/chat tool, do take a look. There's a nice Jitsi integration for video calls too.

Congrats to everyone involved 👏

blog.riot.im/e2e-encryption-by

“Palantir, the US big data firm founded by the rightwing billionaire Peter Thiel, is working with Faculty, a British AI startup [to process] large volumes of confidential UK patient information in a data-mining operation…”

Be worried. Be very worried.

theguardian.com/world/2020/apr

Really want something like hcaptcha.com/ but self-hostable (so it can feed data to data stores of choice like Mozilla’s DeepMind, OpenStreetMap) so we can stop giving Google so much shit for free. (v2.jacky.wtf/post/d28e60e4-619)

The #French #Education Ministry have deployed 35 #PeerTube instances.

With the aid of #federation we are creating a vast platform of #educational videos, without #tracking and without #advertisements.

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DANE de #Lyon : "Le Ministère de l'Éducation a déployé 35 instance…" - Mastodon - #Etalab

mastodon.etalab.gouv.fr/@DANE_

Good one: "Pollution is so low that I can see the data stored in the clouds."

I missed the info that the Pinephone is now sold for pre-order with UBPorts (the continuation of Ubuntu Touch) here, and should support most core functions out of the box: store.pine64.org/?product=pine
#linux #mobilephone #pinephone

"We find that Zoom has “rolled their own” encryption scheme, which has significant weaknesses. In addition, we identify potential areas of concern in Zoom’s infrastructure, including observing the transmission of meeting encryption keys through China."

Move Fast & Roll Your Own Crypto: A Quick Look at the Confidentiality of Zoom Meetings - The Citizen Lab

citizenlab.ca/2020/04/move-fas

To Jitsi admins:

– Add a privacy policy (or a link to it) to your landing page.
– Be aware of Google STUN servers in your configuration (see also github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/pu).
– Change the default text of the landing page since it may incorrectly state that Jitsi is fully encrypted.
– Try to deploy HTTP security headers, like a strict Content Security Policy.
– Keep your server software up-to-date (see also infosec-handbook.eu/as-wss/).
– Be nice to each other.

#jitsi

Zoom meetings aren’t actually end-to-end encrypted, despite misleading marketing on their website, in their security white paper, and in the user interface in their app theintercept.com/2020/03/31/zo by @yaelwrites and myself

MOSS launches COVID-19 Solutions Fund – The Mozilla Blog

Mozilla is announcing today the creation of a COVID-19 Solutions Fund as part of the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS).

blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/03/

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