Chromium on Linux is listening through your mic, get rid of that garbage straight away: news.softpedia.com/news/google

It strikes me that it shouldn't be possible on any modern OS to access the microphone or camera without a notification, an explicit allowance, and a logfile generated somewhere.

If, like me, you have been unable to follow in real-time the #Assange hearings currently taking place, then visit Craig Murray's blog to catch up and read his thorough and detailed daily summaries. These are not short pieces, but fairly long and complete reports about what is being discussed, presented, and challenged during the sessions, going in details of the anomalies and tactics used by the prosecution.

Currently no mainstream media, even those who present themselves as independent, are covering the hearings in any serious fashion, if at all.

Regardless of what you think of Assange and #WikiLeaks it is important that what is being discussed there can circulate as much as possible. Many things are being debunked, and overall, the outcome of the hearings for potential US extradition will have dramatic chilling effects on future efforts to publish such documents.

craigmurray.org.uk/

This is the page that helped me the most achieving this. translatedcode.wordpress.com/2

While not entirely accurate probably because things changed since 2018.
If anyone understands the "-append" options and shine a light for me. That would be helpful.

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Btw, the documentation available online feels very much like instructions on how to draw an owl.

Install this and this. Download that. Then run this multiline command with 30 obscure flags and options. And voiláaaa.

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@frankiezafe Tiens tiens. Quelqu’un a finalement poussé l’idée de faire une simplification de l’API de Blender: blendernation.com/2020/09/14/i

Former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang on the massive amount of "inauthentic activity" used for political purposes on the platform.

buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/craig

Been after that one for a while but I finally managed to run a in a virtual machine using .

So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?

If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.

That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.

Anyone with / knowledge? (see screenshot attached)
What does Vpp means on the "electronic call" line? Thx.

Dear #student, #teacher, #worker in an #educational institution..

A letter from #Constant to everyone facing #online #teaching.
Let’s learn together how to do technology differently!

"Together we witnessed how the recent move to ‘distant learning’ has meant that educational institutions have almost without exception turned to online commercial platforms. What we called ‘an elephant in the room’ only a few months ago, has finally trampled all residual ‘room’ in education. It might feel like the change is sudden, but it has been long in the making..."

constantvzw.org/site/Dear-stud

People think language is some objective thing that exists out in the universe like stars but no, humans make it and prescriptivism is doomed because humans can never be completely consistent in our language use.

When people claim an attack is on language, they're really feeling it as an attack on them and the language in their brain. We all have that, we all have strong feelings about it, we like our brains. But we pretend these fights are about something other than our egos, and they're not.

Keep your data safe! Self hosting is great, but be sure to back up your data! @jlwallen from @TechRepublic has you covered with an article on how to back up #Nextcloud 🤗
techrepublic.com/article/how-t

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