Forbes: Is Open Source Broken?.
Business Insider: Sarah Lacy, the founder of Pando, is selling the blog, quitting journalism, and ditching Silicon Valley after 20 years because she is tired of being sexually harassed and threatened.
Biometric Update: Comparitech analyzes government use of biometrics, surveillance and data sharing.
The Guardian: Shoshana Zuboff: ‘Surveillance capitalism is an assault on human autonomy’.
Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse
Impressions of the Librem 5 phone by The Linux Gamer.
An interesting development!
#fsf #gnu #stallman
CNBC: California's new privacy law could cost companies a total of $55 billion to get in compliance.
WIRED: An Open Source License That Requires Users to Do No Harm.
An intriguing discussion of major social platforms and ethics.
"The Librem 5 is, arguably, the first smartphone available that focuses on privacy and security because it does not exploit nor track the user’s digital footprint. The Librem 5 features, hardware kill switches, layered security protection, decentralized and IP-native communication, user-controlled sourced code, and hardware encryption." https://www.fosslinux.com/21079/long-anticipated-librem-5-linux-phones-start-shipping.htm #privacy #security #purism #librem5 #linux #smartphone
Ars Technica: Purism’s Librem 5 phone starts shipping—a fully open GNU/Linux phone.
Yahoo Finance: Verizon taps blockchain technology to replace SIM cards.
I don't know how to feel about this...
@Moostafa332 That's a huge problem with the Free Software movement in general. People don't understand the difference, espeically when people use terms like FOSS, which while a nice blanket term, does equate the two when they're rather different ideologically. I really feel like rebranding is in order for the Free Software movement. Software Freedom movement, maybe?
My primarly fear with people calling for rexamination of the values of the Free Software movement is that it will be gutted. It's a truly frightening prospect. The thing that makes Free Software different from "open source" is that it *is* radical, and there is no pretending that Free Software is not a political issue to a certain extend. "Open Source" folks seem to sacrifice a lot for the sake of getting along with evil companies, and I really don't want that to infect libre software.
Free Software is seperate from the open source movement because it has principals. Open source folks argue that it "makes the software better," where Free Software recognizes the importance of giving control the user(s) of software. If that goes away, then what is the point?
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