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Looks like the #Qt devs are using COVID-19 as an excuse to effectively make Qt proprietary software.

"last week, the company suddenly informed both the #KDE e.V. board and the KDE Free QT Foundation that the economic outlook caused by the Corona virus puts more pressure on them to increase short-term revenue. As a result, they are thinking about restricting ALL Qt releases to paid license holders for the first 12 months"

A year in the software world is eternity, may as well not release it.

Request: I want to access a Gnome desktop on a baremetal server. I want a RDP like experience, if possible. Ideas?

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Hey new mastodon users. A lot of us won't follow you back unless you have posted before and have an avatar. Otherwise you look like a bot.

So, if you're getting started try dropping an #introduction post in there first before you start clicking that "follow" button a bunch.

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Uhm, didn't see that coming (totally did):

The Wire messenger changed ownership in July, didn't really notify anyone as per their own privacy policy, and now belongs to a US entity called "Wire Group Holdings":

zefix.ch/de/search/entity/list

Not sure how I feel about that (totally do).

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Inspector Gadget is a cautionary tale about a tech-obsessed gadget geek dealing with the consequences of buggy voice recognition software.

That said, if I ever do use a voice assistant, I'm changing the trigger phrase to "Go Go Gadget."

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Holy smokes.

LibreOffice runs on the Librem 5!

AND IT WORKS.

Saving files, opening files, typing... the UI is a bit cramped (it's a desktop app on a phone)... but hot-diggity! It works!

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Is it possible to combine personalization of results and privacy?

Yes! With Masq.

We are developing a tool, currently available in beta, that allows you to store your data locally. We explain everything on our blog #BetterWeb ⬇️

betterweb.qwant.com/masq-by-qw

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After Amazon, Google & Apple, we learned today that #Microsoft contractors also listen to private conversations without informing users.

Still using Skype? You might want to reconsider..

forbes.com/sites/kateoflaherty

#Infosec #AI #MachineLearning

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For all of its warts and flaws, I will always love Linux.
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pro-tip: set your SSID to C:/TEMP/Invoke-Mimikatz.ps1 to set off antiviruses on any windows 10 user who connects to it

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I have compiled my official mail provider recommendations. With any provider, you must always use your own domain.

## migadu.com

Good: Down to earth. Unlimited domains, storage, etc. Full marks for philosophical, ethical, and technical merits.

Bad: Difficult to set up. UI is a bit confusing. Advertises itself in your signature in the free plan. Apparently blocks VPN and Tor users (I have reached out to them about this).

Note: Was unable to evaluate their webmail

## mailbox.org

Good: excellent PGP support and good on other security fronts as well

Bad: requires google captcha, does not handle plaintext as well as I'd like, german leaks through into the english interface sometimes, too scatterbrained

## runbox.com

Good: Goes above and beyond in support for various standards and protocols, handles plaintext email very well. Lots of good options for account security.

Bad: rough UI

## summary

migadu is hard to set up but is the best all-around offering. If you're security concious, mailbox.org has the best PGP support and good all-around security; runbox.com has good account security options but no built-in PGP support.

Evaluated but not recommended: disroot, fastmail, posteo.de, poste.io, protonmail, tutanota, riseup, cock.li, teknik, megacorp mail (gmail, outlook, etc)

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Pleased to announce, that we have changed our banner for social.linux.pizza instead of the old one. The new one is classified as "art".

This was crafted together by @ohyran , so if you are in any need of a illustrator/designer - you know who you should talk to :)

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Spending the evening with a blindfold on. So far it seems my WeeChat and vim plugins for espeak are working pretty well. Still need to work on something for aerc and I've realized that I should write an interactive git diff listener.

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AMA about Wayland or the Linux graphics stack, technical or otherwise

(standing offer)

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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.

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Scary, to put it mildly.

"Motherboard has traced T-Mobile phone location data sold on the black market to a specific triple homicide in Dallas, where two bounty hunters killed someone they were tracking in broad daylight in a car dealership. All three died in the shootout"

vice.com/en_us/article/vb9nzx/

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@niconiconi actually, that's very very clever. (of #Google) Nefariously clever…

To sell a tracking feature as an anti-bot feature is the best thing they could do!

Tracking blockers can't block it, because that would break the Captcha functionality.
And web admins will happilly embed it on any, any site just to "protect" their login from bots – exposing all their users, but they don't care, they never cared… #nogoogle #recaptcha #tracking

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