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"Digital Restrictions Management is the practice of imposing technological restrictions that control what users can do with digital media. When a program is designed to prevent you from copying or sharing a song, reading an ebook on another device, or playing a single-player game without an Internet connection, you are being restricted by DRM. In other words, DRM creates a damaged good; it prevents you from doing what would be possible without it."

defectivebydesign.org/

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Yes, The name matters. It will always remind us how and why everything started. Use the term GNU/Linux instead of "Linux" .

6. The next step is you get an email confirming your account has been closed.
Final tip : Also tell them to Delete as well as deregister your phone number.
Also deleted my 2nd and last account. Now I'm Amazon free.
When I call for the 2nd account, it seemed like she had never heard something like this. Took almost 4 minutes to final confirmation( First time it was done within 2 minutes.).

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In the current #softwarefreedom #podcast, we talk with Lawrence Lessig, founder of #CreativeCommons and Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, about regulation of society, offline as well as online, about the different means of regulation, and shed light on regulations through code:

fsfe.org/news/podcast/episode-

5. From there you have to send an form like email to customer service and explain why you want to delete.
6. Wait for 12-48 hours for there response.
(Will continue what happens after that, when my 48 hours end)

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Just requested for deleting my Amazon account. Can't believe how complicated they have made the process( If you are wondering why you should delete your's too, here a well documented explaination: stallman.org/amazon.html). Here's what to do:
1. Call to customer service.
2. Talk to someone from customer service and explain them why you want to delete.
3. They will ask for your email address.
4. They send you an email with a link to visit to delete your account page.

I don't like Tor Browser's naming convention. They call the standard mode as "safest"(same with othr modes) Therefore non tech savy normal people don't want to use "safest" mode. I had to explain a lot why safest is the normal.
Another thing I don't like is, they don't differentiate between Libre/Non Libre JS. I'd have installed LibreJS there, but that's not recommended.
And I don't like 3rdParty connections and blocking them is also not recommended(like installing uBlockOrigin).

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@amolith
There was no reason given. I just want you to imagine this: "Download and install our secure messenger/network/service yada yada, and join our Discord/Facebook/etc" ... really?

This is the kind of behavior I just find unacceptable when it come to FOSS and especially if the product is about privacy.

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📣 Take the POLL!
THEN give it a BOOST! 🚀

Why didn't Bernie Sanders call out DNC rigging him with hackable e-voting machines? 🤔

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Welcome to the family! :)

A Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E734 laptop with a Haswell CPU and Phoenix SecureCore Technology #UEFI #firmware on it. Wouldn't #coreboot be way more appropriate?

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#ArogyaSetu collects personal information some of which are sensitive personal data such as a person’s gender, and travel information. So, it was necessary to scrutinise the App in these testing times and we do have some concerns with the App
#Surveillance
sflc.in/our-concerns-aarogya-s

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Hello friends in the Fediverse! 🙂 Time for another poll:

If you read "fully encrypted solution," what is your understanding of "fully encrypted"?

For me, "fully encrypted" means …

#poll #encryption

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With #freesw it's an accident or sabotage when there's a back door

Contrariwise, with #ProprietarySoftware (secret code), it's an accident or a fluke or a scandal when there are NO back doors

Maybe US will come up with another PAT RIOT like act. And with that privacy will be dead forever. Oh I forgot they already have introduced THE EARN IT Bill that attacks on encryption.

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I found out only yesterday that #Jitsi has dropped #GoogleAnalytics from their public instance meet.jit.si/ , which is a great improvement for #privacy ! (They still do analytics, as documented here: jitsi.org/security/ , which is a good read for any Jitsi user.)

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