Reality Winner has been in jail for a year. Her prosecution is unfair and unprecedented.
Copyright should be a bargain between artists and the public, not a giveaway for recording companies. https://www.eff.org/classics
Multiple Hugo Award-winning sci-fi author John @scalzi wrote a new short story to help us win the fight for the #RightToRepair. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/eff-presents-john-scalzi-science-fiction-story-about-our-right-repair-petition
And "It's Not Brain Surgery," by Cory @doctorow, is a science fiction tale about the dangers of internet-connected devices that we aren't legally able to
control with software of our choosing. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/eff-presents-cory-doctorows-science-fiction-story-about-our-jailbreaking-petition
Centralized platforms are great. There are no potential downsides. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC3OOXD_2MA
This product confuses me. It's really neat, but the aesthetic isn't reasonable.
Congress attempting to functionally extinguish copyright term limits, extend copyright protection to 140+ years; the 11th such extension in the past 40 years.
David Graeber's idea if "bullshit jobs" is pretty interesting.
@kristina Why is Jeanne Shaheen on this list?
Hopefully this right to repair argument eventually comes out correctly. The DMCA was a weird law, but by now it should be clear to everyone that the anti-circumvention provision was a bad - and unreasonably broad - component.
So... California collects and sells the blood of all newborn babies.
Apparently there's a company that buys cell tower location data and sells it to cops. That means that the cell companies are selling location data.
Wait, there's Amazon Alexa for kids now? That's disturbing.
Plausible story on what's going on with politics at the moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsqGITb0W4A
Amazon threatens to suspend Signal's AWS account over censorship circumvention https://signal.org/blog/looking-back-on-the-front/
Amazon and Google are both coming out opposed to people using their services for domain fronting, to circumvent censorship.
Note that Signal is actively blocked in Egypt, Oman, UAE, and Iran. So, that sucks.
A collection of things I made for people new to #Mastodon, based on questions I commonly see in the public timelines during influxes of new folks. :)
Privacy settings: https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99942218361780184
Local vs. federated timelines: https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99942225799392803
How to find and interact with toots that haven't reached your instance yet: https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99942232570954068
@kristina Mastodon mobile client: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keylesspalace.tusky&hl=en_US
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