*waits hours for an appointment, with only paid parking nearby* Hmm… :blobfacepalm:

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“It’s almost like we woke up and suddenly the Internet was owned and operated by private capital under a kind of regime, a new economic logic that really was not well understood.” blog.apnic.net/2019/04/03/the-

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Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries. Just another reminder that DRM is hostile towards users.

boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burn

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Alrighty all, I made a thing! Try out privacytool.io's new Searx install: search.privacytools.io/

If you want to use it, please report any issues you find 😅 #privacy #selfhosting #searx #opensource github.com/privacytoolsIO/sear

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We're on Mastodon! A big thanks to Fosstodon for the help! We'll be posting updates and news about LibreOffice, along with tips and tricks for using the software.

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This has been a long time coming.

Check out our website's fresh new look: torproject.org

There are many changes still to come. Find out what's next: blog.torproject.org/meet-new-t

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Looks like Germany sold out the Internets (in the context of #Article11 and #Article13) for France agreeing to Nord Stream 2:
edition.faz.net/faz-edition/wi

Realpolitik at its best.

And now we will probably get fscked over with terrible, absolutist copyright law.

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AMP shouldn't exist.

Google had to force restrictions on sites to optimize themselves. Because the sites turn into bloated piles of garbage littered with ads if they can.

If people were sensible about their sites and optimized them for user experience instead of "how many ads and pop ups can we cram in while still achieving at least 50% visitor retention", then AMP would be unnecessary.

AMP helps, but it shouldn't need to in the first place. And it definitely doesn't need to be in my E-mail. AMP is just a bunch of artificial limits and policies controlled by google and the sheer fact they exist shows how most sites have failed at doing something as basic as delivering content.
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Google's way of downplaying an open calendar file standard, in order to give their own proprietary, non-interoperable calendar SaaS an edge: call it "Apple calendar": cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf/n

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Automatic Certificate Management Environment (ACME) is officially RFC 8555 now:

tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8555

"This document describes a protocol that a CA and an applicant can use to automate the process of verification and certificate issuance. The protocol also provides facilities for other certificate management functions, such as certificate revocation."

#acme #certificate #ca #letsencrypt #infosec #cybersecurity #security #https #rfc8555

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Honestly the fact that Icann considers the US the center of the internet is kinda BS

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