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" will save us if Net Neutra-"

NO. Many ISPs already block p2p protocol traffic and . Blockchain probably won't save you. If you have the money and resources, establish your own ISP, preferably a . Otherwise, CALL CONGRESS. They might be able to invoke the Congressional Review Act.

battleforthenet.com/
democracy.io

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Axis of Evil: Coca Cola and Nestle are moving forward to privatize the largest fresh water reserve in South America, in order to advance their profits from bottled water sales (helped by the quality decline of US municipal water at the tap) defenddemocracy.press/plunderi

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@Elizafox there are a lot of people in my timeline that seem to have the view that as soon as a digital work is created, it becomes a sunk cost and there is no marginal harm in free distribution of the work.

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@jerry people always want something for nothing and don't understand the true costs behind digital content

it's not a physical product so people don't understand

that's my speculation as for why people hate any attempts to monetise

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I see a lot of complaining here about Salon’s decision to mine currency if a visitor is using an ad blocker. No income means no paid staff. Mining currency is likely a less risky proposition than allowing ads (for now at least).

The mantra for a long time about the changes brought about by the internet (ala RIAA/MPAA) is “adapt or die”. Here we have a company attempting to adapt and people are throwing rocks at it.

What is a better alternative?

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"When asking your member of Congress to save net neutrality, ask him or her to save Lifeline, too," write Mozilla Fellows @gigibsohn & @amina_fazlullah in @WIRED. wired.com/story/ajit-pais-plan source: twitter.com/mozilla/status/966

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Good morning, I'd like to borrow an extra hour or two of night. How do I go about that again?

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So I have to come up with $600 by the end of the month and about $400 the week after that, and I could use your help. Please contribute or boost. ❤️

PayPal.me/joyeusenoelle
liberapay.com/joyeusenoelle

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Jolla the creators of Linux mobile OS Sailfish:

SailfishOS "Lapuanjoki" update introduces new system languages, updated Qt framework which includes a lot of bug fixes.

Security patches for kernel, display drivers and bluez, bug fixes in CalDAV sync, Dropbox account creation and much more. Via Jolla Blog.

Jolla names their different versions of SailfishOS by Finnish rivers.

---> blog.jolla.com/sailfish-os-2-1
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#mobile #Linux #Jolla #SailfishOS #QT #Dropbox #Lapuanjoki

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RT @gigibsohn: Comments are due today @FCC on @AjitPaiFCC's heartless #Lifeline proposal. @amina_fazlullah & I write in @Wired about how i… source: twitter.com/mozilla/status/966

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would your neighbor across the street know the difference between an LG Smart TV and an LG monitor with a raspi on the back running an LG-ish looking front end and a handful of "apps" they expect?

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in the near future counterfeiters will be releasing bootleg electronics products weeks before the legitimate item is available to the public and the counterfeit will be good enough to not garner any complaints from purchasers. this speaks equally to the quality of the counterfeiters and the quality of the originals.

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always remember, oreos are counterfeit hydrox, not the other way around, despite appearances today

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrox

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Every 3 years the public can complain to the Copyright Office about how DMCA 1201 gets in the way of legitimate uses of our devices, from cars to tractors—essentially forcing us to ask permission to use our own property.
That's not even the weirdest part. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/did- source: twitter.com/eff/status/9661264

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Yay #hackers:

A Hacker Has Wiped a Spyware Company’s Servers - motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

Shoutout to mastodon in the article! Honestly applaud this, there's no reason you should be able to see everything someone does on a phone without their consent

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El Picosómetro: una guía básica para turistas, extranjeros y extraviados 🔥😬🌶😵🔥

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why did they think accompanying the "winners don't use drugs" slogan with the FBI seal would convince kids that that was a cool message

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“Wanna Cry” was a wake-up call: The cyber attack in May 2017 affected hundreds of thousands of computers in over a hundred countries. But how can a malware cripple businesses, hospitals, and even secret services? The answer: Microsoft. https://u.fsf.org/2h9
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@tomharris to really be lootcrate like, though ...

"Maybe you get a first printing, signed by the author and a gold leaf bookmark, or maybe you get a paperback with the cover ripped off and a handful of string, there's no way to know!"

Needs the highs and lows of a scratch off lottery card.