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Lemmy is a free open source federated alternative to Reddit. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @LemmyDev

You can try the flagship instance at

They have now introduced federation between Lemmy instances, so people on one Lemmy instance can interact with people on others. (They are working on federating with the rest of the Fediverse later.)

#Lemmy #Fediverse #ActivityPub #FOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #SelfHosting #Reddit #HackerNews #Alternatives

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After the Five Eyes, the EU Council is now trying to backdoor encryption in messaging apps. We will keep fighting for your right to privacy. 💪 Here is why:
It's good that the MIT uses the same arguments:
(comic v/Stuart Carlson)

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Ad Observatory is an NYU project that enlists Facebook users to record the ads they see, building a database of the ads Facebook runs and to check whether Facebook is adhering to its own policies, for example, on labeling and limiting political ads


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GitHub has removed the ability to access youtube-dl's source code due to a DMCA request by the RIAA

... The clear purpose of this source code is to (i) circumvent the technological protection measures used by authorized streaming services such as YouTube, and (ii) reproduce and distribute music videos and sound recordings owned by our member companies without authorization for such use. We note that the source code is described on GitHub as “a command-line program to download videos from and a few more sites.” ...

Micah F. Lee (EFF/The Intercept @micahflee

"RIAA blitz takes down 18 GitHub projects used for downloading YouTube videos"

HN discussion:


Reddit search:


Censorship, propaganda, surveillance, and targeted manipulation are inherent characteristics of monopoly:

RMS, "The Right to Read" (1997):

Remember that the RIAA is a bad-publicity-deflection cartel of its major members. These are:

#DMCA #youtubedl #RIAA #MPAA #github #Censorship #Surveillance #Propaganda #Manipulation #Monoply #CensorshipPropagandaSurveillanceMonopoly #TheRightToRead #EFF

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Happy Free Software Day!

I'm accidentally celebrating by just learning about all the cool organizations and people working on free software in India. As in, I learned about FSFI first, and then I pulled on further threads from there and found more orgs, and then I discovered on their news pages that today is FSD. 😀

FSF India @fsfi

Swathanthra Malayalam Computing @smc

Software Freedom Law Center, India @sflcin

Free Software Community of India

The FSCI don't seem to have an official account on Fedi or Diaspora, but I'm now following some individuals mentioned on their website, by just searching for their usernames on Fedi and Diaspora.
Free Software Community of India
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Current Etherium Network Fees Are Killing CryptoCurrency Tokens Like The Browsers Currency. Smaller amount of digital currency tokens on the blockchain have become worthless due to the unusually high transaction fees.

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Fediverse app and blocking bad domains 

Whenever someone mentions @fedilab or similar apps which chose not to implement a domain block of gab etc., people demean it and call the app "fascist". I stand by this statement:

My personal take, implementing a block list is a full time job. Look at how adblock addons rely on a number of community maintained lists of advertising and tracking domains.

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A Lawyer claims that he has filed a Contempt Petition against @[email protected] for this tweet on 9/7/2020

RT @[email protected]

CJI rides a 50 Lakh motorcycle belonging to a BJP leader at Raj Bhavan Nagpur, without a mask or helmet, at a time when he keeps the SC in Lockdown mode denying citizens their fundamental right to access Justice!


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RT @[email protected]

Never thought that I will come across a Statute, the name of which exceeds @[email protected]'s 280 characters limit. Here is a screenshot of the name. Is this the longest worded Statute in India ? @[email protected]


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This week in KDE: Elisa displays the progress of the playing song inline and allows you to customize the sidebar, the Disk Usage viewer recovers a classic widget design and KDE's remote desktop session viewer, KRDC, solves its cursor lagging problem.

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Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”

-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:

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Chapter 99 in The Tech Industry Is Broken With Problems It Has No Desire To Fix.

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Tech corporations demand "freedom" to exploit the software commons without contributing to it. To use open source communities and their volunteers as unpaid interns, while keeping the platforms they build on top of their work proprietary, and patent-encumbered. To ensure their ability to keep doing this, they run a constant PR offensive against copyleft licenses that oblige reciprocity, framing them as a denial of developer freedom (to prevent users and other developers using their freedoms).

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We are happy to invite you to a webinar on
"The Challenges before Courts"

Discussion with Mr. Gopal Subramanium,

Senior Advocate Supreme Court of India.

Moderator: @[email protected] Parthasarathy, Advocate High Court of Madras

Time: June 15, 2020 05.30 PM India

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Today, we've unveiled our roadmap to #PeerTube's v3: live streaming, global search, better plugins, playlists and moderation: we will need your help!
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Implemented a "Play with Random People" feature to Vett, The Dots & Boxes online game :

What started as a hackathon project from @MLHacks Hack-at-Home comes to a finished end 23 days later 🎉

Learnt @vuejs, @WebTorrentApp & more along with @athulcajay

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