Now that tests are being taken outside of heavily controlled classrooms, software is stepping in to do the monitoring. That's a problem https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200825/17072245182/mass-biometric-scanning-students-is-covid-19s-latest-dystopian-twist.shtml
Even if they aren’t particularly popular terms in the non-tech industry, I still really like when people refer to “free as in freedom” software as free software, and “free as in cost” software as freeware.
The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech Instead of launching into a costly trade war with China, we need to fully embrace the fastest, safest, and most democratic way of advancing technology. https://www.wired.com/story/opinon-the-future-of-american-industry-depends-on-open-source-tech #Wired #News #Bot
Why is DRM still a thing? People who will steal your stuff will get cracked versions anyways. All you're doing is punishing me for paying you.
Privacy-invasive surveillance of students isn’t okay. https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/privacy-students
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR:)
A search engine for #peertube
"PeerTube Index is a centralized search engine for PeerTube videos. We run a crawler that visits PeerTube instances to find videos and new instances. All found videos are made searchable by their name. We exclude videos marked as Not Safe For Work (NSFW) for now.
This site is not affiliated to Framasoft, the maintainer of the PeerTube software. "
Incognito Mode May Not Work the Way You Think It Does Every browser has a private mode—but the privacy it offers has a limit. https://www.wired.com/story/incognito-mode-explainer #Wired #News #Bot
XMRig is a small mining program you could use to mine #Monero #XMR currency using a machines CPU. Doing so will not be profitable, the currency you get will barely cover the additional electricity cost. Still, may be interesting to do if you are particularly interested in digital currency technology.
I've noticed a direct correlation between how much people know about how technology works, and how much they are concerned about digital privacy.
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