Science and Technology links (January 24th 2021): Year 2020 was a 'great' year for tech, more great technology to keep mice young and more https://lemire.me/blog/2021/01/24/science-and-technology-links-january-24th-2021
If you're running a successful business that's built on top of open-source software and you're neither contributing code to these projects nor donating money to them, you're not only a freeloader, you're actually harmful to the entire movement.
You should take an interest in the sustainability of these projects as they ensure the likelihood of your own success and future.
Slack has entered the Matrix: Element builds a bridge to realm of encrypted, decentralised comms https://reg.cx/3Yhv
With all the talk of #Signal and #distributed #IM lately, I thought I'd go a step further: here's a roundup of secure off-the-grid messengers: https://changelog.complete.org/archives/10205-roundup-of-secure-messengers-with-off-the-grid-capabilities-distributed-mesh-messengers These all use strong #encryption, provide #privacy, and can be used without any Internet connection at all.
#briar is an interesting hybrid; while it uses #Bluetooth instead of longer-range #LoRa, it doesn't need any extra hardware and can route IMs over #Tor, #Bluetooth, or local #Wifi (even w/o Internet). @briar
Five things @email@example.com learned in 20 years of programming.
Go's ioutil package to be deprecated in 1.16:
Want to deploy your own @firstname.lastname@example.org server ? Learn how to do it securely using @FedoraCoreOS@twitter.com
Science and Technology links (January 16th 2021): the universe contains fewer stars and galaxies than we thought, we can tell someone’s political view using image recognition technology, dog owners live longer and more at https://lemire.me/blog/2021/01/16/science-and-technology-links-january-16th-2021
Everything is a Remix. ♻️
Awesome small documentary that explores the basic elements of creativity: copying, transforming and combining.
Big Tech's growing monopoly power means that more and more people are looking for secure alternatives to Gmail that won't read their emails or profit off their data. Here's what makes our Swiss-based email service a good candidate for the top spot: https://protonmail.com/blog/gmail-alternative/
With antitrust action against tech platforms looming, @RossSchulman@twitter.com worries that without real alternatives “consumers may end up no better off even after the most comprehensive of remedies." Here are a few decentralized platforms that offer real change. https://www.newamerica.org/oti/blog/decentralization-competition/
All v3 onion addresses offline:
"It appears that somebody has made their own #Tor client implementation and it fetches its dir info in a very rude way. If anybody knows details of it, please do let us know."
WhatsApp's new terms of service mean it will be sharing personal user data with its parent company Facebook.
(So now might be a good time to switch to Signal) https://trib.al/xf1rGS1
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