This Thursday: Join Electronic Frontier Alliance member @EthicsInTech for a night of comedy, presentations, and discussion on some of the most important issues of the day. https://www.eff.org/event/ethics-technology-community-night
LibreOffice is a worldwide project, with hundreds of people across the globe contributing to development, design, documentation, marketing and more. Join us! And read about how Gökçe Kuler got involved with the dev community: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/04/12/community-member-monday-gokce-kuler/
Every day, LibreOffice gets stronger thanks to the great work of the Quality Assurance community. In March, they fixed 224 bugs and resolved hundreds of other bug reports! Learn more, and give them a hand: https://qa.blog.documentfoundation.org/2021/04/07/qa-dev-report-march-2021/
Delete Chrome. Now.
Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.
They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.
If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.
Dear Spotify: don’t manipulate our emotions for profit
Take a stand against Spotify
's recent speech-recognition patent that claims to detect “emotional state, gender, age, or accent” to recommend music.
Music services shouldn't be using covert surveillance in their products.
A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of Google Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the web. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/google-testing-its-controversial-new-ad-targeting-tech-millions-browsers-heres
When Amazon says to its drivers, “give us your biometrics or you’re fired” – that’s not consent. That’s coercion. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/dystopia-prime-amazon-subjects-its-drivers-biometric-surveillance
Governments and public bodies: don't become victims of vendor lock-in! Public money is better used to support free software and open standards. Look at Dortmund in Germany, where free and open source software is now a standard: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/04/02/free-software-becomes-a-standard-in-dortmund-germany/
KDE Neon introduces Offline Updates: Updates that could affect your running system are not immediately applied, but held until you reboot. Like that, none of your apps will go wobbly just because its config file has been modified in the background.
LibreOffice 7.1.2 Office Suite Released with More Than 60 Bug Fixes
You should focus more on privacy and security and less on trying to cancel people you don't like.
Firefox 88 Beta Adds Smooth Pinch-Zooming Support for Linux on Wayland, Enables AVIF by Default
Amazon is forcing delivery drivers to undergo surveillance of their location, movement, and biometric data. And if they don't sign the "consent" form? They are fired.
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