Allow me to recommend the dedrm plugin for Calibre. This allows you to use your legal access to strip DRM from any ebook you own. You can then keep your Microsoft Store-bought ebooks. (But do it before the Store goes away!)
Facebook is asking some new users to provide the password to their email account.
"This is basically indistinguishable from a phishing attack," says EFF’s Bennett Cyphers.
Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly strips opposition leader Guaido of immunity
Read Full Article at RT.com
Introducing Warp: Fixing Mobile Internet Performance and Security https://blog.cloudflare.com/1111-warp-better-vpn/
Ima get me some FED coin!
"no gods no masters" 2/2
in this we can see where this 'no gods' comes from and what it has always meant, it means no illegitimate divine other who rules over the individual, it means power and sovereignty of people people against the divinity being used to justify hierarchy. it is not an anti theist take, it's an anti power take. and in this, it becomes a powerful slogan to push back against the structures of power, and continues to be just that.
I understand there are people of faith for whom spirituality is a powerful part of their lives, and I respect that even if that isn't the same for me. that said, faith isn't the same as the institutions of organsed religion that have been used for systemic abuse and the centralisation of power. the subversion of these hierarchies is radical, and not an attack on having faiths . these institutions have, and hurt people, these institutions are not the fact or practice of having faith
TNB’s business model is to keep ALL of its deposits at the Fed and share a portion of the 2.4% interest with its customers. Safe. Simple. And even better than the original goldsmith banks.
You’d think the Federal Reserve would be jumping for joy. Finally! A bank that doesn’t risk its customers’ deposits. No more bailouts, no more financial crisis.
But you would be wrong. The Fed wants no part of this and has rejected TNB’s proposal.
There's a new episode of @librelounge where we sit down with @joeyh and chat about Secure Scuttlebutt and HOLY DANG it's an awesome episode. Highly recommended listening ESPECIALLY if you're interested in thinking about how to evolve the fediverse to interop more with p2p systems! https://librelounge.org/episodes/episode-14-secure-scuttlebutt-with-joey-hess.html
"Arguably, it is as a consequence of the erosion of civil liberties in democratic countries since 9/11 that we have seen the rise of toxic enthno-nationalism and its associated violence, not as a result of too much of the wrong kinds of speech."
Nor as a lack of always-on mass surveillance of the whole population. Anyone who wants that is welcome to move to China, they always need more English teachers ...
As I expected, politicians are already trying to cynically exploit the Christchurch mosque shootings to give NZ spy agencies even more intrusive powers, further eroding the civil rights of 100% of kiwis who didn't shoot up a mosque:
"Already, the National Party is calling for it. Leader Simon Bridges told Morning Report that the agencies were operating with both hands tied behind their backs."
Surfing tragedy: Brazilian champion killed after lightning strikes water
Brazilian surfer Ceará Luzimara Souza, 23, has died after lightning struck the water where she was training in Fortaleza, also injuring a 17-year-old surfer who remains in critical condition. Read Full Article at RT.com
Today, it was announced that one of Japan's large Mastodon servers, friends.nico, will be shut down after a month.
There have been changes to operators on large servers so far, but it is the first time for large servers to be shut down, and attention is being paid to what effect this may have.
Japan's mastodon user's timeline is temporarily bustling with this topic.
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