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China prepares its 'nuclear option' in trade war

As the trade war continues to escalate, China is becoming increasingly active in Iran and is considering retaliating with what has long been described as the country’s ‘nuclear option’. Read Full Article at RT.com

rt.com/business/466716-china-n

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On this episode of Libre Lounge, Chris and Serge announce their new projects DataShards, a collaborative secure communication system!

librelounge.org/episodes/26-an

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If you use Firefox or Chrome, we developed an easy way you can help people bypass censorship.

Our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. snowflake.torproject.org/

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Money Button CEO is a strong Bitcoin SV advocate, but he's had to indirectly admit the big block nodes are a big boys only affair after their node crashed due to being under-powered:

"Our new instance will cost thousands of dollars per month to operate. As blocks continue to get larger and we have to upgrade the instance many times, this cost will balloon"

blog.moneybutton.com/2019/07/2

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Found this Kickstarter for a DRM-free, fully open-source (hardware and software) eReader. Also designed to be waterproof and easily repairable.

kickstarter.com/projects/bibli

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Skype, Slack, other Electron-based apps can be easily backdoored

"At the BSides LV security conference on Tuesday, Pavel Tsakalidis demonstrated a tool he created called BEEMKA, a Python-based tool that allows someone to unpack Electron ASAR archive files and inject new code into Electron's JavaScript libraries and built-in Chrome browser extensions."

arstechnica.com/information-te

#infosec

A method using freely available tools for people to form an agreement amongst themselves which is digitally signed by all participants and provably signed at a particular time.
organicdesign.nz/proof_of_agre

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Do you want to see spam and hate speech off the Fediverse? Think there must be a better way than continuing to click Mute and Block all the time?

On this episode of Libre Lounge, Chris and Serge talk about the work they're doing to protect the Fediverse from Spam, Scams and Online Harasment.

librelounge.org/episodes/25-ma

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Human brains outdated? This ‘inventive’ AI making abstract art just filed for two PATENTS

A team of academics has filed two patents on behalf of an artificial intelligence program, which they say is the real brains behind their inventions. The development could disrupt intellectual property law the world over. Read Full Article at RT.com

rt.com/news/465607-artificial-

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@kawaiipunk if only we had a protocol that enabled us to instead work on and share code in a decentralised manner and didn't have to rely on a single gigantic corporation and the fascist nation-state in which it resides 🙄
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We are proud to unveil the final hardware specifications for the Librem 5 smartphone, set to begin shipping in Q3 of 2019.

puri.sm/posts/librem-5-smartph

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world politics, tech 

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Version 0.1907.26-beta released!

☑️ Bug fix: edit profile picture was broken
☑️ Bug fix: internet P2P invites were not persisted
🔷 Improve how pub names are shown in the connections tab
🔷 Improve privacy in LAN discovery, through encryption
🔷 More

gitlab.com/staltz/manyverse/bl

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ODing in the fediverse!