Nov 062018
 

As you already know if you read my introductory blog post, over the summer, I interned with the Free Software Foundation tech team. A free software enthusiast, I joined the FSF in order to grow my appreciation, to work on interesting free software projects for which I normally would not have the opportunity, and to meet other free software supporters. My dreams were exceeded! For my first project of the internship, I researched single-board computers…

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Nov 062018
 

As you already know if you read my introductory blog post, over the summer, I interned with the Free Software Foundation tech team. A free software enthusiast, I joined the FSF in order to grow my appreciation, to work on interesting free software projects for which I normally would not have the opportunity, and to meet other free software supporters. My dreams were exceeded! For my first project of the internship, I researched single-board computers…

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Nov 062018
 

Across the country, here are seven opportunities to transform the criminal justice system. So much hangs in the balance in this year’s midterm elections. Control of Congress, governorships, state houses, and district attorney and sheriff’s offices across the country are up for grabs. Many candidates up and down the ballot are debating criminal justice issues, and in many places, this election could be a turning point in the fight to end mass incarceration. Here are seven…

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Nov 062018
 

Open-source kernel release candidate adds support for two Chinese processor families… will this be the last CPU archs? The new, improved, and chilled-out Linus Torvalds emitted the first release candidate for Linux kernel 4.20 over the weekend.…

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Nov 062018
 

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched a virtual reality (VR) experience on its website today that teaches people how to spot and understand the surveillance technologies police are increasingly using to spy on communities.“We are living in an age of surveillance, where hard-to-spot cameras capture our faces and our license plates, drones in the sky videotape our streets, and police carry mobile biometric devices to scan people’s fingerprints,” said EFF Senior Investigative Researcher Dave…

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Nov 062018
 

Why can’t we all go back to being nice to each other, like in the Usenet and IRC days, er, wait… Comment  The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is warning about the death of the web again, and urging people to come together to make the internet all nice and lovely.…

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Nov 062018
 

Calling all internet hactivists! The Internet Archive is hosting a two day celebration of Aaron Swartz to provide a yearly showcase of the many projects started by Aaron before his death. Aaron Swartz’s work focused on civic awareness and activism and we will spend the weekend together keeping his prescient vision alive. Come join us for the international hackathon and programming on Saturday November 10th through Sunday November 11th, 2018.   Doors are open for the hackathon and the…

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