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"[...]traditionally secretive world of diplomacy is now being acted out on social media. The governments of 169 countries (88 per cent of all UN members) are now on Facebook, and Denmark even has an Ambassador to Silicon Valley."

Understand govs making use of new comms technologies. But concerning when that channel is in control of one organisation with no accountability. And an ambassador to the tech industry shows the disproportionate power it has.

bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csy65z

Wondering if you can improve throughput on a high packet loss mobile connection simply by tunneling your TCP connections over UDP to a host with a faster wired connection, so that your packet loss isn't interpreted as congestion. Specifically, WireGuard to a home server or VPS.

People who are more expert on TCP/IP than me: opinions?

Nice article about #Framasoft, they are doing really great things! It also contain quite some background information, e.g. I didn't know that originally Framasoft was a initiative by teachers to share #FreeSoftware with their friends and colleagues. konradlischka.info/2017/02/blo

Do you have an affinity with activism, grass roots organising or campaigning on agriculture & food issues? Are you concerned about climate change? Under 30? ASEED are looking for people to join them in Amsterdam for a year

Start in September 2019 & help develop the "Fossil Free Agriculture" campaign
Inspired by the "Free the Soil" initiative, this campaign aims to challenge the industrial food system by focusing on its fossil fuel dependence & climate change impacts

aseed.net/en/fossil-free-agric

UK Farm Hack 2019 - Call for Contributions

forum.goatech.org/t/uk-farm-ha

UK FarmHack is back
Do you have a burning idea that needs to be out there? We are looking for 3-4 projects

We are in the planning stage of organising a FarmHack in South Oxfordshire for August 2019. The project should be small scale, replicable and solve a need of small-scale agroecological farmers/growers

If you have a project you’d like to pitch, get in touch & ideally come join us for a planning session in 13th April

@dazinism @emi @yova @nicksellen @douginamug

The openfoodnetwork people have been talking to the solidbase people, as well with datafoodconsortium.org

They all do different and probably complementary things. Something new and amazing might emerge...

Are there any comment systems that work with a static blog generator like and allow Mastodon/Pleroma users to authenticate against their home instances (via Oauth)?

I am seeing (schnack.cool/) in this space, but it is hard to tell how baked it is.

We're on Mastodon! A big thanks to Fosstodon for the help! We'll be posting updates and news about LibreOffice, along with tips and tricks for using the software.

This episode of Libre Lounge comes from Libre Planet where @joeyh sits down with @cwebber and @emacsen for a conversation about Secure Scuttlebutt, a security conscious offline social network.

librelounge.org/episodes/episo

Not caring about privacy is often an indicator of privilege. But the surveillance and data abuse that happens to the poor and marginalized is a possible future for everyone. fastcompany.com/90317495/anoth

QField 1.0 is here! A #QGIS mobile companion, QField uses QGIS to set up maps and forms so it automatically supports a wide variety of data formats.

#GIS #Android #Fieldwork #OSGeo

new.opengis.ch/2019/03/28/qfie

Considering writing a Google AMP page for all my sites, which only gives you a warning and explains why AMP is trash

Following @cosullivan post mastodon.sdf.org/@cosullivan/1

I'm giving my #introduction

I'm a #qubes and #linux user .

I'm very concerned with #privacy and with technology being abused.

The only defense is #culture therefore good journalism is very important .

Currently hard working on my #risks work-flow
(Relatively Insecure System for Keys and Secrets for Qubes OS) in the attempt to help journalists and any other non-IT savy professional in their daily activity.

19hundreds.github.io/risks-wor

Android users’ security and privacy at risk from shadowy ecosystem of pre-installed software, study warns – techcrunch.com/2019/03/25/andr

I checked out a cheap Alcatel phone a few months back and found a load of preinstalled bloat/spy/adware.
Some of them couldnt be disabled in the Android Settings. Some performed critical functions which would break the phone if it was removed using adb.

h/t @zencha

Today's Free Software landscape is less about lawyering and slugging it out in the courts and more about connecting with other commons-related movements.
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