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Here's a new I've started which interviews maverick renegades who are pushing back against monopolies, and and more wedont.stream

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What's the one thing every web user can do to fight ?

Replace the Google Chrome browser

I've started a new website to send a message to Google that we prefer the internet without them

notochrome.org/

Here's the details:
bbc.com/news/technology-550161

Now let's talk about what this means for creators, and what the hell we're going to do about it.

1) It means that the non-premium youtube experience for viewers is going to keep getting worse.

2) It means that sharing things like family videos, PSAs, showcases/portfolios, or videos for your business through youtube is no longer viable. You don't get to pick the ads, you have no control.

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Youtube is going to start putting advertisements on more videos, including those that cannot be monetized by the uploader.

YT was never in our best interest, but even less so now.

@hhardy01 also notice how owning anything is becoming deprecated/discouraged. From houses to cars to your data, everything is becoming a service.

Just updated the goodreports.com recommended mobile devices with three interesting-but-unavailable options, plus a warning about Librem 5:

goodreports.com/post/mobile-de

h/t @jamesmullarkey

Hello folks,

I own a Fairphone3+ and after many times, I succeeded to root it.

I wrote a complete tutorial:

adminblog.foucry.net/posts/inf

#fairphone
#fairphone3
#Magisk
#Root

Thanks for your boost 😉

“The European Commission's statement of objections against Amazon is centered on the firm's "dual role" in e-commerce, where it is both a retailer and also a platform for third-party retailers. As a platform, Amazon has access to proprietary data about all those other merchants' online business, which it then gathers and uses anticompetitively to get a leg up in its own retail operations, the EU alleges.”

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

#amazon

FreeTube - free (as in freedom) YouTube client. It is something as NewPipe for desktops. You don't need to Google account to subscribe your favourite channels (FreeTube can import subscriptions from NewPipe).There are no ads and all data is store locally.

Read more: freetubeapp.io

#YouTube #FreeTube #Privacy #FreeSoftware

Killed by Mozilla
killedbymozilla.com/

A list of discontinued Mozilla products and services.

The makers of youtube-dl didn't infringe on anyone's copyright. They simply provided information to the public about how to perform a certain task. t.co/6bt5Zw1Ih5

Working as a Tech sector senior policy officer for the UK government:

#1 goal of job - "to ensure that the UK is an attractive location for investing in.."

So having lunch with lobbyists then?

No mention of regulation of said sector - just not important apparently

civilservicejobs.service.gov.u

Branch is an online magazine written by and for people who dream of a sustainable and just internet for all. branch.climateaction.tech/ cc @alcinnz

This feels gross on so many levels. First, Spotify already severely underpays artists. Second, they are taking an even bigger cut in exchange for maybe some extra reach. Third, they are effectively injecting ads/sponsored songs into personalized playlists. thenextweb.com/apps/2020/11/03

I feel sorry for those who browse the web without an ad/tracker blocker. What an unmitigated mess.

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