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'The UK prime minister, David Cameron, has said he does not intend to "leave a safe space—a new means of communication—for terrorists to communicate with each other," whatever that means in practice.'

These politicians with their blatant disregard for privacy of private citizens, also have the nerve to label whistle-blowers as traitors. Funny thing is, they get re-elected. #crazyworld
 
Journalists arrested on terrorism charges in #Turkey for using #crypto software - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/09/journalists-arrested-on-terrorism-charges-in-turkey-for-using-crypto-software/ the war on crypto continues
Part of much wider trend to demonise encryption, perhaps with a view to banning it.
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:-( me want plasma 5.4. Just cribbing.
 
Tumbleweed gets Perl 5.22 and find out what's happening with Plasma 5.4 in TW - http://bit.ly/1L6GLJu
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KDE signed the User Data Manifesto 2.0 and continues to defend your freedom.
I believe that in today's world where more an more of our daily life depends on technology it is crucial that people have control over that technology. You should be empowered to know what your technology does and you should be empowered to influence it. This is at the core of Free Software.
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Sue the one who filed this patent, and double sue the one who granted it.
 
This month's EFF stupid patent of the month? It "was granted in 2014 and describes a system where a 'remote server' 'transmits' a 'product preference' via a 'communication module.' Using those broad claims, RCDI has sued more than 20 companies for making things that connect to the Internet."
Leigh Rothschild urges his fellow inventors to rise up and stop patent reform.
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The new google logo kinda stinks
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So, last.fm seems to have rolled out a new design. #lastfm  

The new UX has things like, the number of songs I've scrobbled per year (http://last.fm/user/madcap_loon/library?date_preset=). And it seems like I scrobbled some 15,000 songs in 2006, and haven't reached anywhere near that number since :-)
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Experts warn that the G20's massive infrastructure plan will cause "rapid ecological deterioration." - http://www.alternet.org/environment/worlds-biggest-economies-have-devised-plan-spells-doom-planet-earth not good
Experts warn that the G20's massive infrastructure plan will cause "rapid ecological deterioration."
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Lol. This is silly.
 
Create a trick file to confuse your less clever colleagues for lulz #Prank   #Linux   #OSX   #Unix   #Bash  
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Damn!
 
A lightning storm in Arizona. Photo by Cris Lambeth: https://goo.gl/5QSk66 #TravelTuesday
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Linus, like many developers, works from home, a work style that’s breeding a new culture. He manages over 1,500 people who work for big corporations like Google, Facebook and Amazon. Jim reminded Linus that he once said, “I will show up in the kitchen in a bathrobe and it embarasses my daughter. Her friends would ask, ‘What kind of hobo is your dad?’"

As the wall-shattering laughter from the crowd subsided, Linus shared another anecdote: “I have the FedEx guy; he already knows me. I mean if it is 2 p.m. in the afternoon and I open the door for the package in my bathrobe, he doesn't blink anymore. It's a good job, right."

There he is, one of the most influential people of the modern world, whose work far exceeds that of industry icons like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and so does his humility.
Linus Torvalds made a surprise appearance at LinuxCon and talked about containers, security, and IoT, among other topics.
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