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#PeaceDay #peace #freedom #security #values #commitment #volatile
 

from Permanent Record by Edward Snowden

Chapter 18

This equality consists not only of rights but also of freedoms. In fact, many of the rights most cherished by citizens of democracies aren’t even provided for in law except by implication. They exist in that open-ended empty space created through the restriction of government power. For example, Americans only have a “right” to free speech because the government is forbidden from making any law restricting that freedom, and a “right” to a free press because the government is forbidden from making any law to abridge it. They only have a “right” to worship freely because the government is forbidden from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, and a “right” to peaceably assemble and protest because the government is forbidden from making any law that says they can’t.\
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In contemporary life, we have a single concept that encompasses all this negative or potential space that’s off-limits to the government. That c
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Edward #Snowden ‘would love’ to be granted #asylum in #France 🇫🇷


Source: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/09/16/edward-snowden-currently-in-russia-says-hed-love-to-be-granted-asylum-in-france-a67299
The #whistleblower also told #Germany's Die Welt newspaper that he is also still interested in political asylum in Germany, where he had previously sought asylum without success. He added in comments to the German Der Spiegel newspaper that if he were found dead, it wouldn't be the result of suicide.
#europe #eu #politics #usa #justice #freedom #democracy #independence
 
Going back to work today, but only for one day (then off work until early in the weekend). #techrights will focus on #microsoft FUD and #patents in the coming days, not #gnu (not because it's not important; it would just be rather unhelpful)

RMS is still in good spirits. He's a #freedom fighter.
 
This twice over.
 
The #FSF showed disregard for #freedom -- the very thing it was supposed to stand for
 
Imagine

Just imagine if you will

That eventually #fsf might realise that #rms wasn't its problem

In fact, it needed to do more for #freedom

Instead of kicking out the one who stood up for it best
 
FSF Board: we love #freedom so much that we fired our founder to appease #corporatemedia which lied about him (and is owned by #proprietarysoftware giants)
 
I don’t care what anyone says, THERE IS SO MUCH GARBAGE in a Linux install, especially all the conversion and zip stuff
That said – I can at least find out what the files in a linux install are.

Or if the garbage bothers me – I can even fork the operating system to produce a cleaned up copy rather than complain about it.

#freedom

Try that in the load of crap dumped on disk from a Windows install.

Signed,
–anyone
 
Many pillars of #freedom (inc. digital) crumble around us very rapidly. Not just the right-wing regimes and racism; oppressive technology also (which these regimes will no doubt leverage to enrich robber barons who fund them).
 
A very long read, but it's worth a a book! The Author Suzi Dawson is currently In Russia seeking political asylum.
Given recent developments it's of enormous importance that we don't forget the stakes for those who really confront power.

The Weaponising Of Social Part 1: The Crucifixion of IOError | ContraSpin

For The Empire, I can assure you, does not give the slightest flying shit about rape victims, unless they can be used to its advantage. On a daily basis, it perpetuates and facilitates mass rape all over the world, while expending tax dollars to cement and maintain all of the societal and environmental conditions that create rape culture.

The double-edged sword of the taboo of rape was constantly wielded against Julian Assange and his supporters over the last five years, albeit with ever-dwindling effectiveness. Allegations of rape against information activists are a lose-lose situatio
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#KDEneon has a new release today. They still fight for #freedom and #gnu #linux
Home Page:
 


#Irish #Freedom
#IP
Hermann Kelly (Irish Freedom Party President) - Live Call in Show
 
Does #debian (or #gnu #linux for that matter) 'win' when leveraged to take away our #freedom ?
 


Hermann Kelly - President of the Irish #Freedom Party - #Belfast Rally for Life
#IP
#TheIrishPatriot
 
RMS made a mistake https://twitter.com/taotetek/status/1169928609806655488 see http://techrights.org/2019/09/07/rms-microsoft-trap/ @fsf #freesw #freedom #gnu #linux #rms
 
People who get all upset/worked up at #gnu #linux (because of #systemd and "lack of freedom") and say things like "I'm moving to BSD" are missing the point. BSD-type licences are more #proprietarysoftware -friendly and are thus a step away from #freedom
 

Cory Doctorow: DRM Broke Its Promise – Locus Online


#politics #culture #freedom

here’s a name for societies where a small elite own property and everyone else rents that prop­erty from them: it’s called feudalism.
Cory Doctorow: DRM Broke Its Promise
 
Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) Tweeted:
Organizers of today's #HongKong general strike say a #police helicopter dropped fluorescent powder on their rally, visible under UV light. To tag protesters, presumably. That's some next level dystopian stuff. #AntiELAB https://t.co/TcWvycTI4I
Source: https://twitter.com/aletweetsnews/status/1168493132935258112?s=17

#protest #riot #china #politics #freedom #surveillance #news
 

Run Tor Bridges to Defend the Open Internet


https://blog.torproject.org/run-tor-bridges-defend-open-internet

#RunTorBridges #privacy #freedom @The Tor Project
Run Tor Bridges to Defend the Open Internet | Tor Blog
 
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LIBEREZ ASSANGE


140 ième JOUR DE DÉTENTION POUR JULIAN #ASSANGE, JOURNALISTE, ENLEVÉ LE 11 AVRIL 2019 À LONDRES PAR DES TERRORISTES D’ÉTAT !
#julianassange #wikileaks #freedom #journalism #journalist #usa #uk #jail #censorship #liberté #france #macron
 
Software developer imprisoned in Iran after developing open-source software is now free
https://reclaimthenet.org/saeed-malekpour-developer-open-source/

#freedom #justice #SaeedMalekpour #ReclaimTheNet
Software developer imprisoned in Iran after developing open-source software is now free
 

A Proposed Response to the Commercial #Surveillance #Emergency


Source: https://www.lawfareblog.com/proposed-response-commercial-surveillance-emergency
Abdulaziz's phone was hacked using #Pegasus, a notorious piece of spyware developed by #NSO Group, a cyberwarfare company based in Herzliya, #Israel. Pegasus is among some of the most sophisticated spyware available on the market and can infiltrate both #iOS and #
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Guarding and Rescuing the #FSF Titanic: A Free (as in Freedom) Library, and Federation of Advocates http://techrights.org/2019/08/22/library-federation/ final part in this series. #freesw #freedom #sharing #copyright
 
5 Arenas Where Open Source is the Undisputed Champion
https://www.suse.com/c/5-arenas-where-open-source-is-the-undisputed-champion/ #freesw must protect itself from #openwashing to defend #freedom
 

Poland : Democracy is at stake. Time for solidarity


By launching the "There is no freedom without solidarity" cause Gazeta Wyborcza and Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation aim at creating a movement of people of solidarity in times difficult both for Poland and its citizens, as well as Gazeta Wyborcza and its journalists.

With this new, international newsletter we are asking you to join our cause and let us inform you, in a weekly manner, about key news from Poland. There is no freedom without solidarity and so it is our obligation to monitor and report government’s attacks on all communities and groups which are scapegoated for political gain and actions that are eroding our democracy.

Please, share this newsletter with your friends and colleagues interested in Polish affairs. Let both - the message "There is no freedom without solidarity" and the truth about the situation of free Poles in their own country - be heard as widely as possible.

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Guarding and Rescuing the FSF Titanic: Distro-libre and feature-schema http://techrights.org/2019/08/21/distro-libre/ #fsf #gnu #linux #freedom #freesw
 

#Google and #Mozilla block #Kazakhstan root CA #certificate from #Chrome and #Firefox


Source: https://venturebeat.com/2019/08/21/google-and-mozilla-block-kazakhstan-root-ca-certificate-from-chrome-and-firefox/
“To protect our users, Firefox, together with Chrome, will #block the use of the Kazakhstan root CA certificate. This means that it will not be trusted by Firefox even if the user has installed it,” Mozilla wrote on its corporate blog.
#security #privacy #browser #internet #web #https #news #surveillance #politics #freedom #humanRights #technology
Google and Mozilla block Kazakhstan root CA certificate from Chrome and Firefox
 
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LIBEREZ ASSANGE


133 ième JOUR DE DÉTENTION POUR JULIAN #ASSANGE, JOURNALISTE, ENLEVÉ LE 11 AVRIL 2019 À LONDRES PAR DES TERRORISTES D’ÉTAT !
#julianassange #wikileaks #freedom #journalism #journalist #usa #uk #jail #censorship #liberté #france #macron
 

#MITM on all #HTTPS #traffic in #Kazakhstan


Source: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1567114
Since today all #Internet providers in Kazakhstan started MITM on all encrypted HTTPS traffic.

They asked end-users to install government-issued #certificate #authority on all devices in every #browser: http://qca.kz/
#Firefox #Mozilla #surveillance #monitoring #security #privacy #freedom #politics #humanRights #web #backdoor #Government #news #fail
 

Why Won’t #Twitter Treat #WhiteSupremacy Like #ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some #Republican #Politicians Too.


Source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3xgq5/why-wont-twitter-treat-white-supremacy-like-isis-because-it-would-mean-banning-some-republican-politicians-too
“Twitter has a #responsibility to stomp out all voices of hate on its platform,
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Speaking Truth to Monopolies (or How to Write Guest Posts in #Techrights ) http://techrights.org/2019/08/19/speaking-truth-to-monopolies/ #freesw #monopoly #freedom
 
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You. Are. Free[1].
[1]As long as you don't mind the consequences of exercising #freedom
 
Guarding and Rescuing the #FSF Titanic: Introduction http://techrights.org/2019/08/18/introduction-helping-fsf/ #freesw #freedom #rms #titanic @zoobab
 
Guarding and Rescuing the #FSF Titanic: Introduction http://techrights.org/2019/08/18/introduction-helping-fsf/ #freesw #freedom #rms #titanic @zoobab
 
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