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French publishers win decisive battle against Google

Europe’s copyright directive proves its mettle as France orders the US search giant to pay for press content.

politico.eu/article/french-pub?

(by fractalfriday.com)

I wonder if I manage to interlink my webnest with my mastodon profile https://mastodon.social/@jaklt

Have you noticed how fresh the air is these days? Could we do something after this pandemic is over to keep it that way please? :-)

A year on and I wonder how much of the new legislation has been implemented without much public debate. Despite that the tiny details will matter more than anything.

https://tomas.jakl.one/blog/2019-03-24-The-problem-with-the-latest-copyright-directive

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Reshared https://mastodon.ar.al/users/aral/statuses/103883355325180011

Apple just killed Offline Web Apps while purporting to protect your privacy: why that’s A Bad Thing and why you should care ar.al/2020/03/25/apple...

Reshared https://social.weho.st/users/Fairphone/statuses/103743429960674647

Join us in our push for more repairable, longer-lasting smartphones. We love and depend on them, but they shouldn’t cost the earth! https://repair.eu/smartphones #LongLiveMyPhone

Reshared https://mastodon.social/users/chrisaldrich/statuses/103596782309550650

How is it that a major podcast producer like Pushkin Industries doesn't even have raw RSS feed link on their podcast pages? Why should I have to hunt for simple links like feeds.megaphone.fm/happinesslab on their website? If they're worried about potential UI issues, why not use something like SubToMe?

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Reshared https://write.as/matt/iprivacy

It's promising that Apple is focusing so much of their marketing efforts on the “privacy” of their products. Though it doesn't make someone like me want to buy an iPhone,...

Reshared https://mastodon.social/users/gael/statuses/103126032211587764

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Reshared https://mastodon.social/users/gael/statuses/103058098440379628

The Galaxy S4-mini was released in 2013, has 32 bit CPU and 1.5GB RAM. But it works great with /e/ OS! Android security patch up to date...

Need to improve 32-bit app support though :)

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GNOME files defense against patent troll (to fight for us all)

gnome.org/news/2019/10/gnome-f

"... Rather than trying to humanise technology, then, we should be trying to democratise it. ..."

This and many more interesting points in this Guardian's Long Read:

theguardian.com/news/2018/may/

(A podcast version: theguardian.com/news/audio/201 )

"... Drug companies have to test their drugs, car companies have to test their cars before they can go out and actually sell their products to people. ... Why is it that a tech company is allowed to make the excuse that what we build is too complicated for even us to understand and, therefore, we're not at fault. ..." --- Christopher Wylie

(From an interesting interview with him: video.aktualne.cz/dvtv/faceboo )

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Reshared http://scripting.com/2019/07/05/160304.html

Dave Winer's essay on Live In The Moment vs Climate Change (and also the young vs old).

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