If these proposals succeed, basic activities like offering encryption, or editing, removing, or otherwise moderating users’ content could lead to years of legal costs and liability risk. That’s bad for platforms—and for the rest of us. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/two-different-proposals-amend-section-230-share-similar-goal-damage-online-users
Victory! France's highest court rejects core provisions of hate speech bill that will turn social media platforms into online speech police and lead to over-censorship of perfectly legal speech. The decision is a big win for free speech and the Internet. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-tech-regulation/frances-top-court-rejects-core-of-law-targeting-online-hate-speech-idUSKBN23P32O
social media regulation, trump
Trump has been using the phrases that he will "regulate" social media & is signaling that he will sign an executive order. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/28/twitter-ceo-stands-by-fact-check-on-trumps-tweets.html
Handing power for top-down gov approach to stopping right wing misinformation isn't going to help when that's who runs things.
(It's still not a good idea when that *isn't* who runs things either; remember when designing game rules that you have to have something you're happy with when it isn't your turn at the table.)
The COVID-19 crisis makes it critical that governments rein in patent rights, not expand them. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/lengthening-patent-terms-10-years-exactly-wrong-response-covid-19
#Fedilab never needed so much your help. If you have knowledge on Java and want to contribute for fixing current bugs, you can contribute with PR. Thank you.
Are any of my friends 3d modelers ala @blender If so, could I pay you money to make some Freely Licensed 3d models of spaceships and things to replace the proprietary ones in EmptyEpsilon?
@fedilab I accidentally logged out of my Mastodon account & I got locked out for a bit. I input my instance name, it opened an auth tab in Firefox, I hit auth, & it kept taking me to a blank page. Later worked when I unchecked "Custom Tabs" in login page settings. It worked but I don't get why
#Mastodon 3.1 is out! 🎉
Among other things, bookmarks, admin announcements with emoji reactions, improvements to mod tools and loads of other fixes!
🚨 Fresh Contributor Invite 🚨
Task: Improve documentation for ejabberd’s Jabber clients
Task Area: #documentation
Skills Required: Being a FreedomBox user, English
Still 11k active installations of the really outdated free version on Google Play.
I read some misleading messages. Google removed the free version due to donation links. Remove means you can't even find it in your library though you downloaded it. That has nothing to do with a personal choice ;)
To this 11k users, please, go on #Fdroid to get last updates for free.
HELP WANTED: there is a #FreedomBox Contributor Invite waiting for our next contributor! 😍
Task name: "Revise the App Page for #Cockpit."
Who wants to claim this Contributor Invite? 🤔
Why can't I add my own content warnings to a boost? #Mastodon
I am searching beta testers who :
- Use Google Play
- Have an account on Mastodon & Pixelfed
- That don't care about clunky UI
- That don't throw their device when an app crash
- And that love to send bug reports
If you are one of them, ping me so I can give you a code for getting Fedilab :)
Boosts appreciated (thanks)
I will need the help of Android developers.
I recently used a lib that includes Glide 4.8.0 (same version that Fedilab uses)
I got this error:
D8: Program type already present: com.bumptech.glide.GeneratedRequestManagerFactory
I tried to exclude the dependency from this lib without any success.
If you had already encountered this issue, I would appreciate your help :)
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