‘Nobody’s got to use the Internet’: A GOP lawmaker’s response about Web privacy

Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) told a town hall attendee who was concerned about the elimination of online privacy protections that using the Internet is a choice. (American Bridge 21st Century) A Wisconsin congressman told a town hall attendee who was concerned about the elimination of online privacy protections that using the Internet is a choice — a statement that has since drawn criticism on social media. During the meeting in Wisconsin on Thursday, the attendee asked about the recent decision by Congress to wipe away an Obama-era policy that sought to limit what Internet service providers, such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast, can do with customers’ Internet browsing history. The concern is similar to one raised by consumer activists: Not all Internet users have options to switch to a different company if they don’t agree with their current provider’s privacy practices. “Facebook is not comparable to an ISP. I do not have to go to Facebook,” the town hall


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The Future of Desktop Ubuntu

With all the changes happening at Canonical, you might wonder what this means for the future of desktop Ubuntu, besides the return to the GNOME desktop.

There hasn’t been this much news about a single Linux distro in like forever. Well, maybe when Caldera, operating under the name SCO, sued IBM for a cool billion, but other than that…nada. One thing’s for sure, the announcements that have been coming out of the Isle of Man for the last couple of weeks mean that Canonical has forever changed its course.
It also indicates that Mark Shuttleworth has decided that it’s now do or die time — you know, put up or shut up, money talks and bullcrap walks and all that. This means that from this point forward, Canonical will no longer be a company focused on the desktop. From here on out, it’s enterprise all the way, baby.
That’s probably going to work


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GnuBee Personal Cloud

Overview
The GnuBee Personal Cloud 1 (GB-PC1) is a network-attached storage
(NAS) device specifically engineered to run free, libre, open source
software (FLOSS). The GB-PC1 has all the functionality of any
commercial, proprietary NAS, but at a much lower cost and with the
transparency, reliability, and accessibility advantages that come with using
FLOSS.

Features & Specifications
Processor:MediaTek MT7621A
dual core, multi thread (Linux kernel sees four cores)
880 MHz, overclockable to 1.2 GHz)

Memory:512 MB DDR3 RAM (maximum amount for the MediaTek chip)
soldered to main board

Storage:microSD card slot (tested up to 64 GB cards so far)
6 x 2.5” drives (HDD, SSD, or mix and match; drives not included)
Recommended RAID levels are and 1 under LVM and MD, and Linux MD RAID 10

Connectivity:2 x Gigabit Ethernet
1 x USB 3.0 port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
Serial port (3-pin J1 connector or 3.5 mm audio-type jack)

Power:12 VDC @ 3 A maximum
5.5 mm x 2.1 mm, center-positive barrel jack

Dimensions:Bounding box: 8.5” (L) x 2.75”


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