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Mozilla teams up with UBISOFT? Is Civ 6's EULA really worth freaking out about? And Facebook to get $2 billion fine?

15-02-2019

Facebook faces $2 billion fine, Mozilla <3 Ubisoft... aparently, and all the outrage over Civ 6's EULA amounts to what, exactly? https://forum.heavyelement.io/d/249

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Microsoft joins OpenChain and the FBI gets unlimited access to a genetic database.

08-02-2019

Purism invests in gaming on the Librem 5, plus MS joins the OpenChain Project, and FamilyTreeDNA gives the FBI 2 million+ people's genetic test results. All this and more TODAY. https://forum.heavyelement.io/d/240

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Facebook's Predatory "Research" App gets the SMACKDOWN from Apple and more!

02-02-2019

Apple's slow reaction to a major security flaw leave users without features, and Facebook's predatory research project has been paying 13 year old kids less than a dollar a day to have unlimited access to their phones https://forum.heavyelement.io/d/226

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Chromium Undermines Privacy and Google wants to PUNISH their employees for having opinions.

25-01-2019

The PureOS store will ship Flatpaks! PLUS Google asks the federal government to remove protections for their employees, and Chromium moves to undermine privacy extensions. All this and more, TODAY! https://forum.heavyelement.io/d/213

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Steam's new numbers give Linux insight, NSA open sources their tools and MORE!

18-01-2019

What does Steam's new blog post say about the number of linux users in December? Plus, Purism announces that they're releasing their own app store, and The NSA have created their own software reverse engineering tools. https://forum.heavyelement.io/d/193

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Bungie Splits with Activision, Unity subverts the good faith they had with the middleware developers and MORE

11-01-2019

Bungie splits with Activision, what could this mean for the gaming industry as a whole? Plus, Unity's Terms of Service have pushed developers into the arms of Unreal? And are mobile carriers selling your location data? https://forum.heavyelement.io/d/177

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Eric Wolpaw Returns to VALVe, plus China's "Smart Campuses" make spying fashionable...

04-01-2019

And what does Eric Wolpaw's return to Valve mean for US? Plus Steam's hardware survey shows more growth on the Linux side, Thunderbird's big plans for 2019, and China's "Smart Campuses" make wearable surveillance a thing

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Off Topical's Year in Review - 2018

29-12-2018

We're gonna do something a bit different today. We're going to talk about 2018. Our favorite--and most infamous--headlines of the year, discuss why we chose them and what kind of impact they'll have on the year ahead. https://forum.heavyelement.io/d/138

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Linus thinks Chromebooks are the future of Linux?! PLUS: Google's intentionally breaking their websites. AND Facebook's new LOW!

21-12-2018

Is Google intentionally ruining the web? One Microsoft intern thinks so. Plus: Facebook's New Low of Privacy Invasion, AND Does Linus Torvalds really believe Chromebooks are the future of desktop Linux? Show notes: https://forum.heavyelement.io/126

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Feral Brings Dirt 4 to Linux, Facebook has a HUGE data breach, and Australia kills encryption (and its tech industry)

14-12-2018

Feral brings Dirt 4 to Linux, Facebook announces a bug that exposed millions of people's private data, and Australia passes legislation that may weaken encryption and harm privacy globally! https://forum.heavyelement.io/d/113

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