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by Elmar Stellnberger

Facebook klagt gegen unabhängige Erforschung seines Algorithmus

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: de,
Type:
new
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Algorithm Watch wollte den Facebook Algorithmus analysieren und mußte sein Datenspende-Projekt zurückziehen um nicht von Facebook verklagt zu werden. Wenn Platformen wie Facebook gewisse Inhalte pushen und andere hinunterdrehen, kann das einen maßgeblichen Einfluß auf die öffentliche Debatte haben. Bekannt ist daß Facebook Inhalte fördert, die viele Klicks und Interaktionen auf sich ziehen, was gut auch auf Fake-News zutrifft. Mißliebige Information kann hingegen leicht unterdrückt werden, wenn es keine öffentliche Rechenschaftslegung gibt. Algorithm Watch fordert einen Digital Services Act, der Forschung zu Plattformen im öffentlichen Interesse schützt.

Nicht nur Social Media sondern glatt auch viele Suchmaschinen nehmen heute gewisse Inhalte aus dem Index oder graden diese down. Das Problem ist bei Suchmaschinen entsprechend geringer doch gibt es scheinbar auch hier bei uns im Westen so etwas wie gezielte Einflußnahme. Der Autor sucht regelmäßig nach eigenen Inhalten und es verschwinden immer mehr Inhalte von elstel und meiner Person. Es betrifft schon längst nicht mehr nur die beiden kontroversiellen Seiten, von denen der Autor zuerst berichtet hatte sondern heute fast jede Seite auf elstel. Inzwischen ist es schon viele Jahre her, daß der Pirate Bay Gründer Peter Sunde mit seinem Aritkel ‘I Have Given Up’ aufhorchen ließ, und er meint damit das freie Internet. Am ehesten wird man noch auf metager oder evtl. auf entireweb fündig. Bing zensuriert auch, doch dauert es dort länger bis eine Seite aus dem Index genommen wird.




documentation: creating Fedora & Mageia chroots / online repos for elstel

Category: techdoc, programs,
Source: LinuxSW,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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We have extended our documentation on how to create chroots for the rpm based distributions Fedora and Mageia. Programs like dnf, zypper and debootstrap are nowadays available for most distributions which facilitates the chroot creation by users without him/her having to install a whole system directly on hardware. Furthermore we have reordered the docuemtation items in a more logically consistent way.

Besides this I am currently packaging lots of the software at elstel.org for different distributions. Where to find online repositories is issued under /software. We will apply for xchroot and possibly other programs to get included into Debian while we have updated the openSUSE package. Additionally I am planning to update existing packages more frequently though only direct download from elstel.org may at times yield the most ultimate new version.




xchroot v2.7.4, donating for elstel.org

Category: programs,
Source: LinuxSW,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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Xchroot v2.7.4 implements some important bugfixes towards v2.7. Due to an apparent regression in sudo, xchroot as user appears to have been temporarily broken. At first I thought it was one of the configuration issues merely pertinent to my own system like the ssh user being deleted from /etc/passwd or some removed execution right of a shared library or /etc/init.d file (I did already tell whom to thank.). However as it seems this was in deed a regression of sudo. Can now be fixed by executing xchroot inst-root-sudo. The new and buggy mirrtmp behaviour of v2.7 has been temporarily undone defaulting to mntmp as before. Mounting of /etc/resolv.conf may be needed for internet access, mounting /boot/efi for installing the bootloader and initctl may help for systemctl suspend. new feature: minimal chroots featuring only a busybox: see 'how to create a chroot', last example.

If you wanna support the work for xchroot, any other of our programs, if you want more content translated into your own language or if you like new content you may donate. You have now the possibility to donate via bank transfer with IBAN/BIC, a way that shall always work for everyone. This is important if you like this web page since at the moment I can not even pay for the hosting costs from what I get. Visit the Contact page also linked from xchroot/#downloads to see more. Support is free and if an email should get lost, I do now also have a landline phone number for you.




Se aprueba la extradición de Assange: Ahora el Secretario del Interior tiene que decidir

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: es,
Type:
update
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The Guardian ha informado que un tribunal del Reino Unido ha decidido extraditar a Julian Assange a los Estados Unidos bajo la acusación de espionaje. Compete ahora al Secretario del Interior decidir si lo aprueba o no. Su familia cree que una extradición equivaldría a una pena de muerte. Todo esto a pesar de que Assange en realidad no violó ninguna ley. Simplemente ha transmitido información a través de Wikileaks, como cuál es el trabajo de un reportero. Proteger las fuentes es también parte del trabajo de un reportero. Ya hemos informado sobre un complot para asesinar a Assange y que un testigo ha declarado en público que los cargos contra Assange por espionaje activo son fabricados artificialmente. Sin embargo, el tribunal no pareció tomar nota. Ahora ha tomado la decisión política de extraditar directamente a una persona declarada enemiga de los Estados Unidos.



A extradição de Assange aprovada: Agora o Ministro do Interior precisa decidir

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: pt,
Type:
update
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O jornal The Guardian informou que um tribunal no Reino Unido decidiu extraditar Julian Assange para os EUA sob acusação de espionagem. Cabe agora ao Ministro do Interior decidir se aprova ou nega isso. Sua família acredita que uma extradição seria equivalente a uma sentença de morte. Tudo isso apesar de Assange não ter violado nenhuma lei. Ele simplesmente passou informações via Wikileaks, como qual é o trabalho de um repórter. Proteger as fontes também faz parte do trabalho de um repórter. Já informamos sobre uma conspiração para assassinar Assange e que uma testemunha declarou publicamente que as acusações contra Assange por espionagem ativa são artificialmente fabricadas. No entanto, o tribunal não pareceu tomar conhecimento. Agora o tribunal tomou a decisão politicamente motivada de extraditar diretamente uma pessoa declarada inimiga dos Estados Unidos.