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Old 12th February 2014
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Default Tuesday declared 'The Day we Fight Back' against NSA et al

From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02...nst_nsa_et_al/

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A broad coalition of technology companies and activist groups has declared Tuesday, February 11th 2014 has been “The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance”.

Timed to co-incide with the first anniversary of Aaron Swartz's death, the day has attracted support from some unsurprising sources – the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace, the American Civil Liberties Union – and also some technology outfits that seem to be poking their heads above the parapet a bit, such as ThoughtWorks (which today told The Reg it is going public on an issue of this sort for the first time), tumblr (does Marissa know?), Colt and Mozilla.
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A broad coalition of technology companies and activist groups has declared Tuesday, February 11th 2014 has been “The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance”.

Timed to co-incide with the first anniversary of Aaron Swartz's death, the day has attracted support from some unsurprising sources – the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace, the American Civil Liberties Union – and also some technology outfits that seem to be poking their heads above the parapet a bit, such as ThoughtWorks (which today told The Reg it is going public on an issue of this sort for the first time), tumblr (does Marissa know?), Colt and Mozilla.
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Mozilla will begin pushing sponsored ads/sites into the directory tiles when entering the new tabs page where traditionally it has showed the most frequently visited sites.

Published on 12 February 2014 11:35 AM EST
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?<br...tem&px=MTYwMTY
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Well, that sucks. I wonder if Adblock Plus/Edge will block those? If not maybe I'll be using just w3m or Netsurf.
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Well, that sucks. I wonder if Adblock Plus/Edge will block those? If not maybe I'll be using just w3m or Netsurf.
JWJones, having looked at your 'user status' I understand your choice of browsers pretty well, as I love everything text-mode myself In fact, when the developers of Netsurf will finally complete adding JavaScript support to it (strange they didn't do it right from the start), it can turn into a hell of a browser. (sorry for off-topic)
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JWJones, having looked at your 'user status' I understand your choice of browsers pretty well, as I love everything text-mode myself In fact, when the developers of Netsurf will finally complete adding JavaScript support to it (strange they didn't do it right from the start), it can turn into a hell of a browser. (sorry for off-topic)
I go back and forth from noX/tmux to Xfce, depending on what I'm doing. I have been a faithful Firefox user for a long time (I don't like Chrome), but if they inundate me with ads that I can't turn off or block, I will drop them like a hot potato.

Java does come in handy, for sure, but for websites I visit, I can do without it, and all the insecurity that seems to come with it.
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