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On @LastWeekTonight, host @iamjohnoliver dug into the problems with data brokers, with a detailed explainer about how they work, how they collect and sell personal information, and how easy it was for him to potentially target and track politicians.

Did you know? 💡 LibreOffice has an alternative user interface, called the NotebookBar! Try it out – go to View > User Interface in the menu, and then choose Tabbed ✅ (And if you want to switch back, click the menu icon in the top-right of the NotebookBar.)


the days of usenet, irc, the web...even email (w PGP)...were amazing. centralizing discovery and identity into corporations really damaged the internet.

I realize I'm partially to blame, and regret it.


"Longer term, it’s likely these weaponizations are like spitting into the wind: The downsides of vandalizing open source projects far outweigh any possible benefit, and the blowback will ultimately damage the projects and contributors responsible. By extension, all of open source is harmed."

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