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Blog Entry Troff document Watch Your Freedom (Because Apple's Not)
by apatel published Mar 13, 2015 last modified Mar 13, 2015 02:06 PM
At Apple's "Spring Forward" press event on Monday, March 9, the electronics company expounded upon its plans to release a smartwatch and revealed updates to its MacBook computer line, among other announcements. Underneath their focus on "innovation" and "design," however, Apple CEO Tim Cook and other participating speakers neglected to address growing concerns about the proprietary software and Digital Restrictions Management technologies distributed with its products and services, which only serve to extend the company's oppression of computer users and their freedoms.
Located in Blogs / Community
We need to fight for strong encryption. And stop DRM in Web standards
by Zak Rogoff last modified Jun 21, 2016 02:53 PM
Located in Bulletins / 2016 / spring
What is free software?
by Matt Lee published Dec 29, 2009 last modified Oct 05, 2018 12:24 PM
This is a flyer/handout made by the FSF to educate the public, especially newcomers to free software about the philosophical and ethical reasons behind the free software movement, GNU and the FSF.
Located in Resources
What is OpenDocument?
by Free Software Foundation published Nov 14, 2011 last modified Oct 03, 2016 10:00 AM
The OpenDocument format (ODF) is a free, ISO-standardized format for documents (.odt file extension), spreadsheets (.ods), presentations (.odp) and more. Used widely throughout the world, ODF is supported by a variety of programs, including the free LibreOffice suite and OpenOffice.org.
Located in Campaigns
Why call it the Swindle
by wtheaker published Sep 23, 2013 last modified Sep 23, 2013 06:03 PM
Located in Bulletins / 2013 / spring
Why free software and Apple's iPhone don't mix
by John Sullivan published Jul 30, 2008 last modified Oct 11, 2011 12:35 PM
This is the second in a series of articles detailing threats Apple's iPhone poses to free software and user freedom.
Located in Blogs / Community
Why I'm rejecting your email attachment
by John Sullivan published Mar 31, 2010 last modified May 11, 2010 07:38 AM
Why I'm rejecting your email attachment: for freedom and the good of the web!
Located in FSF News
Why should I care about that?
by John Sullivan published Oct 17, 2011 last modified May 14, 2012 03:27 PM
At the FSF, we have a goal of increasing the size and strength of the free software movement. To expand the movement, we need to get the attention of people who have never heard of free software before, and explain why it's important. We have to make the case for the four freedoms that characterize free software, and to succeed fully, we must be able to do this for people who don't care to know more than they have to about computers.
Located in Bulletins / 2011 / Spring 2011 Bulletin
Why the FSF must oppose bulk surveillance
by John Sullivan last modified Feb 10, 2014 06:25 PM
Located in Bulletins / 2013 / fall
Why we still need GnuPG
by Andrew Engelbrecht published Nov 12, 2018
The use of GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) encrypted emails is important for political dissidents, journalists, whistleblowers, and those who need to protect the privacy of their messages. GPG is an essential tool for securely encrypting and signing communications, to mitigate surveillance and impersonation. For some people, their very life, and the lives of those they love, are at stake, so ensuring that their communications are secure is critical.
Located in Bulletins / 2018 / Fall

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