#1805 29.03.2023 00:15 AP

GNU: Microsoft's Software is Malware

Nonfree (proprietary) software is very often malware (designed to mistreat the user). Nonfree software is controlled by its developers, which puts them in a position of power over the users; that is the basic injustice. The developers and manufacturers often exercise that power to the detriment of the users they ought to serve.

This typically takes the form of malicious functionalities.

#1513 30.12.2022 04:39 AP

The Guardian: If aliens contact humanity, who decides what we do next?

If there is consensus that the signal is legit, researchers should inform the public and the secretary general of the UN.

But there is little guidance on what to do next. How should the message be studied? Should it be released in full before it has been deciphered? Would governments allow that? Should humanity respond? If so, who decides what we send back?