Phoronix is one of major news sources for free software and currently struggles with funding. While originally based on ad revenue, that's not checking out. So they provide a "premium membership". It might be a good think to throw some money over the fence to preserve this news source.
While I can't guarantee it, I would quite surely say it's not getting i to the wrong hands.
For some more context, maybe listen to this LAN episode:
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