We've got big news.
After months of work, Tor Browser is now stable on Android.
Tor Browser 8.5 brings the highest degree of privacy and censorship-circumvention available to Android users. https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-85
Trying to make end users to use #FLOSS on #Android is difficult... Lack of support is one of the reasons we should get fixed rather sooner than later. https://dm.zimmer428.net/2019/05/android-floss-and-end-user-support/
I've just set up #Nextcloud for any that are interested! Users get 10 GB by default; let me know if you need more and we can talk.
Before registering, make sure you read this page: https://nixnet.xyz/nextcloud/
It's available over clearnet: https://cloud.nixnet.xyz/
Are you not feeling motivated to go outside for a healthy walk? How about downloading the application StreetComplete from @fdroidorg and start helping out OpenStreetMap by adding missing data about the places around you!
I started today and it made my daily walks a lot more fun! It also motivates me to walk even more and visit new places that I wouldn't visit otherwise. :)
This is a great explanation of git for people who have not yet had to work with it: https://speakerdeck.com/alicebartlett/git-for-humans
We ❤️ open source. Your Tutanota client is fully published as open source software. 😍 We even built our own captcha instead of using Google's Captcha. Read here why: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-source-email/
Really, @purism? You copy a bunch of open-source apps and make it look like they are yours without any mention of the original apps? I think you should delete these apps immediately and publicly apologize. Or at least don't have the audacity to call yourself a "Social Purpose Corporation that does not exploit people and puts doing social good over maximizing profit ", because its obviously not true.
Don't get me wrong, its fine to fork #Tusky (and others), but please adhere to GPL 3, which says "The work must carry prominent notices stating that you modified it, and giving a relevant date."
@purism @Purism While I'm all for decentralisation and moving away from malicious corporate entities, I don't really like how it's made to seem as if every service on librem.one is something made by Purism. The technical specifications do say what protocol is being used but not the underlying software and I think that's an underhanded way to go about it.
At least say LibremSocial is Mastodon, LibremTunnel is PIA, LibremMail is any old mail server with tight GPG integration & K-9 Mail from Android, and that LibremFiles and Contacts will, I assume, be Nextcloud.
I really don't like people that come along, take a good open source project, rebrand it, and pass it off as their own. Transparency is a good thing and I don't really see any on the front page of https://librem.one
If you were operating this as a non-profit, that would one thing. It's an entirely different matter to be making money from free software without giving credit where credit is due.
Facebook expects to be fined up to $5 billion by the FTC for privacy violations.
Facebook's annual revenue is $56 billion.
We must never allow backdoors to encryption. That's why we at Tutanota ❤️#opensource.
"Is LineageOS without Google apps 100% Google-free?": No, it isn't.
– some LOS services like NetworkMonitor still connect to Google (https://github.com/LineageOS/android_frameworks_base/blob/lineage-16.0/services/core/java/com/android/server/connectivity/NetworkMonitor.java)
– some settings like the phone's DNS server can still send data to Google
– besides, LOS, many apps, and the whole internet heavily rely on libraries, protocols, and standards (e.g. HTTP/2, Certificate Transparency) developed by Google, so there will never be a "100% Google-free something" for average users
Another comparison of instant messengers:
– this isn't an EFF guide as the title suggests
– according to the page, Antox, Jami, Kontalk, Ricochet, and Telegram shouldn't be used
– the page recommends Wire, Threema, Signal, Silence, Riot, Keybase, and Briar
"Can I fully control my Android phone?": No, you can't.
– in our tests, AFWall+ leaked DNS queries of all apps on the device (including blocked apps), making it easy to determine apps installed on the phone
– updating Android doesn't imply that firmware vulnerabilities get fixed
– apps from F-Droid/Play Store etc. can still leak personal data as shown in our /e/ article
– besides, your proprietary baseband processor, GPS, sensors etc. remain out of control
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
US citizens deserve the same rights we Europeans are already entitled to under the #GDPR! ✊😃 Initiated by DuckDuckGo, we have signed a letter in support of the "Privacy for All Act of 2019" to strengthen the California Consumer Privacy Act (#CCPA).
so after the matrix.org outage, suddenly all the elitist super-sysadmins come out of hiding, demanding everything to be back up as soon as possible. All boasting that they "do manage critical infrastructure" and "would work 24/7 on sundays to fix everything immediately".
Fuck you demanding free service like this.
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