Sky News: Rooftop bees survive Notre-Dame fire after being 'drunk'.
Google has a short memory. Is this MapReduce (and its derivatives) fault, or just a marketing strategy?
What would be the best way to index and serve the whole web? I'm thinking graphs since the web = knowledge and these things are never flat
When browsers are made by advertising companies:
"With privacy and online tracking being such a large problem and major concern for many users, you would think that browser developers would give you the option to disable anything that could affect your privacy."
"Security" and "privacy" mean different things for different people. Here are some tips for assessing your own situation to decide what types of security and privacy are most important to you. https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/assessing-your-risks
New battery will give electric cars over 600 miles of range
High-density battery technology could eliminate range anxiety, reduce costs and decrease the risk of cars catching fire
#Mastodon v2.8.0rc1 is out, the first release candidate for testing
Read the changelog at the link above!
#Carnet is a free open alternative to Google Keep. It includes text, images, audio, todo lists and syncing features.
It's currently available for Android (on Google Play and F-Droid), Linux, and NextCloud.
You can follow it here:
You can find out more and contribute on its git page:
The lead developer is here:
There's an alternative to Reddit on the Fediverse, it's called Prismo.
The first instance is here, and is open for sign-ups:
The project's Mastodon account is here:
Federation is still being worked on, but you can already follow Prismo users and comment on their posts from elsewhere on the Fediverse.
For example, here's the lead developer's Prismo account:
A Few Simple Steps to Vastly Increase Your Privacy Online
Switch up your browser and search engine, add some plugins to block surveillance, and get a little technical with DNS servers.
Best password managers: Reviews of the top products
"The best password is one you probably can't easily remember—that's why a password manager is so crucial to your online security. We review LastPass, Dashlane, Keeper, 1Password, and others to find the best one for managing passwords."
NexDock 2 is a new laptop shell for your smartphone (crowdfunding)
Nearly three years after running a crowdfunding campaign for a laptop dock powered by your smartphone, the folks at NexDock are back for another round. The NexDock 2 has a better screen, a more compact design, and an aluminum body (rather than plastic). You can connect a smartphone by running a cable to the USB-C …
NexDock 2 is a new laptop shell for your smartphone (crowdfunding) https://liliputing.com/2019/03/nexdock-2-is-a-new-laptop-shell-for-your-smartphone-crowdfunding.html
HMD admits the Nokia 7 Plus was sending personal data to China
HMD calls the event "an error" and has issued a patch.
HMD admits the Nokia 7 Plus was sending personal data to China https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/hmd-admits-the-nokia-7-plus-was-sending-personal-data-to-china/
The city of Amsterdam is creating a digital map where you can find all digital surveillance/data collection devices like cameras, both public and private/business owned. Great initiative to create some #transparency! https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/kaart-van-gemeente-laat-zien-waar-gegevens-verzameld-worden~a4623877/
#AllInOneAlternatives are sites that offer a range of privacy-aware decentralised alternatives.
#Matrix is a free open decentralised set of standards for messaging, calling and videocalling.
The developers have an official account on here at:
The easiest way to use Matrix is through the #Riot app:
It's available for Android (including via @fdroidorg as well as Google Play), iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux. (Download links are all on the official site, at the bottom of the screen.)
The KDE community is adding Matrix to its instant messaging communication infrastructure. Join our server, get a cool KDE handle and become part of the KDE conversation.
Matrix provides graphical instant messaging for desktop and mobile (with all its goodies: gifs, emojis, etc.), bridging for IRC channels, point to point encryption, file sharing, and more stuff that will help improve KDE's communications.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!