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@Tutanota Password Manager - Firefox Lockwise
Web Search - DuckDuckGo
Laptop / Desktop OS - Linux or *BSD
Phone OS - /e/ or LineageOS
Physical Activity - OpenTracks
Public Transit - Transportr
GPS Navigation - Magic Earth


Made some adjustments to your list:

Password Manager - password-store, KeePassXC

Web Search - Searx, YaCy, use Tor

Laptop / Desktop OS - OpenBSD, Void/Alpine/Heads Linux

Phone OS - GrapheneOS

Physical Activity - OpenTrcks

Public Transit - Transportr

GPS Navigation - Magic Earth


@webb GrapheneOS is only for Google Pixel phones.
As for Linux I always pick Testing :blobcatcoffee:

And for the list:
Coud Storage - Sync
Git Repository -
Social Network - Mastodon 😀

@black_sun any other operating system should be considered insecure. Good projects, but bad security.

@black_sun I chose the distros I did because I consider them far more secure as opposed to most other distros. It’s also why I put OpenBSD first.

@black_sun how do you find Magic Earth? Not heard of it before but it looks interesting

@will88 It's quite good, worth giving it a try (I've switched from Sygic). I hope the searching will improve, otherwise it's fine with me.

@black_sun OK great, thank you ☺️ will sure give it a try!

>inb4 heated debate about federation

@Tutanota why not "matrix" instead of signal? Many experts believe Signal is not secure.

As far as I know the only security issue on signal is the your Number.
Matrix on the other hand can leave a lot of metadata to providers.
To me it looks like booth have theirs Problems.
Also you could ask why they didn't mention XMPP.

Or did you mean something else?

@iamhabenula @Tutanota not matrix.

I was able to decrypt everything, even the sender's ip address.

To decrypt it, it only took six rx6900xt graphic cards, and 5 minutes.

I then had the key and was able to decrypt everything from this user (test account, we don't test on real users, for obvious reasons ).

Their encryption on matrix are not configured, and are prone to side collision attacks.

Signal is slightly better.

@iamhabenula @The_Quantum_Alpha @Tutanota
No. Their encryption method is exactly the same: OLM which is an implementation of double ratchet algorithm.

@danialbehzadi @iamhabenula @Tutanota

Yes, but at least i can't get the sender's ip address and metadata by cracking their encryption on signal …

Both are flawed, but Signal wins

@The_Quantum_Alpha @iamhabenula @Tutanota
The problem with signal is the nonfederated server and non-free clients. If I don't trust (which I don't), I would set up my own instance and check it's code, and get the client from @fdroidorg which I trust, then federate with matrix users.
But when I don't trust signal (which I don't either), there's no private way to communicate with people on it.

@danialbehzadi @iamhabenula @Tutanota @fdroidorg
Nono, i use none of both, its their encryption the problem …

Would have been good back in 2010, but not in 2021!

@The_Quantum_Alpha So, you're trashing Signal's and Matrix's (open source) encryption while using Tutanota which is proprietary and no one knows if they even encrypt anything at all?


@yerinalexey @iamhabenula
@Tutanota Will be glad to rectify this drama🙄

I'm off to bed.

Go use them if that triggers you that much, but leave me alone, please.

Unhappy with my claims? Fine, ignore and move on.

But facts remains facta, whether you like it or not.

@Tutanota I like the list, but I need an online office suite, or at least spreadsheet and word processor, there anything out there aside from gDocs? Zoho has some, but it's overkill and therefore hard to use

If you use nextcloud you can easily use CollaboraOffice (Basically LibreOffice online). Maybe even possible without Nextcloud.
Also there is OnlyOffice (Works better with MS-Office, don't like LO-Documents).

gDocs gives google a look in everything you are writing and how you are doing it. Especially if Info's about others are included ore you want them to participate, I believe using google is never responsible.

@josterburg @Tutanota Problem there is that it's not so much my writing as others. I proofread MLP fan fiction primarily, and gDocs is used because it's simple but has enough featured, and is easily shared.

In this case Etherpads vor CryptPads could be a solution.

@josterburg Thanks, I'll give them a look, hopefully I'll be able to get people to migrate.

@coolboymew +1 Even behind the scenes, things didn't look good with the Mozilla team last year. Who knows what direction they're heading in now.

Also, is the Android version of Waterfox gone? With Firefox mobile's redesign, it seems like every mobile browser kinda sucks now, not that the scene ever looked particularly amazing to start with.

@Tutanota @denza252

@coolboymew @Tutanota to be fair, that particular post is one of the least upsetting things they have posted on their blog. This is just perfectly reasonable anti-facebook lobbying with a headline catering to the sentiment of the angry normies of the moment. If this were the usual level of Mozilla wokeness, I wouldn't be as worried about the shop like I am.
@coolboymew @Tutanota The Mozilla blog is mostly a PR operation for fundraising and you sort of have to look out for diplomatic language to suss out what goals Mozilla tries to push on it. This article, in particular the headline and the first three paragraphs are a pretty nice example of how much they have to contort themselves in order to score some centrist checks.
@coolboymew @Tutanota The tandem of Mozilla Foundation / Mozilla Corporation (and, since very recently, MZLA Technologies Corporation) has been straddling the fence and trying to go a third way since its inception. It will never not be doing that and it will never be "alt-tech".

@coolboymew @Tutanota What I’m trying to make clear to you is that Mozilla is not the absolute anything of anyone.

The most damage they can do (and presently are doing, regrettably) is letting the quality of their software slide.

@Tutanota I can'T understand why people recommend signal, it's just as bad.

Messenger Matrix
PasswordManager Bitwarden

@Tutanota Might want to remove Firefox. Have you seen the CEO's recent blog post?

@Tutanota yes, Vivaldi does not phone home, has a built in adblocker, i approve their sync encryption, and their CEO knows what he's doing. It's a browser, and only a browser.

After some vigorous testing, you are far more private and secure on Vivaldi.

@Jesse946 @Tutanota
Safari for iOS,
Bromite for normal Android's - Vanadium for GrapheneOS,
Chromium-Edge for Windows


Email - Tutanota

Chat - (in limbo; no one I know uses encryption for anything...)

Office - Open Office

Browser - Firefox (currently seeking options since Mozilla is extremely shady)

Password Manager - both Bitwarden and Keepass.

It is arguable to say that in my circles I'm more or less seen as the "paranoid" one.

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