Google Play's strangle hold is weakening. Previously anything but the Play store included warnings about them not being trustworthy and to stay away from them. The XDA-Developers coverage of the new K-9 Mail's last sentence is:
"If you don’t have access to the Google Play Store, you can also download it from F-Droid, Amazon App Store, and the project’s GitHub page."
I saw people worried about #vaccines causing death. My wife is a doctor so I asked her.
It's complicated, but the general takeaway is: all medicine has risk involved. Just like driving a car or even walking near a roadway. Yet the risk vs reward ratio is usually such that we decide to use medicine. In people who don't have strong independent risk factors vaccines should not cause issues. There's always outliers, but generally vaccines save way, way more lives than they cost.
Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....
When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.
@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.
Another follower thrown in fascistbook jail for saying a mean thing to a trumper. Until we ALL stop using these garbage platforms and go somewhere else, they'll continue to reign without any checks to their power. But how can we organize such an exodus without using these same instruments of tyranny?
You know you want to: Enable Firefox 90 Android "Secret settings" debug menu instructions.
Oh the convenience and potentially hidden maliciousness of QR Codes.
Go ahead, scan it, it's safe.
Samsung Washing Machine app won't work unless you give it access to your location, camera, phone calls, contacts...
EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn't hurt sales
In 2013, the European Commission ordered a €360,000 ($430,000) study on how piracy affects sales of music, books, movies and games in the EU. However, it never ended up showing it to the public except for one cherry-picked section. That's possibly because the study concluded that there was no evidence that piracy affects copyrighted sales, and in the case of video games, might actually help them.
Here you go, dystopian shit:
- Charging history
- Unique car & battery IDs
- Kilometres driven (battery)
- Operational state of engine
- Driving & parking history
- Data on speed, acceleration & deceleration
- Number of times ABS has been activated
- When airbags are deactivated
- Name, first name & email of owner
- Other electric vehicles in vicinity
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