Google is the top spy among all Big Tech companies. So to protect your privacy to the maximum, you need to stop using Google services wherever possible.
The most difficult part when quitting Google is if you've got an Android phone as most apps use Google Push notifications.
But the number of open source apps refusing to let Google spy on their users is constantly growing. 😎 💪
Here are our favorite FOSS apps that do not use Google Push! 😍
basically hacker news went down yesterday and in this screenshot someone chimes in talking about it saying that they had a batch of SSDs manufactured by SanDisk all get bricked after exactly 40,000 hours (4.5 years) uptime because it overflowed an internal counter and corrupted the SSD's internal state.
someone from hackernews replies and says that the SSDs HN was hosted on were in fact SanDisk Optimus Lightning IIs and almost exactly 4.5 years old.
never trust a firmware
We are teaming up with the design agency @oakstudios to update our homepage and our brand. Goodbye social media blue, hello vibrant purple!
I remember, years back now, coming across someone arguing with fervor that proprietary software was better than open source software because it was more secure. It was a culture shock to me, because usually I am surrounded by people for whom the benefits of open-source software are self-evident. I got the same feeling today arguing with some folks who genuinely believe that being locked into a proprietary, centralized silo is actually better than having control over your own platform...
First impressions are everything!
We're redesigning instance landing pages, some highlights include:
✨ Modern design
⚡ Feature overview
✨ Customizable text fields
⚡ About page w/ custom html
✨ Improved Onboarding
⚡ Clearer instance rules
We want your feedback, admins please let us know what you want or would like to see!
Boosts appreciated! #pixelfed
"Twitter’s decentralized, open-source offshoot just released its first code" (Bluesky ADX)
You Should Compile Your Python and Here’s Why
Firefox 100 is Now Available to Download 🥳
Mastodon 3.5 supports editing of posts. I wonder how edited posts will look on other fediverse platforms?
Adopting Matrix at the GNOME Foundation :: Thib views — On digital citizenship
If you need live examples - Turn to India. Authoritarian tech platforms and democracy are fundamentally incompatible, tech platforms will eat up democracy to survive.
Creating public digital infrastructure is not without risks.
But 'governments' are not monolithic entities, there are different ways to organize public infrastructure, and the less we risk, the more likely we'll end up just with authoritarian tech…
I've been taking a look at the new EU feeds, and boosting some relevant ones because this is a pilot. It's important for us on here to boost and engage with the accounts. So if folks have health and environmental, political interest in the EU, please follow and boost/engage with the posts.
I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.
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