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A recent article on a big tech news site included this phrase:

"[...] Linux phones like the PinePhone, [...]are full of closed-source firmware from non-open components"

We'd like to clear the record: The #PinePhone has two blobs -- neither runs on the main SoC: One loaded to WiFi/BT module, other enclosed within the cell modem. In the modern world of tech, both blobs are unavoidable.

For an overview from someone with deep knowledge of both the PinePhone and Librem 5: tuxphones.com/yet-another-libr

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Reasons to upgrade #Nextcloud

🗄 Files: notes above folders, file locking
🤖 Flow - automate boring tasks
📝 Built in @only_office@twitter.com
🖼 New Photos
📅 Calendar 2.0 Talk meetings, busy view
📩 Mail 1.0 recognizes itineraries
🗣 Talk -new UI, replies, more
nextcloud.com/install

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Today's the day when our old home (bobadon.co.uk) will finally be switched off!

We would like to thank Mastodon.art for hosting our new #Glimpse account on the fediverse.

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Thanks to @OpenTechFund@twitter.com for the continued support of Delta Chat developments, and for prominently promoting our recent milestones, Android and iOS appstore releases. More releases and other surprises are coming soon :)

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And here is a disaster. And probably not legal at all, yet it exists...
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"Clearview AI, a facial recognition company that says it’s amassed a database of billions of photos"

buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanm

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#Nextcloud has teamed up with worlds' 2nd largest hosting provider @ionos@twitter.com to put businesses back in control over their data! Read our announcement or contact us for information now.
nextcloud.com/blog/ionos-and-n

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Grab the Snap of Polar, a powerful offline browser for #Linux to manage web content, books, and notes. @getpolarized@twitter.com keeps your content in one place, with tags, annotations and keeps track of your reading progress 📚 📖

snap install polar-bookshelf

bit.ly/2Rcj5xY

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Nextcloud 3.10.0 for Android is here, bringing collaborative tools, dark mode, rich workspaces and more! It is certainly a big #nextcloud news day today 😎
nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-3

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Sorry to hear about the Mozilla layoffs – if you want to continue fixing the web, we are hiring! ♥️ #MozillaLifeboat

Fully open source and fully remote:
nextcloud.com/jobs/
(If you prefer there’s also offices in Berlin and Stuttgart :)

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Amazon revealed how easy censorship will be in the digital age!

"Amazon secretely removes '1984' from the "
(Note: 11 y old news)

io9.gizmodo.com/amazon-secretl


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Major /e/OS updates, upcoming Progressive Web Apps support...

Our latest newsletter is available online in 4 languages (EN, FR, IT, RU)

e.foundation/e-os-on-latest-up

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@enjey

Aún en desarrollo, pero una gran alternativa descentralizada y que "todo" el mundo usa es @delta

Usa el correo, puedes escribir correos normales desde una interfaz tipo WhatsApp. Pero a la que alguien lo usa también cifra con PGP. Una alternativa con mucho potencial.

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Here is a Delta Chat talk from end December at #36c3 -- it discusses Delta Chat's unique messenger-approach, its use of the e-mail server network, its resilience against internet shutdowns, the crypto engine rPGP, and then tons of Q&A from the audience media.ccc.de/v/36c3-oio-154-de

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RT @gael_duval@twitter.com

As it is using email as a message container, Delta Chat is probably the most decentralized IM software. Plus it encrypts E2E, even for group conversations.
#privacy twitter.com/delta_chat/status/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/gael_duval/status/

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