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KDE is 24 years old today! Share in the comments your favorite KDE memory, ye olde screenshots, photos from events, tell us about antique merch you have collected over time, or about anything else from your ❤️ story with KDE.

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@nurinoas madaidans-insecurities.github. This site?

> The opt into 'install from unknown sources' Android 12 google is fixing that.

F-Droid apps with reproduceable builds are more trustworthy than Google.

> Adding more apps ofcourse add more attack surface.
If you want to minimize the attack surface you've to buy a Pixel 4a, flash Graphene/Calyx OS, lock the bootloader and then use F-Droid.

@happybeing You mean play services? I have disabled the Play Store on my family member's phones and use Aurora Store for app updates. It works fine.

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Microsoft is evil, Google is evil, Apple is evil...

.. can anyone see a pattern here, I'm sure there must be something.

Microsoft 365 has employee surveillance and analytics built in: #privacy

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Starting January 4, 2021, Google will block all sign-ins to Google accounts from embedded browser frameworks

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Mozilla has gone bad.

"Mozilla works with advertising partners to place sponsored tiles on the Firefox home page (or New Tab) that would be useful to Firefox users. Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored tiles." #Mozilla #Firefox #privacy #browser

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YouTube no longer an acceptable platform for course lecture or academic talk content:

Unless, of course, you and your university are comfortable with your students or other audience members being subject to advertisements that interrupt the lectures and are beyond your control both in their placement and content.

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- discord can delete your account at any time for any reason, cutting you off from all of your servers
- discord will lock out your account and force you to enter in a phone number at their discretion/use of vpns
- discord may even demand to talk to you on the phone if you use vpns/tor
- discord regularly reads private dms or private servers to determine account deletion
- messages are not E2E encrypted and there will always be an unencrypted copy stored on their servers
- discord can provide messages to any third party they wish at any time, such as governments or companies without any legal obligation or requirement to let you know
- messages are not deleted when the account is deleted
- discord decrypts voice chats in flight, who knows what they're doing with it, they could have saved every single vc and there's nothing you can do about it:
- discord's app is proprietary so there's no idea of what it could be monitoring on your computer
- discord silently tracks all your activity by default: This probably includes any actions in discord, but also usage patterns like connection times and IP addresses

TLDR: if you oppose censorship, value privacy, or don't want to be datamined out the ass then don't use discord

XMPP is an open-source protocol that supports E2E encryption, offline messages, file uploads, video and audio chats, and more. There are hundreds of clients for all different devices, so if you don't like one then you can always try another. With any of these apps, make sure to enable OMEMO encryption, normally its just a lock icon that you can enable.

A couple of recommendations to get you started:

- Siskin:
- ChatSecure:
- Monal:

- Conversations: Xabber:

- Siskin (iOS/Mac):
- Monal (iOS/Mac):
- Gajim (Windows/Linux):
- Dino (Linux):
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discord listening in on your calls? what a surprise.

All the school teachers using YouTube as a repository for class materials, the official Indian ICSE channel, religious live streams, NGOs, non-profits will have ads turned on by default. Solution? .

So I'm guessing ad blocking will be illegal (against ToS) on soon. In the worst case even embeded videos serving ads. Its a sinking ship.

Upload on educate your subscribers to find you on your @peertube channel

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Google changed their terms:

"YouTube has the right to monetize all content on the platform and ads may appear on videos from channels not in the Partner Program"

Squeezing creators seems the easy way to add more revenue and satisfy shareholders but cannot go on forever.

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