/e/OS = by design, which makes it an exception on the mobile market.

That is what academic research found, comparing data sent by Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, Realme, LineageOS and /e/OS smartphones.

techxplore.com/news/2021-10-re

scss.tcd.ie/Doug.Leith/Android

Encrypted chat app Wickr is funded by the CIA. We'd recommend Signal or Threema instead! vice.com/en/article/y3dawk/wic

To fully trust an app, it's necessary that all client code is published as open source: tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-s

In our latest newsletter...

/e/ is not only a degoogled mobile OS, it's also a cloud where users can store pictures, videos, calendar, contacts... edit and share their document online...

Based on @nextcloud @ONLYOFFICE ...

Read more at: 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇪🇸🇮🇹
e.foundation/leaving-apple-goo

How much do you spend on advertising? €0

What's your marketing budget? €0

You must use tons of sneaky website elements to trick people? No.

You can grow without being annoying and without supporting the adtech. 😀

Our growth just happens because people understand the need for privacy. You are amazing! 🥰

tutanota.com/blog/posts/whatsa

Don't forget! For any FP3/FP3+ with /e/OS purchased between the 7th & the 31st this month, you can receive a 20€ cashback & get 20 discarded phones properly recycled or opt for a 40€ cashback! Head to esolutions.shop for more info

From August 2021, Google will force all developers to give over their developer app signing private keys to Google. That's the last straw for me, I won't be bothering with Play Store anymore.

android-developers.googleblog.

Israeli Cyber Unit Veterans Help Facebook Destroy Competition - Why would FB work with a company like Onavo and surely that VPN service could not be trusted?

ormer Unit 8200 soldiers' Onavo app was used by Facebook to track the usage of other apps by tens of millions of its users and then decided how to cope with potential competition, suit claims. Facebook bought Onavo in 2013 for $150 million. According to the suit, Onavo – which the FTC terms a “user surveillance company” – was the technological tool Facebook used to learn about rival apps.
Given the nature of what Onavo does why would any social media company require such services, and even then market (later withdrawn) a "secure" VPN service my Onavo to its users? We've heard of free VPN services actually spying on users, now how could this be any different (speculation of course)? squeet.me/objects/962c3e102691

Google Silently Adds a New Button on Android Auto That Will Show All Songs Matching the Search You've Just Performed

When using the Assistant to start playing a specific song: if there are multiple versions of the same track, Android Auto just plays one of them randomly, so there’s no way to choose the tune you actually want to listen to.
When tapped, this button brings you to a search results page displaying the songs matching the search you just performed using a voice command via Google Assistant. So theoretically, if there are multiple versions of the same tune, you can just tap one to start listening to it.
See Google Silently Adds a New Button on Android Auto, And You’re Going to Love It

autoevolution.com/news/google- squeet.me/objects/962c3e10c348

This Christmas you can give privacy to friends and family. 🥰🎄🎅 We have started working on gift cards for Tutanota so everyone can profit from an encrypted mailbox! 😀

Debian 10 might be the most stable operating system I have ever used on any system/device. By stable I mean: once installed and configured there’s absolutely nothing else to do than being productive and not having to care about your os. No errors, no maintenance. It isn’t shiny but it gets out of the way - an under appreciated quality of an os.

"Doing even a few of these things can make your day better: doing all of them can save your life. "

psychologytoday.com/us/blog/bo

Tesla full self-driving Beta test drive - Seriously humans' erratic unpredictable driving days are numbered, as are traffic violation fines

Elon Musk just released the first early beta of Full Self Driving to a very small group and in this video we see some amazing examples of just how good Tesla's Full Self Driving Early Access Beta really is!
Amazes me how we consistently show faith in humans... just look at the accident stats. Along with an EV future I hope we soon outlaw human drivers altogether.
Watch at Tesla Full Self Driving Beta Test Drive (daylight)
#technology #EV #tesla
youtu.be/3iRHYIwjFKw squeet.me/objects/962c3e10ce24

Open source is crucial for security and privacy. Tutanota publishes all clients as open source. Check here why: tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-s

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