I guess Google doesn't care about human rights anymore. https://medium.com/@rossformaine/i-was-googles-head-of-international-relations-here-s-why-i-left-49313d23065
Well I learned something fun today. Apparently Google Chrome includes software_reporter_tool.exe, which scans your entire hard disk for executables to analyze. Also, it reports the results to Google.
How to block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool (software_reporter_tool.exe) - gHacks Tech News
Twitter is funding research into a decentralized version of its platform called Bluesky... a bit like Mastodon? https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/11/21010856/twitter-jack-dorsey-bluesky-decentralized-social-network-research-moderation
I wrote an ode to personal websites for one of my faves,
24ways. Featuring inspiring (and rights-respecting) websites from people whose work I love and respect.
Did you know?
OMEMO is multi-client end-to-end encryption for XMPP/Jabber.
It uses the Double Ratchet Algorithm, like in FB Messenger, Riot, Signal, Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Wire...
It offers future and forward secrecy and deniability with message synchronization and offline delivery.
When i explain federation and decentralization to people, i compare it with email.
Email can be hosted by any company, exposing a domain+server to the internet, then you must use their application/web to access it because of the old propietary software model, nowadays there is a lot of open source mail clients anyways.
ActivityPub is just a standard protocol, mastodon is a software that implements it for microblogging (like twitter)
Decentralization is the only way to systemically fight social media disinformation https://friendica.mrpetovan.com/display/735a2029-175d-dd89-acaf-d47959983332
I mentioned the other day that health care data is one area where people who "have nothing to hide" still care about #privacy.
Personal finances is the other area and it looks like Google's going there too.
The 48Mp camera on the Nokia 7.2 isn't really that great. It's more of a 12Mp camera. https://pocketnow.com/nokia-7-2-review
Even more Samsung Galaxy Book laptops coming out!
@yang Seems to be doing some really smart stuff. Too bad I wasn't able to find & meet him at NY Comic Con last year.
With Windows Virtual Desktop, the bad old days are coming back | Computerworld
A laptop where you can swap out parts as easily as you can on a desktop tower! https://pocketnow.com/panasonic-toughbook-fz-55-review
♲ @email@example.com: @Apple 8. We once believed the App rejection is simply a bureaucratic f up, but now it is clearly a political decision to suppress freedom and human right in #HongKong. It is disappointing to see US corps such as @Apple, @NBA, @Blizzard_Ent, @TiffanyAndCo act against #freedom
Wanna break free from #Google?
Instead of #gmail, I use #disroot (disroot.org). with #k9 (k9mail.github.io) and #thunderbird (thunderbird.net) as clients.
Instead of #google search, I use #searx (Searx instances), #duckduckgo (duckdukgo.com), and #startpage (startpage.com).
Searx instance FuckOffGoogle.de has the most suggessive name. 😀
I recommend setting it as a default search engine on publicly used computers (at your school, work place, internet caffees, etc.) 😉
Instead of #youtube, I use #peertube (joinpeertube.org) and #invidious (Invidious Instances).
I also use #firefox #addon PeerTubeify to get redirected to peertube if a #video is available from there.
Instead of #googleplus, I use #diaspora (diasporafoundation.org).
Instead of #chrome, I use #icecat (Icecat), #firefox (Firefox), and #tor #browser (torproject.org).
Instead of #chromeos, I use #Parabola #GNU #linux-libre (parabola.nu) and #linuxmint (linuxmint.com).
Instead of google #calendar, I use #nextcloud / #owncloud calendar (nextcloud.com).
Instead of #googledrive, I use #nextcloud and #syncthing (syncthing.net)
Instead of google forms, I use Framaforms.
It is only available in French, which unfortunately I don't speak, but that does not stop me from regularly using it. B-)
Instead of doodle, I use Framadate.
Instead of #android, I use #replicant OS (replicant.us) on a Technoethical S3 phone.
#FSFE has a good website freeyourandroid.org about liberating your device.
Instead of #googleplay, I use #F-Droid (f-droid.org).
If you want to reach all apps from Google Play, I recommend #yalp store (YalpStore), but be warned that most of the apps there are not #free-software.
Instead of #googlemaps, I use #openstreetmap (openstreetmap.org).
Instead of google street view, I use #mapillary (mapillary.com).
For text #chat, I use #xmmp with my #disroot account, with pix-art messanger #fork of #conversations (Conversations) on mobile and gajim on desktop.
For video chat, I use #jitsi (jitsi.org).
#Framasoft and #diroot offers plenty of other great services. See degooglisons-internet.org/en/l… and disroot.org/en/#_white-bar
Finally, I recommend you to spread/share your desire, successes and difficulties (both online and offline) of getting free from Google and #GAFAM ( #Google, #Apple, #Facebook, #Amazon, #Microsoft) in general.