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At the end of the day Google is becoming so dominant on the web that they practically *are* the web, so you either use Google products or you avoid touching a computer. I can't quit Google entirely (Chrome DevTools, GMaps, YouTube are the big ones for me).

How do you deal with something that builds amazing products but also does it in kind of a sleazy way? And maybe is becoming way too powerful? I suppose you become a tech vegan sneaking occasional bites of cheese pizza. nolanlawson.com/2019/05/31/tec

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"Basically, software remains vulnerable because the benefits created by insecure products far outweigh the downsides. Once that changes, software security will improve—but not a moment before."

danielmiessler.com/blog/the-re

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♲ @computerfact@twitter.com: programmers love to use titles like "architect" or "engineer" or "designer" instead of the more accurate "plumber" or "custodian" or "firefighter"

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I've been looking at Bradley Taunt's website lately, and he's got a lot of good stuff if you're into #WebDesign or #WebDevelopment.

bradleytaunt.com/

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The #PineTab is a $79 Linux tablet
by Pine64, the same manufacturer of the #PinePhone and PineBook low-cost Linux devices.

This low-power Linux machine, however, has some hidden perks: for example, via an internal m.2 slot it supports SATA and LTE expansions in a somewhat modular way. And now it boots postmarketOS with several UIs, such as KDE #PlasmaMobile and Purism's "Phosh".

You can read more about it in our latest post: tuxphones.com/pine64-pinetab-p

#linux #postmarketOS

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Another ethical mobile phone initiative for my European friends.

The US is severely lagging in such options.

♲ @gael_duval@twitter.com: It's a fully ungoogled OS and online services.
Yet it can run most #Android Android apps.
It's available on 4 different smartphone models, premium grade refurbished.
--> and public orders are now available 😀
Taste a more ethical mobile experience now!
e.foundation/e-pre-installe…

pbs.twimg.com/media/EBCNPsiXoA…
pbs.twimg.com/media/EBCNPskXkA… e.foundation/e-pre-installed-r…

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@strypey
I lost my faith in Signal after reading the fediverse's own @sir 's blog post on it: drewdevault.com/2018/08/08/Sig

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For anyone who wants high-quality, open-source, self-hostable event coordination software, check out gath.io (repo at github.com/lowercasename/gathi).

It doesn't require an account, does everything with email and link-capability security, and autodeletes events 2 days after they're over, and it looks really beautiful.

No need to use Facebook for this anymore!

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♲ @bamafangrl@twitter.com: Do y’all remember, before the internet, that people thought the cause of stupidity was the lack of access to information?
Yeah. It wasn’t that. 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Waking up from a bad dream earlier today, it occurred to me that we think it's good practice to have firewalls that restrict communications between computers, but at the same time we still think it's an excellent idea to promote and facilitate unrestricted communication between humans - regardless of their respective intents and interests.

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A secure messenger should guarantee that no one but you and your intended recipients can read or analyze your messages. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/dont

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Apple contractors 'regularly hear confidential details' on Siri recordings | Technology | The Guardian

Because why would Apple be any different?

theguardian.com/technology/201

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"Recently, tech companies have come to a troubling consensus: that they can change your computer, remotely (and often silently) without your knowledge or permission."

puri.sm/posts/consent-matters-

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If you want to test our software before you install it, check out our free online demo.

Browse the demo to see what our software can do for you! We think it will convince you to become a full-time user. 😉

Demo: freedombox.org/demo/

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