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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."

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♲ 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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@clacke @purism Oh, I used to keep a spare battery in my wallet and as soon as the one in the phone died, I'd swap it out in a few seconds and I'd be good for another day. Meanwhile, friends with iPhones at the restaurant would be begging the bartender for an electrical outlet.

@nuts @purism True, but did you see how the old Samsung Galaxy S5 did it? Water tight seal AND tool-free removable battery! It can be done.

@nuts @purism I wouldn't call that "removable" if it requires tools. I thought we were talking about flicking a latch with your fingernail and popping in a charged battery in 5 seconds like we could around the turn of the century.

@purism I don't think Apple ever had a removable battery on a mobile device. Maybe the G4 Macbook Pro from the PowerPC days?

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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.

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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:

#linux #postmarketOS

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Another ethical mobile phone initiative for my European friends.

The US is severely lagging in such options.

♲ 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!…………

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I lost my faith in Signal after reading the fediverse's own @sir 's blog post on it:

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For anyone who wants high-quality, open-source, self-hostable event coordination software, check out (repo at

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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♲ 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.

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

Because why would Apple be any different?

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