The progress of #pinephone hardware
from left to right: Project Anakin, Project Don't be evil and the final hardware
We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.
Which is your primary browser on your computer?
Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.
Retoot this to get more votes in.
Wow, Huawei just accused the US govt of launching cyberattacks to infiltrate its intranet and internal information systems: https://www.huawei.com/en/facts/voices-of-huawei/media-statement-regarding-reported-us-doj-probes-into-huawei (h/t @Viss and campuscodi)
Finally an update to the 2016 version! Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 (2019) Review | Pocketnow
I wrote a blog post that's a fairly detailed how-to on conducting usability testing for free software: https://samuelhewitt.com/blog/2019-08-27-how-to-run-a-usability-test-on-free-software-linux
This article does a good job on presenting the many different ways that data about your credit card purchases are shared without your knowledge or permission: #privacy https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/08/26/spy-your-wallet-credit-cards-have-privacy-problem/
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. https://nolanlawson.com/2019/05/31/tech-veganism/
"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."
A "verification" system tying each battery to a specific phone is a huge blow to your ability to repair your own devices. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59nz3k/apple-is-locking-batteries-to-specific-iphones-a-nightmare-for-diy-repair
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: https://tuxphones.com/pine64-pinetab-pinephone-linux-tablet-postmarketos/
♲ @firstname.lastname@example.org: 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!
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!
The Purism Librem 5 hardware specs are available now. https://pocketnow.com/the-librem-5s-hardware-specs-pre-orders
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.
A secure messenger should guarantee that no one but you and your intended recipients can read or analyze your messages. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/dont-let-encrypted-messaging-become-hollow-promise
Apple contractors 'regularly hear confidential details' on Siri recordings | Technology | The Guardian
Because why would Apple be any different?