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@byuu_san@twitter.com:

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.
ghacks.net/2018/01/20/how…
How to block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool (software_reporter_tool.exe) - gHacks Tech News

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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.

24ways.org/2019/its-time-to-ge

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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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMEMO

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If you can't choose not to use a technology, you are not using that technology, it is using you.

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I mentioned the other day that health care data is one area where people who "have nothing to hide" still care about .

Personal finances is the other area and it looks like Google's going there too.

washingtonpost.com/technology/

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The 48Mp camera on the Nokia 7.2 isn't really that great. It's more of a 12Mp camera. pocketnow.com/nokia-7-2-review

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Quick reminder that "Don't be evil" *used* to be Google's motto, and they deliberately changed it

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Verdict so far: pretty much only the stock and ayufan #Pinebook #PinebookPro images work acceptably. Android and ChromeOS are unacceptably broken. I'm going with the Debian image, hopefully for the long haul.

@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.

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Holy smokes.

LibreOffice runs on the Librem 5!

AND IT WORKS.

Saving files, opening files, typing... the UI is a bit cramped (it's a desktop app on a phone)... but hot-diggity! It works!

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A laptop where you can swap out parts as easily as you can on a desktop tower! pocketnow.com/panasonic-toughb

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Behind the deaf government and the cruel repressive police #HKprotests are facing, this may be one of their most heartbreaking realizations that "freedom" is and has always been a hollow propaganda word the USA have been using at least since WWII and that money sadly prevails.

♲ @hkmaplive@twitter.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

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♲ @gergelyszekely@poddery.com:

Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:

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.

What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why? #freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom disroot.org/en/services/email
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I am excited about micromobility and car sharing and all of that but the most powerful transit technologies are already known:

+ Buses
+ Bicycles
+ Bike paths
+ Walkable mixed-use neighborhoods
+ Dedicated bus lanes
+ Free buses
+ Seriously, LOTS of buses & bike paths

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O.MG! Evil Lightning cable about to hit mass distribution nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/

"Embedded in it is a tiny Wi-Fi transceiver that can operate as an access point or a wireless client. When the victim plugs it into their computer, an attacker within radio distance can connect to the cable with a mobile app and use it to manipulate the computer."

Whatever device you use, be careful about your cables!

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