#Usability: the wonderful, powerful idea that betrayed us. A discussion of switchblades as kitchen tools, hammering in the bathroom, and measuring effectiveness rather than "engagement".
https://guardianproject.info/2021/02/18/usability-the-wonderful-powerful-idea-that-betrayed-us/ #AddictiveDesign #SurveillanceCapitalism
Involuntary biometric #surveillance in public spaces is an outrageous humiliation and a severe attempt to restrict personal freedom with hardly any benefits to general security ...
Please consider signing and promoting the @reclaimyourface European citizens initiative. (If enough EU citizens sign such initiatives, eu comission has to put this on their agenda!)
Left/Right fails to describe the current political turmoil, it is status quo vs those who follow anyone who can bring change: former #Bernie supporters were at the #CapitolRiots, #WhiteSupremacists are taking on hedge funds. #Biden and #Democrats must deliver real change, or risk more violence and intolerance from those who will.
@guardianproject follow progress here https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidclient/-/merge_requests/962
Do you remember when Facebook bought WhatsApp and they told us that WhatsApp won't be sharing any data with Facebook?
"WhatsApp Will Delete Your Account If You Don't Agree Sharing Data With Facebook"
Key parts of the #Debian #AndroidDev tools package suite no longer build on anything but x86. This is also true with the new 10.0.0 version. I'd love to see the #ARM and #MIPS packages make it into #bullseye. We need contributors! If you can help, see:
#ZoomMeeting had employees use fake accounts posing as child pornographers and Islamic State members join meetings of Chinese dissidents so they could terminate the accounts of Chinese dissidents because the meetings "violated the terms of service".
That Zoom shut down accounts and calls where people were talking about Tiananmen Square is bad enough. But you need to understand the subtext: Zoom says that their calls are encrypted and private, and yet they can monitor them.
Those two things are mutually exclusive. This entire video chat system is built on a foundation of lies and backdoors.
the world needs more quiet places https://www.quietparks.org/
We've identified two new, easy data points for #TrackingTheTrackers, and are already applying them to @fdroidorg They can be added to @exodus Looking forward to seeing what others do with this! https://guardianproject.info/2020/12/15/new-data-sources-api-key-identifiers-and-broadcastreceiver-declarations/
I'm starting work on the "Popularity Contest" idea for @fdroidorg that will provide #anonymous statistics on app usage as part of @guardianproject's #CleanInsights project, follow progress at https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidclient/-/issues/396
#resilient #distribution systems include support for mirroring! This blog post goes into the core concepts with examples: https://guardianproject.info/2020/12/07/distribution-in-depth-mirrors-as-a-source-of-resiliency/
#Cuba's #ElPaqueteSemanal is well known for providing access to digital media where there is no Internet. It should also be recognized for a system with decentralized, built-in, human-powered curation. Thanks @SujathaTF for highlighting that.
#Thanksgiving: "Celebrating the day Americans fed undocumented aliens from Europe"