Our next #BinaryTransparency log is to monitor all the binaries for #Android SDK components that are #FreeSoftware. Those binaries are central to Android development, and #Google has done some strange things with them in the past. Its implemented as a git repo and has a basic JSON API https://gitlab.com/fdroid/android-sdk-transparency-log#readme
"There was a popular idea that spying on your spouse was fair game...making it detectable was not a priority." Learn more about the fight against stalkerware from @evacide's keynote at @AppSecCali: https://twitter.com/AppSecCali/status/1224392355312103424
Study: Facebook quitters report more life satisfaction, less depression and anxiety https://boingboing.net/2020/02/10/study-facebook-quitters-repor.html
free access to medical information is a moral imperative, #coronavirus is making this clear. #openaccess publishing should be a requirement for medical research https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/z3b3v5/archivists-are-bypassing-paywalls-to-share-studies-about-coronaviruses
The construction industry is a large contributor to #ClimateChange, destroying livable buildings makes it even worse.
Without a moratorium or a ban, law enforcement agencies will continue to exploit technologies like Clearview’s and hide their use from the public. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/clearview-ai-yet-another-example-why-we-need-ban-law-enforcement-use-face
Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones
The latest iOS & Android updates make the option to opt-out of location tracking very pronounced, & users are acting on it.
"Since the launch of iOS 13 last fall, the amount of background location data that marketers collect has dropped by 68%." https://www.fastcompany.com/90454921/apple-and-googles-tough-new-location-privacy-controls-are-working
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1223981147937562624
Here is some good #privacy news: the Eu Advocate General has concluded national mass retention laws in the EU are illegal. Countries can not demand that internet providers just keep massive amounts of personal data because it might be useful some day.
It has gotten ridiculous how much lighting humans live with now. I just donated to support #LightPollution research, like this awesome interactive map: https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/#zoom=4&lat=5759860&lon=1619364&layers=B0FFFFFTFFFFFFFF
I installed T-UI (Terminal based launcher - https://f-droid.org/app/ohi.andre.consolelauncher ) today and it instantly eliminated all check emails, check mastodon, check all messenger, check emails again habits.
I guess it's more because of the unfamiliarity of the interface than any inherent benefit to it. Let's see how this will go. Maybe I'll just have to keep changing my phone UX radically every few months.
As President Trump prepares to sign the USMCA, remember that when copyright creeps into trade agreements, it's almost always bad news. #CopyrightWeek https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/dont-write-copyright-law-secret
#hydro power is NOT #green power, it kills rivers and contributes to #ClimateChange https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/29/opinion/climate-change-hydroelectric-dam.html
Interesting to see that civilisation does not need to be built on rich and poor in rigid hierachies.Teotihuacan in Mexico thrived for 5 centuries without slaves, slums, or even big differences between rich and poor. This is in contrast to Rome, Egypt, Mycenae, Greece, Babylon, etc.
We've started work on new project to improve our app submission and review process, with a focus on making it easier for contributors to make ethical decisions https://f-droid.org/2020/01/16/tracking-the-trackers.html