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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 gitlab.com/fdroid/android-sdk-

"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: twitter.com/AppSecCali/status/

We have started a #BinaryTransparency log of gradle binaries to monitor what is published, since those binaries are central to Android development. Its implemented as a git repo and has a basic JSON API: gitlab.com/fdroid/gradle-trans

free access to medical information is a moral imperative, is making this clear. publishing should be a requirement for medical research vice.com/en_us/article/z3b3v5/

Without a moratorium or a ban, law enforcement agencies will continue to exploit technologies like Clearview’s and hide their use from the public. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/clea

Hey #fosdem, the #FSFE is hiring: We are looking for interns and trainees experienced in legal, policy or technical fields to join our team in our Berlin office.

fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202001

If you are interested, get in touch at our booth.

#publiccode #reuse #foss #floss #jobs

@Karlitschek explains at #FOSDEM why GPL is actually great for business (like it is for @nextcloud ), and why open source should not become closed/proprietary just to fight back against cloud competitors like Amazon, Google & Microsoft. #NextGenerationInternet

Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones
simonweckert.com/googlemapshac

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%." fastcompany.com/90454921/apple

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

In 2020 our world is only 8.6% circular. In other words - we waste more than 92% of everything we consume. Our global engine is stuck in reverse. We've teamed up with @circleeconomy@twitter.com to explore how we can close this circularity gap.

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.
privacyinternational.org/news-

It has gotten ridiculous how much lighting humans live with now. I just donated to support research, like this awesome interactive map: lightpollutionmap.info/#zoom=4

I installed T-UI (Terminal based launcher - f-droid.org/app/ohi.andre.cons ) 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.

Chelsea Manning has been incarcerated for more than 9 months. She is being held in jail and fined $1,000 per day for up to 18 months or until she agrees to cooperate with the Grand Jury. #ReleaseChelsea youtube.com/watch?v=vz_zBfjP2P

As President Trump prepares to sign the USMCA, remember that when copyright creeps into trade agreements, it's almost always bad news. #CopyrightWeek eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/dont

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.
reuters.com/article/us-mexico-

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 f-droid.org/2020/01/16/trackin

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