EFF’s browser extension HTTPS Everywhere just got even better! We’ve partnered with DuckDuckGo to incorporate its Smarter Encryption rulesets into HTTPSE, giving users greater coverage for connecting to safer, encrypted versions of the websites they visit. eff.org/press/releases/eff-par

Today’s statements by the FSF and RMS are thoughtful and reasonable. It’s time for all concerned to come together in good faith and chart a way forward. The work and mission of the FSF are important.

In case anyone wants to try out receiving MMS messages on their I just wrote down the steps needed for that here, still unofficial and hacky but it does work: source.puri.sm/Librem5/chatty/

Librem 14 Rave

"Now that shipping of the Librem 14 to customers is imminent we should talk about some more details and enhancements we made."


And from the Vice article that broke the story: "Among the thousands of other data points, vehicle location data is transmitted on a constant and near real time basis while the vehicle is operating." vice.com/en/article/k7adn9/car

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To the tech community let's stop using the phrase "This is or isn't my daily driver". This is terrible and who should have say three cars in the garage and only use the Prius for Groceries, the Porsche for Highway driving, the the Tahoe for going skiing. That's for rich people, how about having one daily driver like a Subaru to do it all, there should be one device to rule them all not 3 or 7 that's a nightmare scenario when it comes to maintenance costs, upkeep costs, cross device data loss etc

Why Librem Tunnel is Leaving iOS

"Recently we’ve been forced to remove Librem Tunnel from iOS due to their unfair policies and in this post we’ll explain why."


RIP Lou Ottens, Developer Of The Compact Cassette And More

It’s with sadness that we note the passing at the age of 94 of the long-time Phillips engineer Lou Ottens, who is best known as the originator of the Compact Cassette audio tape format that was … hackaday.com/2021/03/12/rip-lo

Original tweet : twitter.com/hackaday/status/13

Oh also I forgot to mention what opensnitch was. It's similar to Little Snitch on Macs, but for Linux. It tracks outgoing network connections and throws up prompts so you can allow/deny them. github.com/evilsocket/opensnit

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libhandy 1.2 just got released! 🎉 It comes with new cool widgets and many fixes, more at adrienplazas.com/blog/2021/03/.

All week as we were preparing this article all I could think was: "No disassemble! No disassemble Librem 5!"


Your Smartphone Doesn't Have To Be Glued Shut!

The was recently featured in a hardware tear-down video by @iFixit


Phosh Overview

"phosh is graphical shell for mobile, touch based devices like smart phones. It’s the default graphical shell on Purism’s Librem 5 (and that’s where it came to life) but projects like Postmarket OS, Mobian and Debian have picked it up putting it into use on other devices as well and contributing patches."


New @postmarketOS installer feature. You can now choose if you want to install to the SD you're booted from or install to the #pinephone internal storage :)

Parler Tricks: Making Software Disappear

"Regardless of how you feel about Parler, an important thing to note is that this is far from the first time, nor will it be the last time, that Google and Apple remove controversial software from their stores. "


Consent Matters: When Tech Takes Remote Control Without Your Permission

"The irony is that, decades ago, when your average person had minimal experience with computers, those inexperienced users had much more control and autonomy over them."


As of todays -next (git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/k) you can run the without any additional patches using the default mainline arm64 . This means distributions can enable it without trouble from 5.12 onwards. The itself needs some more work but it builds a lot on what we have for the devkit.

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