F-Droid has taken the next step in providing metrics in a ethical way that includes strong privacy protections. v1.12-alpha3 has an opt-in "popularity contest" reporting mechanism in the Expert Settings. For more info, see f-droid.org/2021/03/01/fdroid-

If you are looking for a way to help F-Droid get updates out faster, considering diving into the code and contributing! Relevant issues to tackle can be found here:

What’s clear from the reaction to this most recent privacy policy change is that WhatsApp shares much more information with Facebook than many users were aware, and has been doing it since 2016. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/its-

Copyright should not be a fast-track to getting speech removed that you do not like. The law is meant to encourage creativity by giving artists a limited period of exclusive rights to their creations. It is not a loophole to be exploited by authorities. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/02/cops

: the wonderful, powerful idea that betrayed us. A discussion of switchblades as kitchen tools, hammering in the bathroom, and measuring effectiveness rather than "engagement".

📈 Donations through Liberapay have increased to more than €10k for the first time this week, thanks to the 7584 patrons who are supporting 1035 creators.


Dear Mastodon, we're ~60 followers away from 12K! Can you help us get there?

Help by spreading the word that:

🔵 Privacy is a human right.

🔵 Tracking & surveillance are widespread on the internet.

🔵 Tor is a nonprofit that can help you take back your privacy online.

Now that the new OnionShare has better command line support, I just wrote a guide explaining how to run your own anonymous Tor dropbox on a Raspberry Pi. Check it out: micahflee.com/2021/02/onionsha

If you have any leaks, load this URL in Tor Browser to send them my way: vxat6yszh7o5r2fxzvibxsb4lmfi6y

@guardianproject @fdroidorg
Popularity Contest aka F-Droid is now posted as a merge request, it should be included in the v1.12-alpha1 which will be out soon.


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: the wonderful, powerful idea that betrayed us. A discussion of switchblades as kitchen tools, hammering in the bathroom, and measuring effectiveness rather than "engagement".

is the world's most popular operating system. and @fdroidorg have demonstrated its possible to build FSF-free and DFSG-free OS based on Android and F-Droid. Replicant and F-Droid do not yet meet the standards for being fully free software yet. Both communities are working towards that core goal. The only limiting factor is developer time to make it happen. So F-Droid and Replicant (and free Android ROMs) should be designated as High Priority Projects fsf.org/blogs/community/commit

@privacyint I think should be included there @fdroidorg has been reviewing apps for tracking for almost 10 years!

We've identified two new, easy data points for , and are already applying them to @fdroidorg They can be added to @exodus Looking forward to seeing what others do with this! guardianproject.info/2020/12/1

I'm starting work on the "Popularity Contest" idea for @fdroidorg that will provide statistics on app usage as part of @guardianproject's project, follow progress at gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidclient

Sooo this corona warn app seems to work without play service code now, thanks to @larma ! 🎉

Currently you'll have to self-build and it only works in debug mode, but it seems to work.

WiP build instructions here: gitlab.com/fdroid/rfp/-/issues

Thanks to #FreeSoftware developers, the German #CoronaWarnApp for tracing #COVID19 risk contacts is available on @fdroidorg without any Google dependencies. This not only fosters software freedom, but also sets the ground for innovative features.


#microg #cctg

If you teach digital security, inclusive education is a helpful topic to check out. Learn how to meaningfully incorporate all levels of learners with different needs and disabilities in the same room. Read a short introduction here sec.eff.org/articles/inclusive

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