#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
#Android is the world's most popular operating system. #Replicant 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 https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/committee-begins-review-of-high-priority-projects-free-software-list
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/
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: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/rfp/-/issues/1387#note_455703679
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.
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 https://sec.eff.org/articles/inclusive-education
2020 is a year in that many public administrations announced they plan to follow our road to software freedom. Read about our successess and about the state of #FreeSoftware in #European #Public #Policies in our yearly report: https://fsfe.org/news/2020/news-20201110-01.html#europeanpolicies
and then support our work by becoming a supporter so we can keep up the good work!
Universities should strike any app mandates from their existing student commitments, and should pledge to not include them in future student commitments. https://act.eff.org/action/end-university-app-mandates
#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.
#NPR your "Data Protection Choices" screen is really disingenuous. The "Decline" button does not take you to the article even!
"Adtech's bogeymen are tracking everything - even your web visits to mental health charities, claim campaigners... So says Pro Privacy after automatedly gazing at 82,000 sites" https://www.theregister.com/2020/09/11/charity_websites_ad_trackers/
Organized campaigns do work to make companies like #Sandvine
respect basic norms of #HumanRights on the #Internet https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-15/sandvine-says-it-will-no-longer-sell-its-products-in-belarus
Political campaigns are increasingly digital and are becoming increasingly reliant on data exploitation.
Join this event on 22/09 to hear from @elsamnews on how is social media is used in political campaignign in Indonesia & what the rules of the game are, if any. https://nitter.net/elsamnews/status/1305706039224885249
You should follow Distributed Denial of Secrets on here. They've been draconianly suspended from Twitter for publishing BlueLeaks, an 270gb archive of leaked police documents @ddosecrets
After months of work, we have a new stable release series! This series improves our guard selection algorithms, adds v3 onion balance support, improves the amount of code that can be disabled when running without relay support, and small bug fixes.
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