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📈 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.
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: https://micahflee.com/2021/02/onionshare-anonymous-dropbox-raspberry-pi/
If you have any leaks, load this URL in Tor Browser to send them my way: http://vxat6yszh7o5r2fxzvibxsb4lmfi6yzudobn3o3yz2vhvue3z2xmbqid.onion
Popularity Contest aka F-Droid #Metrics is now posted as a merge request, it should be included in the v1.12-alpha1 which will be out soon.
#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 @email@example.com 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 @firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
@exodus's ETIP database is the canonical place for #TrackingTheTrackers on #Android, @guardianproject, @email@example.com @privacylab and others all contribute there, join us! https://guardianproject.info/2020/12/11/%CE%B5xodus-etip-the-canonical-database-for-tracking-trackers/
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.
Starting this week, I want to try something new in the #fdroid weekly meeting slot (Thursdays @ 11:30 UTC): I'll have "office hours" so anyone can come and ask any question, either via the regular chat channels, or realtime voice in https://meet.jit.si/fdroid
#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
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