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Very excited about our new stable release; puri.sm/posts/pureos-rolls-on-

More to come - we're building a rolling release as well.

Don't forget to submit your session to #LibrePlanet 2021 by October 28th! LibrePlanet is the FSF's annual gathering for free software activists, developers, and all those concerned about digital ethics. u.fsf.org/1y7

Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️

PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE

And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

"Google is a popular target for this kind of request because almost everyone uses Google products in one way or another ... Moreover, Google frequently has GPS data that places a user's phone to within a few meters" arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Is your school forcing you to use Zoom, Skype, or other proprietary videoconferencing software to learn or teach? We want to help you stand up for your rights! Sign and share our petition, and tell us about your school: u.fsf.org/34d

for Creatives Part 3: Studio and System Set Up with JACK

puri.sm/posts/pureos-for-creat

"JACK is the standard audio server for working with professional audio on Linux."

The final post in our three-part series on PureOS for Creatives by our guest blogger, Tre Scranton

If I were to create an advertisement for #RSS, it would be like this:

"Do not let GAFAM curate the web for you. Curate it yourself. Use RSS feeds."

Feel free to steal this. 😉

Both the Librem 14 & Librem 15 are still $200 off!

Laptops designed to respect your rights to , , and

Librem 14: puri.sm/products/librem-14/

Librem 15: puri.sm/products/librem-15/

We need to defeat this bizzare cognative dissonance people face when they have to re-evaluate the place email holds in their mind. It's not some useless relic of the last generation to cast off in the course of chasing the shiny new.

Email:

- Federated
- Decentralized
- Built with open standards
- Fault tolerant
- Enjoys a wide variety of open-source clients & servers
- Has widely available implementations for almost every programming language
- Already being used for software development at scales greater than GitHub-style development has ever dreamed of

"Email? Yuck"

Screw that noise. Set aside your preconceptions and look at email for what it is. The things that make you "yuck" about email are more related to the bastardization of email *software* by corporate interests like Google and Microsoft, and have next to nothing to do with email itself.

- Librem 5 Evergreen Update: Mold and Milestones

puri.sm/posts/librem-5-evergre

"It has been a long journey from our crowdfunding campaign to this important milestone. We want to thank the community for your support through each step of this process and joining us for this crazy ride!"

#DebConf20 online starts today at 10h00 UTC - follow the schedule and watch the live streams at debconf20.debconf.org

"Documents released also show that Google’s privacy policy was crafted in a way to allow applications that had location tracking turned off from using the location tracking information from another Google application that had location tracking on" azmirror.com/2020/08/24/unseal

Investing in Real Convergence

puri.sm/posts/investing-in-rea

"Real convergence means bringing your desktop computer with you wherever you go."

Learn more about the Librem 5: puri.sm/products/librem-5/

Recommended read: "Car Companies Want to Monitor Your Every Move With Emotion-Detecting AI" vice.com/en_us/article/m7jpmp/

> “Very soon, Cerence announced, it plans to deepen that data mining operation with in-cabin cameras linked to emotion-detecting AI—algorithms that monitor minute changes in facial expression in order to determine a person’s emotional state at any given...

via jeena.net/notes/1175

Customers are asking us about the recent GRUB2 vulnerability so I wrote a quick post explaining how it works and why @purism hardware isn't affected. For even more details, check out Dan Goodin's excellent Ars Technica article I link in my post.

puri.sm/posts/why-the-grub2-se

A new secure messenger service called Session is now out. It's a fork of Signal but decentralized and without the phone number requirement. Worth taking a look.

https://getsession.org/
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