Why Phone Hardware Switches Matter


Why is the so important? It is the one phone on the market that can truly be private, without tracking! Even in airplane mode, your iOS or Android phone tracks you.


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Leaked photo of NASA taking the sun down for maintenance

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We’ve published a Librem 5 Batch FAQ to answer the community's questions from last week's shipping announcement. We will update the FAQ regularly puri.sm/posts/librem-5-batch-f

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It's good to see the progress on the @Puri_sm Librem phone. We look forward to evaluating it for Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification. https://u.fsf.org/90 https://u.fsf.org/2wq
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It has come to my attention that there are those on Mastodon who think that anyone who doesn't agree with their politics should be cast out of the federation.

Please stand up for Freedom of Speech.

True Freedom of Speech means you will have to deal with the fact that not everyone thinks the same way as you and will therefor come across views that either make you happy or extremly angry.

Communication is the key to making the world a better place and the only way that progress can be made.

If you lock people out becase they don't agree with you, you are only hurting those you claim to care about because those with extreme views will continue to speak, with the only difference being that no one will challenge them.

Arrogance is the biggest threat to our society.

Apple announced their new iPhones, iPads, Watches and services (Apple Arcade, Apple TV) today at 10am Pacific time.


The new phones were basically a spec bump. They spent a lot of time on the cameras.

Apple hasn’t really introduced new features in the last few years. I think this is why the phone sales are dropping off. If you have an iPhone from the past few years, these phones are basically the same, slightly faster.

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The Librem 5 impacts Linux desktops makeuseof.com/tag/librem-5-pho

1. Adaptive GNOME Apps
2. Desktop-Compatible Mobile Apps
3. Improvements to Upstream Projects
4. More Options for Private Communications
5. Hardware Kill Switches

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Three new iPhones are being released today -- and you shouldn't buy any of them! From the glass exterior down to its guts, the new iPhone is just another freedom-restricting trap for unsuspecting users. https://u.fsf.org/2ba https://status.fsf.org/attachment/1370046

by @purism and to launch this fall.


I’ve preordered a Librem 5, but hope both phones are a great success.

I’ve been following the Librem 5 for about a year now, and it sounds like when it launches September 24, it will be perfectly usable. From this article, I think the PinePhone will be in a “perfectly usable” state come March 2020.

Finally, true GNU/Linux phones, coming VERY soon 🙂

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Nice Librem 5 Specs video, @christitus !
@purism should def give you one ;)

Just wanted to add, the complainers totally miss that Purism is basically over-delivering on their promises. Check out

Promise Delivery Chart

Chris' Spec video

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Attack on Paris: 8 September 1429

The siege of Paris was an assault undertaken by the French troops of the recently crowned King Charles VII, with the notable assistance of Joan of Arc to take the city held by the English and their Burgundian allies. The Armagnac French troops failed to enter Paris.

Despite a wound to the leg from a crossbow bolt, Joan of Arc remained in the inner trench of Paris until she was carried back to safety by one of the commanders.

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I believe that when Gab switched to Mastodon, the integrity of the Fediverse as a whole was questioned. Sure there was instance blocking and these same conversations beforehand, but Gab brought this to every admin's front door.

I have been thinking that @freemo's idea of the group of instances is the way to go, or it should at least be tested. Groups of instances which will not block each other could improve the situation somewhat. There needs to be repercussions to blocking everyone with whom you disagree.

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Marius Gripsgård has made a short video showing the Ubuntu Touch port (still under development) running on the #Purism #Librem5 development kit:
#ubports #ubuntutouch #developer #ubuntu #linux

Shipping schedule for the is announced. In the coming weeks everyone who preordered will find out what "batch" they are in, From to .

I'm definitely ready for a /#Linux smartphone.

Follow the link for details.


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This interview with #Purism's founder and CEO Todd Weaver is a few years old but very interesting nonetheless. I am very excited about the #Librem5 phone.
Big thanks to @lunduke !

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FINALLY a phone that really protects your privacy and security - Librem 5 Phone Shipping Announcement – Purism

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