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Just made my first mobile payment with my bank app straight from the Librem 5 - via Anbox. The last reason to occasionally boot an Android phone just went poof! :)

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The Free Software Conservancy @conservancy has asked Microsoft to resign from the RIAA over the recent takedown of youtube-dl, an important tool for free software users, as well as journalists: u.fsf.org/36p

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it's amazing how many stories you can 'debunk' just by looking up the actual sources
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Be suspicious when Facebook endorses changes to Section 230: weakening those legal protections could give Facebook more power over speech online, not less. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/cong

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In just a few weeks we will start shipping Librem 5 Evergreen!

You can still pre-order your now and save $50 off - but be quick - early bird pricing ends soon!

shop.puri.sm/shop/librem-5/

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The General Purpose Computer In Your Pocket

puri.sm/posts/the-general-purp

"One of the neatest tricks Big Tech ever pulled was convincing people that phones weren’t general-purpose computers and should have different rules than laptops or desktops. These rules conveniently give the vendor more control so that you don’t own a smartphone so much as you rent it."

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French cartoonist and free software activist David Revoy @davidrevoy, who created our gorgeous 35th anniversary designs, has released his adorable Pepper & Carrot comics in print, in English! Read more at his blog: u.fsf.org/365

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Youtube-dl is a legitimate tool with a world of a lawful uses. Demanding its removal from Github is a disappointing and counterproductive move by the RIAA. github.com/github/dmca/blob/ma

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A Librem 5 Video Made on a Librem 5

"Ultimately the Librem 5 phone lets you take your regular workflow with you while also keeping you in contact with your friends and family."

puri.sm/posts/a-librem-5-video

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Twitter isn't down; their algorithm simply banned everyone at the same time.

Hopefully, if resources are applied correctly, we can protect the elderly and others at risk. But the estimate of ~0.20% seems to be consistent with the CDC estimate in the spring. Still dangerous, but could have been a lot worse.

Also, if half a billion people are already infected (over 10x the official case count), hopefully some locations will start to develop herd immunity, at least until a trusted vaccine is available.

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who.int/bulletin/online_first/

"..over half a billion people have been infected as of 12 September, 2020, far more than the
approximately 29 million documented laboratory-confirmed cases. Most locations probably have
an infection fatality rate less than 0.20% and with appropriate, precise non-pharmacological
measures that selectively try to protect high-risk vulnerable populations and settings, the infection
fatality rate may be brought even lower."

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Thre is a new (October 14, yesterday) paper on the Infection Mortality Rate for Covid-19, published on the World Health Organization website.

who.int/bulletin/online_first/

Read the whole thing of course. I am publishing the summary paragraph from page 10, in the next post (due to 500 character limit).

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Thanks for the 747 app votes so far! We're just getting started!

Help fund the apps you desire with "Fund Your App":

puri.sm/fund-your-app/

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@purism While fixing related issues in , and the kernel for the I wanted things to be more automatic. So can now enable a 'docked' mode on screen plug: windows become moveable automatically (and get their close button back), gets disabled and there's a quick setting that lets you toggle that too:

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