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The announcement that the DEA was authorized to conduct covert surveillance on protestors got me thinking about how one could protect oneself against that kind of mass surveillance. In this post I give a quick overview of Stingray technology, the implications of its use at a protest, how aerial stingrays (“dirtboxes”) extends its mass-surveillance capabilities, and how the Librem 5’s hardware kill switches give you control over where, when and how you are surveilled.

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Organizing friends, neighbors, allies, classmates, or colleagues to defend digital rights in your community? We can help.

Get off my lawn Windows user 

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A two-line change to /use/share/gpodder/UI/gtk/gpodder.ui to change two horizontal panes to vertical ones was all it took to make it fit perfectly on the screen. I love .

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1. Buy medication I never have bought or even searched for before at local pharmacy w/ credit card
2. Go to car, decide to test cellular by visiting my account on
3. Immediately see ad for type of medication I bought!

No location tracking possible on this Librem 5 (used browser, not native twitter app), so either a crazy coincidence, or near-real-time reporting between CVS and w/ linking between my name, card, and twitter account.

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Community Translations: L10n Strings for #SailfishOS 3.2.1

#Jolla is ready for a translation round for the upcoming 3.2.1 release.
The next community translation round has about 120 strings to be translated depending on the language. Jolla kindly asks the translate community to help by the end of Sunday, 24th November.

Official post on TJC:

Should yard signs be used to identify if home owners have an IOT Doorbell Camers?

My 5 year old asked for indoor skydiving for their birthday. It was amazing! They had an absolute blast!

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@purism Nicole and I (taking the photo) on a little Librem 5 Birch fabrication trip...

@gbryant correction for the last two podcast, L5's m.2 slots are for communication m.2 cards. Sebastian Krzyszkowiak from @purism has commented that the m.2 slots are not usable for cards that do not use communications (with simcard and/or antenna).

Check out the two tables in "Form factors and keying" at

Love your show and podcast!

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Mass surveillance around the world is growing. We have to fight for our right to privacy and freedom of speech! Here we explain how any backdoor would lessen security for all of us:

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Would you replace your existing internet provider with a community-based ISP, assuming that you'd (at the very least) keep the same speed? If so/not, why?


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This is the PineTime. A companion for your Linux smartphone, and new side-project of ours. More news coming in the future...

(If you have experience with FreeRTOS or mbed, and are interested, please get in touch!)

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Released phosh 0.0.4 - about the the release with the most changes: - thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

@purism @gnome

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