The 3rd part of https://ww.thechive.com battle with G00gle & FB as independentlt publishers of their content. TheChive is independent and still ranking in a top10 list of visited site, to the annoyance of G&FB.
Help then out by visiting and supporting!
The collusion squeeze play and the Return of the Chive (10 Photos) : theCHIVE
Some interesting reading, reading government wanting some "backdoors" in encrypted chat apps. Like @Tutanota already earlier posted about; not a good idea at all!
Minister wil achterdeur in encryptie - Achtergrond - Tweakers
The Internet turned 50 today, explains the arthritis we've been seeing recently
- post anything on Instagram;
quite some likes/hearts
- post specific about FOSS;
a few likes/hearts
- post about Edward Snowden and privacy;
Just one (1) single like
Do people not care, or has Instagram some kind of sensorship going one....
Just finished Mr. Snowden's book: Permanent Record. Intriguing, freighting and also unbelievably good too read. The sacrifices he made and the risks taken are immense, but for the public wellbeing.
I was already reducing social media, looking into encryption and being more aware on using services on the internet. This book makes me work harder on this..
On a side note: it's ironic that I've read the book on my Amazon Kindle...
Calling out to the Mastodon community again: famous @fdroidorg Repomaker is looking for a new maintainer (and contributors). Should be familiar with F-Droid, Python, Django.
Please help keeping it alive!
Volunteers go to https://gitlab.com/fdroid/repomaker/issues/234 – others please boost, as usual 😉 Thanks!
I just learned that there are only 500 /e/Phones in the wild. I had assumed there were thousands of 'em.
That means my personal (perceived) share of responsibility to the project — to test, note and report bugs, to promote and support it, etc — just ratcheted waaay up.
Great phone. Go buy one, maybe two.
So 3 months ago, I bought one of the first /e/Phones, a refurbished S7 Edge with a nice #ungoogled Android OS.
I figured I was among the first few hundred buyers. Now I see they are only up to #500, which means mine must be, like, #8.
People, these are good phones. The camera software sucks. That's my only real complaint; apart from that, it rocks.
Holler out to @gael, who started it all.
Quite funny Mark: blaming the others.... Warning that a Internet shaped by China is a bad idea...
Artikel op @NU.nl
Mark Zuckerberg waarschuwt voor door China vormgegeven internet https://www.nu.nl/tech/6004848/mark-zuckerberg-waarschuwt-voor-door-china-vormgegeven-internet.html (via @NUnl)
I want to start a thing, where Friday the 13th is a good-luck day (because as my high school geometry teacher used to say, all Fridays are Good Friday ) ... and instead, it's actually Monday the 13th that's the bad-luck day.
Among other things, it's an opportunity for a whole new horror-film franchise.
Tell your friends. Monday the 13th. It's gonna be a thing.
Finally got around to fire up the refurbished S7 of @e_mydata this weekend! First 2 days are almost over: you can find my "rolling review" at the e.foudation community.
There's a very sophisticated phishing attempt going on for Tutanota users (see screenshots). Please make sure to always use the correct domain when you login to your secure mailbox: https://tutanota.com/ Here are some tips on how to prevent phishing: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/how-to-prevent-phishing/
The #CryptoWars are back: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-security-fiveeyes-britain-idUSKCN1UP199 We must fight to protect our right to #privacy! Because let's face it, a #backdoor will destroy security online completely: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-backdoor-is-a-security-risk/
First little steps are being made into the #FOSS world: laptop is running #fedora #linux in dual boot and setting up my #refurbished S7 with /e/ os. Both not my daily drivers yet, but I hope so to be soon
Got my @e_mydata phone with /e/ is in the mail today! Unpack to see it, booted it up real quick, but had to put it aside as I was at work. Looks very nice for a refurbished phone! Going to set up up tonight 😊
I like carrots & lifting weights