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and are truly amazing. It just goes to show the power of a dedicated and passionate community. However, everything has its issues and we tend to lose sight of that in our propaganda. This video highlights why it is necessary to provide a 'true and fair view' on Linux when encouraging newcomers:

The is an impressive new technology that was created to support the functioning of cryptocurrencies. It is simply a large, public and distributed 'database' that uses cryptography. It is this feature of a blockchain that makes cryptocurrency 'secure by design'. Most of us in the world are already taking steps to secure our digital life. Perhaps, we should take an effort to protect our financial activities as well and may be our shot at this.

'Big Tech' is ruling over our lives so, when an alternative to YouTube called 'LBRY' arrived, some of us hopped on the band wagon to see where it leads. It has been here for some time now and it still seems to be struggling to deliver the kind of content one would expect from YouTube, Vimeo and other proprietary services. The future of LBRY seems to be bleak. Will LBRY succeed? 🤔

I wish a merry Christmas to all my followers and everyone on the ! 🎉 🎁 🎅 😄

In the wake of digital privacy becoming more important to users, organisations are forced to rethink their business models that are primarily based on surveillance capitalism. The issue for many organisations is that they are accountable to their shareholders first, which leads to a conflict of interest. What can be done about this? We must use tools from organisations that put the users' needs first, like NPOs and SPCs. Hopefully, more companies will be inpired to follow them. 😁

Here's an awesome security tutorial. Look out for Tutanota at 12:37 - looks like he's using our secure email service. 😃👇

The poll has ended and the results are in. While Firefox was what everyone voted for, there is hardly enough votes (only 11 votes) to make viable conclusions. However, Firefox is a commendable privacy-friendly browser. It is with open APIs, comes with 'Enhanced Tracking Protection' by default and is a generally fast browser. Just remember to follow this guide:

With a rise in digital privacy awareness, more and more web browsers are trying to market themselves as secure and privacy-friendly. Which one do you think has actually succeded in respecting your privacy the most? Leave a comment as to why you chose it. 🤔

More and more reviews are being published about our email service - and since a couple of months about our calendar as well. 😎 It feels good to know that the data is safe in Tutanota:

@danarel I would like to bring to your attention a few errors on your site ( First of all, Telegram does provide a transparency report ( and it is mostly open source. I would also like to mention that Wickr has only only released the source code for its cryptographic protocol as far as I know. I would also like to recommend LBRY as another alternative to Youtube. I am a huge fan of your work and I hope it keeps improving! 😁

Ditching the Google Play Store is not as difficult as you think. Did you know that there are more ways to get many popular apps on your phone besides via the Play Store? Here are some examples:

You can also get apps like Tutanota, Bitwarden, Telegram and the entire Librem One suite through F-droid (an alternative app store). Try it out:

The is slowly making its way to becoming one of the best privacy-friendly alternatives to the current smartphone duopoly! However, if you can't stay without apps like and , just get on a compatible phone.

#FeatureOfTheWeek: We're currently working on calendar reminders for the desktop client. ✊ Check here why the desktop clients are the most secure way to access Tutanota:

Here is why you should avoid using SMS for 2FA! If you are on Linux or are planning to get the Librem 5, use GNOME Authenticator.

Are you interested in Linux and FOSS? Do you want to know about digital privacy and other tech developments? Follow me. 😎

Linux desktops have come a long way but many people still perceive it as being 'difficult'. In this article, Jason Evangelho discusses how to mitigate this issue and encourage wider adoption. 😃

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