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> Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn’t rely on a central server - messages are synchronized directly between the users' devices. If the internet’s down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis. If the internet’s up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance.

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I wish it would be possible to deliver messenger app there, as it works without Internet if the device has wifi/bluetooth: briarproject.org/how-it-works/

> If the internet’s down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis.

Zusammen mit @imke haben wir mal das #Fediverse Schaubild überarbeitet. Siehe anbei. Feedback willkommen. ✌️

Replaced 8*2GB RAM memory with 16*2 RAM, making total amount to 48GB for my Ubuntu machine, in order to run multiple VMs for with a couple of VMs for daily tasks. With 48 GB you can run ~5 VMs nicely. It's something like DIY Qubes OS.

Guess what! Mastodon’s official #Android app was finally approved and is now on the Play Store.

play.google.com/store/apps/det

F-Droid submission still being processed.

#Webex, #Zoom etc know your activities while muted. Researchers intercepted network traffic and analysed audio data WHILE USERS WERE MUTED. They trained a classifier and could identify typical background activities like cooking, cleaning, typing.

I don’t share the idea of the researchers by the way that a mic that can pick up cooking sound shouldn’t be able to pick up bathroom sound, too. 😜 (sounds rather like an American approach to this question)

arxiv.org/abs/2204.06128

#privacy

👋 Hello new followers!

✨ We are an ethical alternative to Instagram!

▶️ Find an instance to join here fedidb.org/software/pixelfed #pixelfed

Look everyone! Yes. This is #Gaming on #FreeBSD using #wine.

Don't pay attention to my RAM usage, neofetch for some reason gets it wrong here, htop shows just 5 GB out of 16.

TIL: While using !important on CSS for a team project is not healthy, using `:not()` on CSS is toxic.

:not() creates infinite possibility of visual regressions, unless the infinity is contained by another rule that governs it.

Basically a double negative with :not():not() should be regarded as a sign that you are not welcomed to contributing to the project until you understand the overall style architecture.

🪧Heading to a protest?🪧

Check out our Free to Protest guide!

Our guide provides a range of info about police surveillance capabilities, from IMSI catchers to Cloud Extraction, & provides strategies & tips so you can stay informed.

pvcy.org/freetoprotest

#FreeToProtest

In our latest newsletter:
- How to migrate your data from Google cloud to ecloud within minutes
- How to use email aliases with your e.email account?

Read more online about this in 🇬🇧 🇩🇪 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 🇮🇹:

e.foundation/leaving-apple-goo

I also work on making the Element's UI compatible with RTL languages like Arabic languages or Hebrew.

github.com/matrix-org/matrix-r

As I don't have the ability to write something in typescript, any help to actually implement the RTL layout is greatly appreciated!

Working on the UI implementation of Element, one of the Matrix clients, I noticed it **just works**, when it comes to CSS/SASS style rules.

It does not mean their quality is assured; the style rules are vulnerable to regressions, scattered everywhere. The rules are not well organized, not really understandable for those who read the code for the first time.

Since I am not a type of guy who just complains, here is the list of my PRs: github.com/matrix-org/matrix-r

What we learned is that AdGuard intercepts and rewrites the rules which are intended to block unsafe code. It's unclear whether the AdGuard devs intended for this effect, but there are much better, safer ways to block ads.

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RT @ylechelle@twitter.com

“Free, fair and open competition is quite clouded on cloud computing markets": along with 13 European #cloud players, we write to @EU_Commission@twitter.com VP @vestager@twitter.com.

Antitrust, competition policy (r)evolution: 2 key ingredients to move forward in the upcoming #multicloud decade

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ylechelle/status/1

Replaceable Batteries Are Coming Back To Phones If The EU Gets Its Way… Apple Will Tell Us This Is Bad For Us

gadgeteer.co.za/wp-content/upl Back in the day, just about everything that used a battery had a hatch or a hutch that you could open to pull it out and replace it if need be. Whether it was a […]

gadgeteer.co.za/replaceable-ba squeet.me/objects/962c3e10e0ec

Today, we celebrate the #DocumentFreedomDay!

An important reminder, that open standards and open document formats are instrumental in free and easy access to information, transparency, and freedom of choice.

What happens in Google Android's message and the dialer apps?

In short: each time you send a message or call someone, Google knows about it.

No way to opt out, users not informed, #GDPR infrigment.

Use /e/OS!

Read the research paper 👇👇👇
scss.tcd.ie/doug.leith/privacy

#privacy #degoogled #smartphones #android #mydataisMYdata #opensource

Thanks to Professor Dough Leith at Trinity College Dublin @tcddublin@beta.birdsite.live

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