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#security #updates

Knowing how it is not only creepy but also unlawful, I've discouraged my mother from having a smartphone.

I mean, how would it be possible for you to send your family member to the world where your information can be scraped, shared, and sold without your explicit consent?

Now I think I have the great solution thanks to @e_mydata.

My present to my mother will be a brand new ungoogled phone without proprietary applications.

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One week since installing /e/ OS by @e_mydata.

So far, it is terrific experience!

As the pure Android it provides the same kind of UX as the googled Android does, and yet you know that it neither tracks you nor collects your information to send it to somewhere behind your back.

That's how the smartphone should be, which respects your privacy as long as you want it to do so.

Installed /e/ OS by @e_mydata on the brand new moto g7 plus. Every piece of bloatware and spyware gone.

🚀 CryptPad 4.11.0 is now live on cryptpad.fr

This release introduces version 2 of our Forms application, addressing the feedback we gathered over the summer.

Many thanks again to everyone who took time to answer our survey and/or took part in interviews.

@juansantiago

Have you studied gist.github.com/maxidorius/573 and gist.github.com/maxidorius/573 ?

Obviously when it comes to objectivity, you'll need more perspectives than just one guy (and a bunch of essentially the same opinions based on his theory). And the exact pinpointing of the source code which matters actually. That's much more balanced and reasonable view I guess.

> We have not read it. We do not think it is worth wasting more time.

I doubt this is.

#OnlineHarms, Clippy edition.

QT lesbrains: What’s next? The Microsoft Word swear jar?

➡️ @mobian - Mobile version of Debian Linux

➡️ @postmarketOS - Mobile version of Alpine Linux

➡️ @ubports - Mobile version of Ubuntu Linux

➡️ @plasmamobile - FOSS smartphone interface developed by @kde

Probably the easiest option right now is buying a PinePhone or an /e/ degooglised phone, as they have their OSes preinstalled.

However, all these projects deserve support so that alternative phones can become as functional and as easy to use as possible.

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➡️ @PINE64 & @pine64tilvids - Creators of the PinePhone, a low price Linux smartphone that lets you install whichever distro you prefer

➡️ @e_mydata - Develops a downloadable de-googlised version of Android, and sells de-googlised Android smartphones

➡️ @fdroidorg - FOSS alternative to Google Play, privacy-friendly app store for Android phones

➡️ @microg - Developing free open source alternatives to Google's proprietary Android services, allows freer versions of Android to be made

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Took some time and set up a space to aggregate and curate scientific communities and topics on #Matrix. It can be hard to find good, serious communities relevant to your interests, so this is my initiative to make it easier.

It has subspaces for natural sciences, #mathematics and computer #science (which also has a subspace for programming languages), as well rooms such as "Ask Science" and "Philosophy of Science".

For anyone interested, you can find the space via this link: matrix.to/#/!lBZPyclsQiWAwbHjT

Boosts are welcome. Would be nice if this could be a thing, especially given the experimental support for LaTeX in Element's composer it could be of some interest to scientific communities.

As you may have seen, #Apple is about to start scanning files on #iPhones for illegal material (not just in #iCloud but on your phone). At the same time, univ. researchers who developed a similar scanning system are warning against its use:

macrumors.com/2021/08/20/unive

Tl:dr - it's way, way too easy to swap out what is being scanned for, this particular slope is far too slippery. Once you search for one thing, it's trivial to scan for pretty much anything else.

So, what's the alternative?

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Nice to see another law firm using @matrixdotorg!

(I’m @ neil:decoded.legal on matrix.

QT ilumium: 🇩🇪 bar association: Our attorney software #beA has #e2ee!

Researchers: No, your servers can read stuff.

🇩🇪: OK, but our encryption is good enough. We don't need e2ee.

🇺🇸 law firm #ReidelLaw: Hold my beer: reidellawfirm.com/wp-content/u CC @matrixdotorg @element_hq

The project implements and is decentralized by default, which is an amazing sales point compared to other S3 compatible storage services. However, you need to set up an application layer to reduce the number of actual files uploaded to the storage.

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Contacted by a DCS about fee which would be more than 3000 USD per month unless I reduce the total file numbers stored on the clusters.

The TOS seems to have been changed so that any file under 64 megabyte is counted as one piece, and the fee is calculated based on the number of the pieces.

Now using Storj as a hot storage which consists of a bunch of tiny files like ones inside .git or node_modules folders is economically a bad idea and could cost you a LOT.

150 000 Gesundheitsorganisationen – wie Arztpraxen, Kliniken oder Versicherungen sollen bald per freiem #Matrix Protokoll kommunizieren: heise.de/news/Matrix-Messenger

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