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Digital Restriction Management (or short #DRM) is preventing us from harnessing the true potential of digital media. It enforces artificial scarcity for the sake of upholding outdated business-models. A better world is possible. Lets build it together. Let's abandon technology which is #DefectiveByDesign

learn more: defectivebydesign.org

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A new version of K-9 Mail is out! 🎉

Version 6.200 adds the big feature you've been waiting for: OAuth 2.0 support for Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and personal Microsoft accounts.

The new version is currently rolling out in stages to our Google Play users. You should expect an available update by the end of the week.

Using @fdroidorg? Expect it to arrive there very soon.

Want the K-9 Mail 6.200 APK? Find it on our GitHub: github.com/thundernest/k-9/rel

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If you want features added or fixed on the Fediverse, the best thing is to get in touch with the people who make the server type you're on. Most Fediverse server types have an official site which includes instructions on how to let them know about bugs, request features, contribute translations etc.

Here are some official Fediverse sites' contribution guides. Most welcome contributions from all kinds of people, including non-techies:










The Fediverse is made collaboratively by volunteers, which means it's easy to directly communicate with the people who make it. This is a huge advantage over bigger networks, it makes it easier to stay human and humane.

#Fediverse #Contributing

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On a passé un (grand ?) coup de pinceau sur degooglisons-internet.org. On vous raconte tout par ici ⬇

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Microsoft has asked Lenovo to make it harder to boot Linux on their computers.

obviously I know some really cool people who work at Microsoft but it's very funny to me that people have been harping on us FOSS types for not instantly forgiving them for 20 years of malice, and now we've got this. [1]

when Microsoft is asking manufacturers to prevent people from booting other OSes and not communicating as to why, they are positioning themselves as the enemy. it's that simple. if they want to be trusted by Linux users, they need to earn that trust.

we're about 2y away, by my estimation, from living in a bizarro world where x86 PCs are less open to free desktops than ARM Macs.

1: mjg59.dreamwidth.org/60248.htm

The computer system has been solely in the hands of big businesses and the government. The wonderful device meant to enrich life has become a weapon which dehumanizes people. To the government and large businesses, people are no more than disk space, and the government doesn't use computers to arrange aid for the poor, but to control nuclear death weapons. [...] It is because of this state of affairs that hacking was born.

– The Techno-Revolution, Doctor Crash, 1986


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I've put together a survey about the Small Internet (#gopher, #gemini, individual webpages, small community sites) and I would love your input. If you are a small internet user, please spend a few minutes and fill in your thoughts. I'm especially interested in the open response questions. This will help inform an upcoming conference talk I'll be giving at mch2022.org

Also, please boost this on fedi as much as possible and feel free to re-share on other social networks and in other communities. The more responses the better.

#smallweb #smallinternet

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Our timeline is filled with people celebrating that #adobe plans to offer a freemium version of #Photoshop for the browser.

Just in case you didn't know:
#GIMP, #Krita @krita, #Inkscape @inkscape, #Scribus and many other great graphics tools are already available - free/libre to use, free to improve, free to share. Check them out! 💙

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Briar 1.4.8 is released.

- Update list of Tor bridges
- Update emoji
- Show orange connection status when connection to Tor network is lost
- Crash if the Tor process crashes, to trigger debugging report to help find the cause
- Fix a crash when attaching images or choosing a profile picture

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Quote from Herb Simon from a HN comment:

"In an information-rich world, the wealth of #information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the #attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. (Simon 1971)"


Use Element (Matrix) for fast, simple and secure messaging. End-to-end encrypted text, voice, videos, documents, pictures. Open source, no ads, no trackers, no phone number required.


Discover RiseupVPN, made available by a volunteer-run collective from Seattle. RiseUp claims to be a no-logs VPN provider, the service is free of charge (funded through donations).


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On peut également difficilement passer à côté de @don_atoms qui nous propose gofoss.net/fr/protect-your-fre dans la même veine ! :)

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How to Install Tor Browser on Windows, macOS, Linux (Ubuntu), Android or iOS:


Google Chrome = Microsoft Edge = Apple Safari = Farewell, Privacy

Who wants to live in a world where companies and governments permanently record everything: conversations, memories, whereabouts, medical history, sexual preferences, religious beliefs, ...?

Ever heard of uBlock Origin? It’s an efficient ad, tracker & malware blocker for various browsers ! And of course, it’s FOSS. Many thanks to Raymond Hill, founder & original author of uBlock !


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