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Mobilizons adds admin tools & metadata -

Thunderbird increases security -

Nextcloud improves streaming -

Newpipe features seekbar thumbnails -

@aral Cool, I didn't came across this piece yet, thanks for sharing! As always, you were a few steps ahead of the pack.

Unfortunately for its customers, it looks like Apple chose to close the privacy chapter - despite the competitive advantage this provided over Google.

Don't know if that makes an idiot out of Tim Cook. Or if Samson will start shaving his head every morning. Time will tell ;)

Meanwhile, let's go FOSS!

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With Apple no longer a viable stopgap as a mainstream platform that protects your privacy, what choices do we have?

Are the free/open alternatives ready or are we asking folks to make tradeoffs between security and privacy (can you have privacy without security? Not really. Although security doesn’t imply privacy either). And what about the FOSS elephant in the room: accessibility?

Join us live today at 5PM Irish time on Small is Beautiful and let’s discuss it.

@aral Tough one indeed. One could wonder why the mainstream, as you call it, believed in Apple's privacy claims in the first place :blobthinkingeyes:

On a more optimistic note, FOSS can be part of the answer. Recent projects such as CalyxOS, LineageOS, GrapheneOS or the Pinephone have taken a huge leap forward.

And while more improvements are certainly needed in terms of accessibility, it would be a mistake to push those initiatives aside.

:awesome_rotate: release radar :love:

Signal introduces default disappearing messages -

Element brings voice messages & enhanced VOIP to all platforms -

Tor Browser 10.5.4 includes important security updates -

LibreOffice 7.2 improves compatibility with MS Office -

Organic Maps lets travelers, hikers & cyclists find picnic tables -

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[FR] Le 3 août 2021, notre plateforme εxodus a passé le cap des 100 000 applications uniques analysées.

C'est un cap important pour l'association, les bénévoles qui l'animent et la communauté qui nous suit sans faille.

Merci à toutes et tous.

[EN] On August 3rd, the εxodus platform analyzed its 100 000th unique application.

It's a huge milestone for us, for the volunteers and the community who follows us.

Many thanks to everybody.

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Do you use LibreOffice?

Please help share.

Please tell your purposes with #LibreOffice in the comments.

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Hello Fediverse!
Almost 9 years after our very first tweet announcing the creation of the project, we're now happy to publish our very first toot :blobcatheadphones:

We are an international team of contributors of code and otherwise. Together we work on the the most popular open source podcast app for Android. And we would love to get you on board 👉

What we like to do in our spare time? Listening to podcasts!

#introduction #podcast #OpenSource #FOSS #Android #Java

@AntennaPod Welcome to Mastodon! I love AntennaPod, definitely a favourite amongst the top 50 list of (tracker-)free and open source mobile apps

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How Free & Open Source Software Can Save Online Privacy

Thanks to the entire @itsfoss team, and happy 9th anniversary 🎉 🎂 🤩

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CDN was supposed to be "Content Distribution Network", not "Central Distribution Node".

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To commemorate EFF's 30th anniversary, @snowden sat down with us to weigh in on the internet and surveillance, its impact on culture and activism, and how we’re grappling with the cracks the pandemic revealed—and widened—in our digital world.

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@weirdwriter @antekone

You could have a look at or

If beyond email you consider replacing Big Tech with Free and Open Source Software, this guide might come in handy:

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#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.


Thanks for promoting privacy awareness :)

Yeah, it's gotten pretty bad. One way out is to replace Big Tech with Free and Open Source Software:

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