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It’s been 2 years since I decided to my life. Following an email from a reader, here’s an update:

kevq.uk/de-googling-my-life-2-

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@infosechandbook Nasty, pessimistic stance for a moment: People don't really care, same as people don't really care about some of the insecurities of XMPP or Matrix, because at the end, the idea of self-hosting seems much more tempting than considering privacy and security as something much more complex than that. 😐

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Are you bored yet?

Since lots of you (us included) are locked in their houses trying to avoid contact with other human beings, we thought it would be nice to spend this time socializing in front of computer with bunch of strangers you know so well from chats, social federated networks and whom you most probably never seen in real life.

Let's spend an evening drinking booze, eating junk, and shooting one another on Teeworlds. The first edition of Quarantine with Disroot starts on Saturday 21.03.2020 20:00 CET and will go on until last one standing. Server will probably stay on for the whole week or two if there are people willing to play.

Let's kick some CoVID butt.

Quick guide:
1. To get you started, install Tweeworlds either using your package manager if you are using a proper operating system like linux/bsd or go to teeworlds website and download it for your platform.
2. Once you're done with that, start the game.
3. Fisrt select "Setup" to add your players name, choose and customize your Tee is you like.
4. Hit play and find "Quarantine with Disroot" and join us.

The game is rather straight forward and easy to learn, and since probably we are all noobs, no worries we will equally suck at it :)

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The #Jitsi meet app in F-Droid should be updated to the latest version by tomorrow!

f-droid.org/en/packages/org.ji

Good luck to everyone doing remote work at this time.

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#tails 4.4 got released.

- Update :tor: Browser to 9.0.6
- Update thunderbird to 68.5.0.
- Update Linux to 5.4.19.
- it tentatively fixes Wi-Fi interfaces with Realtek RTL8822BE and RTL8822CE chipsets.
(If you had a problem with Wi-Fi starting from Tails 4.1, please let us know whether your problem was fixed or not.)

and:
Tails 4.4 fixes many security issues that affect Tails 4.3. You should upgrade to Tails 4.4 as soon as possible.
tails.boum.org/news/version_4.

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RLBox – a new sandboxing technology coming to Firefox:

hacks.mozilla.org/2020/02/secu

– RLBox helps to isolate single components of software (e.g., native code of the application from 3rd-party libraries).
– Will be introduced in FF 74 (Linux) and FF 75 (macOS).
– See also: plsyssec.github.io/rlbox_sandb

#RLBox #firefox #sandboxing #security #infosec #cybersecurity

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Hey all Disrooters! Are you all well, rested and prepared for the new year? We sure are, and can't wait for what is coming our way. We want to start the year by planning and deciding what we want to be busy with in the months to come.

The 2020 plan


As always, this time we are also having some ambitious plans for this year. We have identified few themes we wanted to focus on.

Email improvements

We want to focus on a number of improvements of our email service. Starting from new and better webmail solution, bigger promotion of native email clients (apps) and focus on full support of Autocrypt in webmail as a promotional campaign of Autocrypt (easy user/app side independent end-to-end email encryption) not only for users but most importantly mail client developers, to stive for vider addoption of the solution. As we are getting more 'popular' we are more often attacked by spam, phishing and other nasty things ruining email experience. We want to focus on better anti-spam/virus solutions too.
Mailbox encryption

One of the things we have not managed to achieve last year is the mailbox encryption. This year we hope we will finally nail it. Initially we thought of server side encryption (where your private keys are stored on the server), however recently we started talking more and more about possibility to utilize GnuPG (gpg/pgp) as a way to end-to-end encrypt emails at rest (mailbox encryption). We hope we will be able to come up with solution that not only will serve Disrooters, but since it would be fully open sourced would allow any email server provider to utilize. No more closed silos. If we manage time will tell. As a fallback solution we will be working on server side mailbox encryption.
Better administration

One of the themes of last roadmap for 4th quarter of 2019 we started looking into ways to improve administration and way we handle support tickets, custom requests and all sort of routine tasks that consume more and more of our time. We also do realize that some of the tasks facing all of you (additional storage, custom domains etc) do not feel professional and take definitely too much time to be processed. We want to address all those things and improve as much as we can, so that your requests will be processed quick and professional and for us, all the routine daily tasks will not feel like a chore and we will have more time to focus on fun stuff like improving services we run.
Onboard more admins

For the last years Disroot was run by muppeth and antilopa who were responsible for everything Disroot (from website, daily tasks, administration, support, system administration, maintenance and all). Since last few months the Disroot team grew with additional force (fede and meaz in the core team and massimiliano and maryjane as volunteer close help). Already last roadmap we have started on defining and redistributing some of the tasks such as support tickets, translation project and howtos management, website building and so on. We want to continue this year by training and onboarding new core team members to allow them access to more production servers, to help with troubleshooting, maintenance and other tasks and requests that require production access to the servers.
Launch Hubzilla

Some of you know we have fallen in love in Hubzilla two years ago. We think it is a brilliant piece of software ahead of its time with great potential, offering features no other network provides. The moment we discovered the genius of Hubzilla, we wanted it to become our number one go to social network. Hubzilla needs a lot of love, and a lot of work to become service we can provide as go to social network for Disroot. After last two years we have not managed to get our test instance to the point where we would be satisfied with it. Getting hubzilla to desired state as a goal and priority will help get to the point where we can provide hubzilla to all disrooters.
Funding

Saying Disroot has not become our dayjob would be a lie. We spend on Disroot more time then we do on our actual day jobs. And since we need to maintain both, not to mention our families, other projects, hobbies and maybe some social life (which at this moment is not existing), we need to change this situation. Getting to the place where Disroot becomes our main occupation seems to be still far ahead, but we need to seriously start working towards it. Last year has exceeded our most enthusiastic expectations and showed us that the dream of financial independence is realistic. That is why we want to dedicate some time to explore ways how to make this dream come true.

What's next ?


We have divided our plans into three month long roadmaps. Right now, we are busy working on laying the ground work for all the themes and we continue to work on tasks we have not managed to accomplish during the last months. Furthermore, we are refining all the plans in more detail to improve our working experience.
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OpenPush - A Free, Decentralized Push Messaging Framework for Android

f-droid.org/en/2020/02/03/open

(The embedded video doesn't play because of a strict CSP policy, if you want to watch it, you'll need to click through to the #FOSDEM talk page)

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We hope you enjoyed our celebration edition and hope to see you again next year! Also a big thank you for all the help from the many many volunteers who are the true heroes who make this conference possible. Please help us improve by sending feedback to feedback@fosdem.org

That's the end . It was a nice experience. See you all in 2021!

AMENDMENT Jitsi: video conferencing for the privacy minded fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event
Location: UD2.208 (Decroly)

"Jitsi is a set of Open Source projects which provide state-of-the-art videocconferencing capabilities. In this presentation we will explore the Jitsi ecosystem from a privacy minded point of view."

OpenPush fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event

"Push messages are an essential part of connected mobile devices. They are also one of the critical missing pieces in the open source Android ecosystem. Until now, free Android apps would either need to implement their own push notification system, do without any push messaging or use the proprietary Google Cloud Messaging service. I will introduce OpenPush, a free and open source, self-hosted and decentralized replacement for Google Cloud Messaging."

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Welcome to day 2 of at from the NOC

Due to some people trying to be funny, from now on DHCP is mandatory on the dual stack network. On the main IPv6 only network it's optional as always, SLAAC is enough.

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New version of i3keys 0.0.8.

* Added a TOC in the web ui
* You can filter the output of text and svg

github.com/RasmusLindroth/i3ke

#i3keys #i3 #i3wm

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#Facebook is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. A database containing more than 267 million user IDs and matching phone numbers has been discovered on the internet.

#mstdn

androidauthority.com/facebook-

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If you are a developer of free Android software you might be interested in this job opportunity posted by the GNU Taler project: forum.f-droid.org/t/gnu-taler-

It's specifially targeting F-Droid :).

#foss #jobs #android #fdroid #gnu #taler

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In case you don't use Tutanota as your main email service, yet: What is missing? Why are you not using Tutanota?
#MondayMotivation #QuestionTime

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We ran an informal poll of #OpenStreetMap people on several #Telegram channels to determine their **primary** navigation/mapping app that consumes OSM data. It's very likely that some people are using multiple apps, but the poll only asked them to choose one.

Impossible to mention all apps that but the popular apps were:
* OsmAnd 58% - both official and the #FDroid version
* Maps.Me 35% - including the fork on #FDroid called "Maps"
and a sprinkling of votes for #MagicEarth, #Mapy #LocusMaps

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