ICYMI: ZDNet published an exclusive story by veteran journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols about the launch of the Pioneer Edition #FreedomBox.
"We can, in short, rebuild the internet so that we, and not multi-billion dollar companies, are in charge," says Vaughan-Nichols.
Read the full article:
Open source is crucial when it comes to fighting for our right to privacy: https://www.zdnet.com/article/snowden-praises-open-source-for-protecting-privacy/
Here's what Tutanota does to offer an open source email service without any strings to Google - even on Android! 😎 https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-source-email/
We must never allow backdoors to encryption. That's why we at Tutanota ❤️#opensource.
Looking for the "Best DIY Cloud Storage Tools of 2019" to Build Your Own Cloud Storage? #Nextcloud is number 1 once again at @firstname.lastname@example.org!
Centralized tech platforms are "handmaidens to authoritarianism"
- Carole Cadwalladr, who exposed the illegal facebook ads around #brexit
Too much power in the hands of just a few tech platforms threatens democracy! #decentralization
How to start your career in information security? Do you need a degree in Computer Science? Is it all about penetration testing and breaking codes?
We wrote a short article to address these questions:
(The article isn't intended to be exhaustive.)
This would be remote, contract-based work for now, with a chance to go full-time later in the year (assuming all continues going well). You'd be creating free / open source software.
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
We signed the public letter by @DuckDuckGo@twitter.com calling upon the Californian legislators to strengthen the California Consumer Privacy Act! Learn more in our blog.
You don't have to use Google Play on your Android phone.
There's a free open alternative app store called F-Droid, which is much more privacy-friendly, and which you can install yourself relatively easily.
There's a simple instruction guide for beginners on switching.social:
There's a much more detailed guide by @IzzyOnDroid here:
You can follow the official F-Droid account here:
Your guide to alternative frontends for Mastodon and Pleroma
Tired of running the same old interface on your Pleroma or Mastodon instance? Check out these alternative web clients! https://wedistribute.org/2019/04/your-guide-to-alternative-frontends-for-mastodon-and-pleroma/
When will we finally acknowledge as a society that this has just gone too far?
Software engineers are indoctrinated to believe: "People only hate ads when they aren't relevant." This doctrine has led to over 20 years of mass data collection. It's a lie, and if more engineers dared to question it, we'd get a lot further on #privacy.
In case you missed it, the lead developer of open federated Reddit-alternative @prismo has put up a new flagship instance:
This replaces the previous instance (prismo.news) which suffered a major database failure.
You'll have to sign up if you want to post or upvote, but you can follow users and comment on posts from elsewhere on the Fediverse.
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.