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our Founder and CEO Todd Weaver: "Given the growing importance of Purism’s mission amid the barrage of news about how large tech companies are surveilling and exposing their users, it seemed like an opportune time to share our origin story..." #ThrowbackThursday

Looking for a better alternative to Gmail?

Company's like @Tutanota offer free 1GB accounts and they don't read your emails.

They offer something that's free and ethical!

Find them and other options at:

@danarel has an article on open source social media options.

"5 social media alternatives to protect your privacy |"

#NewHere #Introductions

I am not new to Mastodon but just moved to this instance. My name is Dan Arel and I run the website

I am also the author of two books and with four more on the way (two of the four are second editions of the original two).

I care a lot about privacy and encryption and that’s what my site and most of my recent work has revolved around.

Professionally I work for a labor union in communications. I love my job.

Last call! Today is the final day for your donation to the Tor Project to count twice.

Take a stand against tracking, surveillance, and censorship online:

Not sure why (yet), but Fedora 29 (Xfce) has been a bit flaky on my Dell Inspiron 13. Previous releases have run splendidly. Decided to give OpenSUSE (Xfce) a try while I try to workout the Fedora issues. It's been a few years since I've tried OpenSUSE and, wow! I've been missing out. This distro runs great on my hardware. I may give it a try on my server over the weekend.

So, we live in a 150 year old house with interior brick walls and hardwood floors. Because of this, our upstairs wifi signal kind of stinks. I'm looking for wifi booster recommendations because since there are so many, I'm clueless. Thanks!

After our latest Android update some users were unable to use the app anymore due to an outdated webview version. Here's how you can make the app work again:

I have started following DCP web designers - - they have a lot of good GIMP and LibreOffice tutorials on YouTube

I received a call from a German phone number earlier today but missed answering it in time. Still trying to figure out who in the world would be calling me from Germany? Someone from SuSE or OpenSuSE, maybe? Just wishful thinking, I'm sure. :-)

As a Linux user of nearly 24 years, I'm not sure how I feel about this. - IBM to acquire Red Hat in deal valued at $34 billion -

In the latest "Smashing Security" podcast: A Facebook friend request leads to arrest, Twitter scams ride again via promoted ads, and adult websites expose their members. Oh, and Graham finds out what Rule 34 is.

@kubuntu users: Have you upgraded to 18.10? I tried it but experienced a few issues so I moved back to 18.04.1. I will say it was a bit snappier than 18.04, though. I think I'm going to wait a few weeks or maybe a month.

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