Socialist critics of surveillance capitalism: corporations shouldn’t own and control your data

Me: Hear, hear!

Also them: But it’s OK if governments own and control your data if we’re the ones in government…

Me: No, actually that’s not OK either.

Them: you filthy capitalist!

#FOSS apps that need push notifications get problems: Google wants to force all apps on #Android to use its proprietary service Firebase for push notifications.
That's why we need F-Droid and/or #Linux based smartphone OS without Google. #UBports

If you're still using any flavour of Chromium (Chrome, Brave, MS Edge,...), please do consider switching to a Gecko browser. Google abusing its monopoly to disable ad blocking is just the beginning, they'll try turning the internet in a gated Google services network as long as we let them

When we talk about de-googling, I think too much focus is put on having exact replicas of google services instead of offline or even analog alternatives.

Are you not feeling motivated to go outside for a healthy walk? How about downloading the application StreetComplete from @fdroidorg and start helping out OpenStreetMap by adding missing data about the places around you!

I started today and it made my daily walks a lot more fun! It also motivates me to walk even more and visit new places that I wouldn't visit otherwise. :)

#OpenStreetMap #OpenData #Fdroid

A last minute Friday. An easy one because I've been enjoying far too much wine here in Florence. Nonetheless, a lot of / devs deserve some love!

I'd like to give a shoutout to mediaplayer. I've been using it all week to cast the latest GoT episodes to my tv. It's just amazing software. These guys could have been crazy rich by now, but they chose to distribute their software for free.

Who do you want to boost on Friday?

w3m might be my new favorite web browser (posting this toot from w3m with Loving the CLI life

We strive to make Firefox a great experience. Last weekend we failed, and we’re sorry.

More here, but one call out: if you enabled telemetry to get the initial fix, we’re deleting all data collected since May 4 to respect your choice as much as possible. tweeted by @Firefox

Yes, @mozilla makes mistakes (same as the rest of us humans). And yes, their last one was ugly. But, still, they're the only ones in the browser business trying to do the right thing. So I'll keep using Firefox, Focus, Send, and the rest of cool software they produce.

Update: #Purism changed the about screen in Librem Social Android

Along with other, less tasteful phrases, I spied "" scrawled above a urinal at my university.

The weird thing is that it wasn't me who wrote it...

The NSA now have source posted for their reverse engineering platform, Ghidra. Last I checked it was an empty repo. Seems to work well! I disassembled a small program I had laying around and it eye-opening to see in action. Time to poke at some other software I have...

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