RT @json_dirs@twitter.com

gitter becoming a matrix client and an official matrix project seems like a bigger deal than people have made of it?

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/json_dirs/status/1

Good news in Europe. The EU court ruled that you are allowed to decompile and modify a software you legally aquired to fix errors.
Before that decompiling was illegal in some countries.
This is very important for those looking for errors that leak data :)

curia.europa.eu/juris/document

We've reached $40k MRR and 4,678 subscribers with our bootstrapped, open source and privacy-first Google Analytics alternative! How crazy is that!? ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฅณ

Proton launches "Privacy Decrypted", a new blog series that will cover essential privacy knowledge that everybody should know.

protonmail.com/blog/introducin

'Wild mammal biomass has declined by 85% since the rise of humans, but there is a possible future where they flourish'

ourworldindata.org/mammals#wil

I like this writeup from Cloudflare about the recent outage. Posting it because I don't expect a public post mortem.

blog.cloudflare.com/october-20

Say hello to the Fairphone 4: Sustainable. Long-lasting. Fair. ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐ŸŒฟ

Our most sustainable smartphone, now with 5G speed, 5-year warranty and electronic waste neutral. Check it out โžก๏ธ : bit.ly/3uDv3Wx

#fairphone #fairphone4

@faho @gnomon @JordiGH Here's how I categorize operating systems with the Linux kernel:

1. Systemd or other init

2. Glibc, musl, or other

3, GNU coreutils, busybox/toybox, freebsd-based coreutils, or other

4. Whether full access to a traditional POSIX-y UNIX-like shell interface is a first-class requirement.

5. Level of FLOSS-adherence.

6. Access Control support (none, SELinux, AppArmor, etc) and relevant policies.

GNU/Linux distros are ones in which no2 refers to the GNU Libc and no3 refers to the GNU Coreutils. Android, Void, and Alpine are thus not GNU/Linux distributions, while Debian, Qubes, and ChromeOS are GNU/Linux distributions. Grouping distributions by "GNU-or-not" doesn't seem useful: "GNU-ness" draws a line in the sand that separates similar distros and groups them with very different ones.

I'd rather group distros by no4 and ideally no5. When I say "Linux" without context, I'm referring to any operating system that uses the Linux kernel, can run a statically-linked Linux binary, and exposes a UNIX-like userland (GNU or otherwise) as a first-class citizen. This excludes Android and ChromiumOS, puts Qubes in a grey area, and includes Debian, Alpine, and Void.

I find this way of categorizing much more useful than GNUness. So that's why I don't refer to traditional Linux distros as "GNU/Linux"; binary compatibility (Linux) and a POSIX userland (GNU or not) are what's important when grouping related operating systems.

Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

I love getting into trouble, don't I? ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Today's blog post is: Ariadna vs. GNU. I win, of course.

ariadnavigo.xyz/posts/what-the

Actually found an answer: comes with , which itself is configured (in my setup at least) to use as the "network-based geolocation module". Not sure if that's set by microG or /e/ OS, or if there could be an alternative to MLS here, but that's where it is setup.

As for MLS, there is little activity on the forum, but it's apparently not dead: discourse.mozilla.org/c/locati

Would be cool if microG could collect WiFi data with MLS (opt-in)!

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@gael I've been wondering: is it right that uses the (I guess part of those A-GPS data that get downloaded?). I could not find that information online, and I am not completely sure about the state of the project... Completely out of curiosity :-)

@bart I guess you know that :-). So is the point of that one can install, say, NewPipe on pmOS, and it will feel like a standalone app, or do users have to run an Android VM from pmOS, and from there run NewPipe? The videos I have seen look like one runs Android from pmOS, and from Android one can run apps. But at this point one is not exactly running pmOS anymore, right?

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#ProtonMail

ProtonMail Shares Activist's IP Address With Authorities Despite Its "No Log" Claims
by Ravie Lakshmanan

thehackernews.com/2021/09/prot

Important clarifications regarding arrest of climate activist
by Andy Yen

protonmail.com/blog/climate-ac

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