I've launched a sister site called https://aus.party
Aus.party is a "Mobilizon" instance - Offers an alternative to Facebook Groups and Facebook Events!
So if you want to run public events or public groups (or migrate away from Facebook). Please consider giving it a look.
This is a "newish" service and will improve over time.
P.S. This instance is connected with https://deffo.com.au so events will be shared (run by our friends at chinwag)
Well, I officially deleted my Facebook account, today. Although I've not used it for a couple years, I've not officially flipped the switch until today. From what I understand, I have to maintain some sort of regular account in order to manage a couple pages/groups that I have so, I made a new one that's pretty sterile and deleted the old.
Feels nice to finally check that one off the ol' list of things to do. 😀
If you don't want to use Google Playstore, but need some apps from there, try Aurora Store. It does not update Fdroid Apps, it shows how many trackers the app has. No Google account needed.
If you want apps/updates from Apkmirror, Apkpure, Uptodown, or Aptoide, look at Apkgrabber. Ut handles multiple sources, and you can blacklist your Fdroid apps.
Involuntary biometric #surveillance in public spaces is an outrageous humiliation and a severe attempt to restrict personal freedom with hardly any benefits to general security ...
Please consider signing and promoting the @reclaimyourface European citizens initiative. (If enough EU citizens sign such initiatives, eu comission has to put this on their agenda!)
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