June Update:

PINE64 EU launches next week

stock in July

gamelaster becomes community manager

We are building a @risc_v SBC
modem firmware & cam improvements

you can now hand-write in LibreOffice on Linux!

And much more:


retentions - &

"No news, no new tutorials!?" That's right!

We're working more behind the scenes at the moment and have been up the a bit, mainly our Matrix instance.

We started a poll in our main group and we actually all chose something else, but as you can see in the picture, it was a fair decision for everyone.
After some ups and downs, we got rid of about 11 GB. Not a huge amount, but better than nothing.

More at techsaviours.org/news/en/matri

Here's a short post mortem for the server outage on Friday and Saturday: A syntax error in a configuration file slipped onto our production web-server. At the same time the server responsible for assembling our website experienced download timeouts when fetching app-listing metadata, which made troubleshooting extra hard. We've added additional tests to catch this type of error before they get a chance to interrupt our services. We're also working on improving web-server architecture.

Our website is back online! You may still get 404 errors on some pages while everything is syncing up, but that should fix itself over the next few hours. Thanks for your patience!

F-Droid website is currently down. We're working on a solution and hopefully have it running again soon. 🤞

Fair competition is essential to a healthy business ecosystem, yet tech giants seem to believe they can work around it using their market dominance and various anti-competitive activities.

Read more in our blog!


Weekly Update (22/2022): A new, quite different Linux Phone and GNOME Shell for Mobile


Multiple usage reports, a glimpse at on the Sony XPERIA 10 III, booting on older iOS devices and more!

Just watched @distrotube latest video. Thanks for that!
Didn't know that the is available as a package - arch-wiki-docs

No offense, but instead of using your script, I just bookmarked it. And search from there.


Thanks again!

Data protection: Microsoft 365 banned in Baden-Württemberg’s schools!

As we have seen in BW, in time it’s a likely prediction that more states in Germany and in countries abroad will follow suit and look for a suitable, GDPR-compliant solution. Read more!

🇬🇧🇷🇺 Russian Pirate Alexander Isavnin explains me how Putin’s #Russia uses #FaceSurveillance to arrest protesters.

⚠️„These systems could infiltrate Europe,” he warns.

We need to prevent a dystopian future and ban #BiometricMassSurveillance in the #AIAct!

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As I announced earlier, I've been working on an alternative to PrivacyTools, PrivacyGuides, etc. All of them target non technical users, have sponsors and affiliate links.

The Privacy Raccoon - Digital Self-defense against mass surveillance

It's not finished yet, there's a lot of work to do. But I wanted to announce it so people can contribute to it. If you're interested in contributing, go here:

And the next have found place in our .


Not many left anymore for our server section. Your DIY weekend can start soon.

Next will be and


Have a good night


After a little break, we are now continuing to work on our and finished our .

We have also added a new page for our via Uptime Kuma.


guide will follow as usual.

Have a good

Children were unknowingly forced to pay for their learning with their rights to privacy. Children, parents, teachers were kept in the dark about data surveillance hrw.org/news/2022/05/25/govern

RT @moodler@twitter.com

If you are serious about Open, look into matrix.org for your messaging and get rid of MS Teams, Slack etc . #Moodle is going all-in on #Matrix! #OEGlobal22

🐦🔗: twitter.com/moodler/status/152

Die meisten Websites und Apps schicken heute unkontrolliert Profildaten über uns an dutzende Werbedatenfirmen, sobald wir sie nutzen.

In den USA passiert das im Schnitt 747 Mal pro Tag und Person, in Deutschland und Österreich immer noch 334 bzw. 267 Mal:

If you just got broken audio after an update (and is using PulseAudio, which our images do) on Arch Linux, you can fix this by running:

`pacman -Syu pipewire-media-session`

More information here: archlinux.org/news/undone-repl

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