"Masks and vaults: how anonymity overshadows real online privacy"
My latest opinion article projects my concerns about the fundamentally different concepts of privacy and anonymity being used interchangeably in many contexts. Slightly longer and more intense read than usual, but in the hope you will find it helpful.
📱 Instant messaging clients. Choose wisely what you use to communicate.
A visualization by @niboe under CC BY SA license.
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New blog post: "Purism Librem 5: First impressions" https://linmob.net/2021/01/28/purism-librem5-first-impressions.html
... and new video: "Unboxing the Purism Librem 5 Evergreen"
https://devtube.dev-wiki.de/videos/watch/66ea3360-2b2a-4e3e-8796-de7ae271ac1b // https://ytprivate.com/watch?v=5WdnPw537nU
📰 New, ambitious project aims to bring Linux mobile devices back to the consumer market
"A project that has recently got the attention of many FOSS journalists is the JingOS Linux distribution, coming from China and offering an explicitly "iPadOS-style" user interface according to its website. However, this is just the beginning of the project.
The fil rouge connecting the varied target market (now x86_64, to be expanded..."
"phosh is graphical shell for mobile, touch based devices like smart phones. It’s the default graphical shell on Purism’s Librem 5 (and that’s where it came to life) but projects like Postmarket OS, Mobian and Debian have picked it up putting it into use on other devices as well and contributing patches."
New GNOME "Text Editor" app is a mobile-friendly, #GTK4-ready alternative to Gedit (updated)
⚡ Plasma Mobile gets major UI improvements, several bugfixes
Our #libhandy tutorial has been updated to comply with the upcoming libhandy 1.x APIs, making it an up-to-date resource for anyone willing to experiment with modern mobile Linux app development.
Precursor is a RISC-V, FPGA-assisted open hardware PDA aimed at developers and hackers
⚡ Ubuntu Touch is coming to the Google Pixel 3a
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