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Telegram will show ads in certain chats, starting next year. They want to play nice, however.

t.me/durov/142

With some dry pessimism I wonder whether they are strong enough to continue their service independently from advertiser's interests and the temptation of making money.

As of today, the apps are open source!

What are your thoughts? Are you giving it a try?

threema.ch/en/open-source​

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"Good news: we removed all cookie banners from GitHub! 🎉"

"We find cookie banners quite irritating, so we decided to look for a solution. After a brief search, we found one: just don’t use any non-essential cookies. Pretty simple, really."

github.blog/2020-12-17-no-cook

Interesting, a new can peer inside buildings, day or night.

The resolution is so crisp that you can see inside individual rooms.

futurism.com/new-satellite-bui

Wanted to share a service I've been using for many months now. Supports American and Canadian numbers. Is and runs on . Costs $34.99/year. Lots of payment options, including .

Feel free to check it out: jmp.chat

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Just found out about , a promising privacy oriented and deblobbed web browser based on . It enables many features upstreamed by the Tor uplift project using preferences from the arkenfox-user.js project. It is compiled from source and proprietary blobs are removed using scripts by Relan.

» Source code: gitlab.com/divested-mobile/mul

» Project website: divestos.org

The German Federal Intelligence Service will be soon intersecting cellphones and internet providers to monitor all kind of communications. The German government has passed a bill for this to take effect.

netzpolitik.org/2020/bnd-geset

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