I've found an interesting, if terrifying article about how women could soon have even less rights than they did in the past. While abortion wasn't legal in the past, the ones prosecuted for it were usually the doctors. Now however, women can be punished for anything that is deemed an attempt to end the pregnancy; even just taking half a Valium (a medicine for anxiety.
We Are Tenants on Our Own Devices...
With Trump banning Huawei to use Google services and apps these are some useful tricks to keep your device up to date with latest apps, and app alternatives. Install F-Droid, foss app repository. With F-Droid you can install these apps:
Yalp store or Aurora store - used to download and update apps from Play Store
Newpipe - Youtube player, play videos even with screen off, import subscriptions etc.
OsmAnd+ - Google maps alternative
F-Droid link: https://f-droid.org/en/
Also, Google will disable Gmail for Huawei users, you can setup Gmail to redirect your e-mail to other e-mail address, you can find free (and paid) privacy respecting e-mail providers here: https://www.privacytools.io/providers/email/
If you don't want to abbandon your Gmail you can use K-9 mail available from F-Droid repository as client for managing your Gmail if you setup your Gmail to use IMAP. Link to app: K-9 Mail (Full-featured email client) - https://f-droid.org/app/com.fsck.k9
Google has been tracking nearly everything you buy online — see for yourself with this tool.
#privacy #technology #security
Net neutrality must be defended. https://www.zdnet.com/article/186-eu-isps-use-deep-packet-inspection-to-shape-traffic-break-net-neutrality/
Here's an interesting blog post about accessibility from Mozilla. Seems there're some cool updates we can look forward to!
In 2009, Colorado implemented a program providing free or low cost IUD's to teens without parental consent. The result? The teen pregnancy rate dropped 54% & the teen abortion rate has dropped 64%. Facts are indisputable: free contraception prevents abortion more than any anti-choice law ever will. https://www.reddit.com/r/TwoXChromosomes/comments/boq92a/in_2009_colorado_implemented_a_program_providing/ #TwoXChromosomes
Seriously, fuck Google.
I decided to create a small survey to ask a few non-personal questions about Fediverse users, their opinions on its various platforms, and their thoughts on non-Fediverse networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
The survey is oriented at people who currently use the Fediverse, and does not provide any way of saying that you do not currently use it.
If you’d like to participate in the survey, you can do so here. It opens at midnight on the 13th of May at midnight AEST (12th of May, 2pm UTC), and closes one month later on the 13th of June. I’ll be posting the results every now and then until it closes.
Please answer honestly, and send it to your friends if you’d like them to participate too! :mlem:Related
I will be taking submissions over e-mail at first (I do not expect a lot to come quickly).
If you are a server owner, and you have:
1) A server policy against racism, sexism and transphobia
2) Daily database backups
3) At least one other person with emergency access to server infrastructure
4) Commit to giving users at least 3 months advance warning before closing down your server
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Server submission". I'll try to figure out the blurb/category
@privacytools @BurungHantu @jonah Seems there's a new list that this instance needs to apply for. Check this toot:
Time to announce this plan: I am working on a redesign of the joinmastodon.org server picker. I am also planning to switch out the data source from instances.social to my own API. The main reason for this is the addition of a new guarantee that I would be able to give when linking to servers from joinmastodon.org: That those servers would meet certain standards and enforce some basic rules of conduct.
Below is a screenshot with old, uncurated data as placeholder.
Is anyone here using Librefox? What are your opinions on it? Should it be added to the PrivacyTools website?
I want to be able to tell my friends why #mastodon is better than the birdsite, so I wrote a thing: "Mastodon Is Better than Twitter: Elevator Pitch"
I want this to be as persuasive as possible to outsiders, so I'd appreciate as much feedback as possible from Mastodon users
Just came across @awilfox's powerful argument for keeping #foss projects on open communication platforms (instead of #slack/ #Discord/ etc https://catfox.life/2019/04/28/keeping-libre-software-accessible-to-all/
It's a short post, but it hits all the right notes and I couldn't agree more
how math is presented: "this knowledge came fully formed out of someone's head at the same pace that you are reading it"
how math is done: "this person became obsessed with a problem, worked on it for anywhere between a week and their entire lifetime, and finally produced a very messy version of this knowledge which was later refined and expanded by other mathematicians"