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Stingle Photos (Google Photos alternative) is now open source.
It takes one click to potentially undermine your #privacy.
Maintain better privacy:
- Containerize browser tabs. This creates an isolated browser in each tab to stop cross-site transfer.
- Empty browser cache after each use.
- Use #EFF's #privacybadger
- Don't accept default cookie popups.
Today is #GivingTuesday. Help your favorite Free and Open Source projects by donating helping out.
For example, the Fediverse makes social media free, federated and fun.
Help, donate and use Mastodon, Friendica, or the newcomer Pixelfed, the Free and Open Source social platform for sharing your photos. #GivingTuesday
@Framasoft Here's the shit alternatives--
#calameo: registration blocked by Google reCAPTCHA
#Dropbox: Condaleeza Rice is on the board
#4shared: spam hell & broken anyway
#ISSUU: uses Amazon AWS; requires registration with non-disposable email acct
#Scribd: paywall with 30 day trial
#Smashwords: verification email never comes if using a disposable email address
MS gave $100k to the Cloakroom to hide meetings between conservative US republican politicians & corporations.
If I find a bug on a github-hosted project, I do not report it b/c of all the red tape in loggin in.
@onepict Strongly agreed. One of the biggest problems the free, open-source, decentralized, federated, private, etc. software communities face is user-friendliness. It's just too hard for a typical person to use 90% of Linux distros or MS Office alternatives or Facebook replacements or what-have-you. Ease of use is unfortunately still an area that proprietary software vendors often lead in, and it is a very important area.
Ubuntu got where it is now partly by explicitly reaching out to non techs and not using the response of RTFM. That's an approch I think we need to take now with #Privacy and #Decentralisation. It's not enough to claim technical superiority or that it's a more ethical position to take. We need to focus more on reaching to folks outside our field. We need to practice active patience and empathy. Soft skills as well as tech skills.
LearnGitBranching: an online tutorial for learning Git.
On the Wayback Machine there's a backuo version: https://web.archive.org/web/20190907181029/http://switching.social/