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Good humor of that software author ;) Cool looking project btw, and nice domain name https://brow.sh Been on my to-do list for some time to test it (One day…)…

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Yes. I think it all depends on the users and what they want and what they need. Did you by chance read the happy user reviews about the Samsung SIII phones with Replicant on the Tehnoetic site https://tehnoetic.com/mobile-devices ? I am still using refurbished laptops myself because I still refuse to buy newer and faster than I would really need (And actually with the older hardware Libreboot is still an option, which is cool!). I consider myself spoiled in a rich part of the world and I’d like share and contribute more to a more just world. “Competing with tech giants”, in the name of open source and a better world, can possibly done by giving those (Read: “citizens in underdeveloped countries” or fellow country citizens with low income) who have not simple and well working devices with open source. Decent devices with a fair price. More than good enough to run a private messenger app and make phone calls and SMS, and maybe play a simple game (FrozenBubble, Solitaire, and ssh in :) without draining the battery too much.


As far as I understood the Pinephone is a community project which delivers these phones very cheap in order to try to get a community of programmers and testers together to work towards a future with more and better Linux phones development.



Are you using a web browser or Lemmur ? Lemmur has its own /c/ --> https://lemmy.ml/c/lemmur


thank you for your incredible support everyone ;_; …

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Very good to spread this! Thanks for sharing.

(A pity that the people involved use a domain name that - without warning - redirects to a Reddit page and that the redirect add-on for redirecting to Teddit or Libreddit fails for this for some reason. Not very privacy friendly!)


With Tor browser your real public IP address should never be visible over the Internet unless you have a leak somewhere (Like e.g. with WebRTC ? I think Tor has a FAQ about that topic). VM and host would directly talk over a LAN (From what I’ve seen with VirtualBox and Qemu). Here an example drawing how the host talks with a VM, only using local network ip addresses, when using Qemu : https://wiki.qemu.org/Documentation/Networking#User_Networking_.28SLIRP.29


I log in a website with tor inside a VM, can the website detect it’s a VM

I would guess not but not sure.

and know my real device fingerprint? Such mac address,

The VM would have its own MAC address of the virtual NIC but I think MAC addresses are not exposed like that. They are exposed for WiFi broadcasting on mobile devices though.

host IP

In general yes, the public IP would be the same for host and VM, as seen from the Internet. But since you are Tor this is redundant.

and host OS?

No.

Maybe test and compare with https://amiunique.org/ https://coveryourtracks.eff.org/ https://uniquemachine.org/ ?



This year's BigBrotherAwards goes to Doctolib for their appointment scheduling portal for medical doctors which leaks personal information to third parties, breaking patient-doctor confidentiality

It is closely followed by #Google who received the award in the new #WhatMakesMeReallyAngry category for recently exposed large-scale manipulations of the Internet #adtech market, for starving creators and the media, and for dispossessing our digital personalities. https://bigbrotherawards.de/en/202





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Pidgin is imho unique given the large amount of plugins (though some plugins are no longer maintained) https://www.pidgin.im/plugins/ Plugins for Mattermost and Rocketchat are nice to have for people with older computer hardware (Read: no more electron apps!). And there is a Matrix bridge :-)


As far as I understand one big advantage of Peertube is that there is no centralized silo structure. If you upload your video to Peertube instance A, then a user on Peertube instance B can also watch it (unless B has A blocked for some reason). Of course an instance can go down or get into trouble. The users of privacytools io instance could upload them to have extra copies ?




Thanks for your uplifting comment, nice read.


FSF and GNU move official IRC channels to Libera.Chat network

As a result of this meeting and our review, the FSF and GNU have decided to relocate our IRC channels to Libera.Chat. Effective immediately, Libera is the official home of our channels, which include but are not limited to all those in the #fsf, #gnu, and #libreplanet namespaces. …


Rant + negative comments, but perhaps still good to share here, as food for thought or for your information…


By Cory Doctorow June 11, 2021…

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15 days ago I posted about this app being in F-Droid : https://lemmy.ml/post/67644 and now people are asking or debating whether this app is actually on F-Droid ??? ;)

Hint : One way to check for brand new apps in F-Droid is https://fossdroid.com

… which now shows that Mull browser has arrived in F-Droid !


Hardware Probe Tool (hw-probe) — a tool to probe for hardware, check operability and find drivers with the help of Linux hardware database: https://linux-hardware.org

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That is good news, thanks.



Good point. This reminds me of people on Mastodon who only point to their Twitter posts, often without much or clear excerpts or titles, probably just because they want to get their message out or get more exposure, gain more readers etc, understandable but a nuisance nevertheless. Long time ago I started to filter those Twitter entries (learned from others doing the same), much better for my reading and my inner peace.


Good idea, but I prefer to stay a little bit anonymous on the big wild Internet. If someone else wants to email them : https://opencollective.com/support



For me things were a little different since I never used mainstream social media like Facebook,Instagram and so on. When I noticed Mastodon a few years ago, around the time of the first influx of angry Twitter users, I got very excited about it. Then projects like Pleroma, Pixelfed, Funkwhale and others appeared, very cool. Meanwhile millions of users joined Fediverse. Fediverse has become imho a pleasant hiding place for lots of likewise minded people, with a huge variety of users (geeks, artists,LGBTQ+,scholars,photographers). I don’t think it makes much sense to try to persuade people to join Fediverse unless one notices that they are really interested in it. A few things, that pop up now, one can do to support Fediverse :

  • Donations
  • Help with translations in software or sites
  • Help people to self host their own instances (For example with Yunohost)
  • Help with corrections or updates in documentation
  • Join conversations about the improvement of ActivityPub protocol
  • Become a moderator on instances that need it
  • Write howtos for people who are just joining
  • Write blog stories about your Fediverse experience
  • Promote open source apps (Pixeldroid,Fedilab etc.) when other people want to use Fediverse

:) Some time ago u2f users had to enable a setting in about:config of Firefox for it to work, but in my recent experience this looks like this is no longer needed. This wiki page mentions a few useful test sites https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Web_Authentication and this page explains very well more about udev for Linux users with such keys : https://docs.solokeys.io/udev/