I am looking for a photo gallery (preferably open source) with ephemerla sharing - eg I can create links to a photo album that can only be used once, with the (not foolproof, but enough for laypeople) JS necessary to prevent the photos from being easily saved to disk.
Does one exist already? I can get close to this by using Signal's ephemeral messages but would prefer a solution that doesn't require people to install apps.
(Threat model: family members and friends who might not be trusted to be privacy respecting and might reshare photos on social media)
European governments have long taken a stronger stance against Facebook than the U.S., and that trend continued this week with reports that Irish regulators may order the social media giant to stop sending user data to the U.S. The reported ruling comes a few months after the European Court of Justice stated that this data transfer doesn’t “adequately protect” the privacy of European citizens.
I am a current Facebook employee and I would not recommend our products to anyone without a serious rethink of our business model first - which won't happen as long as people are wedded to our platform.
Been meaning to write this for a while, but the release of Netflix's *The Social Dilemma* yesterday gave me the additional motivation to finally finish this post!
Comments appreciated here, via the mailing list linked to the post, or [on Mastodon](https://floss.social/@michel_slm/104839270996528683)
Writing this as procrastination from actually finishing my presentation slides :p
I am a Fedora contributor, though my $dayjob is working for Facebook (luckily my role lets me work on Fedora and other open source technologies).
I am concerned with the direction both the technology sector is taking, and the wider economy in general - the predominance of large companies creating increasing monopolization of many sectors of the economy (especially true in the US), the increasing relegation of end users to be mere operators of their devices, the bloat and wastage and upgrade treadmills...
My ongoing resolution is to gradually achieve what Kashmir Hill famously tried and failed at last year -- reduce the influence of proprietary technology, and non-community-owned companies, in my life, especially those funded by advertising since that is a perverse incentive (monetizing attention span) diametrically opposed to the user's best interest, whether privacy or well-being.
I'm starting [#100DaysToOffload](https://100daystooffload.com/) soon on my blog, once the [Nest with Fedora](https://flocktofedora.org/) conference is over, and will be covering my digital detox among other things
- switching away from Gmail
- almost entirely cutting out Facebook products (except with contacts that exclusively use it)
- using a Pine Phone (once mine arrives)
- using Nextcloud instead of Dropbox and Google Calendar / Contacts
- using Cryptpad instead of the rest of the Google Suite
You can find me on Matrix at michel-slm:matrix.org and michel:michel-slm.name -- the latter is less active as I use Matrix to bridge to Freenode
I'm trying to move my contacts from my Google account to my Nextcloud account, synced via DAVx5, and it's not been smooth sailing. So many dark patterns...
- the option to default new contacts to my Nextcloud account is ignored, new contacts still go to the Google account unless overridden
- old Google contacts can't be moved to Nextcloud, but can be moved to other Google accounts
- Nextcloud contacts can be moved to Google accounts.
I don't know if this is just a bug in Google's support for non-Google contacts, a bug in DAVx5, or something else.
I'm moving to FairEmail for emailing, so if there's any good contacts app that's preferably open source that will work with it, I've about had it with the stock Google apps.
Thanks in advance!