Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....
When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.
@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.
I was reading an article about ... well, something awful. And they said "you have to remember what social media is: it's a show, a spectacle, influence. Starve the spectacle." Besides that being a nice phrase, I was thinking about fedi.
And I just want to take a moment and say: thank you. while this is not universally true, most of the folks who see this message are not here for the spectacle and did not bring it with them from some other place. I rarely look at my TL and see folks working a show. And I just want to make sure you all know how much I appreciate that.
✨ The Treasure
Source, layers and high resolution: https://www.peppercarrot.com/en/viewer/artworks-src__2021-08-28_The-Treasure_by-David-Revoy.html
Thanks all for suggesting purple color for the dragon, it was a good choice.
Under His Eye – Edward Snowden on how Apple just declared war on your privacy
Also, see: Apple is trying to redefine what it means to violate your privacy. We must not let it.
Apple is trying to redefine what it means to violate your privacy. We must not let it.