A couple of days ago a friend of mine visited a mobile service shop, to fix an issue on her phone. The store employee, after looking into the device, asked her: Signal? This uses e2e communication... Why? Are you a journalist?

So, instead of basic human right, privacy is now considered a "special case" ?

Here is some good #privacy news: the Eu Advocate General has concluded national mass retention laws in the EU are illegal. Countries can not demand that internet providers just keep massive amounts of personal data because it might be useful some day.
privacyinternational.org/news-

Yes we can do without . I spent three days in Brussels for with a phone without gapps, using osmand public transport navigation; it worked perfectly for me. Many thanks to the osmand developers and the community.

Here wo go! #fosdem get ready as Matrix is about to turn e2e encryption by default! Happening in K1.105 now! Or live on stream.fosdem.org/k1105.m3u8

Mega excited to collaborate with Jora Kasapi & Sonia Budini on the implementation of thealbanian.house 🏠😍

Through #opensource & open licensed content the project provides detailed digital documentation of traditional #Albanian houses. Blog post 👉
blog.collective68.tech/the-alb

I'll be presenting on the FOSDEM main stage about Linux on mobile together with Merlijn Wajer from Maemo Leste. If you can not make it, make sure to watch the livestream!

fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event
live.fosdem.org/watch/janson

Sympathy for the devil

"Red Hat and IBM Jointly File Another Amicus Brief In Google v. Oracle, Arguing APIs Are Not Copyrightable"

m.slashdot.org/story/366050

will stop receiving updates next Tuesday, 14th of January. We want to help Windows users upgrade to something better. You can help too: Help upgrade to KDE's Plasma desktop.

dot.kde.org/2020/01/08/plasma-
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Over the last few days we've had constant requests to respond to @moxie@twitter.com's 'The ecosystem is moving' blog post & recent 36c3 talk - we've tried to articulate Matrix's viewpoint over at matrix.org/blog/2020/01/02/on-.

@switchingsoftware stickers with a printed out QR code URL would be really useful; it would be a nice "gift" to people, after a discussion on ethical alternatives.

It is funny but, at the same time, worrying: people anxiously tell me "I say something and after a while my phone suggests me a product that matches what I said. This should not happen!". Then, I suggest them some alternatives to gplay services apps that it is known that analyze text for personalized ads; and they say "Meh... "

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