It's pretty amazing that you can develop an app using KDE's libraries in KDE's IDE, have wonderful artists make your project artwork in KDE's painting app and edit a video about it all in KDE's video editor. The number of organizations that could tell the same story can be counted on one hand. The scope of what the #KDE community does is stunning.

When you expect something like this:
kavalapost.gr/wp-content/uploa
But since the dream of growth and investments on tourism has come true, you find this kind of vandalism...

KDE developers have fixed the bug that allowed the execution of potentially malicious code. The update is already in neon and will appear in your distro shortly.

mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-ann

The tragedy of being so competent to discover a 0day vulnerability, but to opt for being famous for harming users instead of defending them.

Personally, I think the level of mistrust is too low for ALL of these companies, and the level of trust is concerning.

"Which IoT Companies Do People Most Mistrust?"

pcmag.com/news/369730/which-io

The Linux App Summit is coming to Barcelona in November! KDE and @gnome join forces to create a strong, free and open app ecosystem.

dot.kde.org/2019/07/31/linux-a

The Greek government canceled an in-progress project about a future release of new identity cards (it will call for new proposals). According to the officials, the reason of the cancellation was a leak of the specifications of the project. So, transparency and openness on such a security-wise critical project, are not expected features. They are bugs to be solved...

My new hobby: Adding public drinking fountains (and toilets, but it's mostly fountains that are missing so far) to #OpenStreetMap. This is so important for people to find, but still so few are marked in #OSM. At least here in Norway. It's a shame, really. And the hotter the climate gets, the more important it will become. @openstreetmap

Plasma Mobile under construction; screenshots of the latest work, taken from a Nexus 5X running the edge image.
plasma-mobile.org/screenshots/

At the moment, many countries face unprecedented heat waves. How can we effectively tackle this in the long term?
1. Abandon the mindless fossil-fueled obsession
2. Transform the episodic emergency services to a chronic, public, free system

counterpunch.org/2019/07/25/ki

"But Jens why are you kinda sceptic about the EU?" 

Due to the fever, I've lately discussed with non-tech people how apps use our personal data. When mentioning that under faceapp terms of use, we deliver our private data to the people behind the app, for any possible use, I usually get the same alarming response: "This is how every app works, isn't it?".
I see here an opportunity to start discussing with people issues like user control, client and server, and what apps can offer to defend our digital rights.

If auto play does not work on when playing videos on , just whitelist the website:

Preferences > Privacy and Security > Permissions > Block websites from automatically playing sound

Plasma 5 is five 🎉! In these five years, hundreds of people have contributed their time and knowledge to make the Plasma desktop what it is today. Happy birthday, Plasma 🎂!

peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

Oh great. There are a lot of people out there who consider Nuclear power plants as a viable alternative to coal power plants because they are having less impact on the global warming.

Sadly, the global warming seems to have an impact on them and things become quite dangerous:

theguardian.com/environment/20

#climateChange

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