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ProtonVPN is now officially supported on Chromebook devices! Simply download the ProtonVPN Android app from the Google Play Store, or via our app APK link, to start securing your Internet connection, streaming your favorite shows, and more: protonvpn.com/blog/unlimited-c

Last week, Google announced its own VPN service. Trusting Google's VPN would be like trusting a VPN from the NSA. Here's why giving Google direct access to all your online activity is a terrible idea: protonvpn.com/blog/google-vpn/

The #onlineharms Bill heading to Parliament aims to undermine #encryption and risks overreaching into everyday communications in private messaging apps, says Heather Burns, ORG’s new policy manager. #privacy
openrightsgroup.org/blog/onlin

Did the UK learn from the #CambridgeAnalytica scandal? Or will the @ICOnews’s reluctance to enforce #dataprotection law hold us back? Our data & democracy officer @PascalCrowe investigates.
openrightsgroup.org/blog/bigge

So they already log every web site we visit for 12 months. They record every email you send. Now they want to listen to our conversations and messages by breaking encryption. Control is almost total.

gov.uk/government/publications

Just love LineageOS my 5 year old S5 is now running Android 10 (Q) and its still zippy!

It must be about 70Gb odd of source. repo sync and brunch and it compiled first time.

lineageos.org

Nice that Facebook uses data collected through the Onavo virtual private network (VPN) apps, to provide detailed competitive insights into the usage and engagement.  I guess those VPN's are the 'free' ones in the Play store.

int.nyt.com/data/documenttools

The #Epic @fedilab @k9mail cases have reinforced our strong stance that we must control the distribution channels of #FLOSS and no longer depend on the #PlayStore

A major threat to the adoption of an alternative is that users expect updates to be automatic but #Google made that possible only for the #PlayStore

Code Lutin will invest on @fdroidorg to make software update possible on non-rooted #Android devices thus, allowing people to adopt #FreeSoftware

#MécénatCodeLutin #DeleteGoogle

Track & Trace application written to full UK Government specification. Suitable for Local Authority track and trace teams.

Licence terms £12bn pa, unlimited use.

Apps targeting Android SDK 30 published by F-Droid cannot yet be installed on Android 11. This affects at least FairEmail, Netguard, OpenVPN and a few others.

You might want to hold up upgrading your device to Android 11 for a few weeks if you rely on any of these apps.

As a developer, you might want to hold up upgrading targetSDK to 30 for a bit.

The issue is tracked here, including a workaround for getting your data back from FairEmail in case you already fell into this trap.
gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidserver

The results of our annual server poll are in! Our community has voted to expand the ProtonVPN network to Cyprus, the Philippines, and Thailand, among other countries. Thank you for helping us prioritize where we should acquire and provision new servers. Stay tuned for updates! protonvpn.com/blog/2020-vpn-po

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