Does anyone recommend a good Signal App fork?

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#CallOut to our #Android devs:

GpsIcon needs help. No idea why this useful featue was ditched with Android 4.4: a GPS indicator that blinked when looking for a signal, and switched to steady when a fix was aquired. The tiny app (<50k!) even shows how many sats were found already, and how much are used for a fix.

But with Android 10, it not longer works reliably, see github.com/Limizin/GpsIcon/iss – and the author has no idea how to fix that.

Anyone? Boosts welcome!

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Are your friends still on #GitHub and other proprietary services?
Tell them about #Codeberg and other free alternatives to monopolistic SaaS solutions - they exist, and they improve with every user who joins them!
#FreeSoftware #UserFreedom

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Celebrate with us: currently 3.500 apps are available in the F-Droid main repo, yay! 🍾🍹

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I've decided: I'll set up irc.libreboot.org

I'm not against Freenode, but if I move my IRC, why Libera? It's still someone else's server!

I'll have my cake and eat it. Those who oppose Freenode *or* Libera will be neutral about *my* network.

*cue evil laughter*

I think there will be a permanent schism between Freenode and Libera. Two "camps"

Libreboot IRC will be a neutral little bubble, free of drama and division, isolated from the political turmoil in Free Software

#FamousLastWords

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SCI-HUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?

You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!

reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comme

phillm.net/torrent-health-fron

Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!

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Join monthly Tor Localization Hangouts!

Every 3rd Friday of the month, the Tor Localization Team meets to translate, share tricks, meet fellow translators, have fun, & learn about @torproject l10n priorities.

NEXT HANGOUT: Fri., May 21 @ 8am UTC onwards

gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/comm

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RT @manishrjain@twitter.com

Finally a legit alternative to IRC: matrix.org/

Really excited about what it can do to break away from Slack and other non-open protocols.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/manishrjain/status

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There is currently a campaign that tries to raise money to improve #Anbox (an Android emulator) on #ubuntutouch.

#Volla has already donated a thousand Euros to kick things of and the campaign has raised 1500€ 💸 so far.

This is a good start, but they need at least 6000€ to hire a freelancer 💻️.

If you are a #FOSS or #Linux enthusiast, please consider donating and help to make #linuxonmobile happen.

Donate at:
gofundme.com/f/anbox-on-ut

Thank you ♥️

(boosts appreciated):ac_laughter:

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Want all the gory details of how we hosted the world's largest free/open source conference #FOSDEM21 via Matrix? We just posted the full writeup at matrix.org/blog/2021/02/15/how. Huge thanks to @FOSDEM@twitter.com for putting their faith in Matrix & to everyone who helped make it a success! 🎉❄️🎆

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Do more with your presentations! The LibreOffice Impress Guide 7.0 is now available, thanks to our documentation community. It's packed with tips, tricks and walkthroughs to get the most out of the software: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

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Your Phone Is Your Castle

"If your home is your physical castle, your phone is your digital castle. More than any other computer, your phone has become the most personal of personal computers and holds the most sensitive digital property a person has..."

puri.sm/posts/your-phone-is-yo

#privacy #freedom #security

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The right to repair is crucial for a free future, this is illustrated in our latest animated video "Fight to Repair." Join our campaign and inform others on the state of #RightToRepair in your country. #FightToRepair fsf.org/ftr

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2021 is here, and we need your help to keep fighting for free software. Associate members are the core of our work at the Free Software Foundation. Help us further the cause for freedom by becoming one today. u.fsf.org/joinfall20

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Facebook are going to monetize encrypted messaging by consolidating metadata analysis of 3 key platforms (Messenger, #Whatsapp & Instagram). They will make money by tracking your relationships and social groups. They will make that information easily accessible to law enforcement.

They will build the largest #surveillance system ever conceived and will sell it under the banner of consumer encryption.

#privacyMatters

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Big Tech's growing monopoly power means that more and more people are looking for secure alternatives to Gmail that won't read their emails or profit off their data. Here's what makes our Swiss-based email service a good candidate for the top spot: protonmail.com/blog/gmail-alte

troet.cafe  - Mastodon

Hallo im troet.cafe. Dies ist eine deutschsprachige Mastodon Instanz zum tröten, neue Leute kennenlernen, sich auszutauschen und Spass zu haben. +++ Bitte beachtet, dass derzeitig keine Neuregistrierungen mit gmail.com, hotmail.com und outlook.com Adressen angenommen werden. +++ Wenn Ihr keine andere E-Mailadresse habt, lasst Euch bitte von jemanden den Ihr kennt einladen, oder aber schickt mir eine E-Mail mit der Bitte um eine Einladung. Ich schicke diese Euch den Einladungslink zu.