We shed a few joyous tears as our audited DoH / DoT service graduates from beta into the stable world. 🎓
Instructions for using it are still the same: https://mullvad.net/help/dns-over-https-and-dns-over-tls/
Google moving away from the open APK format to a proprietary Android app format locked to Google Play.
Switching Software is a beginner's guide to help people switch to privacy-friendly FOSS apps and federated services. You can follow at:
The guide's website is at https://switching.software
Thes a git for the project at https://codeberg.org/swiso/website
#Amazon destroying millions of items of unsold stock in one of its UK warehouses every year, #ITVNews investigation finds https://www.itv.com/news/2021-06-21/amazon-destroying-millions-of-items-of-unsold-stock-in-one-of-its-uk-warehouses-every-year-itv-news-investigation-finds
“The outage will likely draw attention to how centralized our ‘decentralized’ internet really is—a depressing reminder as ransomware attacks hit at critical infrastructure around the world.”
BankID: "Please update BankID"
Me: *Checks What's New-section*
BankID: "We continuously improve the BankID app. Update to ensure that you don't miss anything."
Me: So I can't even get to know what I'm missing? Not even from your official distribution channel?
BankID: "Please update BankID"
Interesting in relation to the BankID update history. I'll have to rely on third party information for news about phones becoming incompatible with BankID. #plannedobsolesence #Sweden #eID #digitalidentity
Two of the most known persons on #Earth right now who are engaged in tackling #climatechange have both been diagnosed with #Aspergers. I have mostly heard a #narrative that a #diagnose is an obstacle for people in their life but this shows yet again that it cannot be that simplified and one-sided as a story. Indirect sources:
Quick tip: Please reuse existing UI frameworks!
It may look easy enough to build your own, but that's because you're not seeing all the requirements they must cater to.
Does your custom drawing routines model your UI for Orca, Voice Over, NVDA, etc to communicate to blind people? Can it render international text? Can the cursor traverse bidirectional text? Can you type international text? Do you have enough visual contrast?
Better to reuse what your users are already familiar with anyways.
In a 23-1 vote, Google vetoes Web Privacy Proposals at the W3C
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I thank #MedecinsSansFrontieres for their beautiful letter about how my donation went to support their work with the #Hanga hospital in #SierraLeone. It is a hospital they opened in march 2019 which have been treating 16 000 children and 9600 of these in the intensive care unit! #LäkareUtanGränser #DoctorsWithoutBorders
Google Analytics is the largest and one of the worst trackers. It's used even on sites that promote privacy, GNU/Linux, etc.
There are some free (as in freedom) and privacy-friendly alternatives:
- #Matomo - https://matomo.org
- #Plausible - https://plausible.io
- #Shynet - https://github.com/milesmcc/shynet
- #Umami - https://umami.is
- #GoAccess - https://goaccess.io
Is it still the case of #privacyblock at #W3C by #Google? Quite strange that the standards organization is so influenced by a separate interest with such a strong position. https://www.cpomagazine.com/data-privacy/google-blocking-web-privacy-proposals-at-w3c/
We made an updated German translation of it called „Faire Websites“. Get hardcopies or the free PDF here: https://shop.digitalcourage.de/kurz-und-muendig-edri-ethical-web-faire-websites-ethical-web-dev.html
EU is about to ban non-removable bloatware on our phones or computers #DigitalServicesAct