The Runner: Why you should try self-hosting and de-Google your life?

Big American tech companies know way too much about us and are too intertwined with our personal lives, but they don’t have to be. Read more below!

Twitter rolling out Twitter Blue feature, so now people will pay Twitter for sale of their profiles to advertisers just to get access to so called paid features. On the other side of the spectrum is Mastodon totally open source and free from advertisers. Now we can say that even if you pay for something you can still be a product.

Interesting story from Wired. What can we all learn from it: 2FA is only as strong as you original method, practicing good password hygiene is the only way to protect your account. Even if it is personal, change your passwords often at least 90 days, use software to keep track of all passwords and creation dates and never rely solely on 2FA even if it is physical key.

Onion routing turns 25 this month. 🎂

You’re invited to celebrate this moment with us to talk about the beginnings of onion routing & how this idea became Tor.

🗓️ Mark your calendar: Wed., May 26, 18:00 UTC / 14:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific

Glue sticks will never be excluded from school supplies, while kids might work less with papers, those are still useful for 3D printers, cheap glue still can help ensure that your 3D models will stick to your glass bed. Simple solution.

Credit agencies should be banned from doing business on U.S. soil: they collect a lot of sensetive information about every person for the profit, without person's consent, then when such sensetive information getting leaked to bad actors through their negligence in cyber security, somehow it's on person to deal with all aftermath of ID theft and they at best obliged to sell same person a new service ... win win for them.

Librem 14 Begins Shipping

"We set out on a multi-year journey to build our dream laptop—the Librem 14—and today that dream is reality and is shipping."

#Librem14 #privacy #freedom

The Tor Project is hiring a Junior Systems Administrator! Please retweet and share this opportunity with your networks.

History repeats itself, today I came across the term of programmable money, with feature of expiration date, to push consumers to spend it. I got a flashback from 1991 when on post USSR area expiration date has been posted on soviet money. At the end of the day this event defined fate of my professional career, but it was greatest hardship for entire population back there.

After reading stories like one below I really want to build my own search engine which won't create informational bubble around me and let me find information based on pure search terms, regardless of behavior, location and so on. I don't want personalized experience! Tell that to Google, Facebook and Twitter of the world!

Found this really nice article, given my FB use, I think this is the journey I'll embark on next. Нашел интерестную статью, так как почти не пользуюсь фэйсбуком буду потихоньку брать все это на вооружение.

Snitching on Phones That Snitch On You

"Our phones are our most personal computers, and the most vulnerable to privacy abuses."

#privacy #freedom #librem5

Useful tip: if you want to install PHP package in Ubuntu without Apache server package you have to install php-cgi first and then install php package. Apparently this order won't trigger any depending on Apache and thus won't install it.

I had previously posted about my new project, yesterday I sat down to write an article with detailed explanation as to why it was important for me to create this piece of software, let me know if that article resonates with you and of course ping me if you have any issues with MyNewsGenerator project :). Here is blog article to read

After Fox had an extensive coverage of royal family from UK, with big pharma ads on full display, Brits started asking same question I've been asking for years: "Why would you tell your doc about drugs, who is trained professional in healthcare in such dialogue?" Big pharma became a money making machine rather than business that suppose to take care of people by developing new medicine. Now with COVID vaccine same companies made a vaccine and making billions selling it. Can we really trust them?

Opt-in vs Opt-out debate. Today you are the actual product of all of the services you signed up for, they collect whatever they can and then share it with advertisers, you order a pizza from a chain guess what they'll sell such information it's their part of the deal to use ordering system for free ... privacy is a right every data collection must be opt-in

After a cleanup I just open sourced project that periodically generates mobi file based on list of RSS feeds. In other words that is daily news generator for kindle device. All you need is just to move file to your kindle. There is going to be a simpler way in future versions.

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