I've been on Mastodon over at
I'm based in the UK and into food, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them.
I'm involved in a few projects -
https://www.ourfieldproject.org/ 40 people using online tools to collaborate managing a field
http://travellingtoolbox.org.uk/ is a mobile hackspace/workshop set up to help environmental & community projects build & fix tools and infrastructure
http://farmhack.org/wiki/soilhack-wiki Soilhack is a peer 2 peer learning network
'momentum building for global grassroots democracy' – our report on Collaboration Incubator activities in 2018 is out. Enjoy our co-created 74 pages full of pictures, stories and resources. #Commons #Democracy #Trust #Facilitation #DragonDreaming
✔️ renewable energy
Sounds good to me.. anyone know more about ii?
"REScoop.eu is the European federation of renewable energy cooperatives. We are a growing network of 1,250 European energy cooperatives and their 1.000.000 citizens who are active in the energy transition."
Draw over other apps permission is not listed when looking at an apps permissions.
For these facebook apps on this phone the switches cant be turned off
Not a very secure device
Has Android6 Marshmallow
4 years & 4 lots of major security and (potentially) privacy improvements since,coming with each new Android version
Android security patch level= Feb 2017-feels a bit recent for a phone still on Android6
Updated June.There is another update
I've been using it today, sent it a few unique files via Bluetooth, rebooted a couple of times, added some apps & did some web browsing
I havent caught the facebook system apps doing anything yet except when starting the phone & then only one of them, it runs for about 00:20 (20 seconds) while it calls home & transfers a bit of data
Possibly (but unlikely?) they are being v sneaky & hiding their activities - as explained they could do this
Its not possible to disable these apps. They restart pretty soon after they are force stopped.
They have the 'draw over other apps' permission and it cant be disabled (can fool you to do things or hide stuff from you)
Looking at com.Facebook.system using the Stanley app it has very powerful permissions. Can watch what apps are running, start and stop apps (or just parts of them) and even install or delete software on the phone
Decided I should check out my assumption that a disabled presinstalled Facebook app couldnt get my data
Have a very cheap Acatel Android I got new a year ago
Deleted the Facebook app when I got it
Looking at android settings, apps & selecting 'show system' from the menu I found that there are 2 facebook system apps
One of them starts up at boot, connects to Facebook & transfers some data. It has storage permission (I had it off)
Applications Info (Show metadata of installed applications) - https://f-droid.org/app/com.majeur.applicationsinfo
(I find this crashes when asking to look at some apps)
Checkey (utility for getting information about the APKs that are installed on your device) - https://f-droid.org/app/info.guardianproject.checkey
Net Monitor (Shows network connections of installed apps) - https://f-droid.org/app/org.secuso.privacyfriendlynetmonitor
I think that disabling pre-installed Facebook app would stop it collecting data from your phone.
In Android settings -
*If you check out app permissions - in this case telephone permission. You should also be able to get it to also show you permissions of system apps
*If you activate the hidden android "developer options" you can check Running services and if apps are active.
Apps that can give more interesting info about apps -
Stanley (An application explorer for developers) - https://f-droid.org/app/fr.xgouchet.packageexplorer
As far as I'm aware all Androids follow the android permission model & stuff we know about Facebook tells
* On Android phones with Google Play Services stuff installed and active the Facebook app eavesdrops on your calls and from your pocket htpps://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/wjbzzy/your-phone-is-listening-and-its-not-paranoia
* Facebook added permissions to their app to grab peoples call logs https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3067765/uk-parliament-publishes-reams-of-facebook-enternal-docs-exposing-the-social-networks-machinations-for-user-data
Things that can be checked …
A proposal for a Global Co-operative IT Network from the International Co-operative Alliance
"The purpose will be to serve the IT needs of the coop movement.
It will be a forum where ICA members can go to get advice on different IT products, services and service providers and where IT professionals from coops or who serve coops can work together, learn from each other and recommend products and services to help members."
There's a #cooperative in Indonesia that's bridging the digital divide with locally-produced, low-end smartphones that have built-in platform for users to access services from other cooperatives.
They want to eventually launch a cooperatively owned satellite.
Here's one of the co-founders talking about it in Hong Kong Platform Cooperative event.
Not exactly what you're talking about, but lot of overlap.
GCHQ Propose Workaround That Creates Same Trust Problem As Encryption Backdoors
"Multiple rulings have found GCHQ's surveillance efforts in violation of UK law. A number of leaks over the past half-decade have shown its oversight is mostly ornamental"
Saw you followed my old account. I'm tooting from here now.
The new repertoire of repression and how movements resist. Introduction. - https://www.opendemocracy.net/simin-fadaee-geoffrey-pleyers/new-repertoire-of-repression-and-how-movements-resist
Encrypting mails with usable tools: The mass adoption of encryption technologies
Let's develop peasant computing, let's breed
Technological Sovereignty 2
What are we talking about?
Learning to love machines again
Code is political, algorithms are weapons of math destruction
The case of Internet Relay Chat
Hacklabs to technological cooperatives
From appropriate technologies to re-appropriated technologies
A seed sprouts when it is sown in fertile soil
Simultaneous interpreting using radio frequencies
Whistleblowing, a double edged sword
Tools made by farmers for farmers
Network approaches for increasing technological sovereignity
RT @iNPUTmice@twitter.com: Here is a recording of the talk I gave yesterday introducing http://Quicksy.im in German: https://media.ccc.de/v/dg-94
English language slides including English speaker notes are here: https://github.com/iNPUTmice/talks/blob/master/2018_11_14_-_the_making_of_a_new_feature.md
food, trees, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them
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