Okay this Huawei thing is really bringing up a few issues around a lot of standards bodies being based in the US

The SD Association is based in California which means that Huawei can't say their products support SD cards

And the Wi-Fi Alliance is based in Texas which means Huawei won't be to certify that their products work with wi-fi

And the Bluetooth SIG is based in Washington, which means they can't use Bluetooth

This is a problem

I am very excited about the @mobilizon project. Events is the one thing really keeping me on Facebook at all and SO many groups rely on it for events.

It already met its first milestone - you can donate to help it meet the second milestone - joinmobilizon.org/en/

Also, they're working with designers from the outset. Plus it's being funded and developed by a nonprofit.

An all around great example of building the

We now have a instance - @agaric

These will mostly be videos of our presentations we give on topics like and . As well as how-tos for etc.

Our latest blog post from @clayton ,

How Stewarding the Digital Commons Keeps Your Software Secure, Stable and Innovative

an especially good read for groups who use but need help seeing the value of it and contributing back.



and its predecessor, has had a user facing sensor permission for a couple of years. Its been possible to switch off app access to sensors.

This is going to be included in Android 10/Q. Apps that target the features of Q will have to ask users for permission before they can access sensors.

So starting with the release of Q Android in late summer this issue will gradually be resolved as devices and apps adopt Q.


This is using the matrix jitsi server.

My contacts were probably all using Riot via PCs to get on the calls.

I've got miniVector (Riot without calls and a few other bits) on my phone, as I havent been using Riot for calls. I had to join calls they initiated in Riot using Bromite via a link they shared
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Been working OKish for me on mobile in Bromite (an Android privacy respecting Chromium fork with their own FDroid repo)
Have to request desktop site in browser settings to get around jitsi 'install our app'

Guess it may work in Firefox if you do the same?

Sometimes video is a bit weird & found it prone to drop the call if I used other apps at the same time

Didnt work so well in a moving vehicle

Attended 3 meetings each an hour fairly successfully
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We've got big news.

After months of work, Tor Browser is now stable on Android.

Tor Browser 8.5 brings the highest degree of privacy and censorship-circumvention available to Android users. blog.torproject.org/new-releas


Yeah I've used feeder a bit and found it pretty good.

Recently found that Briar messenger has a built in rss feed reader which fetches feeds over tor. Gives for feeds on

Maybe consider escaping from that locked up phone ecosystem? Recent AOSP security/privacy improvements, Pixel phones and a decent alternative OS add up to a compelling secure alternative to an iPhone.
Lower price of Pixel3a is likely to accelerate adoption, once these OSs are ported.


there're a lot of password managers, but there're nearly zero cross-platform bookmark managers. everyone is trying to do the hard thing which is all about privacy and security. many fail. and no one wants to do the easier thing, which is less demanding in regards to security, stakes are lower, although there still is need for encryption and stuff.

or are bookmarks out of fashion now?

Interesting, I wonder what Huawei will do.

Bit unfortunate that they decided to stop enabling bootloader unlocking on recent devices. Means without an exploit people are stuck with whatever Huawei provides. Imagine it will be a AOSP fork.

…, , etc. do it

Guess this will put an end them getting all the security updates a month before public release, as Android OEMs generally do.

Losing the Play store, I guess makes them less desirable, although /e/ recently announced their app store is going to have 60,000+ apps.
Guess they'll be scraping them from the Play store.
Imagine Huawei could do the same.

This is pretty wild.
Looks like its only OS updates that will be effected on current devices, next generation will not get Play

Android has changed recently with some OS components getting updated via the Play Store, I think largely to somewhat improve things for devices where manufacturers dont regularly update

is able to update these components themselves in OS updates- same way…

so you know how i've been warning y'all that any secure communication platform that's installed from a corporate app store is vulnerable to the state subverting that corporation, even if we assume the corporation is benevolent in the first place?

trump has now, by *executive order,* forced a major american corporation to lock out a single manufacturer's entire range of devices from all of its services. huawei devices can no longer use any google services, at the command of a one murderous sociopath in the oval office. not congress, not the FCC - the president, alone.

that vulnerability is no longer hypothetical.

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Hey plant nerds! My partner is teaching an awesome class about herbal first aid and the many medicinal plants of our gorgeous bioregion!

If you live in the Portland area and are interested in learning the fundamentals of this fascinating and practical topic, please check it out!


This will be happening next Saturday (May 25th) from 10am to 12pm at One Green World

Yep, that's an e-ink display showing all kinds of metrics and tuned for plant monitoring

You can stuff at least 16 plants onto the e-ink dashboard as well as tie it all into home-assistant.io

I only need ~8 plants presently but it's nice to know I can grow the setup further.

The non-inverted icons are plants that are "good", the inverted ones need water and the two with the "disabled" icon are "offline" if you're curious WTF all the icons mean.

This is an at-a-glance HUD for plants and a primary dashboard + remote sensors. It's not 100% yet but I have a TON of parts on order to fill in gaps.

Code: https://git.lollipopcloud.solutions/kemonine/home-automation



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