#thelinuxgamer reviews the #Librem5, #Birch phone by @purism


It sounds like the Librem 5 is making good progress in its performance. I am also seeing pictures of bluetooth from @todd, and gaming videos by @dos

Pretty soon we're going to have #gnulinux phones available, small handheld Linux computers!

@WearsManyHats it’s been an intense last 3 years with Brexit politics so I can’t blame you.

RT @Snowden
Your smartphone broadcasts your exact location thousands of times per day to dozens of different companies. Each has the power to follow individuals wherever they go, in near-real time.

That’s not a glitch in the system. It is the system.

@onepict @alfredwkng improving AI faster at the cost of your freedom and your privacy. Well done Amazon, you scored another point.

RT @EinsteinsAttic
This is not only fucking outrageous, it sets an incredibly dangerous precedent. How can US #PharmaTech possibly be trusted if it thinks it can have exclusive rights over (i.e. 'own') your health data?

HT @glynwintle

@WearsManyHats Tell me about it, it's getting harder and harder to read the news everyday... AAAARRRGH!! So frustrating.

1/ This is one of many barely-visible cameras at a Walgreens convenience store.

The system tries to determine the age and gender of those nearby.

Then, it serves ads, based upon their artificial intelligence algorithm, on the refrigerator doors.

See-through doors have been replaced with full video screens.

It takes diligence to find this type of #privacy-invading #AI manipulation that uses sexual stereotypes and age discrimination to sell products.

> Fighting back is possible.

Some associated links:

Firefox Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension


Electronic Frontier Foundation Privacy Badger


While you are there, install HTTPS Everywhere to force SSL connections


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"Privacy isn't about hiding bad things, but about protecting what defines us as human beings, who we are. Our day-to-day behavior, our personality, our fears, our relationships, and our vulnerabilities."

-- The Tor Project

@WearsManyHats You and me! I listen to quite a few episodes of Radio 4 in Pocket casts.

Corporate greed strikes again, how Microsoft sent to prison a guy for making copies of free restore disks. Yes the ones you used to get for free with your computer.


@rlaska @purism I used to be a full time Ubuntu user since 9.04 until 14.04 and I loved it but laptop wise I never found one accesible that will play well hence why I ended up on OSX. Thanks for the tip!

@bjarni That sounds very interesting, I guess the replacement of the processed sugar it's very clever. Thanks for the tip :)

@purism Glad to see that more mainstream channels are picking up on you guys, I'm very close to ditch my Mac for one of these, just saving a little! Are you guys doing any Black Friday deals? :-)

#ServiceDesign #DesignSystem
"Why every design system needs a service designer" a design system is not just a bunch of components in Sketch and maybe some HTML/CSS, it's so much more and having a service designer in the team helps a lot amyhupe.co.uk/articles/why-eve

@angristan I Literally can't wait now to see what the release 5.1 would be like! Very intrigued :-)

@bjarni honey in coffee? I don't think I've got to those extremes yet? Does it just sweeten the coffee or does it actually give the coffee a hint of honey?

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