Librem 5 Update Feb 2022

I finally got around to installing new version of PureOS (byzantium) on my Librem 5. In this video, I take a quick look at how the software is doing on this phone.

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Which ROM for Degoogled Android?

A degoogled Android phone is the best option today for a smartphone that respects your digital privacy and autonomy. In this post I’ll discuss some different options for Google-free Android ROMs.

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Centralized? Federated? Decentralized?

Which is better: A centralized social network like Twitter, or a federated one like ActivityPub as implemented in Mastodon or Pleroma?

Does federation solve all the problems of centralized services?

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Dev Notes: PouchDB PWA

I recently got a chance to try out a couple of new programming things in a test app I built: PouchDB/CouchDB and Progressive Web Applications. In this video, I share some of my thoughts on those things.

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MNT Reform Battery Problem

The MNT Reform has a serious issue with its battery system: no low voltage cutoff. That means it likes to kill battery cells.

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Remember: Lavabit

The Snowden leaks demonstrated that major internet companies share user data with law enforcement. What about smaller companies? Let’s look back and remember what happened to Lavabit.

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Recent History: Snowden Leaks

Back in 2013, Edward Snowden revealed the existence and workings of a global apparatus for mass surveillance. What did he reveal? What does that mean for us today?

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