Firefox a mess by Mozilla

“I trust Mozilla more than Google, the problem is Mozilla trusts Google more than you.” Google is their primary search engine, in all their screenshots they advertise Google Search and Google Play rather than self hosting their own F-Droid repo. Google is their primary and only ‘real’ source of income and ironically their competitor. No PeerTube or Mastodon accounts to follow. It’s again Twitter and YouTube. Firefox by default, is more invasive of privacy than Brave or Chromium https://fosspost....

Fedi First

I posted recently, on my Mastodon As you can deduct, I’m a big fan of the fediverse and I blogged about me-switching to the fediverse a long while ago. I deleted Snapchat too. YouTube turned on ads for everyone A concept ~ How it works Post content to the decentralized fediverse first, before they air on corportate social media ~ reboost it, cross platfrom and aim for organic growth not to please an algorithm Post content to PeerTube a day or two before it goes to YouTube, post to Mastodon and use IFTTT to auto fetch the rss feed and post the link to your toot to Twitter....

Dishonest TrebleShot Clones in the name of MadeInIndia

The Chinese app ban confused a lot of people when they see the app they used is no longer available. Most of the apps are bundled with Google and Facebook Ads and are malicious they are filled with bloat and only aim to betray the user by mining their data. I blogged in my previous article on #SurveillanceCapitalism. The move was a good but biased step ahead, for the user’s privacy but the ban is partial and limited to few apps, particularly Chinese ones, and Big Brother apps like Facebook’s bundled App Manager in OnePlus and other major smartphone vendors and the GAFMA are not in the list....

Digital Minimalism on my Phone (FOSS)

Without the big 5 tech titans. Utilizing FOSS software. Andrew Guan on Unsplash Here’s what’s different from your average expectation from a phone It runs Android, but without pinging Google or the big 5. No ads, spyware, lag or battery draining apps. No locked Google apps, none of the ad infested Facebook apps or random Chinese CM apps, Tencent, WeChat or TikTok. They are tuned to make you feel addicted and blind you into not even looking at any of the better alternatives....

Federating Social Media

Imagine Instagram allowed users to follow and like someone else’s Tweets through the Instagram app or follow their favorite YouTube channel with their Instagram account. You can like posts follow Pixelfed from your Mastodon account. You can watch a PeerTube video on Mastodon like and comment with your Mastodon account that’s the beauty of the Fediverse. This is Federated Social Media, actively implemented by the ActivityPub protocol Mastodon, PeerTube, Plemora, FunkWhale, WriteFreely, Pixelfed and many many more you can discover...