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Warum Post, Bank und Co. ihre Kunden nicht zwingen sollten, Apps zu benutzen

Immer mehr wichtige Dienste erfordern, dass die Nutzer ein Smartphone haben und proprietäre Apps installieren. Warum dies der falsche Weg in die digitale Zukunft ist. Ein Kommentar.

netzpolitik.org/2019/warum-pos

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"You're right," the mechanic said, "your battery is draining much faster than normal."
"I knew it!" said the robot.
"Let me check diagnostics... Why is your processor 100% busy?"
"I'm monitoring my battery."
"If you stop that, it will last longer."
"I can't, it might run out."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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PSA: Free Speech doesn't mean everyone has to give you a platform. Moderating content isn't . The current discussion around and gab has nothing to do with free speech at all.

If you want to distribute an app that no one else wants to host make your own repo.
If you have an opinion that isn't welcome anywhere else make your own blog.

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We published a statement on our stance on neutrality of free software (and why we won't stay neutral in this case): f-droid.org/en/2019/07/16/stat

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I've started integrating the new Anti-Features icons into . Here's an early preview. Turned out even better than I dared to hope. Thanks @redplanet for designing the icons.

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Keine ganz neue Erkenntnis: -Apps können Berechtigungssperren des Systems umgehen und entsprechende Daten ihrer Nutzer*innen abgreifen - ein Grund mehr Apps aus dem grundsätzlich zu misstrauen und auf freie Alternativen via zu setzen.
golem.de/news/android-apps-kom

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@cmw Ihr Recht ist es. Das habe ich gar nicht bezweifelt - es ging mir nur darum, dass die Entscheidung welche Instanz bzw. User geblockt werden, nicht den Entwicklern aufgebürdet werden sollte.

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Das Fediverse ist groß - und natürlich gibt es hier auch Leute, mit denen man keinen Kontakt haben möchte. Da wird dann gerne gefordert, dass die Entwickler der Fediverse-Clients (Tusky, Fedilab etc.) bspw. rechtsextreme Instanzen direkt im Client blockieren.

Meine Meinung: Das ist nicht die Aufgabe der Entwickler. Das Fediverse und gerade Mastodon bieten genügend Möglichkeiten, diese zu blockieren.

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@ConnyDuck did you follow that fdroid forum thread? Someone actually mailed stallman with the question (whether including a blocklist makes the app somehow less free).
He posted a screenshot of his answer. 😀
/thread. Finally.

Trying to convince my old university to open-source their eduroam wifi setup app.

> You can just download the apk here...

*sigh*

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Milestone reached: Made the kind of people who read breitbart upset enough that breitbart made an article about it

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Our local user-group today was great. Since it's holiday season, we had a bit fewer visitors, but that gave us a chance to have a lot of engaging indepth conversations and hands on experiences about topics like:
* verifying our binaries
* lineage device support
* /e/
* F-Droid configuration
* etc.

This time @metalab was very hospitable. (No jackhammering :awesome:). Our live demos also worked surprisingly well, thanks to . I'm really looking forward to the next one.

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"May I kiss you?" the android asked.
"Can't you tell?"
"I can analyse your expression, your breathing, temperature and more, and conclude you want me to."
"There you go."
"But that is me telling me you want me to. I need to hear you tell me you want me to."
"Kiss me!"
They did.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Sehr schöner Auftakt für unseren #FairApps Markt im ZK/U in Moabit.

50-60 Gespräche, 3x F-Droid, 1x MetaGERApp installiert und viele "Befreie Dein Android" @fsfe und "privacy is key" @cryptoparty_berlin Flyer verteilt.

Danke an den engagierten Besuch, der uns mit Fachwissen unterstützt hat! :bongoCat:

@malte

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