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"Update: reminder that in the interim you can download a (slightly outdated) version of Element Android from F-Droid at https://f-droid.org/en/packages/im.vector.app. We're also looking into running our own #F-Droid repository going forwards so the most recent build is always available there."This is why I love @matrix
Please don't donate to #Signal over #Matrix. Don't support projects which don't stand up for user #freedom. At least prioritize donations towards #decentralized / federated ones.1/2

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"Personally if you’d hypothetically ask me if you’d give me $100 to donate to any of these messaging platforms. I would fund Matrix. Public money ~ Public code and the most aspiring among the others. I know it’s not the best because of it’s decentralized nature, but I would rather fund them to fix those issues than fund Signal which says - ‘we don’t care’"https://polarhive.ml/blog/messengers#matrix-is-a-protocol-rather-than-a-messaging-app

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After fiddling around with Chromium/Firefox I find that there 2 reasons to stick to #Firefox based browsers.
1. Better uBlock Origin blocking support on all platforms including mobile.
2. Better customization / extensibility / modularity.Not because of better privacy, or security. #Chromium is better for security.
#Brave fares better in terms of anti-fingerprinting and Ungoogled Chromium - '0 phoning home/telemetry' out of the box.1/n

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These arguments to me are useless - 'Firefox is not build by an Ad Tech Giant' or 'Firefox cares about your privacy

'If Google dies, Firefox (Mozilla) dies. That's the sad state.I'd happily ditch FF if there was an alt browser not based on Chromium which has support for uBlock Origin, timely updates, site sandboxing, and supports generic web standards. Until then it's a pain in the butt playing cat and mouse (about:config) against their telemetry with every new release.

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https://www.xda-developers.com/google-vows-not-to-use-new-tracking-tech-after-replacing-cookies/

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G: " We're removing 3rd party cookies from the internet (70% of the chrom'd internet) "But Hol'up" We're baking digital cohorts (federated private advertising) as a core part of the internet, whether you like advertising or not, private or not. Just like #DRM or #JavaScript, or any other web standard which was once frowned upon. "I bet in 2 years #Firefox (#Mozilla) will follow for (compatibility reasons)

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