I had it on my Galaxy Nexus for a while early on, when it was still a Canonical project. It was nowhere near daily driver ready, but it was a fun experience. I was hoping it world grow to become a competitor to the duopoly, but oh well…
I remember using the FirefoxOS browser extension too, another fun little project that was dropped.
You mean like with vaccines and stuff? I mean, I live on Brazil, the president (yeah, that one) has been spreading crap like “COVID is just a small” flu, “chloroquine totally works, guys” and “vaccines bad” from day one, and that took no small part on our road to 600.000 deaths and counting, I’m pretty sure. Just a few months ago he pretty much said on a Facebook live stream that the vaccines cause AIDS, without a care in the world.
Thankfully Brazil was not already a nest of antivaxxers and conspiracy theorists before 2020 like USA was, otherwise I’m sure we would be even far worse than we are now.
This is the first time I see Signal in Brazilian news since the controversy regarding WhatsApp’s policy change one year ago (Signal’s adoption is null here, while WhatsApp is king, with Telegram somewhere in between), all because “WhatsApp’s founder is back leading a messaging app”, so for now we can say this move is at least good marketing for them.
It’s sad that we even have peer pressure to buy new shitty AAA games on launch.
For real. I’m glad my friends aren’t those drones buying the exact same EA/Activision/Ubisoft games every year, and instead we played over the years things like Don’t Starve, Trine, Left 4 Dead, Stardew Valley and a whole lot of Dota 2. I cannot imagine what it’s like to have your gaming experience so limited to online godamn shooters, I’d rather just find another hobby if it gets to that.
To be fair, last time we got news of Protonmail “doing sketchy stuff”, it turned out they weren’t storing anyone’s IPs at all until a government body demanded they to do it for the specific targets, and well, they still gotta follow the law. So well, I think it’s reasonable to have just a little bit of trust on Protonmail too whenever the next bad news pops up.
Historically, Twitter and Facebook have taken the position that world leaders should be exempted from most rules because the public has a right to know what their governments have to say and may be thinking. That changed when former President Trump was banned from Twitter and Facebook, however, so social media platforms seem to be taking a wait-and-see approach this time around.
No, nothing changed, they let the lunatic run his mouth for 4 full years– ironically, the white house itself had to step in and censor him at times to prevent literal wars, and the social platforms only banned him after he lost the election and was actively trying to weaponize his base against America to try a literal insurrection. But sure, whatever the article says.
Not twisting anything, just pointing out the hypocrisy in the quoted text.
Also I’m at work, so I won’t dig in his past behavior on the internet for you now, but I am not the only one mentioning this stuff, which also had a part on RMS’s resign years ago, so there is little reason to still bring his misogyny into question today on 2021. Guy’s a boomer with some outdated boomer views, but being a boomer doesn’t excuse him for not updating his views.
Not even close, Telegram is worse than even WhatsApp when it comes to cryptography. In fact, years ago a corrupt politician got his schemes to put Brazil’s ex-president Lula in jail exposed because his messages weren’t E2EE.
Kinda crazy to think, but if he was using the dominant app in the country, WhatsApp, that wouldn’t have happened.
I’m so glad! Having to open Lemmy on the browser on my phone every day was the one little inconvenience I was having, finally having the app is great. And it’s a good app too, good job, team!
EDIT: Ok, two things; first, typo, second, I found something missing from the app, I had to open the browser again to edit this comment. But I’m still enjoying the app, good launch anyway!
That’s an awesome
alternativefrom Tails! Brazilians need to be better educated on privacy and FOSS in general, I can’t put into words how frustrating it is that, while Mastodon has been having a surge from users all over the globe, Brazilians instead flocked to some thing I never heard before called “Koo”.
Reason for that choice you ask? The name sounds like a Brazilian slang for " butthole"…
Edit: alternative -> initiative