When it comes to Photo Storage, both iOS (iCloud) and Android (Google photos) make it easy. Yet! Please do replace them, I back all mine up offline and have it on a USB, but that's me. So if you want a Photo Manager online, where you can share pictures with others or sync between your devices, we have a few good solutions for you. / Photo Storage

#photo #degoogle #privacy #ios #android

@EU_Commission please do something about this. And @eff please intervene and support the open-source developers who are victims of Google's abuses.

#FairEmail, an open-source email client for #Android that allows you to manage multiple accounts, has been taken down from the Play Store.

Even if its source code is freely available, and both the code and the app's activities have been inspected and audited before being submitted to F-Droid, Google keeps harassing the developer as it considers the app as "spyware", but it refuses to provide ANY details about their findings, or inform the developer on what they are supposed to change to get the app approved again. An appeal request from the developer only resulted in an automatic response from Google.

The developer was advised to appeal to the EU, but (maybe rightfully) he said "what's the point? it's going to take them five years anyway just to come with a decision, and in the meantime my app won't be distributed on the major Android channel, and I'll have no incentive to keep working on it". We, as open-source developers, should NOT end up in this situation. We should NOT have the feeling that the institutions are not protecting us because they're just too slow to intervene or even to understand an issue.

This isn't the first time that #Google harasses open-source developers and gets away with it. Email clients alternative to Gmail, as well as any app that accesses what Google deems "sensitive user data" (including emails, calendar, fit data etc.) will now require an expensive (talking of at least $4500 a year) and intentionally cumbersome certification process, and such a certification needs to be renewed on a yearly basis: pmail.com/newsflash.htm. This will mean the end for most of the alternative apps that support Google services.

This isn't about users' security. Most of these apps are open-source, owned by the community, and regularly audited by F-Droid - a store with far higher security standards than the Play Store.

This is just Google declaring their final war against those who dare to access their email, calendar or maps without using Google's apps. This is Google showing the middle finger to the world and saying "the only way to interact with your email and calendar must be through my apps".

More and more open-source developers are being so discouraged by Google's efforts, requests for money and the Kafkaesque labyrinth that they've set up for appeals that they are pulling their apps and services for good.

This shouldn't happen, and the EU has a duty to defend us against this evil corp, because we can't keep defending ourselves. Enough with all the talk about new EU unicorns: if the EU really wants to battle Google, they should do so by defending an enthusiastic community that is already building the alternatives - often without being paid a single dime, while being regularly harassed by big tech.


Man, this is good stuff. 14 on the niche with 18.5's in 37 out at 203F. Nossa Familia is a crowd pleaser for sure.

My son is interested in video game development. Yesterday, we watched some videos about part of the development pipeline from Motive Studios. This was very insightful.


Not that people should create MORE bots for Twitter but if you want to here is a quick way to create one in Python. realpython.com/twitter-bot-pyt

Having the S&P down 17% YTD, is a good reminder that I need to keep my focus on a 5 to 10 year timeframe.

New location estimate for #Perseverance on Sol 436; the rover drove ~115m to the north of its previous location, right to where the sand dunes start.

#Ingenuity is still visible, but not for much longer, if the rover moves further to the north. Dark areas in the map is where the heli's UHF antenna will be below the local horizon at a ~700m distance.

#NASA #Mars2020 #Space

The 11% humidity with gusts to 35 mph is creating another tinderbox here locally. Living in the Western US this year has been interesting to say the least.

Ugh. The dog took a turn for the worse so we will have to take him in and say goodbye. Man I hate having to say goodbye to a good friend but it is still better knowing he will no longer be in pain.

@brave Glad to see the Brave folks are on here. I have been using Brave non-stop for about two years.

I'm done for the night with DCS. More learning as tonight I concentrated on setting trim on the A-10A and not cratering the Frogfoot on landing (smoked the brakes and went through the fence at the end). So there will be more learning for tomorrow. Good stuff.

Democracy, peace, individual and economic freedom.

This is what Europe stands for today when the war rages again on our continent. This is at the heart of the Conference on the future of Europe.

The EU has to continue to deliver on EU citizens' expectations.


🐦🔗: nitter.eu/EU_Commission/status

Using the developer controls in Brave to limit the bandwidth used for uploading to YouTube. Having only standard DSL and cable in my neighborhood stinks. If I can find a 5G tower nearby, I might be able to switch to T-Mobile.

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