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Code Club 19/11/2022

The next Code Club session is on Saturday19th November. We will have the usual mix of stuff, and hopefully help new attendees out at the same time.

Code Club Links

Next session

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 3rd December 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details.

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#CodeClub,,#Scratch,#Coding,#Data,#Privacy

What is Peertube?

Peertube is a video sharing platform, similar to youtube, but with a focus on privacy and decentralization. As Peertube uses Activity pub then content can be shared and federated to other services within the Fediverse.

I tried to post the video below, but for some reason it is not working properly.

Feel free to get in touch if you need more help on this, details are on my contact page.

Update 8/1/2021

Interesting instances :-

Posted by FediTips **Fediverse ID : ** @feditips@mstdn.social

Update 7/1/2021 – PeerTube 3 released

#fediverse,#peertube,#video,#sharing,#decentralised, #privacy

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Code Club 5/11/2022 Write up

The Code Club session 5th November tuned out to be quite busy, with a good mix of Hour of code, Scratch and discussions on the schools curriculum, data collection, social media & Privacy, this was mostly with one of the parents.

Code Club Links

Next session

  • Next week is the STEM Group 12th November
  • Next Code Club is Saturday 19th November 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details.

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#CodeClub,,#Scratch,#Coding,#Data,#Privacy

Tik Tok Can be read by China

TikTok says staff in China can access UK and EU user data

This has been discussed recently and it seems that our fears have been confirmed. The above has serious implications for privacy as well as data protection and perhaps safeguarding.

It goes to show we really do need to get rid of big tech, as they simply can't be trusted and care more about data and the associated income than about users.

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#Privacy,#TikTok,#China.#Data,DataProtection

Mobile Devices

Mobile Devices

I decided to write this article after reading the Free Software Journey article. This is part of the wider FSF Freedom Ladder

This article cites several projects that address Mobile phone freedom. There are different hardware options here, from dedicated phones running a FreeOS or ways to flash / install an existing phone with a new freedom respecting OS (sorry if the terminology is wrong here).

Android Based

Other

As you can see from the above list there are quite a few options, some are forks of Android, so I assume that Free Software repositories such as F-droid works and can provide a good range of Apps for users. See below as I am trying to find out about this.

However my area of concern is things like the Mastodon Apps It seems the only Freedom respecting app for Mastodon is Tooter, which is available for another OS called SailfishOS, so yet another option, so we have a really good, powerful social media replacement, but it seems rather limited connectivity from mobile devices, (unless you are running IOS or Android).

I don't feel this is very helpful. Sailfish, to its credit does have what looks like a very good section on development. I feel that for these alternatives to really take off, the apps need to be there, and not just in the hands of developers, but end users such as myself. I am not interested in using mainstream social media.

Also we need to make it clear if an app works on other systems that are derived from Android for example. (see below)

So we need several things

  1. More developers for the actual operating systems
    • Help for people wanting to start with development
  2. More development for the hardware
    • Again help for those who want to get involved
  3. Testers, and help for testers
  4. End users to actually use the system
    • Provide a very easy way for non technical people to report problems
    • Community need to LISTEN to concerns, reports and take action
  5. Ensure ALL these apps are available on ALL the different mobile OSs or as many as possible.
    • This will need developers, testers and users being able to come together.

Links

Free Software and Hardware

Working on some ideas

I have created a thread here on Fediverse Town to try and ask for some information on which apps work on which mobile operating systems, so Android and importantly Android derived Operating systems.

I have also split the OS list up, so that the OS's derived from Android are clearly identified.

I am not making the assumption they just work or that they are in F-droid.

Updates

31-1-2022 – https://codeberg.org/fediverse/delightful-fediverse-clients

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#Hardware,#Phones,#Free,#Open,#Privacy,#Mobile,#mobile


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Google Analytics declared illegal in the EU

This news has just broken.

Could have some interesting implications, even though the UK has left the EU, the UK has adopted the GDPR.

A good step for people currently using google analytics would be to swtich to something like Matomo (see link below) which is an alternative.

Links

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#EU,GDPR,Ruling,#GoogleAnalytics,#Illegal,#Alternative,#Matomo,#Data,#Privacy,#DataProtection

Privacy tools list

A discussion on Mastodon on Sunday, resulted in being directed to this excellent list of privacy tools, There is a lot to go through here so if you are looking for alternatives to proprietary solutions this is very worth checking out.

Links

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#Tools,#WebServices,#Software,#Privacy,#Alternative,#Replacements

The Tor Project – State of the Onion

The Tor Project – State of the Onion

If anyone is interested in the Tor Project, there is an update on the 28th December.

Every year people from the Tor Project communities present the State of the Onion, a compilation of updates from our different projects, at conferences around the world. We use this opportunity to talk about highlights of the work we’ve accomplished during the year and what we are excited about in the upcoming year.

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#Update,#TorProject,#Privacy,#TheOnionRouter

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Data Detox Kit: Workshops

This looks like a really good resource, I will download and see what I can do with this. It could make a really good discussion topic at the Paignton Library STEM group.

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#DataDetox,#TacticalTech,#Data,#Privacy,#Control,#User,#Safety