J'aime beaucoup les affiches style paquet de clops de @RAPasso
"La pub tue le climat"

Demain, des cargos qui avanceront à la voile

"Les transporteurs maritimes vont repenser la manière de naviguer: plus question de relier deux ports en ligne droite le plus vite possible, il s’agira plutôt d’adapter au mieux la route. «Il faut renoncer à ce monde où l’on a tout, tout de suite; la vitesse coûte trop cher, à tous les niveaux. Il faut accepter l’allongement des délais, parce que les navires vont prendre des routes plus longues et réduire leur vitesse.»"

Si le livre « surveillance:// » de @nitot vous avait intéressé, je vous suggère de lire « À la trace : enquête sur les nouveaux territoires de surveillance » écrit par @oliviertesquet

Tesla remotely disables Autopilot on used Model S after it was sold - Tesla says the owner can’t use features it says ‘they did not pay for’. Welcome to the world where you no longer own things.


Roger McNamee, ex-conseiller de Mark Zuckerberg, propose des sanctions bien plus élevées pour les géants de la tech. «5 milliards d’euros d’amende, ça ne marche pas, il faudrait 50 milliards.»

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Olivier Tesquet: «La surveillance est invisibilisée, empêchant toute opposition»
Le journaliste d’investigation français Olivier Tesquet publie «A la trace», une enquête fouillée et glaçante sur les nouveaux territoires de la surveillance dont nous sommes les cobayes


L'Institut Mines-Télécom ne pourra nous accueillir cette année, nous sommes donc preneurs et preneuses de bonnes âmes pouvant nous fournir un local fin Mars (a priori, we des 22-23 mars, sur Paris) en capacité d'accueillir une centaine de personnes.

Retoots appréciés <3

Il y a dix ans aujourd'hui sortait le 1er Firefox mobile... sur Nokia Maemo. Retrouvez le billet d'annonce sur le blog de Mozilla blog.mozilla.org/blog/2010/01/ et quelques photos souvenirs

Les nouveaux territoires de la surveillance, entretien avec Olivier Tesquet

Soft Power reçoit Olivier Tesquet à l’occasion de la sortie de son ouvrage "À la trace, enquête sur les nouveaux territoires de la surveillance" (éd. Premier Parallèle).

Les dispositifs de surveillance sont présents dans toutes les sphères de notre vie quotidienne, et se sont imposés comme "naturels" en devenant de mieux en mieux tolérés. À la croisée (...)

Faut-il arrêter de manger de la viande ? - En manger moins ? En manger mieux ? Tout arrêter ? La question du végétarisme n’a jamais été aussi prégnante en France. > usbeketrica.com/article/faut-i

Major /e/OS updates, upcoming Progressive Web Apps support...

Our latest newsletter is available online in 4 languages (EN, FR, IT, RU)


#privacy #FOSS #ungoogled #android #mydataismydata

Inside the Billion-Dollar Battle Over .Org - The New York Times

A private equity firm wants to buy the internet domain used by nonprofits. A group of online pioneers says it is not the place to maximize profits. Two months ago, Ethos Capital, a private equity firm, announced that it planned to buy the rights to a tract of internet real estate for more than $1 billion.

But it wasn’t just any piece of digital property. It (...)

Les violences policières sont le reflet d’un échec

ÉDITORIAL. Editorial. Mort d’un homme lors d’un simple contrôle routier, manifestants frappés au sol, tir à bout portant au LBD… L’Etat doit revenir à sa mission de base : donner à la police les moyens de ses actions et en assurer en retour un contrôle nécessaire.


I manage hostux.network and all the services on my free time and my own funds. If you are satisfied with the services and you use them regularly, don't hesitate to support me on Librerapay.

Je gère hostux.network et l'ensemble des services sur mon temps libre et mes fonds propres. Si vous êtes satisfait des services et que vous les utilisez régulièrement, n'hésitez pas à me soutenir sur Liberapay.


So I was recently asked why I prefer to use free and open source software over more conventional and popular proprietary software and services.

A few years ago I was an avid Google user. I was deeply embedded in the Google ecosystem and used their products everywhere. I used Gmail for email, Google Calendar and Contacts for PIM, YouTube for entertainment, Google Newsstand for news, Android for mobile, and Chrome as my web browser.

I would upload all of my family photos to Google Photos and all of my personal documents to Google Drive (which were all in Google Docs format). I used Google Domains to register my domain names for websites where I would keep track of my users using Google Analytics and monetize them using Google AdSense.

I used Google Hangouts (one of Google’s previous messaging plays) to communicate with friends and family and Google Wallet (with debit card) to buy things online and in-store.

My home is covered with Google Homes (1 in my office, 1 in my bedroom, 1 in the main living area) which I would use to play music on my Google Play Music subscription and podcasts from Google Podcasts.

I have easily invested thousands of dollars into my Google account to buy movies, TV shows, apps, and Google hardware devices. This was truly the Google life.

Then one day, I received an email from Google that changed everything.

“Your account has been suspended”

Just the thing you want to wake up to in the morning. An email from Google saying that your account has been suspended due to a perceived Terms of Use violation. No prior warning. No appeals process. No number to call. Trying to sign in to your Google account yields an error and all of your connected devices are signed out. All of your Google data, your photos, emails, contacts, calendars, purchased movies and TV shows. All gone.

I nearly had a heart attack, until I saw that the Google account that had been suspended was in fact not my main personal Google account, but a throwaway Gmail account that I created years prior for a project. I hadn’t touched the other account since creation and forgot it existed. Apparently my personal Gmail was listed as the recovery address for the throwaway account and that’s why I received the termination email.

Although I was able to breathe a sigh of relief this time, the email was wake up call. I was forced to critically reevaluate my dependence on a single company for all the tech products and services in my life.

I found myself to be a frog in a heating pot of water and I made the decision that I was going to jump out.

Leaving Google

Today there are plenty of lists on the internet providing alternatives to Google services such as this and this. Although the “DeGoogle” movement was still in its infancy when I was making the move.

The first Google service I decided to drop was Gmail, the heart of my online identity. I migrated to Fastmail with my own domain in case I needed to move again (hint: glad I did, now I self host my email). Fastmail also provided calendar and contacts solutions so that took care of leaving Google Calendar and Contacts.

Here are some other alternatives that I moved to:

Gmail → Fastmail → Self-hosted (via Cloudron)
Google Contacts → FastmailNextcloud Contacts
Google Calendar → FastmailNextcloud Calendar
Google Search → BingDuckDuckGo
Google Maps → Bing MapsOpenStreetMaps and OsmAnd
Google Analytics → Matomo Analytics
Google Drive → Nextcloud Files
Google Photos → Nextcloud Files/Gallery
Google Docs → Collabora Office (Nextcloud integration) and LibreOffice
Google Play Music → Spotify / PlexSpotify / Jellyfin
Google Play Movies/TV → PlexJellyfin
Google Play Audiobooks/Books → Audible/Kindle
Google Play Store (apps) → F-Droid / Aurora Store
Google Android → Lineage OSUbuntu Touch on PinePhone (coming soon?)
Google’s Android Apps → Simple Mobile Tools
Google Chrome → Mozilla Firefox
Google Domains → Hover
Google Hangouts → Matrix and Nextcloud Talk
Google Allo → Signal
Google Podcasts → PocketCastsAntennaPod
Google Newsstand → RSS
Google Wallet → PayPal and Cash App

Migrating away from Google was not a fast or easy process. It took years to get where I am now and there are still several Google services that I depend on: YouTube and Google Home.

Eventually, my Google Home’s will grow old and become unsupported at which point hopefully the Mycroft devices have matured and become available for purchase. YouTube may never be replaced (although I do hope for projects like PeerTube to succeed) but I find the compromise of using only one or two Google services to be acceptable.

At this point losing my Google account due to a mistake in their machine learning would largely be inconsequential and my focus has shifted to leaving Amazon which I use for most of my shopping and cloud services.

The reason that I moved to mostly FOSS applications is that it seems to be the only software ecosystem where everything works seamlessly together and I don’t have to cede control to any single company. Alternatively I could have simply split my service usage up evenly across Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple but I don’t feel that they would have worked as nicely together.

Overall I’m very happy with the open source ecosystem. I use Ubuntu with KDE on all of my computers and Android (no GApps) on my mobile phone. I’ve ordered the PinePhone “Brave Heart” and hope to one day be able to use it or one of its successors as a daily driver with Ubuntu Touch or Plasma Mobile.

I don’t want to give the impression that I exclusively use open source software either, I do use a number of proprietary apps including: Sublime Text, Typora, and Cloudron.


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