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Nomad - Hubzilla for androidNomad - Hubzilla for android wrote the following post Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:08:57 +0200
Download files in Nomad
Another good news.

With the next update you will also be able to download all files in #Nomad \o/

So keep an eye on #f-droid in coming days ;-)
 from Diaspora
I've been hearing of Hubzilla lately. So Nomad is a client for Hubzilla I take it?
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Nic BritsNic Brits wrote the following post Wed, 09 May 2018 11:25:01 +0200
I saw this the other day and I’m so glad I don’t have one of these #devices in my #home . .

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why are you all so negative, just chill, sit back and enjoy the show
Disroot CommunityDisroot Community wrote the following post Sun, 30 Sep 2018 10:24:42 +0200
Results of internal meetings regarding solving the registration issue on
Hi there,

We would like to share our thoughts that came out of the series of brainstorming sessions we have had the last days.

Possible solutions we have considered and our opinion about them.

1. Invite only - where new accounts can be created only when invited by other users.
We have quite a strong position on that one. We started Disroot with the intention of being accessible to a wide audience. Invite only solution creates a barrier where only certain circles of people are allowed in. We want to be as open as possible for anyone seeking better solutions for their digital realm. By allowing invite only account we would've exclude a big portion of our current disrooters, supporters and contributors.

2. Paid accounts.
Money is the solution to everything... It's seems like the perfect tool to get all the abusers, scammers and spammers out of the platform. Paid accounts seems to solve the financial situation too. However, money also means another set of complications. First of, it closes the doors to those that can't afford to pay. It changes the whole nature of the project and creates a different relationship between disrooters (users) and admins, where certain expectations are held. It also asks for a whole set of new administrative tools and financial obligations which we would rather avoid. Such change to the project's nature is too drastic so that we feel it would be more honest to start a new separate platform based on paid accounts rather then change Disroot into such.

3. Approval based user creation.
This is the solution we are leaning towards. Originally we thought it to be too labor intensive, but after giving it some further thought we start to think approving account after a short delay will prevent most obvious abuse from happening. And with the help of some good automation backstage, we hope the extra work will be minimal.
The idea would be to ask new signups for a confirmation email address. After confirming the request (which will prevent automatic bot account creation and thus render re-captcha obsolete) we, the admins, will still have to approve the account based on a specific criteria we will develop, this will take up to 24 or 48 hours (to be decided). The waiting time will prevent spammers that need immediate access, our approval criteria will prevent other obvious abuse cases. Users could afterwards remove the verification email address or keep it as another possibility to reset password. We would like to try this method and see what the results are. How much abuse we can prevent, how much work will it impose on us and what other consequences it will bring.
Nomad - Hubzilla for androidNomad - Hubzilla for android wrote the following post Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:01:05 +0200
Nomad waiting for approval -->F-Droid merge request
#Nomad is now waiting for approval to get on #F-Droid.

Hope it won't take to long. :-)
anonymissanonymiss wrote the following post Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:21:57 +0200
Disroot CommunityDisroot Community wrote the following post Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:56:47 +0200

Disroot Community updated their cover photo

Logo for Nomad poll

!Disroot Community

Thanks to all. We have now a few logos to make the poll possible.

Here you find it:

I'm happy that a logo derived from one of mine is there for the poll! :)
on the poll.disroot site only one logo is visible. Where are the others?
@King Emir The poll is over. The remaining logo, is the one who got more votes. :-)
Disroot CommunityDisroot Community wrote the following post Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:13:39 +0200

When we started Disroot, we wanted to have a bunch of privacy respecting tools and share them with other people, with a community of those who may share our ethical or technical choices. We had put a lot of our time and effort to build this platform and give the best and useful free and open source solutions we could find, sharing our experience and knowledge in the process. That’s the Disroot essence.

Since a year ago, we’re experiencing a non-stop growing problem with our email service. Now we have a huge amount of abuse accounts stealing our time and creating a lot of troubles every single day. That means we dedicated significant chunk of our lives trying to solve this issue instead of improving the services. Currently we bet that about 80% of our user base are scammers, spammers and abusers of all sort. Most of our energy goes into fighting these people and we are continuously maintaining a platform that is being abused by people with ill intentions. We know that as a result of our recent popularity we should expect a certain percentage of shady accounts, but in the current situation this percentage has become overwhelming with a number far exceeding the credible Disrooters we want to support. This is not only an irritant for us but a threat to the credibility of the platform and therefore to all who are using it trustfully.

This means we need to find a solution to this problem. For now we've decided to close registrations as a protection measure for our users and Disroot itself while we are trying to think of proper ways to solve it.

In coming days we will be busy cleaning up our user-base from all the abusive "pest" accounts and we will plan out how to go about user registration in the future. We want to maintain the model where onboarding is as easy as can be and where anyone could join the Disroot community and feel right at home. At the same time we want to prevent malicious behavior from ruining it for all of us. It's a hard nut to crack but we hope to find a solution that will satisfy most of us.

#disroot #disrootnews

Occupy silicon valley

  last edited: Sun, 26 Aug 2018 09:35:10 +0200  
How do we take on the largest and most corrupt corporate Goliaths to ever exist?

Occupy Silicon Valley | A Billion People
Tags: #Nomad

*via Nomad client url=[/url]
Ingvar ☑️Ingvar ☑️ wrote the following post Sat, 25 Aug 2018 23:17:24 +0200

Caydron WildfireCaydron Wildfire wrote the following post Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:34:33 +0200

GeronimoGeronimo wrote the following post Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:06:24 +0200
Ogni volta che ci sono precise responsabilità si evoca il silenzio e l'unità nazionale. No basta questa è solo ipocrisia. Fra qualche giorno dei morti non interesserà più a nessuno e si parlerà solo di "ripresa economica" della città e di milioni da mettere sul piatto
#Genova #copione
anonymissanonymiss wrote the following post Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:15:25 +0200
Logo for Nomad - Hubzilla for android app

  last edited: Sun, 12 Aug 2018 14:02:18 +0200  
!Hubzilla Development
Now that we have a nice name for the app, we also need a nice logo.
So here i am to ask to share nice logo's, if you feel creative enough.
After that we will vote it on a poll.

Thanks ;-)
I do like @Albatroz Jeremias rock, tent, mountain thingy the most so far. I think if noone comes up with anything @Massimiliano you should consider using it (turn the logo into icon etc).
  last edited: Sun, 09 Sep 2018 08:43:44 +0200  
Yes i like it too. But i promised a poll and there where a few logo suggestions in this post too

That i have to consider.
So i will create a poll and lets vote :-)
Created the poll
here it is:

jd Ⓐ★😼🚀🌍🇪🇺🇭🇺jd Ⓐ★😼🚀🌍🇪🇺🇭🇺 wrote the following post Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:09:50 +0200
'...Mark Zuckerberg lost $119 Billion dollars on the stock market today (7/26/18). This is the largest loss of wealth in a single day in modern stock history.

This will literally not change his lifestyle or effect his livelihood at all. He is still a multi-billionaire...'

#Facebook #Capitalism

victorhckvictorhck wrote the following post Tue, 31 Jul 2018 11:00:04 +0200

#linux and #gnu too
AntilopaAntilopa wrote the following post Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:05:30 +0200

"When algorithms judge everything we do, we need to protect the right to make mistakes."

Poll for Hubzilla app name

  last edited: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:57:39 +0200  
Hello again,

Thanks to everybody, we now have enough names to start a poll so this is what we did.
Here is the link.

Poll stays open until 03-08-2018
Thank you.
The poll results


In the coming days AndHub will be renamed as Nomad
yay Nomad!time to work on some nice logo.
Pro-Tip: the graph would be easier to read if the results were sorted :)

Will Nomad be available in F-Droid?
Salinger 3Salinger 3 wrote the following post Thu, 28 Jun 2018 18:04:48 +0200

Facebook, Google 'manipulate' users to share data despite EU law: Norwegian study

Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering "invasive" and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a Norwegian government study said Wednesday.

The Norwegian Consumer Council found that the US tech giants' privacy updates clash with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which forces companies to clarify what choices people have when sharing private information.

"These companies manipulate us into sharing information about ourselves," the council's director of digital services, Finn Myrstad, said in a statement.

"(This) is at odds with the expectations of consumers and the intention of the new Regulation," the 2018 study, entitled "Deceived By Design", concluded.

Myrstad said the practices showed "a lack of respect for their users, and are circumventing the notion of giving consumers control of their personal data".

The case for the new laws has been boosted by the recent scandal over the harvesting of Facebook users' data by British consultancy Cambridge Analytica for the 2016 US presidential election.

Information for the report was collected from mid-April to early June, a few weeks after the EU rules came into force.

The report exposed that #Facebook and #Google often set the least privacy-friendly option as a default and that users rarely change pre-selected settings.

Privacy-friendly choices "require more clicks and are often hidden," it said.

"In many cases, the services obscure the fact that users have very few actual choices, and that comprehensive data sharing is accepted just by using the service," the study said.

But Facebook on Wednesday denied covering up the options for users and said they had prepared for 18 months to meet the GDPR requirements.

"We have made our policies clearer, our privacy settings easier to find and introduced better tools for people to access, download, and delete their information," the company's spokesman told Norwegian public broadcaster NRK.

The EU has billed the GDPR as the biggest shake-up of data privacy regulations since the birth of the web.

**The social media giant and Google separately already face their first official complaints under the new law after an Austrian privacy campaigner accused them of forcing users to give their consent to the use of their personal information.

Companies can be fined up to 20 million euros or four percent of annual global turnover for breaching the strict new data rules for the European Union, a market of 500 million people.**

#gafam #google #alphabet #youtube #facebook #privacy #data #gdpr #information #personalinformation #spying #EU
Name and Logo for mobile app for Hubzilla

!Disroot Community
Hello Hubzillians,

Me again. This time os for asking for ideas for the app name and a nice logo. I temporarily gave the app a name and a logo just to get started. But now is up to you to help get the app a nice name and logo. After that i will make a poll so everybody can vote the preferred name and logo.

Thanks to everyone :-)
Koala for Hubzilla
Hello everybody,

Thanks to all we have now enaugh names to start a poll so i created one.
Feel free to vote whatever you like. Here is the link
voted, thanks :)