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The privacy-friendly email and VPN provider Protonmail currently has 50% off its 2 year subscription plans:

(The offer ends soon as it was just meant for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday period.)

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If you're interested in creating 2D animation, you might want to take a look at the short film "Hero":

There's a brief set of behind-the-scenes clips at the end of the short to illustrate how it was made.

"Hero" was created on Grease Pencil, a set of 2D graphics tools in the open source graphics suite Blender.

Anyone can download and use Blender free:

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Do you buy LOADS of e-books from independent, DRM-free bookshops?

Are you looking for somewhere safe to store and catalogue them in one place, while recording your reading activity?

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(CC) is a way to let people share your work without giving up all your rights.

For example, many bands use it to let fans legally share their music non-commercially, while still being able to charge companies for commercial use.

It's really easy to add a CC licence, just pick the one you want from the official site and add it to your work:

You can add CC licences to almost anything, including text, music, video etc.

It would seem that #Facebook are learning that you can't circumvent democratically-elected governments and the law indefinitely.

They're doubly screwed because parliamentary privilege means that disclosure of these documents by elected or appointed representatives in the UK won't lead to prosecutions.

/ force governments to respond to political issues. recommends using CIs instead of commercial petition sites such as

You can find a list of CIs here:

In some countries, gathering enough signatures on a CI automatically triggers a debate in parliament, which can potentially lead to changes in law. For example, same-sex marriage in Finland was legalised through a CI.

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is a free open source eBook manager. You can use it to organise your eBook collection, edit eBooks and convert eBooks from one format to another:

It's available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

For advanced users, there's also a wide range of plugins which add extra features:

Black Friday sale today with an amazing 20% off all our Librem laptops. These are our lowest pricing of the year and it's for one day only! The Librem laptops are your gateway to a better digital life. Be woke. #BlackFriday #DemandFreedom

A reminder that this Black Friday, rather than putting on an enormous sale, @itchio will be donating their entire revenue share from all sales on the site to a pair of LGBTQ+ and climate change charities

Got the Instances list up and running on the #WriteFreely site. If you have an instance, you can add it here!

.@bob makes a really important point here:

We are not tech companies' customers.

Advertisers/databrokers are tech companies' customers, because it's advertisers who are the tech companies source of income.

Even traditional manufacturers like Ford are moving in this direction:

The only way to fix big tech like Facebook, Google, Microsoft etc is to change their business model and/or have extremely strict penalties for data misuse.

is an unusual kind of messenger for Android devices: there are no servers, messages are stored on your phone and sent directly to your contact's phone through TOR, wi-fi or bluetooth.

It's designed for journalists, activists, people working in disaster zones and anyone interested in "off the grid" communication.

The official site is here:

The app is free, open source and available through @fdroidorg and Google Play.

I've now open sourced Mast! So you can see exactly how the app was made. Woo! ๐ŸŽ‰โ„๏ธ

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Mastodon is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.