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Google to Start Censoring Telegram

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Fake news or justifiable warning? You be the judge.
I saw a message today stating the “Google Play Store is now censoring certain pages on Telegram if you downloaded the app through them.” The message suggested a simple workaround to download the app directly from telegram.org/android. Here’s the message in its entirety: Google Play Store is now censoring certain pages on Telegram if you downloaded the app through them. To get around this simply download the Android app directly from Telegram themselves.

Unlimited Free International Calls to the United States

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How to get Google Voice and make free phone calls to the US from anywhere.
Back in 2011 I explained how I was able to make unlimited free international calls to the USA while traveling abroad. That was back when Android was on version 2.2. Since then a lot has changed. But one thing that has remained constant is the use of Google Voice to get free stuff. In this post I will explain how anyone, anywhere in the world, can use Google Voice to make unlimited free international calls to the United States of America.

Install Extensions Ungoogled Chromium

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Bypassing Google to install Chrome Extensions ripped from the Web Store.

I recently started using Ungoogled Chromium on Invisible Arch Linux after looking for alternatives to Firefox. After a couple weeks of use I can say Ungoogled Chromium is a great browser and it’s become my goto alternative to GNU IceCat on Linux when not using Tor Browser. The only downside I found is that you need to jump through a few hoops to install Chrome Extensions.

But it’s not that much work to get extensions running in Ungoogled Chromium. And you don’t even need a Google account. Let me show you how.

EFF withdraws from W3C. DPRK plays with fire.

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On the withdrawal of the EFF from the W3C and current geopolitical climate.

Spotted this in the Frontend Focus. The EFF has chosen to withdraw from the W3C due to concerns in the direction the W3C moves as it relates to the openness of the World Wide Web. Perhaps not as alarming as KJU calling Trump a ‘dotard’ and threatening him with fire — it’s certainly not very settling either.

How to Live Without Google

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Tips for owning your data and maintaining your privacy in the face of Goolag.

Here’s a collection of useful tools to help you maintain your privacy online. Use them instead of Google for max protection.