Openness tends to erode the power of arbitrary power points in a system (i.e. gatekeepers), and in many cases that leads to a better outcome for society writ large.
With pass, each password lives inside of a gpg encrypted file whose filename is the title of the website or resource that requires the password. These encrypted files may be organized into meaningful folder hierarchies, copied from computer to computer, and, in general, manipulated using standard command line file management utilities.
openmediavault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.
wger Workout Manager is a free, open source web application that manages your exercises, workouts and nutrition.
Developers frequently neglect data protection and, worse, intentionally lure in users with free health gimmicks in order to monetise their data. Other sharp practices uncovered by the researchers include unsecured data transmission and ad tracking.
Mastodon, a distributed, open-source version of Twitter, is almost identical to the platform it’s based on, but with key differences: posts can run 500 characters rather than 140, and users can make individual posts private.
SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux program to record your screen.
A list of tools for the command line. Some are little-known, some are just too useful to miss, some are pure obscure
Vimwiki is a personal wiki for Vim -- a number of linked text files that have their own syntax highlighting.
Tox is free and open source, encrypts messages, uses a P2P network to relay messages, and has clients for a wide range of platforms, including mobile devices.
Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS.
Pinry is a self-hosted open source version of sites like Pinterest or Wookmark that gives you full control of your pins. These sites are great for sharing and interacting with other people but if something goes wrong or the service shuts down you lose everything. Pinry allows you to host your own board knowing that it will always be there.
Organizations of the Information Age need to be reminded that software development is still reliant on humans. The mood and personality characteristics of IT workers influence decision making and should be considered as a contributor to the reliability of information systems. Even a small bug in software systems can have severe consequences and put lives at risk.
Free multi-platform database tool for developers, SQL programmers, database administrators and analysts. Supports all popular databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Teradata, MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, etc.
Unrecognized bias, not just in the programming of an algorithm but even in the data flowing into it, could inadvertently turn any program into a discriminator.
There is no need to throw away old or underpowered PCs and laptops when you can put these machines to good use with Linux.
For more than a month, users of the remote login service TeamViewer have taken to Internet forums to report their computers have been ransacked by attackers who somehow gained access to their accounts. In many of the cases, the online burglars reportedly drained PayPal or bank accounts. No one outside of TeamViewer knows precisely how many accounts have been hacked, but there's no denying the breaches are widespread.
A web based audio/video streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music & videos from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device.
GNU Typist (also called gtypist) is a universal typing tutor. You can learn correct typing and improve your skills by practising its exercises on a regular basis.
Cryptomator is advertised as being especially developed to encrypt your cloud files from services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega and other cloud storage services that synchronize with a local directory. Since the encryption is done on the client side, it means that no unencrypted data is shared with any online service.