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Deleted my Wire Messenger Account

Not that I have been advertising or using it much (there are way too many encrypted messengers around nowadays anyway), but I just deleted my Wire account after having read about some recent changes to the ownership and privacy policy of that product. I actually liked the UI, but I never managed to build up enough connections to use it regularly (and all of my contacts there are available via other messengers, too). These silent changes were really the tipping point for me to prune this one from my device.

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Deleting Facebook…. Done.

Today marks a big day for me: I bit the bullet and deleted my Facebook account. The option wasn’t that easy to find, but in the end it didn’t hurt at all!

I will miss the social interaction with my friends and acquaintances across the globe there, but I did not agree with the upcoming changes to Facebook’s terms of service and the privacy implications they have.

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Ind.ie achieves their $100,000 fund raising goal

Congratulations to the Ind.ie team for reaching their goal of raising $100k before December 10th! It’s always nice to see successful crowd funding campaigns that support goals to improve our lives and society.

I’m currently working on setting up Pulse (aka SyncThing) on my own infrastructure, as an alternative to BitTorrent Sync.

I’m also looking forward to Heartbeat, their distributed social network project that is based on Pulse.

I’m confident the money raised will be put into good use!