Go FOSS: Information is power

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on news.ycombinator.com

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  • Amplication - open-source Node.js backend code generator
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  • Android

    DuckDuckGo Android App (by duckduckgo)

    Lots of things I like about the site. For one, I value that privacy has been highlighted.

    They feature Firefox but it requires so much work to tweak. I feel this is a reflex recommendation though I do, very much, like that FF allows itself to be tweaked.

    On the Desktop... I much prefer LibreWolf - which I didn't see listed. It is what Firefox should be.

    On mobile, I prefer DuckDuckGo's Android browser. Firefox mobile comes bundled with 3 trackers! Why must you always shoot yourself in the foot, Mozilla? It's never ending.

    DDG is not only open source (https://github.com/duckduckgo/Android) but it also does not have a single tracker. If that wasn't enough, it comes with a module called App Tracking Protection. It's brilliant. It blocks trackers from other apps. I cannot recommend this enough. The sheer amount of information collected from apps on your phone...

    I have had apps at 30 attempts in the first few seconds and reach 1,000 tracking attempts within 1/2 an hour. Every single item - from contacts to specific location - is constantly being polled. Every app seems to be running spyware from various vendors - even my banking app.

    Wall of text, time to stop. Nice site, love that it's not afraid to be technical.

  • awesome-selfhosted

    A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted on your own servers

    Giving only one option per category may not be enough. There are usually several great FOSS apps for each, targeting different uses. Some more choices here: https://github.com/awesome-selfhosted/awesome-selfhosted

    The other issue is that most users won't maintain their own server or keep up with security updates and such. That's why I launched https://pikapods.com, which allows anyone to run FOSS apps with a few clicks, while supporting app authors via our revenue share. Our 'app store' is here: https://www.pikapods.com/apps

  • Amplication

    Amplication: open-source Node.js backend code generator. An open-source platform that helps developers build backends without spending time on boilerplate & repetitive coding. Including production-ready GraphQL & REST APIs, DB schema, DTOs, filtering, pagination, RBAC, & more.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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