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Alerts, notifications, person recognition, object recognition, motion detection, two way audio, automated lights, event based video storage, 24/7 video storage, automated deletion of stale recorded video, and more can all be accomplished 100% locally.

Granted, much of this functionality is not easily accomplished without some technical knowledge and additional hardware. However, these posts typically are made by people who state to at least have an interest in making that a reality (as this one does).

What security benefits does a cloud service provide?

Your options will depend on how much effort you are willing to put in and what other services you have access to (or are willing to run).

For example, do you have a Network Video Recorder (NVR) or something like Home Assistant that can consume a Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) or Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) video feed? Can you modify your network to block all internet traffic to/from the doorbell? Are you comfortable using a closed source, proprietary app to setup the doorbell? Is creating your own doorbell feasible?

I’m not aware of a doorbell that you can buy which meets all of your requirements without at least one of the items I mentioned above. Additionally, I believe the only doorbell that meets all your requirements is building your own doorbell. However, some other brands that will get close to meeting your requirements are Reolink and Amcrest.

This is a “simple” question, but unfortunately the answer isn’t as simple. Much of this isn’t necessarily Google “individually and directly attacking people”, but instead Google providing others with the (otherwise unavailable) means to do so.

Regardless, is this an example that you were looking for? https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/google-tracked-his-bike-ride-past-burglarized-home-made-him-n1151761

Sorry, just want to make sure others read this properly. I think you meant

The clients aren’t closed open source.

They are closed source forks of Element’s desktop/mobile/web apps.

I believe the features you’re referring to (Raise Wrist and/or Shake Wake within the Wake Up settings) don’t keep the watch screen on. Instead, I think they just trigger the watch screen to turn on and it stays on for however long the Display timeout setting is set to.

The only way I’m aware of to extend the Display timeout is to touch the watch screen while its on, a notification to come through, or certain apps like the stopwatch to be active. I also experienced issues with apps closing due to notifications coming through so relying on an app to keep the screen on may not be reliable.

If the screen turns off (even for a split second to allow one of the Wake Up settings to trigger the display back on), the watch will stop recording the heart rate and take another 5+ seconds to start recording the heart rate again.

The only way to suppress the Wake Up settings is to either manually disable them or turn on the “night mode” you mentioned.

Sorry if I’m wrong in any of this. I’m not certain how it all works. This has just been my experience with it.

There are a few recommendations for the PineTime in this thread. It is a great privacy focused smartwatch, but I don’t think you would be happy with it based on your requirements. It is not a device that allows you to go for a run and keep your phone at home.

The storage on the device is extremely limited, which prevents you from playing any audio (eg songs, podcasts, etc) directly. The device does not have any wireless connectivity (outside of Bluetooth) so it cannot stream any audio either. I’m not certain if you can even connect it to wireless headphones. It does not have any speakers either.

The watch has some apps, but there are no apps that are well suited for fitness. It does count steps well, but it does not directly calculate distance, pace, etc. It also does heart rate, but, currently, the watch screen must be on for it to record the heart rate. I think the longest the watch screen will stay on for is 30 minutes without any interaction, which may be too short for long runs or bike rides. Additionally, I’m not aware of any GPS/location tracking functionality.

Lastly, since the apps are limited and there is no advanced wireless functionality, you can’t use it for things that you may be used to for on the go activities. For example, you won’t be able to use it to pay for a drink half way through a run or call someone if you hurt your ankle a few miles from your destination.

With all that said, I still highly recommend the PineTime as a privacy focused, FLOSS, smartphone companion, smart watch. I don’t think you’ll find these features in any other device, particularly at this price point. However, you will be extremely disappointed with it if you’re getting it so you can take it on runs while leaving your phone at home.

Agreed. It would also be nice if they provided the source code, especially since its just a fork of an opensource project. Hopefully Beeper is at least up-streaming new features, bug fixes, etc.

Yes, there is a Linux desktop Electron app. Beeper provides the below links to download Beeper clients on Beeper’s Download page.

The source code for the above clients are not available though. Beeper’s self-host repo claims that the clients are closed-forks of Element’s Android, iOS, Desktop, and Web apps.

However, Beeper’s self-host Github repo outlines the steps required to self-host Beeper’s web service, which is essentially a Synapse Matrix server, Mautrix bridges, and other bridges/bots/services to help run the Matrix Server and connect the Matrix Server to other services.

What do you mean by “defaults to off”? The links for Jitsi were just to how it’s set for recording. However, closed captions seem to be turned on by default already. I think that may be more what you are looking for?

I’m not sure which use case you’re referring to specifically, but I have not used any caption functionality in any of the services listed. However, I was able to find the below documentation. At a quick glance, it looks like Jitsi and BigBlueButton support captions better than Jami does.

A free, libre, opensource, and privacy focused alternative to Zoom is Jitsi, which can be used without an account.

If you want even more privacy, you could host your own video conferencing service. Some options are below.

I’m not aware of any great FOSS/FLOSS Tasker alternatives. There are a few options, but they will be less capable, functional, extensible, user friendly, or modern.

More direct alternatives

Requires a server to run automations/dcripts

Requires scripts and may require a server and/or additional add-on apps

Thanks for confirming.

XMPP really needs better clients - even the good ones feel dated. Hopefully the timeline was not pushed back too much, if at all, and that this redesign can be the start of modernizing XMPP clients.

Didn’t know about this. That’s interesting!

Are you referring to this c3 branch? If so, there havent been any commits or pull requests for a few months now. Is there a timeline posted anywhere for the “soon-ish” release of the redesign?

The best way that I’ve seen to discover interesting Mastodon accounts is to join Mastodon instance(s) that are most appealing to you and scrolling through the local timeline. Additionally, searching for and following hashtags that appeal to you should make it easier to find Mastodon accounts that toot about topics that interest you.

If that’s not what you want then this will likely depend on the client you are using, the type of Fediverse account you are using (eg - Mastodon, Lemmy, Pixelfed, etc.), and the instance/server you are using.

You could look through the public posts of the Mastodon instances (for instances that support publicly exploring the server without an account on that instance) that you are interested in. Once you discover the accounts you want to follow, you would need to manually search for those accounts using the full address of those accounts on the client of your choice (if you weren’t already using it to begin with).

You could also look for lists of Mastodon accounts that people recommend on websites or throughout the Fediverse.

Does JPMorgan provide any specifics about which US Security and Exchange Commission rules and other banking regulations that are new and require WADU? Are there any areas in which JPMorgan wasn’t compliant with prior to WADU’s development?

It also collects data from employees’ Blackberry phones.

what year is it

I want to see more FOSS/FLOSS projects succeed. One of Lemmy’s biggest obstacles is its lack of users so I joined to be a part of the solution instead of the problem.

Hopefully Reddit’s changes provides similar benefits for Lemmy that Elon’s Twitter changes did for Mastodon. I’m not sure if Lemmy will ever reach the size of Reddit (or even Mastodon), but it honestly doesn’t need to if the community is engaged enough.

Doesn’t seem to matter what search engine you use. Instead, this issue seems to impact people using the latest version of Edge.

Microsoft’s Edge browser appears to be sending URLs you visit to its Bing API website. Reddit users first spotted the privacy issues with Edge last week, noticing that the latest version of Microsoft Edge sends a request to bingapis.com with the full URL of nearly every page you navigate to. Microsoft tells The Verge it’s investigating the reports.