For event management, Framasoft created Mobilizon as a free and federated alternative for Facebook events.
From their blog article announcing this development:
From climate walks on Facebook to free software hackathons using Meetup : to change the world, utopians (like us !) too often organize themselves on the centralized platforms of web giants.
At Framasoft, we thought it was important to take the time to think about an alternative that could change the situation. We have just spent a few months, with the help of two designers (Marie-Cécile Paccard and Geoffrey Dorne) who haved interviewed many activists so as to better understand their digital practices. We looked at what a tool that would really empower individuals and groups could look like.
For project management, there is System-D.
I think both are directed to activists. They just don’t have the marketing budgets of centralized web giants so their reach is less important.
For messaging, several alternatives exist. https://gofoss.net/intro-speak-freely/
I also think that a lot of activists sadly do not understand privacy issues. They use Facebook as everybody else just because it works and they don’t have to pay money for it. If they don’t understand the issue, they will not search for a better tool.
This article states that this information comes from Cybernews. I think it’s from this article: https://cybernews.com/news/whatsapp-data-leak/ The precise number of phone numbers leaked per country is presented in a table. This same Cybernews article also writes about their article from last year mentionning a 533 million users Facebook leak. https://cybernews.com/news/leaker-says-they-are-offering-private-details-of-500-million-facebook-users/ In this article from 2021, there is a forum screenshot where the phone numbers leaked by country are exactly the same as the ones listed in the table from this year’s article. You won’t make me believe the data is different from last year.
As the 533 million phone numbers were available for free since last year, in my opinion a random scammer downloaded it and reposted it now, trying to make a quick and easy profit. He just scrapped some countries to cut down a little the total number. I supposed he did this to not look too suspicious.
However, the hacker did not specify how they obtained the data, suggesting they “used their strategy,” and that all the numbers belong to WhatsApp users, said the report.
What is concerning here is the lack of analysis from Cybernews. They publish two articles in a year about a Facebook leak, they link the two articles but they fail to at least compare pictures in them.
Cybernews.com is a research-based online publication
We maintain and uphold the values of journalistic integrity, reliability, objectivity
We produce professional, unbiased, and reliable content
No they don’t. They create an article in 2022 without mentionning the leaked data is from 2019 while all the necessary data for them to arrive at this conclusion is on their website. They publish data, not information. This is not journalism.
And BGR.in only seems to be able to make a poor copy and paste.
I downvote this post due to the terrible quality of the article.
As we use to say: “The only ones who never make mistakes are the ones who never do anything.”