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Reclaiming Digital Privacy

Wednesday 28th of September 2022 05:32:14 PM

The advancements of the digital age has gifted us with the ability to search and access world’s information sources within a few seconds. However, Big Tech companies still make it hard for users to control their own privacy when accessing digital products and services. The problem is deeper for our kids or elderly parents, who […]

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Introducing PureBoot Basic

Tuesday 27th of September 2022 07:57:40 PM

PureBoot is our high-security, tamper-detecting boot firmware. With the release of version 22 we have added a new feature called “PureBoot Basic” that lets you optionally disable the tamper detection, leaving you with a clean, simple, and still powerful boot firmware with more recovery options than a traditional coreboot BIOS and GRUB. Normally when you boot Pureboot, the Librem Key […]

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How We Fixed Reboot Loops on the Librem Mini

Thursday 22nd of September 2022 02:11:37 PM

Firmware debugging is uniquely challenging, because most conventional software debugging tools aren’t available.  With coreboot’s specialized tooling, support from the amazing community, and a little bit of creativity, we fixed a regression in coreboot 4.17 that caused reboot loops on the Librem Mini. When coreboot makes a new release, I rebase our Librem-specific patches onto […]

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Auto Contrast on Librem 5 smartphones

Thursday 15th of September 2022 08:50:20 PM

Using Librem 5 outdoors is easier now! Because the Librem smart phones have more sensors than an ordinary computer, and we can use these extra sensors to improve ease of use and accessibility. The most recent release of Phosh (our user interface), has added a feature to automatically switch to a high contrast theme when in […]

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Thank You For Joining Us

Monday 12th of September 2022 04:34:50 PM

It has been a long and difficult journey to build a freedom- and privacy-respecting phone like the Librem 5. While the end of this journey is in sight, we aren’t quite there yet, and I wanted to take some time to do something we should do more often: acknowledge and thank all of you who […]

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Shape Shifting Computer, Powered by Convergence

Wednesday 7th of September 2022 09:21:15 PM

The Librem 5 is the first mobile computer with a truly convergent OS. Convergence means having the same OS across multiple hardware platforms with apps that adapt to their hardware. The Librem 5 uses the same convergent PureOS as our Librem 14 laptop and Mini PCs, with the same adaptive applications that make the Librem […]

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Top 15 Book Picks for Your Reading List

Tuesday 6th of September 2022 08:40:31 PM

We asked the Purism team for their recommendations on top books that inspired them or provoked their imagination. The genres ranges from non-fiction, sci-fi and even cyberpunk. Here is the list of our team’s top 15 books, in no specific order. Feel free to share them with your friends. We’d also love to know which […]

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Introducing PureBoot Basic

Thursday 1st of September 2022 06:02:12 PM

PureBoot is our high-security, tamper-detecting boot firmware that we offer as an alternative to our default coreboot firmware on hardware like our Librem 14 and Librem Mini. The combination of PureBoot, our anti-interdiction services, and the option of Qubes as the pre-installed OS makes hardware like the Librem 14 among the most secure computers you […]

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Swipeable Upgrade to the Librem 5 Interface

Thursday 25th of August 2022 05:11:04 PM

Interested to know what has improved using the Librem 5 phone? We made the interface more swipable. The Librem 5 phones are powered by the same PureOS that runs on our other computers, and with Phosh 0.20.0 entering PureOS, it got a major makeover. Previously, Phosh had a few interface elements that were still tap-based. Now, everything from […]

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PureOS on the Librem 5 USA Summer 2022 Snapshot

Wednesday 24th of August 2022 05:30:40 PM

PureOS on the Librem 5 USA has a long list of default capabilities and a longer list of applications that are available to install and an even longer list of applications that are coming. Software: A fast summary of capabilities from PureOS on the Librem 5 USA is as follows: Full disk encryption Lockscreen Initial […]

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Where Is My Librem 5?

Monday 22nd of August 2022 06:04:38 PM

While our recent news has been all about Librem 5 USA, we also have been steadily shipping through Librem 5s from previous production runs and it has been gratifying to share in the excitement of customers who have gotten the Librem 5 they have been waiting so patiently for. While the remainder of you have […]

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Google Ads, Apple Ads, while Purism Adds

Thursday 18th of August 2022 04:12:00 PM

Google has long abused digital rights through its tracking, privacy invasion, and ads business. Apple—while inaccurately claiming they care about privacy—has seen significant growth in its own ads business. Most recently this was highlighted how Apple utilizes anti-competitive language to promote their own ads business over third parties. Apple uses a loophole in the ATT […]

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On Road to Prizren with Librem 5

Tuesday 16th of August 2022 02:20:51 PM

Yes, you can go onto a multi week trip with a smartphone running free software. I wanted to share some impressions from my recent trip to Prizren/Kosovo to attend Debconf 22 using a Librem 5. It’s a mix of things that happened and bits that got improved to hopefully make things more fun to use. And, […]

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What is Special About the Librem 5 USA

Friday 12th of August 2022 05:30:05 PM

The Librem 5 USA is a remarkably secure mobile phone out of the box. The reasons for this are immense. Starting at the hardware level, the Librem 5 USA has Made in USA electronics, where the mainboard PCBA and type-c PCBA are manufactured at the Purism facility in the United States of America. That means […]

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Purism’s Librem 5 USA, Privacy-first Smartphones Ship Within 10 Business Days

Thursday 11th of August 2022 05:23:49 PM

Purism’s Made in USA phone, Librem 5 USA uses a tighter supply chain. It is powered by PureOS, and designed for longevity. Standard orders ship within 10 days.   SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA- Purism is now shipping its latest privacy-first smartphone, Librem 5 USA within 10 days for standard orders. The phone is built for those seeking digital […]

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Purism at Berlin Mini GUADEC

Monday 8th of August 2022 04:26:32 PM

GUADEC is the main yearly GNOME conference, where developers, designers, and other community members gather in one place to watch talks, hack on new features, and plan for the future. Given Purism’s close involvement with GNOME development we used to attend GUADEC as a team before COVID, but of course in the past two years […]

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Librem 5 USA At Shipping Parity: New Orders Ship Within 10 Business Days

Thursday 4th of August 2022 04:47:23 PM

The day we have been waiting for is finally here! The Librem 5 USA has reached shipping parity, which means that new orders placed today will ship within our standard 10-business-day window. The Librem 5 USA now joins the Librem Mini and Librem 14 as a post-Just In Time product, one where instead of relying […]

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The Ball and Supply Chain Part 2

Monday 25th of July 2022 08:58:45 PM

This is part 2 published 2022-07-25. Part 1 published 2021-04-30. [Edited 2022-07-27 to clarify Librem 5 shipping goals] Nearly every person on earth has experienced some impact from the supply chain in the past two years. As we wrote in part 1 in April of 2021 “Prices will increase for consumer goods” and time has […]

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Purism’s Ethical Marketing Principles

Friday 22nd of July 2022 08:52:23 PM

In a previous post, “Is Ethical Advertising Possible?” I talked about the internal discussions we were having as we looked to expand our marketing efforts beyond what we’d done in the past. One of the reasons for that post was to explain our current thinking both so everyone knew where we were coming from, and […]

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Anti-Interdiction on The Librem 5 USA

Wednesday 20th of July 2022 07:34:32 PM

One of the most unique security features we offer at Purism is our anti-interdiction service. This is a premium add-on service that aims to help you detect attempts to tamper with your hardware in shipment, so you can have peace of mind that the hardware you receive is the same as when it left our […]

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