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27 May, 2021

Android music players

I already have accumulated four of five FOSS apps on my phone, and today I added the Vanilla music player, which seems to be the most polished. It has tag editor and meta-data plugins; though I can't get these to work properly on my phone, so far.

Links blog

My subscription to The Hindu has already yielded a couple of nice articles, which I have liberated from the paywall.

One-state solution, the way forward in Palestine - The Hindu | Non-paywall version (text)
One-state solution, the way forward in Palestine] by Israeli historian Ilan Pappe

"The whole premise of the two-state solution is wrong, providing Israel the immunity to continue its ethnic cleansing"

Indian English is a Prakrit, not a Creole, by linguist Peggy Mohan
. (non-paywall text version) |

(Interesting reflections on many other features of modern Indian languages.)

WhatsApp moves Delhi High Court against India’s new IT Rules

“Requiring messaging apps to ‘trace’ chats is the equivalent of asking us to keep a fingerprint of every single message sent on WhatsApp, which would break end-to-end encryption and fundamentally undermines people’s right to privacy,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said.