The Second Best Time to Protect Your Privacy

May 14, 2022

This article was written by Kyle Rankin, President of Purism, for the Purism website blog, released under CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. There is a well-known Chinese proverb that says “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.” This saying applies to many areas of life, and it also applies to privacy. The last few decades have seen a dramatic increase in the depth and breadth of privacy invasions from Big Tech companies.

Prav and the Digital Markets Act by European Union

April 26, 2022

We at Prav welcome the draft of the Digital Markets Act by the European Commission, which attempts to dilute the gatekeeping power of big companies by forcing them to open the market to new players, but we believe there is much room for improvement. For example, Apple will be made to allow iPhone users to download apps from outside their App Store, and WhatsApp will have to let its users to communicate with others through alternative messengers.

iOS app recommendations for XMPP

March 11, 2022

Updated on 28-April-2022 These are the XMPP apps that we recommend for iOS users. Snikket Snikket is a fully featured app for iOS for XMPP. You need to create an XMPP account on a service and login in Snikket app. is a service we tested and that works well for iOS. Monal IM Monal IM is a fully featured iOS app for XMPP. You can register accounts within the app and start using it.