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Facebook Plans on Backdooring WhatsApp at https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/08/facebook_plans_.html - discuss at https://freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/kiue3o7ywr #freepost
Not a fan of RT but I do respect Hedges greatly and this interview with Lowkey is brilliant.
Ironic you would never see this in Russian on domestic TV.
"Wreckage of imperialism & neoliberalism with rapper, Lowkey"
Why does unsubscribing from a newsletter take “a few days”? at https://twitter.com/Joe8Bit/status/1156312965265707013 - discuss at https://freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/p3ba77g82c #freepost
Redesigned Profiles, optimized for the mobile web.
Shipping in v0.10.1. #pixelfed
Pixelfed will be a year old in a few days.
I'm a high school dropout that has never taken any CS or computer classes.
Web development is just a hobby of mine, I work in the auto industry.
I'm so proud of this project, I never would have imagined that I could make something like this.
Thank you for helping me realize credentialism isn't so important as you think. ❤️
Much easier than regulating to break up Facebook, just regulate to force them to make an API for us to get data in and out. We can break them up ourselves once we have that.
They used to have one, and IndieWeb was doing pretty well with that until FB decided to turn it off. Now *that's* monopolistic behaviour and anti-trust.
My son asked me what I am doing told him Im installing @email@example.com and he asked if it was Apple, I said no “my friend Cassidy.” He wa so excited at the idea of software by “friends”. This is how we get #FOSS to the next gen @CassidyJames@twitter.com @ChrisLAS@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com #linux
Recently, Github has restricted people from Iran, Syria, and other regions from accessing their private repositories and the static website host Github Pages.
Paying fines for corruption in 4 countries now... but of course it's not Microsoft's fault. https://www.newsweek.com/microsoft-hungary-bribes-corruption-1450575 Things that make you go "yeah, right, whatever."
The darkest of UX patterns. Interrupt what people actually want to see (their feed) with a thing that sounds like it’s good, with a big obvious blue button that will make it go away, while uninformed users are actually “opting in” to invasive, privacy-destroying tracking.
Is this a question? Because it doesn't seem like I'm able to say "no".
Just installed @elementary on new laptop. I must say it's far closer to what I'm expecting from a desktop OS than Ubuntu! At least no purple backgrounds and icons look better.
However my feeling is that if was 25 now I would still probably start a new Linux distro 😅
Replacing openSSL with Rustls can improve execution time, memory usage, and security! https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-rust-based-tls-library-outperformed-openssl-in-almost-every-category/
The potential performance improvements will probably motivate adoption even in C/C++ programs.
Has anyone successfully engaged/petitioned their local city council or similar municipality to get a presence in the #fediverse ? I feel like I miss out on a lot of important local news and information because I don't participate in centralised, corporate controlled social media.
If you're looking for an easy-to-use, privacy-friendly alternative to Microsoft's Skype, you might want to try Jami:
You can also follow them on here at:
It's free, open and distributed, and available for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux.
It has no servers, calls are connected directly peer-to-peer over an encrypted connection.
MITM on all HTTPS traffic in Kazakhstan at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1567114 - discuss at https://freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/5rfqro0wm5 #freepost
tiny thing to fight surveillance capitalism
urls often contain tracking information added to the end of them. when you are linking articles, stuff like the "utm_source" and "fbclid" sections allow people to track where you got the link from and how you are spreading it. this allows cops & corps to map out social groups.
while you can remove that stuff by hand, there's a firefox/chrome addon called "neat URL" that comes with an existing blocklist that automatically cleans off a lot of that stuff.
@switchingsocial looking for something like strava but FOSS and privacy-preserving (ideally, self-hosting instead of posting tracks to someone else's server) - any recommendations? I know there are many apps that record a gpx trail, interested to hear what actually works well in practice. Android for preference
Just a personal instance for me to connect to the Fediverse :)