There is a #firefox bug that has caused all extensions to become disabled:

A temporary workaround:

- Navigate to about:debugging
- Click the 'Load Temporary Add-on' button
- Navigate to the .xpi file in your profile directory select it and open it.

Or just download the extensions you want from addons.mozilla.org/:

- Right click on the 'Add to Firefox' button
- Choose 'Save Link As' from the menu
- Save the .xpi file somewhere handy
- Open it using the above technique.

This huge add on problem in Firefox got me thinking about alternatives. I shouldn’t be relying on just one browser, so I looked into others. So far I got:

- Brave
- Vivaldi
- Waterfox

What are your thoughts on these and do you have any other recommendations? Or just any thoughts about browsers!

It does seem I am not alone. Every single post on the Firefox subreddit is about this issue. There's also a bunch of stuff about it on twitter.

Did anyone else just lose all of their Firefox addons and themes? Here is an image of my about:addons page in the new "Unsupported" section:

i.imgur.com/qV8tWKR.png

What the hell Mozilla?

Dear fellow Mastodonians, when you see a feel-good toot, please boost :D

The largest problem with is you are trusting one entity with *all* of your data. Compartmentalization is necessary for online privacy, and with Librem One, you do the opposite. It’s definitely a great start, but I will continue to self-host and compartmentalize.

I dunno, I feel like the LibremOne news is being overhyped.

Talk is a fork of Riot
Mail is a fork of K9
Social is a fork of Tusky
Tunnel is PIA white-labelled

I see nothing new or innovative here, what am I missing?

"don't use Discord! they are an evil proprietary service"
"okay. what do you propose instead?"
"ummmmmmmmmmmmm matrix? or irc"
"fishthink"
"come on those are all just as good!"
"they are not. that is the point."
"so what, we should all use Discord then?"
"no - we should stop saying that what we have is good enough, and make something better."

@Matter @mooshoe Why does Mozilla need to be ideologically pure with regard to the development process? They're going to use the tools that suit them. Millions of Linux users install proprietary binary blobs to get basic processor, GPU, or Wifi functionality. They install non-free software like games and use Google services like crazy. The point I'm trying to make is: It's not the end of the world and it's not going to herald the downfall of Mozilla/OSS.

I highly recommend Passepartout for an iOS OpenVPN client. Far better than the official one and allows for easy connection to multiple different VPNs. It is still fairly new, but I haven’t encountered any bugs yet.

Allright, our new website is now up and running at funkwhale.audio/ 🎉 🎉 🎉

It features:

- Cute illustrations drawed by @robin
- Cleaner, mobile-first design
- More accurate and accessible explanations about the project
- A brand new #Funkwhale pod selector
- A brand new "Applications" page listing Funkwhale-compatible apps
- Internationalization-ready content, so we can translate the site in many languages!

Many thanks to testers, proof-readers, designers and everyone who helped!

Hello WordPress users,

Do you know sources of good privacy-friendly themes for WordPress? (i.e. without any trackers)

(It's possible to remove trackers manually, but this is a request for themes that respect privacy by default.)

#WordPress #Privacy

Guess who just joined Mastodon 😎 .

We will be posting here news, blog posts, and tricks you can use to create the perfect survey.

Thank you @fosstodon for hosting us! We're looking forward to join the growing Mastodon community!

Grüße aus Hamburg 😍

When Windows asks "do you want to trust this program from Microsoft Corporation?" even though it's signed with a valid and trusted cert:

A Firefox plugin that sends a Chrome user agent whenever on a google.com domain.

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