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A question I wouldn't have expected to ask only a couple of weeks ago: Can anybody recommend a client with good support for Linux?

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We're in a race against censors of #internetfreedom worldwide. Watch Roger Dingledine's DEF CON talk to find out how Tor works, how it's being blocked, what we're doing about it, and how you can help. youtu.be/ZB8ODpw_om8 #TakeBacktheInternet

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Websites should work without JavaScript. If you disable JavaScript and your site becomes unusable, you need a redesign. It doesn't have to work as well as with JavaScript (if that were the case, you wouldn't use JS at all, right?), but it should still function well enough to read or use.

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I just read Edward Snowden's memoir and other books about mass collection of our data. Since then I have been trying to shed the private/proprietary software I had been using in favor of their transparent/open source alternatives.

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Got this in my mail regarding integration with . That's a resounding "YES" from me.

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@Lifeguard I'll definitely include a week on closed-source software and foss licences. Thanks!

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Ok Fosstodon let me ask you a real question.

I'm designing an MA module where students should come out with a broad conceptual basis for analysing and critiquing social media platforms. What general conceptual areas do you think are important for this?

So far I've got...
1. Data ownership
2. Code ownership
3. Structure (central/decentral/matrix)
4. Security, surveillance.
5. Legal jurisdiction.
6. Content moderation
7. Gamification
... these can all be changed!
Thoughts so welcome.

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I'm currently looking at non-Google, non-Apple cloud storage options. The challenge is this: I don't trust myself as the best person to administer my secure cloud storage, either. So while a solution like self-hosted ownCloud looks good from a FOSS and privacy perspective, I don't trust myself to run one effectively and couldn't respond to an attack. Curious to hear if anyone else has been kicking this around, and if you've found a cloud storage service you trust... Maybe sync.com?

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