I made a thing! 🎉

It's a browser extension that recommends "better" alternative products and services via in-page popups, based on community-curated lists. Available for all Chromium and Firefox-based browsers.

We live in times where the distributions costs are hampering the adoption of higher-quality (which could mean security, privacy, ethics, local etc) products. I am hoping that this extension can eventually be managed by orgs like IFF, EFF or FSF.

This is a regular reminder to help maintain better #privacy and data #security:

- Turn off your cellular connections when you don’t need them
- Keep bluetooth disabled in public
- Disable location services after needing
- Stay away from untrusted wi-fi
- Avoid un-encrypted texting
- Do not use personal info to name your wi-fi, phone & computer
- Use apps, services and browsers that you trust more

@yarmo @nebunez @Matter

Sorry for chiming in, but we wanted to say thank you for noticing the progress of Collabora Online. We've got quite positive feed back on our recently released apps for #Android and #iOS. So more hands there supporting the #opensource work... collaboraoffice.com/press-rele

OpenPush - A Free, Decentralized Push Messaging Framework for Android


(The embedded video doesn't play because of a strict CSP policy, if you want to watch it, you'll need to click through to the #FOSDEM talk page)

Mast 1.7.3 is here and it’s better than ever. It’s also discounted at $0.99/£0.99 for a limited time too! ✌️


ProtonMail also encrypts messages at rest, which prevents us from being able to decrypt your inbox. This provides both better privacy and security as your unencrypted messages can't be shared with third parties nor stolen from us: protonmail.com/blog/zero-acces

We're very happy to say that we just put out our second round of project donations. This time around, both @elementary and @letsencrypt received $100 each.

You can read more about it here:

@randynose Thanks! I hope to be able to attract some scientific/academic crowd to the fediverse. I haven't done any promotion yet, partly because I want to fill the instance with as much content as I can get to make it more usable, partly because of time constraints 😅 phd life...


Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.