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Important security updates are being rolled out for apt. They allow MITM attackers to inject any package they want into a repository. Please update ASAP.

This is more impressive in Tusky than in the web client tbh

URLs have a fixed length in mastodon: so here's the first 300 words of the Bee Movie

AOC popping on to a twitch stream of a Donkey Kong game to discuss the US gov shutdown made me realize this may be the best (or at least the dank-est) timeline

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Guten Morgen, ich habe mich entschlossen, neben Twitter auch Mastodon zu nutzen, über die Instanz (Hallo, Freue mich auch dort über Gesprächspartner und bin gespannt, ob automatisches Crossposting funktioniert :-)

3blue1Brown's last two videos are quite something.

(be sure to use youtube-dl, maybe with mpv, to avoid running youtube's javascript)

Mastodon 2.7 is out, and contains the first steps for follower migration (i.e. a real "account move" will be possible!). Migration of toots to the new account might be a next step? Let's see how this goes.

The 11 countries that voted against article 11 (link tax) and article 13 (let's give our internet to the FAANG copyright filters):

Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland and Slovenia, who already opposed a previous version of the directive, as well as Italy, Poland, Sweden, Croatia, Luxembourg and Portugal

Victory! (?)

11 countries voted against articles 11 and 13, no consensus was reached, and the internet is safe for a few more months at least!

"This [...] does not mean the end of Link Tax or censorship machines, but it does make an adoption of the copyright directive before the European elections in May less likely" "with opposition mounting on both sides of the debate, [getting it passed anyway] is going to be a difficult task indeed [for EU council]"

I'd like to get a U2F key, probably from Nitrokey. A couple of issues with that: Mastodon doesn't support it (yet?):;
I can't find details on how to make U2F work with ssh without recompiling openssh (something I am not prepared to do);
I would also like to use the PGP key features but it seems that's not an option with a U2F key, so that's a bit of a bummer

Do you use a U2F key? Please do tell what you think of it...

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Es ist mal wieder eine Passwort-Sammlung mit Millionen von Konten aufgetaucht. Um sich davor zu schützen empfiehlt Troy Hunt unter anderem den Passwort-Manager 1Password. Diese Empfehlung würde ich niemals geben. Ihr braucht kein Abo-Modell, bei dem eure Passwörter in einer Cloud von proprietären Apps / Programmen gespeichert werden. 🤦‍♂️

Ihr braucht eine lokale Passwort-Datenbank und quelloffene, transparente Passwort-Manager wie KeePassXC:

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“I’m against surveillance capitalism but Google’s service is listed first on my app because it is so popular” is the “I’m against the tobacco industry but I offer anyone coming into my home a cigarette because smoking’s so popular” of tech.

If you offer people easy access to cigarettes without so much as a warning about the risks, you might want to reconsider whether you really are against Big Tobacco or whether you’re doing their bidding.

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Good news everyone!

#Python 2.7 has been declared perfect and the developers are going to stop changing it!

It's so rare to see software projects that actually get finished, we should take heart and inspiration. ❤️

No-confidence vote for May's Government, the deal is rejected, and Britain has hope once more of not being a total 💩 -head (technical term). There's also a risk now of them being even more of a 💩 -head than with the deal of course. Mayday!

Oh so very sad. They look so nice... Apparently milkweed acreage is declining so they have difficulty surviving. Californians with gardens: plant milkweed!

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