I really like using for my school work. Completely changed the way I do essays.

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#mozilla needs to #deletegithub and other #proprietarysoftware

On several fronts they're now in violation of their mission statement/spirit. Too many projects hosted on Microsoft servers, chats in spying firms. #firefox
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F-Droid will soon have stricter requirements for apps showing up in the "Latest" tab in the F-Droid app:

news.f-droid.org/posts/2019-03

If you are an app developer consider adding good descriptions, screenshots and a "Whats's New" section for your app.

If you notice that your favourite app doesn't fulfill all these requirements consider notifying the app's developers or just help them with a merge request adding the missing info to the source repo.

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RT @openstreetmap
OpenStreetMap wins Free Software Foundation @fsf award for projects of social benefit! The award was presented by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman and accepted by Kate Chapman, on behalf of the @openstreetmap community: blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/03

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Apex Legends players that have linked their steam accounts to the origin account have had all of their security info gathered and stored by Respawn and has been publicly available & easy to read. There has also been a discovery in vulnerabilities in the apex legends store.
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Since the fediverse's temature seems a little hot right now, it might be a good time to remind y'all about mastodon-de-mob.codesections.c , which is the tool I wrote to help block harassing users.

I hope no one needs it, but don't forget that it's there. Stay safe out there and be kind to one another!

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This is an excellent testimonial to FOSS systems. Regardless of your thoughts on the quality of the product, people bought these things for $900 American. Now, the company is gone and the servers are being shut down. This formerly $900 device is useless for anything other than parts.

"Dying social robot Jibo goes out with a song and a dance"

theverge.com/platform/amp/circ

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Watching Mastodon grow and seeing other ActivityPub compatible platforms appearing is great! I love that all these disparate applications work together to form one new user base. By making your new software ActivityPub aware, you're getting a built in community. I hope it continues to grow and grow.

"You Should Not Ignore the Mastodon Social Network Any More - Carl Chenet's Blog"

carlchenet.com/do-not-ignore-t

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Profanity 

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We just made our first donation to an open source project. Thanks to our Patrons, we were able to send $150 to Mastodon!

Read more about it here:
hub.fosstodon.org/blog/we-just

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(Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit) is a tool for scrubbing files of revealing metadata.

MAT supports many filetypes including TIFF, PNG, JPEG, Open Document, Office OpenXML, TAR, ZIP, MPEG, OGG, FLAC, and Torrent.

When a file is opened MAT will tell you whether the file is dirty (contains identifiable metadata) or clean. MAT can then clean dirty files, allowing you to anonymously distribute them.

Website πŸ”—: 0xacab.org/jvoisin/mat2

apt πŸ“¦: mat

Anyone developing an alternative to the Google search widget for android? It's the only feature i miss about Google.

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We'd like to thank you all for the follows, responses and support the last few days... 

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PSA: MyFitnessPal has been compromised leading to 143M accounts to have their weakly hashed passwords, usernames, email addresses and IP addresses leaked.

Considering that UnderArmour owns MFP, and that password resets go through your UA account, I would garner to say that you should change your password if you're signed up to any of the UA-owned services.

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I figured out the appleid.apple.com issue.

It sniffs your User-Agent.

If it says Linux, Bad Gateway error.

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

IT WORKS WITH A WINDOWS UA

IT WORKS WITH A BSD UA

IT WORKS WITH A GOD DAMN OS/2 UA

NOT LINUX

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU

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I wrote some thoughts about . Not sure everyone will agree, but thought I'd publish them nonetheless.

kevq.uk/privacy-vs-i-have-noth

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OnionShare is an open source tool by Micah Lee for securely and anonymously sending and receiving files using Tor onion services.

The newest version adds anonymous dropboxes, supports new Tor addresses, and is translated into a dozen new languages.
micahflee.com/2019/02/onionsha

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"I’m happy to announce that @Purism agreed to sponsor my work on [@Matrix.org client] Fractal... I will polish the room history and drastically improve the UX/UI... I will also clean up and refactor the current code." blogs.gnome.org/jsparber/2018/

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