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I have been interested in FOSS software since I learned about OpenOffice. From there it went onto LInux, and blossomed into getting as much FOSS software into my life. I have been an advocate for getting more people into this community, and have switched a few minds. I am not a developer, but I am definitely a supporter and news spreader.

Please #StopUsingMedium. It’s really annoying and makes me not read your content, no matter how good it is. Not specific for this author. This a general statement.

Let’s Retire the Phrase ‘Privacy Policy’

True or false:

“When a website has a privacy policy, it means the site will not share my information with other websites or companies without my permission.”

According to my research — a nationally representative phone survey conducted in January and February — a majority of Americans think this is true.

It isn’t. Not even close.

If you are looking for a Fediverse replacement for Reddit, HackerNews etc. have a look at Prismo. #ActivityPub #Fediverse #decentralised

#SimpleMatrix a Client built for @matrix now starts to follow the Material Spec more closely and is preparing for the first fdroid stable release in the next few weeks :D

@alextee I knew DDG was US-based but I didn't realise it was proprietary. I may stop recommending it to people.

I use searx as well. I run my own instance and proxy all the results.

~=8 Character Passwords Are Dead=~

New benchmark from the Hashcat Team shows a 2080Ti GPU passing 100 Billion password guesses per second (NTLM hash).

This means that the entire keyspace, or every possible combination of:
- Upper
- Lower
- Number
- Symbol

...of an 8 character password can be guessed in:

~2.5 hours

(8x 2080Ti GPUs against NTLM Windows hash)

#Hacking #Infosec

RT THIS IS IT!! Riot/Web is OUT OF BETA!!! Brand new design, new login, new settings, new room list, encryption key backup & emoji-powered device verification 🍌🐧🔑🤖🙂🚂🙂 check it out now at and read all the glorious details at


Happy #ilovefs day everyone! There is way to many #FreeSoftware I rely on every day to single out one particular project. Thanks everyone who makes this possible: coder, writer, artist, designer, translator, advocates...

#Weeding is completed now: my repo is down on 392 apps. Several AntiFeatures were added (or removed), missing licenses fixed, and more.

PS: If you stumble upon any app in the repo that uses Firebase and doesn't have the NonFreeNet AntiFeature, please yell 😃

Breaking: The text of #Article13 and the #EU #Copyright Directive has just been finalised

Please reshare widely and **take action**. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.

This has the possibility of killing #alternative #socialmedia projects and small #startups trying to compete with the big #corporations.

#Fedilab 1.74.0-beta-1 has been published in the beta-channel.
The login page is easier to use because the app now automatically detects the network from its domain name.
Also I introduced a console mode (see attached).


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Another 14 apps gone from my repo: 12 for "too many trackers", and 2 moved to main. Plus I've updated the inclusion criteria for apps:

And no worries, most apps will remain. That was less than 10% from today's #Weeding run. I continue tomorrow.

Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

K9 discussion regarding no setting for viewing e-mail messages in plaintext:

"If you want to trade the extended formatting options HTML brings for a reduced attack surface, that's fine. But K-9 Mail won't be that email client for you. You'll have to look somewhere else."

What other clients are there that's on par with K9?

Looking at ROMs for my phone (Moto G5 Plus Potter), and really am intrigued by Dirty Unicorns and Resurrection Remix. Both seem to have their issues, but they seem the most stable 9.0 based ROMs. I need play services, sadly, because of work apps, and those having that option helps them. However, this being my only phone, I don't want to make it unstable in anyway it isn't. In the end, I think I will hold off on ROM'ing this phone, but I want to so badly.

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You can watch and download #PublicDomainFilms and #CreativeCommonsFilms free and legally on these sites:

VidCommons is a PeerTube instance, so you can also follow its accounts on here:
Also on the fediverse at @kinosocial

#AlternativesAtoZ #Films #Movies #Cinema #PublicDomain #CreativeCommons

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