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"Fennec F-Droid, which is F-Droid’s unbranded Firefox build, updated to v60, finally bringing all Firefox quantum improvements to android.

By the way, several people told us they find the icon ugly. Think you can do better? Here’s your chance! Send us a new design, and we might make it the official new Fennec F-Droid icon!" according to the latest TWiF @fdroidorg

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Weird that you couldn't downgrade, but at least the workaround worked.

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I had a car bed when I was a kid. There was a giveaway at the local furniture store and all summer I went down to the store and stood there filling out entries and putting them in the jar like every day.

They just gave it to me. I brute forced the contest. This was my earliest hack.

True story.
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Still thinking about delta.chat as I think I like the concept and it definitely seems like it would be an easier sell to friends than having to set them up xmpp accounts on my server..

It seems that the only non-encrypted meta-data is the To: and Cc: fields everything else *should* be encrypted by autocrypt (if your email provider supports it)...

The issues I foresee are that are due to me hosting my own email..

a) emails from my domains to gmail are sent to spam - this isn't a huge problem, if the recipient knows to check there and respond then future comms are fine.

b) emails from my .scot domains don't get delivered to microsoft domains (hotmail, outlook etc).. which would mean that I'd have to set up some convoluted relay system between my mail server and some external smtp provider explicitly for ms emails..

.. a bit of work at my end I suppose but if I can convince friends of its merits then maybe it's worth it? hmmm
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#Google wants to change internet browser/website functionality to help them continue to make money on ads.

NOTE: This move from Google signals the effectiveness of you strengthening your #privacy!

cnn.com/2020/01/15/tech/google

FYI this article uses tracking. Please use stricter privacy controls in your browser and EFF.org’s Privacy Badger or similar to help block monitoring.

#website #programming #news

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It's understandable that Mozilla has to re-prioritize to secure its funding. I wouldn't mind paying for a premium Firefox if that would include a decent identity management alternative to Google or Facebook logins.

cnet.com/news/mozilla-cuts-70-

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This data is not sent to Google. There are features in Android itself as well as the Signal app to prevent it from happening anyway.

Then again if you can’t trust the OS itself, maybe don’t use it for secure communication.

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systemd service sandboxing and security hardening 101:

ctrl.blog/entry/systemd-servic

– systemd is used as the default init system of many Linux distributions.
– This guide uses systemd-analyze.

#systemd #systemdanalyze #hardening #infosec #security #cybersecurity

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Looking over a list of tech that was introduced at CES and while a lot of it is neat the first thing that pops in my head is a) how many of these require me giving up some form of privacy via an app, and b) how many of these won't even make it past the three year mark.

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POLL, please comment if you have an opinon:

Codeberg.org is being spammed by users using one-time/disposable email services and TOR connections. These spam projects with thousands of bogus issue comments, cause pain for project owners, and spam their notification email inbox. Also, Codeberg's SMTP reputation is harmed.

We consider disabling access via TOR and one-time email providers to maintain smooth operation for all users.

What do you think? Is there a better approach?
Please have your say.

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The whole point of programming complex algorithms in one picture. It works, so everything is correctly done.

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#TRON Legacy skipped all the good parts:

- No trippy "into the grid" transport sequence like in the first movie.

- Quorra rezzing into our reality should have been a big effing deal. Like, seriously. It's huge.

- Her base template didn't have "real world" clothing. Did she show up naked like the T-800 Schwarzenegger or wearing a dull version of her grid outfit? Where did that jacket come from?

- What happened next? She's an alien in the world of the 'gods'. That's interesting!

Disneeeey!!! :blobsob:

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I received an email from Google Maps

"A summary of your trips in 2019"

It's astonishing

There' s all, from small details like trips to the movies and meeting with people, trips to the beach, the trips to the sessions with my therapist

to medium trips like rides in Apulia with a friend last summer

to more subsantial travels: to Frankfurt, Athens, Palermo, Reggio Calabria

it's breathtaking

#fuckoffgoogle

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Thanks so much to @fedilab for contributing to the anfora project on Open Collective. Hope to be up to the challenge and develop something worth :underheart:

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New year, new challenges. Here's what we plan to achieve in 2020. Let's get started! 😀

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"Excuse me," the stranger behind in the queue said, "don't take this the wrong way, but what is that scent you're wearing? It smells amazing!"
"Scent?"
"Is it a cologne or perfume, a body wash or shampoo?"
"Oh, that! I'm a librarian."
"Um... So?"
"I smell of books and stories."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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What should I pick?

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We've tagged CryptPad v3.9.0 on GitHub (github.com/xwiki-labs/cryptpad).

It includes relatively few bug fixes and features. Instead, we worked to simplify and standardize server configuration for the 300+ other admins hosting CryptPad.

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