I think it's important to have a Free alternative, or people that want to take advantage of this kind of technology will have no options.

"The next great platform shift is underway, and that could be really bad for privacy"


This is just a friendly reminder about the fact that UNIX turned 50 years old this year!

Nothing at all? This is another one of the harsh, seemingly daily reminders that I think people know the same things I do, and they really, really don't.

RT @johngramlich@twitter.com

39% of US adults have heard "nothing at all" about the use of gender-neutral pronouns

38% have heard "a little"

22% have heard "a lot"


🐦🔗: twitter.com/johngramlich/statu

Reminder why switching.social does NOT recommend using Brave:

-Brave is a for-profit ad sales and cryptocurrency promotion company, funded by venture capital firms. Its primary purpose is to make money, not protect privacy.

-Top of the list of Brave's VC owners is Founders Fund, which is Peter Thiel's company ( web.archive.org/web/2019083116 )

-Peter Thiel is also the head of Palantir, which makes its money by spying on the general public ( bloomberg.com/features/2018-pa )

#Brave #PeterThiel #Palantir

A time traveller from the 2000's visits a modern software company

traveller: all your laptops have 32 GB of RAM in them?! Your devs must be doing some really heavy stuff, what the hell do they need all that memory for?

guide: web browsing.

traveller: ...you fukken wat mate?

Still holding off putting every single event into the Tutanota calendar manually? We're working on import for your encrypted calendar right now. Release is only days away! 😀

Your secure mailbox has just gotten better: With Premium you can now add multiple calendars! tutanota.com/blog/posts/free-e Upgrade now and support some hard-working developers. 😉

@Tutanota quietly make the calendar 🗓 app amazing! I think I can fully switch now!

Firefox admits they will eventually be sending all of your DNS to Cloudflare. Cloudflare will monetize your internet browsing, no matter how much their PR people say they are.

If you want to disable that, go to "about:config", and set "network.trr.mode" to 5.

The values are: 0 - default off, 1 - race, 2 TRR first, 3 TRR only, 4 shadow, 5 off by choice


Joe calls Bob on the phone

Joe: I have an opinion.

Bob: Interesting, I disagree with your opinion.

Joe: WHAT!?! You're a bad person! -I'm going to call the phone company and have them block *every* single person with your area code from calling or texting *every* single person from MY area code!

Bob: What? Won't the affect literally thousands of people who have nothing to do with this conversation?

Joe: Yes. but... you made me angry😡

Bob: uh... ok ❓

Are you a frequent user of Google Search, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps or another tool connected to Google? Almost everyone uses at least one Google product (“I’ll Google that”), but do you really want one company having access to so much of your activity? datadetoxkit.org/en/bonus/dego

Nobody should be surprised by this. Google is not specifically tracking "porn habits", it's specifically tracking ALL habits. If you're using a Google device, product, or service, Google is tracking anything and everything they can.

"Google may be tracking your porn habits and incognito mode won't help"


Glad you asked!
1. Pages load twice as fast
2. Laptop battery lasts longer
3. My privacy isn't invaded by 50 different douchebro Silicon Valley companies
4. Your fucking site doesn't slow down my computer to a crawl and I can actually read your fucking articles

Just pushed out a new update with agenda view! 😀 🍾 🎉

If you're Swedish and like Linux, open source and friendly communities, I would highly suggest you checking out the newly started project linuxkompis.se.

We currently have a forum, Mastodon instance and an IRC-channel. :)

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