All this talk about "leaving Firefox"... which browser are you going to use? I haven't found anything decent that isn't Chromium or Gecko based. Falkon is OK. LibreWolf seems to be the best Gecko based alternative. I see a lot of praise for Vivaldi but Brave is better when it comes to Chromium based IMHO.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t solve the privacy issue when it comes to private messages...
In an ideal world Element (Riot.im) would be more popular than Discord. Thankfully there’s Powercord. A Discord mod which blocks telemetry/tracking. https://powercord.dev/
Spent the morning playing around with subsonic and ultrasonic as well as with an old 300GB hdd holding some mp3s from when you still had those. I now have a selfhosted music server and am planning to ditch spotify soon.
Is DuckDuckGo evil? What do you guys think about this? https://dev.lemmy.ml/post/31321
Big accomplishment this evening: finally removed all documents and personal info from #google drive.
Gmail - ✅️ (fastmail)
Gmaps - ✅️ (openstreet map)
Google Search - ✅️ (searx)
Google Analytics - ✅️ (none)
Chrome - ✅️ (brave or firefox)
Drive - ✅️ (NAS in the basement + Dropbox backup)
Next step is review https://nomoregoogle.com/ to see what other Google products I'm forgetting.
Hello humans, I'm new to the fediverse, signed up on a few instances (is that right?) and now exploring! I've always been a geek but now with some massive changes across the world, I'm turning that into a career. Never too late to start eh. I am a pub Linux and FOSS advocate, and I'm here to learn and share. Excited to meet each one of you!
The fediverse is a public forum.
Your posts are only as secure as the admins of every instance that your home server federates with, in terms of private and followers-only messages.
If you're going to talk about sensitive information, keep it to Signal or other secure 1-on-1 channels.
Assume that everything you post to the fediverse, is being scooped up by multiple gov agencies around the world.
The Milan scrape was only notable because they made their findings public.
If a university scraping feeds did it, it's safe to assume other, bigger organizations have been doing it for much longer.
Hi everyone! I'm a casual programmer and tech enthusiast hoping to get more involved in the FOSS world. I've been a FOSS user for quite a while and I think it's about time I started contributing to the community.
My main social media is Reddit but I'm trying to explore more privacy-friendly alternatives. Never been a big Twitter guy and hope Mastodon can change my mind.
My other interests include philosophy, math, and history. Hoping to get to know everyone better!
WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK!
The saga of living with #windows 10 updates
I did never install or use edge. Windows 10 reboots after update.
There's an edge icon.
It is also pinned to my taskbar.
Before I can delete it, Edge starts, message "fetching your credentials" followed by "welcome back"
I right-click on the icon, "Close window". Guess what? It doesn't close.
Ctrl-alt-delete it is then.
Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:
- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better
Well, decided to give Ubuntu Mate a try instead. snapd is no longer running all the time... will kind of miss Gnome's "dock" but it's definitely a snappier DE.
Somewhere between open and closed source.
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